File MS-1283 - Bapty, Walter, 1884-1973. Victoria; Soldier and Physician.

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Bapty, Walter, 1884-1973. Victoria; Soldier and Physician.

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  • 1927-1936 (Creation)
    Bapty, Walter

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Originals, 2 cm, transcript, 1959, 2 cm, microfilm (neg.), 1942, 35 mm, [A01251]

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Walter Bapty was a soldier and physician and lived in Victoria.

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"Memoirs." Recollections of author's boyhood in London, Ontario, studies at Ontario Agricultural College, and medical training at the University of Western Ontario, reminiscences of his career as medical practitioner in Alberta (1906) and Victoria (1907-1940). MS includes detailed account of author's military career - notably his service in South Africa (1899-1900) with Canadian Artillery and the Canadian Scouts; in Victoria (1907-1914) with 88th Fusiliers and Victoria Independent Squadron of Horse; and in Europe (1915-1918) with 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles, and 102nd Battalion (North British Columbians). Additional reminiscences of author's inter-war service with 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish Regiment), and of his postings with 2nd Battalion (Canadian Scottish) [1940-1942] and Canadian Army Medical Corps. [Folders 1-3]. Bapty's first-hand account of battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele, regimental diary of 2nd Battalion, Canadian Scottish (1936-1942), pamphlet on regimental colours of 30th Regiment (BC Horse), correspondence dealing with soldiers' morale, and memoranda (1942) pertaining to British Columbia coastal defence included in collection [microfilm]. Unit also contains accounts of holiday expeditions to Barkerville (1927) and Forbidden Plateau (1936), plus eulogies and newspaper clippings concerning Bapty's career [Folders 4-7]. For photograph of author in South African War see Visual Records (Accession No. 95251).

"Memoirs" presented by Mrs. David Williams (daughter), M.D., Duncan, 1981.

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Accession number(s): 81-135

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