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B.C. Horse at Camp

Photograph depicts members of the 30th Regiment, British Columbia Horse at the Riding School, Willows Camp. In this photo they are seen working the land and feeding the horses. While these soldiers trained as cavalry, the regiment itself was not m...

Stables at Willows Camp

Photograph depicts soldiers cleaning the stables at Willows Camp. Soldiers can be seen adjusting stable doors, changing bedding, and cleaning the feeders.

Loewenberg & Co. Shop after the Lusitania Riot

Photograph depicts the Loewenberg & Co. shop front following a night of anti-German riots in Victoria, B.C. The shop was located on the 1200 block of Wharf St and was a wholesaler of men's furnishings and tabacco. The shop was previously ...

Lenz & Leiser Shop after the Lusitania Riot

Photograph depicts the Wholesale Dry Goods store owned by Moses Lenz and and his brother-in-law Gustav Leiser, the day after an anti-German riot in downtown Victoria (also known as the Lusitania Riot). Lenz was born in Wisconsin and Leiser in Germ...

Gunners of the 48th Battalion

Photograph depicts soldiers of the 48th battalion posing with their officers, including W. J. H. Holmes. It is possible that this group was attached to a machine gun corps, as they pose behind a cold machine gun.

48th Battalion at Willows Camp

Photograph depicts soldiers of the 48th Battalion, CEF, at Willows Camp. Lieutenant Colonel W. J. H. Holmes is seated in the front row along with other high ranking officers.

88th Battalion, Victoria Fusiliers

Photograph depicts No. 4 Company from the 88th Battalion, Victoria Fusiliers. Photograph taken at Willows Camp. In the front row is Lieutenant-Colonel H.J. Rous Cullin.

Officers of the 48th Battalion

Photograph depicts the officers of the 48th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, at Willows Camp. Seated in the center of the front row is commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel W. J. H. Holmes.

48th Battalion soldiers at Willows Camp

Photograph depicts a small group of soldiers from the 48th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force at Willows Camp where they pose with their Ross Rifles and attached bayonets. They are accompanied by a boy bugler.

143rd Battalion, Stretcher Bearers

Photograph depicts the Stretcher Bearer's Section of the 143rd Battalion (B.C. Bantams).They are seen here posing with their supervisor, Captain Robert Ingram, Medical Officer.

143rd Battalion recruitment office

Photograph depicts the 143rd Battalion's recruitment office in Victoria. A group of soldiers, recruiters, pose for a picture outside the premises alongside the battalion's mascot Rags the terrier. There are several war-time recruitment p...

30th Battalion departure

Photograph depicts the 30th Battalion, CEF aboard the SS Princess Mary. This CPR steamship had service between Victoria and Vancouver where passengers could then transfer at the rail station. The soldiers on this ship have completely taken over th...

30th Battalion departure

Photograph depicts large crowds of civilians gathered at the CPR station in Victoria's harbour. They have come to send off the 30th Battalion who are departing on a long journey towards Europe. The ship, SS Princess Mary, is preparing for dep...

30th Battalion departure

Photograph depicts large crowds of civilians gathered at the CPR station in Victoria's harbour. They have come to send off the 30th Battalion who are departing on a long journey towards Europe. The ship, SS Princess Mary, is preparing for dep...

Departure Day - PPCLI

Photograph depicts civilians and soldiers from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on the docks of the CPR station in Victoria's harbour.

Soldier - BC Horse

Photograph depicts a soldier mounted on his horse at Willows Camp. This soldier would have belonged to the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, which was comprised of men recruited through the 30th Regiment, British Columbia Horse. This soldier wears a le...

Soldier - BC Horse

Photograph depicts a cavalry soldier from the 30th Regiment, British Columbia Horse on his horse. This regiment recruited for the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles which was where this soldier likely belonged. He would have trained as cavalry but served...

Sergeant - BC Horse

Photograph depicts a cavalry soldier with the rank of sergeant from the 30th Regiment, British Columbia Horse on his horse. This regiment recruited for the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles which was where this soldier likely belonged. He would have tra...

Officers; 88th Battalion

Photograph depicts the officers of the 88th Battalion (Victoria Fusiliers). Back row (L-R): Lieutenant Edwin Harry Lukin Johnston, Lieutenant Crease, Lieutenant V. Duke, Lieutenant Morkill, Lieutenant James, Lieutenant Horton, Lieutenant Macan, Li...

Portrait; 88th Battalion

Photograph depicts a signaller from the 88th Battalion (Victoria Fusiliers). The Signaller army trade badge can be seen on his left sleeve.

BC Horse (2nd CMR)

Photograph depicts a group of soldiers from the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles standing next to the canteen at Willows Camp. Some men are wearing white red cross brassards.

2nd CMR, soldier and horse

Photograph depicts a soldier from the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. The 2nd CMR was raised with volunteers from the ranks of the 30th Regiment, British Columbia Horse. This particular soldier is mounted on his horse and has the army trade badge of ...

2nd CMR, soldier and horse

Photograph depicts a soldier from the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. The 2nd CMR was raised with volunteers from the ranks of the 30th Regiment, British Columbia Horse. This particular soldier is mounted on his horse in front of the stables at Willo...

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