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Philip Etter records

  • CA ON00156 2012-12
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2012

Photographs from World War Two, Philip Etter's identification cards, literature on the navy and military, correspondence with the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association, newspaper articles, newspapers from World War Two, House of Commons releases, the journal "The Red Duster".

Etter, Philip Herbert

First World War photographs

  • CA ON00156 2012-14
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

Photographs of military personnel, taken during the First World War. Some are signed 'R.G.S.', including a photograph of the Halifax Explosion. The collection also includes a set of Ottawa street scenes.

Individuals identified in the photographs include: Jim Parm, Petty Officer Pace, Ted Lazier, Ted Wallbridge, Keith Petepiece, Reg Stevens [probably Reginald Garnet Stevens, 1896-1971, the R.G.S. who took the photographs], P. Domville, Colonel W. J. McEllinny.

Ottawa street scenes depict: Parliament Hill, Lovers Walk, Government House, Chateau Laurier, the Eastern Departmental Block, Interprovincial Bridge, City Hall Square, the Rideau Canal locks.

Photograph of Royal Air Force Headquarters staff, Toronto

  • CA ON00156 2013-10
  • Item
  • 4 December 1918

Panoramic group photograph. Names supplied:
Front row
Corporal C. V. Wakely
Corporal A. Heatley
Corporal H. Paterson
Sergeant R. J. Stevenson
Acting Sergeant G. F. Low
2nd Lieutenant W. J. Scott
2nd Lieutenant R. Hamilton
Lieutenant F. D. Williams
Lieutenant S. J. Lee
Captain W. H. Marnell
Captain M. A. Seymour
Major J. Rubie
Brigadier General C. G. Hoare, C.M.G.
Lieutenant Colonel F. R. G. Hoare
Lieutenant Colonel A. K. Tylee
Major J. Inwood
Lieutenant G. J. Blackmore
Captain J. W. Langmuir
Captain B. F. Bainsmith
Captain F. H. Hawksford
Sergeant Major W. Manners
Flight Sergeant C. A. Hepworth
Flight Sergeant F. V. Tree
Flight Sergeant H. H. Atkinson
Sergeant F. A. Cassore

Second row
Mrs Russell
Miss Carmen
Miss Hennessy
Mrs Cody
Miss Newbury
Mrs Ratcliffe
Miss Russell
Miss White
Miss West
Miss Padbury
Miss Wilson
Miss Major
Miss Bullock
Miss Pugh
Miss Martin
Miss McEachern
Miss O'Biren
Miss O'Loane
Miss Harper
Miss Humphrey
Miss O'Brien
Miss McInnes
Miss Hogan
Miss Melville
Miss Steele
Miss Dwyer
Mrs Weiss
Corporal H. G. Wade

Back row
2nd Airman A. Dowell
2nd Airman C. T. Boughner
2nd Airman W. B. Cole
2nd Airman T. A. H. Morrow
2nd Airman L. Landymore
2nd Airman F. Aldridge
2nd Private G. T. Beatty
3rd Airman S. T. Walton
2nd Airman F. C. Baker
2nd Airman R. J. Derry
1st Airman R. Turner
1st Airman J. D. Brown
2nd Airman R. B. Abell
2nd Airman N. Stonehouse
2nd Airman M. D. Fauman
3rd Airman F. O. Basing
2nd Private G. Worrall
3rd Airman Stebbing
2nd Private H. J. McKenzie
2nd Airman J. Kingston
2nd Airman P. W. G. Willey
2nd Private A. Beecher
2nd Private R. J. Luton
2nd Airman M. H. McLean
2nd Private W. J. Lakeman
3rd Airman J. A. McEachon
1st Airman J. Preston
Corporal C. W. McPherson

Latta, George W.

Poster commemorating Ontario School for the Deaf veterans

  • CA ON00156 2013-19/3
  • Item
  • 2010

Poster with photographs of 11 men from the Ontario School for the Deaf who served in the First and Second World Wars. The men are: Howard Joshua Lloyd, Thomas Edgar Noble, Henry Lloyd Ingram, William Stanley Nurse, Malcolm Wesley Parks, Thomas Alfred Pratt (First World War) and John Wesley Hodgson, Leaworthy Ellis Morrison, James Addison Rickaby, Andrew Carson Stratton, Robert Harold Vaughan (Second World War).

Fano, Donna

Letter from Frederick Manlis Miller and research materials

  • CA ON00156 2013-34
  • Collection
  • 1915, 2004-2013

Letter from Frederick Manlis Miller to Thomas Henry Coppin, agent, informing him that Miller had enlisted for active service. Several pages and printouts of 2013 research by Richard Hughes on Miller's family history. Also a copy of a newspaper article on a family history story relating to Hughes' grandmother in England and Belleville mayor George Zegouras, with a copy of a photograph of Zegouras and Hughes.

Hughes, Richard M.

Miles family correspondence

  • CA ON00156 2013-43
  • Fonds
  • 1916-2012

The fonds consists of 48 letters written during World War I, transcriptions of the letters, 1 CD and a book titled 'Just a Few Lines: A Memoir of William Thomas Miles from the Great War, 1916-1919'. The book is written by Thomas N. Miles and William J. Miles, Will Miles' sons and is based on this collection of letters. 47 of the letters are from Will Miles to his mother and 1 is from his cousin Maud to Will Miles. The letters are written between Sept. 30, 1916 and Feb. 18, 1919. Most of the letters are sent from France with a few of them sent from England, Barriefield Camp and Bramshott Camp. The letters discuss Will Miles' day to day life being a soldier during WWI, Flanders mud, lice, hunger and poison gas, meeting girls, complaining of the the food he eats, people being injured or sick, himself being injured, the weather, thanks for receiving parcels, running into old friends and looking forward to coming home in 1918.

Miles, William Thomas

Bill Sinclair collection

  • CA ON00156 2014-37
  • Collection
  • 1965-2009

Railway and Air Force books and memorabilia.

Sinclair, William Lewis

Scrapbook compiled by Alice Deacon

  • CA ON00156 2015-55
  • Collection
  • 1914-1919

Scrapbook compiled by Alice Deacon of 107 Station Street, Belleville, 1914-1919, including newspaper cuttings about Belleville servicemen, theatre programmes and flyers, postcards. The book used to paste the clippings into was Richardson's New Method for the Piano-Forte. The collection also includes 'The Canadian Forces in the Great War' by Colonel A. Foretescue Duguid, 1947, stamped 'Belleville Poppy Committee' on the front cover, 14pp.

Deacon, Alice

Copies of Daily Ontario and Daily Intelligencer articles about Vimy Ridge

  • CA ON00156 2016-89
  • Collection
  • April 1917, May 1932

Copies of Belleville's 'Daily Ontario' and 'Daily Intelligencer' newspaper articles relating to the Battle of Vimy Ridge, published in April 1917 and articles from the 'Ontario Intelligencer' relating to the opening of the Vimy Memorial in May 1932.

Donated by Laurel Bishop, November 2016.

Daily Ontario

Digital copy of photograph of Henry Thompson of Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2017-25
  • Item
  • c.1900

Digital copy of a photograph of Henry Thompson, member of the 49th (Belleville) Regiment during the Fenian raids of 1866. His entry in the Canada General Service Medal Register, 1866-1870 (RG 9, II, A 5 Vol. 4 at Library and Archives Canada) is available online at http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&id=e008681734

Information provided by donor about this individual:
Born 1 May 1835 In Wexford Ireland
Arrived in Canada 1851
First daughter born Aug 1862
Served in military June 1866 Fenian Raids
Found on the 1871 Census in Thurlow
First wife Ann Casey died 1 Feb 1875
Married Mary Frances O'Conner 16 May 1876 in Belleville
Found on the 1881 census in Thurlow
Found on the 1891 census in York West,
Found on the 1901 census in Toronto Juction
Found on the 1911 census in York South
Died 6 March 1914 at home 2119 Dundas Ave (St) W

Military photographs from World War I

  • CA ON00156 2017-58
  • Collection
  • 1916

Two photographs:

  1. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 155th O.S. Battalion at Barriefield, July 6, 1916 . A cropped version of the same image is available online here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/155th_Battalion%2C_Barriefield%2C_July_6%2C_1916._No._498_%28HS85-10-32556%29.jpg
  2. Unidentified military unit standing on a large parade ground in an unnamed city, with a water tower in the background carrying an advertisement for Sweet Caporal Cigarettes. This image has been scanned and is available online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/35460399302/

'The Way It Was' articles by J. W. Hodgson

  • CA ON00156 2018-048
  • Item
  • 1985-1986

Photocopies of two articles published in 'The Canadian' publication of the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf concerning the appropriation of the school by the Commonwealth Air Training Programme in 1941.

Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf

School assignments relating to the Great Depression

  • CA ON00156 2018-052
  • Collection
  • 1974-1975

A series of 34 student assignments featuring transcripts of interviews with people who experienced the Great Depression in Hastings County, Ontario. One interview was with a veteran of the Second World War.

Hotchkiss, Ron

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