Fonds F1536 - Daniel Lee Redman fonds

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Daniel Lee Redman fonds


  • 1914-1953, predominant 1914-1921 (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Daniel Lee Redman, 1889-1948, was born in Oil City, Ontario and came to Calgary in 1906, attended Normal School and taught school in Beazer, Alberta. Between 1911 and 1914 he obtained an Arts degree in Toronto, a law degree in Manitoba and England, and then returned to Calgary to join the Lougheed, Bennett law firm. In 1914 he served in France with the CEF 10th Battalion. He was wounded and returned to Calgary in 1916 where he continued to practice law. That same year he married Jean Hogg, and they had three children including Donald, 1918-2013.

Between 1917 and 1921 Daniel served as Soldiers' Representative in the Unity Party for Calgary East in the House of Commons. After his term in office he was appointed Honorary Aide-de-camp to Governor-General Baron Byng in 1923. In 1922 he became commanding officer of the Calgary Highlanders and in 1926 was commissioned as Colonel and took over the command of the 24th Infantry Brigade. While working in the McLaws, Redman law firm in 1940, he was appointed KC. In that same year he was given command of the No. 3 Canadian Reinforcement Unit in England, and appointed Permanent President of Courts Martial for the Canadian Army and for the First Echelon Headquarters in Europe. He returned to Canada in 1946 and formed his own law firm.

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Gift of Donald Redman, 1991.

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The fonds consists of newsclippings, scrapbooks and memorabilia concerning Daniel's military and political life.

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      The material is in English.

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      Redman's photographs, officers kit, menu and 10th Battalion records are in the Museum of the Regiments, Calgary. His legal records are held by the Legal Archives Society of Alberta, Calgary.

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