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The "War Wasp"

  • CA BI 78-96-1846
  • Item
  • July 9, 1917

Item is a photographic postcard of the "War Wasp," launched in Trenton, Pictou County, at 1pm on Monday, July 9th, 1917.

Percy Willmot's journal

Item is an unbound transcription of Percy Willmot's journal from 1908-1909, which included copies of family photographs, a description of his trip from Sydney to England and his return to Ottawa, photocopies of original handwritten entries, and a collection of copied maps.

Gerald Liscombe's Diary

Item is Gerald Liscombe's diary, detailing his daily life in Sydney from January 1, 1914 to August 28, 1914.

Sydney Harbour, WWI

  • CA BI 77-1376-1510
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a composite photograph of the first convoy during World War I in Sydney Harbour. More than 20 ships are visible in addition to buildings along the shore.

94th Argyll Highlanders at Marconi Station, Louisbourg

  • CA BI 13-009-30063
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of troops of the 94th Regiment at arms in front of Marconi Station. Dozens of troops are lined along a path with an officer standing at the right end. There are multiple buildings visible in the background.

Diplomatic Correspondence Respecting the War

  • CA BI PAM 2008
  • Item
  • 1914

Item is a pamphlet titled "Diplomatic Correspondence Respecting the War" which was published by the French government. The pamphlet includes transcriptions of documents relating to the negotiations which preceded Germany's declaration of war on Russia and on France. The pamphlet's table of content's reveals each document's summary, signatory, and place and date of dispatch.

European War

  • CA BI Map 190
  • Item
  • 1914

Item is a 1914 map that shows European countries involved in World War 1 conflict and portions of Canada's Atlantic and Pacific Coast lines, Australia, Japan, China, and other locations where other hostilities are taking place. The cartographer is listed as Great Eastern Map Co..

Olive Liscombe's Diary

Item is Olive Liscombe's diary, detailing her life in Sydney from September 6, 1914 to December 31, 1914.

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • CA BI 77-515-649
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of the Cape Breton Highlanders and band at Broughton, WWI.

Soldiers at the Broughton Arms Hotel

  • CA BI 77-433-567
  • Item
  • ca.1914

Item is a photographic postcard of a rear view of the Broughton Arms Hotel with roughly 22 soldiers assembled in a loose line.

185th Battalion, Broughton

  • CA BI 91-621-22582
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of the 185th Battalion parading in Broughton, where they were stationed during the beginning of World War 1.

WW1 Military Parade on Charlotte Street, Sydney

  • 82-176-6876
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of a military parade that took place on Charlotte Street in Sydney during World War 1. A band is leading a procession down the middle of the road while bystanders view from both sides of the street.

Naval Convoy in Plymouth, England

  • 82-527-7227
  • Item
  • 1914

Item is a photograph of a naval convoy moving along the coast near Plymouth, England during World War 1. Taken on October 14, 1914, the ink description on the photo reads "The largest fleet of liners to cross the Atlantic at one time (32 in number) with 33,000 Canadian troops on board."

Abrahams and Sons, Devonport

Olive Liscombe's Diary

Item is Olive Liscombe's diary, detailing her daily life in Sydney from January 1, 1914 to March 22, 1914.

1914 Diary

Item is John Alexander MacKinnon's diary that contains entries from January 1914 to May 1914. The diary contains information related to the weather and his work prior to enlistment.

W.L. Chirgwin

  • CA BI 77-677-811
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of W.L. Chirgwin, a recruiting officer during the First World War. The photo is a formal portrait with Chirgwin standing in full uniform.

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.

185th Battalion, Broughton

  • CA BI 77-903-1037
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a postcard of the 185th Battalion marching past the Broughton Hotel taken during WWI.

Aldershot Military Camp

  • CA BI 77-916-1050
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photographic postcard of the Aldershot Military Camp taken during the First World War. Tents, a few buildings, and soldiers are visible.

The Armories, Halifax

  • 77-1540-1674
  • Item
  • 1914

Item is a photographic postcard showing the Halifax Armories during WWI.

Railway Car, Dominion

  • CA BI 86-325-16523
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of a railway car in a Dominion railyard containing soldiers of World War 1. Children are in the foreground on the tracks.

Raemaekers' Cartoons

  • CA BI PAM 892
  • Item
  • 1914

Item is a pamphlet containing a collection of Louis Raemaeker sketches related to World War 1. The sketches were inspired by a variety of topics, including the killing of women and children, the death of soldiers, zeppelin attacks, and finance.

185th Battalion, Broughton

  • CA BI 77-904-1038
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of the 185th Battalion at Broughton with the Broughton Hotel in the background. The photograph was taken during WWI. A row of soldiers are assembled in the rear of the hotel and stand before officers in full uniform.

Broughton Arms Hotel

  • CA BI 77-432-566
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of the Broughton Arms Hotel with soldiers during WWI.

94th Argyll Highlanders at Marconi Station, Louisbourg

  • CA BI 13-010-30064
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of troops of the 94th Regiment at arms in front of Marconi Station. Dozens of troops and officers are lined in rows in front of a large house, some sitting and some standing.

WW1 Military Parade on Charlotte Street, Sydney

  • 82-175-6875
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of a military parade that took place on Charlotte Street in Sydney during World War 1. The photo features a large number of uniformed soldiers with rifles marching down the middle of the road with bystanders viewing on both sides of the street.

Ella Liscombe's Diary

Item is Ella Liscombe's diary, detailing her daily life in Sydney from January 1, 1915 to May 3, 1915.

Matheson Family Papers

File contains family correspondence, including two letters from Ken Matheson to his mother while training at Valcartier Camp, 1915.

Percy Willmot, 25th Battalion, CEF: Marching in street

  • CA BI 84-79-14179
  • Item
  • 1915

Item is a postcard showing a number of soldiers marching down a street during World War 1. The soldiers, likely members of the 25th Battalion of the CEF, are in full uniform with rifles, canteens, and satchels. The photo was likely taken in Halifax.

Scrapbook of Clippings

File contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding World War 1, including the obituary of Sgt. James MacMillan, first casualty in the 17th Battery, 1915, and the obituary of Sgt. Anthony MacMillan.

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