Fonds P010 - 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association fonds

Sergeant Major W.G. Mackness Correspondence Personnelle ETRC-P010_004.jpg Punch's 1916 "A Wasted Life" L to R: Brig. Gen. D.C. Draper, Col. W.H. Rhodes, Regimental Sergeant-Major George Gill Unidentified  Soldier F.H. Price (Pryce) Sherbrooke Regiment (12th Armoured) Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Unknown Soldier ETRC-P010_020.jpg Part of No.1 Platoon, 117th E.T. Battalion, Valcartier Magog Home Guard Part of No.1 Platoon, 117th E.T. Battalion Soldiers of the 117th E.T. Battalion in Val Cartier Washing station at the Val Cartier training camp Reunion of the 5th CMR outside the New Sherbrooke Hotel Reunion of the 5th CMR outside the New Sherbrooke Hotel ETRC-P010-file 8_006.jpg ETRC-P010-file 8_007.jpg Pages from Private Henry Richards Price's diary ETRC-P010-file 8_009.jpg ETRC-P010-file 8_010.jpg ETRC-P010-file 8_011.jpg ETRC-P010-file 10-Flanders Fields_Arras to Canal du Nord.jpg ETRC-P010-file 10-Flanders Fields_Battle of Amiens.jpg ETRC-P010-file 10-Flanders Fields_Canal du Nord and Cambrai.jpg ETRC-P010-file 10-Flanders Fields_Canal du Nord to Mons.jpg ETRC-P010-file 10-Flanders Fields_Courcelette.jpg ETRC-P010-file 10-Flanders Fields_German Offensive.jpg ETRC-P010-file 10-Flanders Fields_Passchendale.jpg
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5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association fonds

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CA E001 P010

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  • 1916-1967 (Creation)

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0,22 m of textual records. - 65 photographs. - 6 drawings. - 1 print. - 12 maps. - 4 artefacts. - 12 postcards.

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(1934-1967)

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The 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, created in 1915, was part of the 8th Infantry Brigade of the 3rd Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. In September 1934, members of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion who had served during World War I organized the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association to perpetuate the memory and the tradition of their battalion. The Association was run by a four-member board elected annually. Its main activity was the annual reunion of its members, who had belonged to the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion or the Company of the Eastern Townships Mounted Rifles. In 1967, the last meeting was held and the Association disbanded.

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Henry Richards, a former secretary-treasurer of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association, transferred the documents to his son Irving Richards, who donated them to Bishop's University in 1981.

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The fonds contains source material mainly on the activities of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association from 1934 to 1967 and is also of value for information relating to the activities of Eastern Townships soldiers and veterans during World War I, Quebec Branch No. 10 of the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League; the 117th Eastern Townships Battalion Association; and the 53rd Sherbrooke Regiment. It is comprised of the following series: Minutes (1934-1966), Correspondence (1953-1967), Membership Lists (1934-1967), Accounting and Financial Documents (1961-1966), Newspaper Clippings ([191-]-1975), Iconographic Documents ([191-]-[198-?]), Cartographic Documents (1910-1942), Personal Documents (1916-1958), Minutes of the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League (1930-1942), Artefacts ([191-]-[1940?]), and Miscellaneous Documents (1915-1965).

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The diary of Private Frank Herbert Price included in the series 'Personal Documents' was published in the Journal of Eastern Townships Studies/Revue d'études des Cantons de l'Est, No. 2, Spring 1993. This journal is available in the Old Library in McGreer Hall and is for sale at the Eastern Townships Resource Centre.

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The documents were donated in 1981 by Irving Richards, son of Henry Richards.
The documents are in English.

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28 janvier, 2016

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