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Fonds F0071 - William Ramsay Fonds
CA ACU TMM F0071
William Ramsay Fonds
- 1915 (Creation)
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Name of creator
The Canadian Department of Militia and Defence was created in 1868 through the Militia Act. It oversaw Canada's military activity until 1922 when it was absorbed the new department of National Defence.
Name of creator
William Melvin Norman Ramsay was born in Queensland, Australia in 1899. His family emigrated to Canada when Ramsay was a child and they settled in Vancouver, British Columbia. During WWI Ramsay volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force, serving from April 1917 until the end of the war. He died in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by William Grant as per label on a ziploc baggie containing the manual. Date of accession and other details unknown.
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Single item fonds consisting of one WWI First Aid manual. Full citation below. Manual is autographed by "Sapper M Ramsay 2005890 St John's Que."
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Conditions governing access
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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Cantlie, James. First aid to the injured extracts from the official text book of the St. John Ambulance Association. [Ottawa]: Issued by the Department of Militia and Defence, Canada, 1915.