Canada. 117th Battalion (Eastern Townships)



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Canada. 117th Battalion (Eastern Townships)

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Canada. 117th Battalion (Eastern Townships)

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117th CEF (E.T. Battalion), probably taken at the Bury Armoury,

117th CEF (E.T. Battalion), probably taken at the Bury Armoury, 1916. Pictured: First row (seated), 2nd from left: Probyn. Second row, 4th from left: Warde. Third row, from left: 2nd- Sammy Mitchell, 4th- Harley F. Waid, 7th-Charlie Franklin, 10th- J.F. Vaughan. Fourth row: Adams, Hanson, Wood, and Wells. Also pictured: J. Kelley, B. Smith, A. Sylvester, G. Cavell, W. Bovin, C. Reyman, R. Sheldon, J. King, A.E. Thayer, R.F. Brien, T. O'Brien, C. Sanchal, N. Buzzell, J. Turton, T. Goulding, G. McDonald, R. Mitchell, L. Rollings, G. Gilbert, K. Burbank, G. Burbank, and K. Pessington.

117th Eastern Townships Battalion

The file consists of a General Order headed "Secret"; a mimeographed embarcation order letter dated 26 July 1918; a Christmas card dated 1935; a mimeographed newsletter "The Sizler, Official organ of the 117th Battalion", Vol.1, No.1, dated 10 December 1917; a printed menu headed "117th Shun", undated; a document headed Nominal Roll Officers, non-commissioned officers and men, issued with militia orders of 1917; a photocopy of one page of the newspaper Sherbrooke Daily Record, headed "50 years ago 117th ETBA sailed for England" and dated 13 August 1965; and copies of a letter and photographs regarding a reunion of the Eastern Townships Overseas Battalion Association from 1965. The file provides information on many Eastern Townships soldiers and on the activities and programmes of the 117th Battalion.