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Fonds F0058 - William Hinman Duce Fonds

Cardston Military Band William Duce Cardston Militia The Militia, Cardston 13th Cardston Military Reserve
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William Hinman Duce Fonds


  • 1917-1994 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records
4 photographs
5 tif files
1 book

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Biographical history

William Duce was born in Cardston, Alberta, in 1896. He worked as a farmer and as a clerk Duce Brothers, the family clothing store, until 1917 when he enlisted with the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve. After training in Esquimalt, he served on H.M.C.S. Rainbow, and H.M.C.S. Niobe. Following the war, Duce returned to Cardston.

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Donated by Jean D. Palmer, daughter of W.H. Duce, January 3, 2014.
Accession: 2014.001
Digital files donated by Rhoda Lenora Mazzocchi December 2015, through Army Museum of Alberta.

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Fonds consists of correspondence and photographs related to the naval service of William Hinman Duce during WWI. The subject of most of the correspondence is Duce's application, and appeal for entitlement to benefits under the War Veteran's Allowance Act.

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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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Fonds processed by Yvonne Hinks, January 2014




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This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, December 2015.

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  • Shelf: EW 3-1-3