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Ernest Crocker fonds Canada. Army. 5th (British Columbia) Regiment, Canadian Artillery
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Troops onboard the Princess Victoria.

Photograph depicts soldiers of the Canadian Army Medical Corps and the 5th Field Artillery Regiment carrying full equipment aboard the Princess Victoria, 20 April 1917. A cross insignia can be seen on the CAMC uniform.

Departure day for troops

Photograph depicts a crowd of soldiers and civilians mingling near the Canadian Pacific Railway terminal in Victoria. The troops are part of a draft that includes soldiers from the Canadian Garrison Artillery and Army Medical Corps.

Artillery draft prepare for boarding

Photograph depicts the last few soldiers from a Canadian Garrison Artillery draft on the docks as they prepare to board ship. Many soldiers in this shot can be seen saying goodbye to family members and are carrying care packages with them.

Artillery draft aboard ship

Photograph depicts a draft of the Canadian Garrison Artillery aboard the SS Princess Victoria. The soldiers are in good spirits and wave flags and decorations. The ship would transport troops to Vancouver where they would then switch to a train.

RGA draft

Photograph depicts soldiers walking on the platform at the Canadian Pacific Railway terminal in Victoria prior to departure. Original box notes left by the photographer suggest that this may be the 2nd Draft, 5th Regiment, Royal Garrison Artillery...

Young soldier posing in full uniform and equipment

Photograph depicts a young soldier in full uniform posing as he is drafted for service. He is wearing Oliver 1903 Pattern equipment. His bandolier with five ammunition pouches and decorated riding crop suggest he trained as cavalry. He wears the C...

Artillery draft

Photograph depicts a group of soldiers from the 5th Regiment, Canadian Garrison Artillery at Willows Camp prior to departure on draft day. They have decorated their caps with flags and ribbons. Shortly afterwards, they would march to the Inner Har...

Artillery draft departure

Photograph depicts soldiers from a Canadian Garrison Artillery draft aboard a CPR ship in Victoria. They prepare for departure toward Vancouver where they transferred to the railway. The soldiers have decorated their hats and riding crops with pat...

Artillery draft departure

Photograph depicts soldiers from a Canadian Garrison Artillery draft on the docks as they prepare to board ship. The soldiers have decorated their hats and riding crops with patriotic flags. Family members appear to join them and many soldiers are...

Artillery draft aboard ship

Photograph depicts a draft of Canadian Garrison Artillery soldiers aboard the SS Princess Victoria. The troops have decorated their hats and belongings with patriotic ribbons and flags.

RGA draft departure

Photograph depicts the SS Princess Victoria docked at Victoria's Inner Harbour. The soldiers boarding the ship belong to a draft of soldiers from the 5th Royal Garrison Artillery, possibly attached to the West Indies Regiment in the Bahamas o...

RGA draft departure

Photograph depicts the SS Princess Victoria docked at Victoria's Inner Harbour. The soldiers boarding the ship belong to a draft of soldiers from the 5th Royal Garrison Artillery, possibly attached to the West Indies Regiment in the Bahamas o...

RGA draft

Photograph depicts soldiers walking on the platform at the Canadian Pacific Railway terminal in Victoria prior to departure. Original box notes left by the photographer suggest that this may be the 2nd Draft, 5th Regiment, Royal Garrison Artillery...

RGA draft departure

Photograph depicts the SS Princess Victoria docked at Victoria's Inner Harbour. The soldiers boarding the ship belong to a draft of soldiers from the 5th Royal Garrison Artillery, possibly attached to the West Indies Regiment in the Bahamas o...

RGA depart via boat

Photograph depicts soldiers on the deck of the SS Princess Victoria, a CPR ship providing service between Victoria and Vancouver. These men belong to a draft of soldiers from the 5th Royal Garrison Artillery, possibly attached to the West Indies R...

RGA depart via boat

Photograph depicts soldiers on the deck of the SS Princess Victoria, a CPR ship providing service between Victoria and Vancouver. These men belong to a draft of soldiers from the 5th Royal Garrison Artillery, possibly attached to the West Indies R...