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Fonds F2427 - 137th Battalion Association fonds
ACU GBA F2427
137th Battalion Association fonds
- 1916-1968 (Creation)
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1 cm of textual records. -- 46 photographs
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The 137th Battalion Association was established in Calgary, Alberta in 1920 to hold annual reunion dinners of former 137th Battalion members. These dinners continued regularly until 1956, then from 1958 to1960. In 1965 a group gathered to clean up and repair the field-stone Battalion numbers and later another reunion was held. In 1967 the group promoted the naming of a Calgary bridge after 137th Battalion Victoria Cross winner John G. Pattison and began the construction of a memorial in Glenmore Park that was dedicated in June 1968. The group's final reunion was in 1971. For further information see A Legacy of Courage : "Calgary's own" : 137th Overseas Battalion, C. E. F. / Fred Bagley & Dr. Harvey Daniel Duncan. -- Calgary : Plug Street Books, 1993.
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Gift of 137th Battalion Association, 1972.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of poems, booklets and other documents. Also consists of photographs of the 137th battalion at Sarcee Army Camp and in England; and working on construction and maintenance of field-stone numbers and Glenmore Park memorial.
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No restrictions on access.
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The material is in English.
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No finding aid, but the photos have been digitized.
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Link added to Archives Photographs on August 17, 2017.
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Thursday, May 24, 2018