File 003 - War diary transcripts

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War diary transcripts

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CA ETRC P206-001-003

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  • 1916-1920 (Creation)

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0.02 l.m. of textual records.

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The file contains primary source information regarding Archie Nathaniel Jenks' military career in Europe and Canada from 1916 to 1920. It consists of typed transcripts of four diaries written during the First World War. The first, entitled "Customs of War," dates from July 23, 1916 to September 10, 1916 and includes information about the war in Ypres, Somme, and Folkstone. The second dates from May 8, 1917 to September 23, 1917 and concerns Jenks' time in England and France. The third dates from September 24, 1917 to January 22, 1918 and covers his time in France and his return to Canada. The fourth, entitled "Journal XX," covers July 1, 1919 to July 4, 1920 in Montreal.

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Donated by Derek Booth in 2022.


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      The original diaries are held by the Stanstead Historical Society.

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