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Fonds F0108 - Coppock Family Fonds

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Coppock Family Fonds


  • 1916-1956, 2017 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(fl. 1916-1918)

Biographical history

During World War One, the Coppock family lived in Castor Alberta and received correspondence from several soldiers active in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The family included Mrs. Margaret Coppock, her husband Thomas Coppock, and their two children Margaret and Harold.

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Joseph William Bainbridge was born on November 13, 1888, in Northhampton, England. At the time of his enlistment in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 5th University Company Bainbridge was living in Montreal, Canada and studying theology at McGill. He served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

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Harold Long was born in Weymouth, England on September 24, 1884. At the outbreak of WWI Long was in Alberta, Canada - likely as a medical student at the University of Alberta. He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Calgary on July 9, 1915 and served with the 4th Canadian Field Ambulance, and at the No. 1 Canadian General Hospital. Following the war Long settled in Naicam, Saskatchewan where he farmed. Long died in 1956 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Archival history

Material was kept by mother of donor and then passed on to donor after her mother's death.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from donor September 11, 2017.

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Scope and content

Consists predominantly of letters written by two soldiers to members of the Coppock family household in Castor, Alberta during WWI.

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No further accruals are expected.

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No restrictions on access.

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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 Jopeph Bainbridge at Library and Archives Canada can be found here:

The service records of Harold Long at Library and Archives Canada can be found here:

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Processed by Jason Nisenson, September 2017.




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This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson, September 2017.

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  • Shelf: EW 9-1-5