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World War 1, 1914-1918 With digital objects
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Crowd by water

  • CA BI 84-111-14211
  • Item
  • 1914-1920

Item is a postcard showing a crowd of people near the shore of a lake or river during World War 1.

Crowdis family fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.123
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1949

Fonds consists of personal papers of the Crowdis family over generations, including legal papers, correspondence, ephemera, and birth certificates of various family members.

Crowdis, Edward

Daniel J. MacKay fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.124
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1936

Fonds consists of personal papers (1876-1901), appointments, deeds, stock certificates and business papers (1900-1921), and memorial cards.

MacKay, Daniel J.

DISCO Victory Loan Committee

  • CA BI 80-180-4360
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of members of the DISCO Victory Loan Committee of 1918, organized during the First World War. Those pictured are listed below but not so as to allow for identification. A large board tracking the work of the committee is visible behind the assembled members. Smokestacks, power lines, a small building, and a large Union Jack flag are also visible.

DISCO Victory Loan Committee, 1917

  • CA BI 89-530-18725
  • Item
  • 1917

Item is a photograph of the DISCO Victory Loan Committee, organized during World War 1. The committee is gathered next to a small one-story building around a large clock erected to keep track of contributions. An insert at the top of the item shows the record for each team, the executive, the company, and the grand total.

Donald Cameron MacDonald fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.125
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1970

Fonds consist of correspondence relating to MacDonald's private, business, and civic life including probate papers, will, deeds, and other legal documents, land papers, genealogical information, clippings relating to Inverness history, Gaelic documents, and other miscellaneous family papers.

MacDonald, Donald Cameron

Dorothy and Alice Willmot in Sydney

  • CA BI 84-99-14199
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a photograph of Dorothy Willmot, "Charlo He Sr.," and Percy Willmot's mother Alice taken in Sydney during World War 1.

Dorothy Willmot and others

  • CA BI 84-96-14196
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a photograph of five unidentified women taken during World War 1. The woman on the far left is Percy Willmot's sister Dorothy.

Dr. Greg MacLeod fonds

  • CA BI MG 11.44
  • Fonds
  • 1899-2004

Fonds consists of a wide variety of materials collected or created by Dr. Greg MacLeod, mostly written documents, but also videos and cassette tapes, many of which have been digitized. The written documents cover a wide range of genres such as correspondence, memos, financial reports, updates, feasibility studies, newspaper clippings, and minutes of meetings. These records have a date range beginning in the 1950's when Dr. MacLeod was in school in Sydney Mines (though there is one family document from 1899) and ending around 2004. The range of materials found here derives from his association with a number of organizations starting in the early 1970's, many of which he played a founding influence, such as Metropolitan Alliance For Development, Cape Breton School of Crafts, Island Housing Association, and the Cape Breton Association for Co Op Development, which itself would morph into New Dawn Enterprises. His social-economic interests continued with his involvement in the Tompkins Institute from its founding in 1974 and his close association with the university's Centre for Community Economic Development from its founding in 1986. Another large set of documents involves the founding of BCA Group in 1989 and its progress, and the various projects that were supported by it. Based on these associations, the fonds is arranged with the following series: Tompkins Institute; BCA Group; Centre for Community Economic Development, Audio Files, Video Files, New Dawn Enterprises, Economic Reports and Studies, and Autobiographical Materials. Each of these series (and some contain sub-series) will be composed of multiple files (some files with multiple folios) with each file containing many individual items.

MacLeod, Rev. Gregory

First World War Officers

  • CA BI 97-211-28049
  • Item
  • 1919

Item is a photograph of four medical personnel officers inside Moxham's Castle, stationed there during World War 1 when the castle functioned as a military hospital. The photo was taken in 1919 and shows them sat around a large desk facing the camera.

Five soldiers after "Champagne Supper"

  • CA BI 84-89-14189
  • Item
  • 18 November, 1916

Item is a postcard showing five members of the 25th Battalion of the CEF taken during World War 1. The photo was taken after a "champagne supper" the night before and is noted as being "taken with a small hand camera." The soldiers are identified on the reverse as: RSM Hinchcliffe (died at Vimy), CQMS Hills (Susie), Sgt. P.C. Willmot, Cpl. P. Walker, and Pte. Dr. 'Pete' Murray.

Four people with house

  • CA BI 84-98-14198
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a photograph of four unidentified people taken during World War 1.

Frances Dodd

  • CA BI 77-686-820
  • Item
  • ca. 1915

Item is a photograph of Frances Dodd (Ridgway) of Bridgeport, a member of Queen Alexandra's Nursing Reserve from 1914-1918.

Funeral procession

  • CA BI 84-109-14209
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a photograph of a British military funeral procession of soldiers during World War 1. The casket, bearing a Union Jack, can be seen at the far left and is led down a road by soldiers in Navy uniforms and others.

"General Byng"

  • CA BI 78-420-2170
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of the schooner "General Byng," taken during its construction during the First World War.

Gerald Liscombe and Burns MacDonald

  • CA BI 93-33-24007
  • Item
  • 9 October, 1918

Item is a photograph of Gerald Liscombe (on the left) and fellow 185th Battalion member Burns MacDonald (on the right) in full uniform during World War 1. The photo was taken in France.

Gerald Liscombe and soldier

  • CA BI 93-39-24013
  • Item
  • 1914-1918

Item is a photograph of Gerald Liscombe (sitting) and another soldier (standing) in full uniform in a formal portrait during World War 1.

Group of soldiers

  • CA BI 84-72-14172
  • Item
  • ca. 1916

Item is a photograph of soldiers of the 25th Battalion of the CEF taken during World War 1.

Hal McCurdy

  • CA BI 93-07-23981
  • Item
  • 1914-1918

Item is a photograph of Hal McCurdy in full uniform during his service in World War 1.

Halifax exercise

  • 84-76-14176
  • Item
  • ca. 1916

Item is a postcard showing soldiers of the 25th Battalion of the CEF in an exercise during World War 1. The exercise took place in Halifax and the Armories and Park Street Church are visible in the background.

Halifax exercise

  • CA BI 84-77-14177
  • Item
  • ca. 1916

Item is a postcard showing an exercise of the 25th Battalion of the CEF in Halifax during World War 1. A note on the reverse reads: "Getting ready to form an 'outpush' for the protection of a force encamped. Small parties are being detailes to various duties - scouts - patrols sentry groups + detached posts."

Halifax, May 16, 1919

  • 84-61-14161
  • Item
  • 1919

Item is a postcard showing the return of the 25th Battalion of the CEF to Halifax on May 16, 1919 after the end of the First World War. Soldiers participating in the parade are noted to be carrying a Maj. Matheson, visible on the shoulders of one of the men in the bottom right corner of the photograph. A handwritten note on the photo credits it to one "F.G. Goodenough". The ship from which the soldiers are disembarking is partially visible in the background.

Harold L. Hill fonds

  • CA BI MG 20.2
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

Fonds consists of a notebook kept by Hill while completing training for the Canadian Engineers unit.

Hill, Harold Lester

Headstone, Pte. John Bernard Croak, V.C.

  • CA BI 77-441-575
  • Item
  • ca. 1950

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Pte. John Bernard Croak, awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War.

Helen Kendall

Item is a photograph of Helen Kendall (1892-1985), who served as a Nursing Sister in the First and Second World Wars. The daughter of Dr. H.E. and Ida Kendall of Sydney, Kendall was a graduate of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.

Helen Kendall

Item is a photograph of Helen Kendall, who served as a nursing sister during World War 1.

Helen Kendall fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.275
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1985

Fonds consists of Helen Kendall's personal correspondence, genealogy records, nursing and war service certifications and documents, photographs, and clippings.

Kendall, Helen

HMT Saxonia, May 1915

  • CA BI 84-71-14171
  • Item
  • 1915

Item is a photograph of four soldiers on the deck of the HMT Saxonia during World War 1.

Hugh P. MacKinnon, Inverness

  • CA BI 80-107-4287
  • Item
  • ca. 1915

Item is a photograph of Hugh P. MacKinnon in his World War 1 uniform, taken with his wife and family.

"In Mortal Combat"

  • CA BI 84-119-14219
  • Item
  • 1914-1920

Item is a photograph of two members of the 25th Battalion of the CEF mock-fighting each other with rods during World War 1. The reverse of the photo notes the two are "In Mortal Combat."

James A. Murphy fonds

  • CA BI MG 20.25
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1972

Fonds consists of a scrapbook containing textual records, photographs, and objects related to James Murphy's experience as a World War 1 serviceman.

Murphy, James A.

James D. Day fonds

  • CA BI MG 20.4
  • Fonds
  • 1923

Fonds consists of James D. Day's certificate of military service, 1914-1923.

Day, James Douglas

James Day and William Blackwood

  • CA BI 77-834-968
  • Item
  • 1914

Item is a photograph of James Day and William Blackwood, members of the 17th Battery, leaving for World War I.

James MacMillan fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.147
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1976

Fonds consists of correspondence, legal documents, diaries, and clippings. It includes Anthony's MacMillan's wartime correspondence with his cousin, Cecilia MacMillan, in addition to other wartime correspondence.

MacMillan, James

James MacMillan, Sydney

  • CA BI 89-460-18655
  • Item
  • 1914-1918

Item is a photograph of James MacMillan in full uniform with rifle during World War 1. MacMillan was killed in the war. The photo was taken by C.H. Woodill in Sydney, likely prior to MacMillan's departure.

Woodill, C.H.

James W. Maddin fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.80
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1961

Fonds consists of correspondence, including letters from the Right Honourable Arthur Meighen, clippings, poetry, addresses, scrapbooks, and army service records.

Maddin, James William

J.E. Burchell and Dorothy Clarke

  • 82-760-7460
  • Item
  • 1919

Item is a photograph of J.E. Burchell and his granddaughter Dorothy Clarke on a snowy day towards the end of the First World War. Burchell is holding a roll of papers and a house is visible in the background.

J.E. Burchell and Dorothy Clarke

  • 82-760-7460
  • Item
  • 1919

Item is a photograph of J.E. Burchell and his granddaughter Dorothy Clarke on a snowy day during World War 1. Burchell is holding a roll of papers and a house is visible in the background.

John Alexander MacKinnon fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.271
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1933

Fonds consists of John Alexander MacKinnon's diaries, a photographic postcard, and his World War 1 enlistment information and record of service book.

MacKinnon, John Alexander

John Bernard Croak

  • CA BI 84-1341-15441
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of John Bernard Croak, later awarded the Victoria Cross, in full uniform during World War 1.

John Bernard Croak fonds

  • CA BI MG 20.9
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1996

Fonds consists of photographs, maps, correspondence, and textual records related to John Bernard Croak and his military service. Fonds also contain details on the Victorian Cross and its recipients as well as a booklet by the Royal Canadian Legion, Glace Bay.

Croak, John Bernard

John Leigh Hospital in Altringham, England

  • CA BI 84-84-14184
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a postcard showing the John Leigh Hospital at Townfield House in Altringham, England, taken during the World War 1. Four unidentified uniformed soldiers are visible in front of the building.

Judge Andrew D. Campbell fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.22
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1964

Fonds consists of letters from Gordon H. Harrington, clippings, deed, and genealogical notes regarding the Campbell and Curry families, and five scrapbooks related to politics, world events, Nova Scotian sports, and one related to the career of Campbell.

Campbell, Andrew D.

Katharine McLennan fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.189
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1983

Fonds consists of textual records, scrapbooks, and photographs relating to McLennan family events and personal correspondence, including records related to Katharine McLennan's time spent serving overseas during World War 1. Also included are medals and awards received by Katharine as well as a hand-painted Christmas card of the bomb proofs at Louisbourg for a friend Anne Cameron Cook.

McLennan, Katharine Sophia

Kenneth Morrison fonds

  • CA BI MG 6.65
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1958

Fonds consists of correspondence between Kenneth Morrison and Alick Morrison of Glasgow, Scotland, concerning the Morrisons of Berneray (1950-1958). Records also include miscellaneous papers including material on World War 1 victory loans and a reproduction of the will of Kenneth's father, Roderick Morrison.

Morrison, Kenneth

Liscombe family fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.59
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1957,1913-1938 predominant

Fonds consists of four series: Ella Muriel Liscombe (1913-1938), Olive Margaret Liscombe (1910-1956), Francis Gerald Liscombe (1914-1916) and Susan Kate (Howie) Liscombe (1916-1944). It includes the diaries and records of Ella Muriel Liscombe, the diary and correspondence of Olive Margaret Liscombe, the diaries and correspondence of Gerald Liscombe, and Susan (Howie) Liscombe's correspondence.

Liscombe family

Lt. John Pringle

  • CA BI 78-1150-2900
  • Item
  • ca. 1917

Item is a photograph of Lt. (also Rev.) John Pringle in uniform sitting in the trenches during the First World War. He is surrounded by various personal effects including a rifle and coat. He is identified in a typed caption at the top of the photograph.

Weston and Son

Lt. Johnson at Halifax exercise

  • CA BI 84-78-14178
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a postcard showing members of the 25th Battalion of the CEF in an exercise in Halifax during World War 1. The three officers pictured on the left side are identified as Lieut. Howard Johnson, Major Weston, and Capt. McRae.

Malcolm A. MacDonald fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.134
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1950

Fonds consists of personal correspondence covering subjects such as remembrances of World War II, social life in Cape Breton in the 1940's, and various Christmas cards and postcards.

MacLeod, Malcolm Angus

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