Fonds F3011 - Thomas Tweed fonds

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Thomas Tweed fonds


  • 1915-1918 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records. -- 4 photographs

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Thomas McLellan Tweed, 1886-1918, was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He graduated from McGill University as a civil engineer. In 1911 he married Marion Willis, 1891-1974, and they settled in Medicine Hat. They had two children, Duffield McLellan, 1912-?, and James Gordon, 1913-?. In 1916 Tom joined the 175th Battalion CEF and proceeded overseas in October of that year. He served as a Captain in the 50th Battalion in France and was killed in action in August of 1918.


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Gift of Thomas H. Tweed, 2011.

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The fonds consists of First World War letters and Field Service postcards sent by Tom to his mother and other family members while serving overseas. Includes a shrapnel-damaged book which he was carrying when killed on the battlefield. Also includes copies of biographical material compiled by the Tweed family.

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The material is in English.

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