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Ernest Crocker fonds

  • PR-1348
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1946

The fonds notably consists of military-related content from the early 1900s until the 1940s. Pre-WW1 photographs include a limited amount of photographs relating to the Canadian Militia. Photographs taken during the First World War including most ...

Crocker, Ernest William Albert

168th Draft, 2nd Depot Battalion

Photograph depicts the 168th draft of soldiers from the 2nd Depot Battalion, British Columbia Regiment aboard the Princess Victoria. The troops share this CPR ship with regular passengers also on their way to Vancouver. The Grand Trunk Pacific war...

Soldiers at Clover Point Rifle Range

Photograph depicts a group of soldiers, mainly officers and NCOs, at the Clover Point Rifle Range. These men from various battalions appear to be meeting for a day of shooting at the range. They pose with (from left to right), a Colt machine gun, ...

Field Ambulance; CAMC

Photograph depicts a group of Canadian Army Medical Corps soldiers at Willows Camp. This Field Ambulance unit poses with their medical kit and two stretchers. They are joined by a canine mascot.

Canadian Army Medical Corps

Photograph depicts a group of Canadian Army Medical Corps soldiers at Willows Camp. This unit poses with stretchers used on the field to pick up injured soldiers.

Sergeant S. Watson with shooting medals

Photograph depicts the right profile of Sergeant S. Watson. On his jacket he has a number of shooting medals including the English XX Club Champion County medal, the County of Northumberland Rifle Team, and several Sisley Grand Aggregate medals fr...

Bayonet fighting team

Photograph depicts a bayonet fighting team posing with a lieutenant and another two instructors from the gymnastics staff (in sweaters). Notes left by the photographer suggest this is Lieutenant Shaw (or perhaps Chambers). To his right is Sergeant...

Soldiers at Willows Camp

Photograph depicts two pictures taken on the grounds of Willows Camp. In the first photo, four soldiers from an unknown battalion pose together in their uniform. In the second picture, a soldier from the Canadian Army Medical Corps poses for a pic...

Portraits; Willows camp

Photograph depicts two soldiers photographed at Willows Camp. The first soldier wears a regular M 1913 Service Dress Uniform in the Canadian pattern with Oliver 'snake clasp' belt. The second photo is of a Highland soldier wearing a Balm...

Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery Draft

Photograph depicts a draft of soldiers from the Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery. These soldiers are aboard the SS Princess Victoria, a CPR steamship that would transport the soldiers from Victoria to the train station in Vancouver. The men appea...

30th Battalion departure; loading

Photograph depicts the last few soldiers boarding the SS Princess Mary in Victoria's harbour. The soldiers have completely packed the boat and some of them have climbed up the rigging. On the platform, a few photographers have set up their ca...

Portraits; Highland soldiers

Photograph depicts two Highland soldiers at Willows Camp. They both wear Highland uniforms including a Balmoral, cut-away doublet style jacket, and a khaki kilt apron with integral pocket (replacing the sporran).

Portraits; Willows camp

Photograph depicts two pictures taken at Willows Camp. In the first picture, an infantry soldier wearing full uniform poses with his Ross Rifle. This soldier is pictured again in the second exposure, however another soldier, dressed and posed in t...

Portrait; private

Photograph depicts the portrait of a private of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The infantry shoulder title can be seen on his shoulder strap. While no notes were left behind by the photographer in regards to his identity, the date of the photog...

Lieutenant; 2nd Depot Battalion

Photograph depicts an officer from the 2nd Depot Battalion. He has 4 wound bars on his left sleeve, meaning he was injured 4 times while on service in Europe. He also wears two medal ribbons over his breast pocket. This lieutenant likely had to re...

Officers; 2nd Depot Battalion

Photograph depicts two officers attached to the 2nd Depot Battalion, British Columbia Regiment. The first officer is from a Highland Regiment. The second officer wears a double-breasted greatcoat.

Officer portraits, 2nd Depot Battalion

Photograph depicts two officers from the 2nd Depot Battalion, British Columbia Regiment. The second officer has a cap badge from 30th Regiment, British Columbia Horse where he previously served. These photos were taken at Willows Camp.

Captain; 2nd Depot Battalion

Photograph depicts a captain dressed in a Highland uniform at Willows Camp. This soldier likely fought in Europe but was granted recovery leave to Canada after which he was sent to the 2nd Depot Battalion, British Columbia Regiment at Willows Camp.

Peace Day; James Bay Red Cross

Photograph depicts a scene from the Peace Day Parade in 1919. This event was organized to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which took place a few weeks before. The event was hugely successful with an estimated 30,000 people in at...

Peace Day; France and USA floats

Photograph depicts a scene from the Peace Day Parade in 1919. This event was organized to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which took place a few weeks before. The event was hugely successful with an estimated 30,000 people in at...

Departure Day - PPCLI

Photograph depicts troops from the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry on the docks of the CPR station in Victoria where they will board a ship to Vancouver. The young cadets in the front appear to be troopers from the Legion of Frontiersman, ...

Departure Day - PPCLI

Photograph depicts soldiers from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on board the Princess Mary in Victoria's harbour. This group would be part of Canada's 2nd Contingent. The soldiers occupy the top decks of the ships while...

Departure Day - PPCLI

Photograph depicts the band from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry ready to board the Princess Mary at the CPR station in Victoria's harbour. This group would be part of Canada's 2nd Contingent. To the side of the building...

Departure Day - PPCLI

Photograph depicts soldiers from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry ready to board the Princess Mary at the CPR station in Victoria's harbour. They walk along the boarding dock lined with bandsmen and civilians. This group would...

Departure Day - PPCLI

Photograph depicts soldiers from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry ready to board the Princess Mary at the CPR station in Victoria's harbour. This group would be part of Canada's 2nd Contingent. They are joined by many civ...

BC Horse inspection

Photograph depicts the 30th Regiment British Columbia Horse (later the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles) on parade at Willows Camp exhibition grounds. They are formally being inspected by then Brigadier-General Samuel Benfield Steele (later Major-Gener...

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