Fonds F0073 - Charles Arnold Henderson Fonds

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Charles Arnold Henderson Fonds


  • 1910-1917 (Creation)

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2 boxes containing:
10 cm of textual records
19 maps
1 pamphlet

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Biographical history

Charles Arnold Henderson was born in Northumberland, England on November 10, 1890. After emigration to Canada Henderson settled in Leamington, Ontario and found work as a fireman. During WWI he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 99th Battalion. Following the war Henderson returned to Leamington and worked in a medical laboratory. He married and had two sons. Henderson died in 1980.

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Biographical history

William George Gidley was born in Devonshire, England on November 20th, 1870. Gidley enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during WWI, with the 99th Battalion and later served as an officer with the 19th Battalion, where he commanded B Company. Gidley earned the Military Cross in November 1916 for "conspicuous gallantry in action. He survived the war and returned to Leamington, Ontario.

Archival history

Materials were originally gathered and created by Gidley. Following the war they were kept by Henderson.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Ric Henderson, grandson of Charles Arnold Henderson, April 2016. Accession: 2016.013.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of trench maps of various scales that were used in the operations of the 19th Battalion during their time at the front. Also includes a set of field message books with carbons intact that record Gidley's wartime communications with other officers. Materials were originally created and gathered by Gidley in his capacity as commanding officer of the 19th Battalion, B Company. Fonds has been divided into three series: Maps, Field Notebooks, and Miscellaneous.

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No further accruals are expected.

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No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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The service records of W.G. Gidley at Library and Archives Canada can be found here:
The service records of Charles Arnold Henderson at Library and Archives Canada can be found here:

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Fonds processed by Jason Nisenson, April 2016.




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This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, April 2016.

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