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RMS Empress of Asia at William Head Quarantine Station

Photograph depicts the RMS Empress of Asia at William Head Quarantine Station, approximately 30 kilometres from Victoria B.C. This clearing station was an important stop on the journey from China to Europe for all members of the Chinese Labour Cor...

Chinese Labour Corps at William Head

Photograph depicts a group of men from the Chinese Labour Corps waiting to embark on the RMS Empress of Asia. These men, recruited from China, would serve in the Great War helping to dig trenches, carry supplies and clear battlefields. The group i...

Chinese Labour Corps prepare to depart William Head

Photograph depicts a group of Chinese labourers on the grounds of William Head Quarantine Station. The men are likely marching toward the embarkation point near the camp. These men would depart towards Europe via the Panama Canal on the RMS Empres...

Chinese Labour Corps at William Head

Photograph depicts a group of men from the Chinese Labour Corps waiting to embark on the RMS Empress of Asia. These men, recruited from China, would serve in the Great War helping to dig trenches, carry supplies and clear battlefields. The group i...

Chinese Labour Corps photographs

The Chinese Labour Corps photographs sub-series contains images of Chinese labourers who were brought from China by the British forces during the First World War to help clear battlefields, unload supplies and dig trenches.The photographs were tak...

Chinese Labour Corps prepare to depart William Head

Photograph depicts two pictures taken at William Head Quarantine Station. These pictures show groups of Chinese labourers recruited from China preparing to depart the camp and continue their journey to France. This particular group was one of the ...

View of embarkation point at William Head

Photograph depicts the dock at William Head, B.C. where ships arriving in the province reported the health of passengers. In this particular photo, the RMS Empress of Asia is docked and awaits the loading of passengers, in this case, men from the ...

Staff of the William Head Quarantine Station

Photograph depicts members of staff at William Head, as well as some military officials who helped organize and assess the health of the Chinese Labour Corps during their stay at the William Head Quarantine Station. They pose in front of the RMS E...

Chinese Labour Corps prepare for boarding

Photograph depicts members of the Chinese Labour Corps lined up at the docks near William Head Quarantine Station where they wait to board the HMS Empress of Asia. These men, recruited from China, would have stopped in B.C. on their way to Europe ...

Chinese Labour Corps at William Head

Photograph depicts men from the Chinese Labour Corps on the pier near William Head Quarantine Station. They await boarding on the RMS Empress of Asia which is docked on the left side of the picture. At the centre of the photo are two Canadian Expe...

Chinese Labour Corps; tall man

Photograph depicts a very tall man from the Chinese Labour Corps posing with staff members of the William Head Quarantine Station before his departure toward China.

Bird's-eye view of William Head camp

Photograph depicts a view of the William Head Quarantine Station, sometimes called the William Head camp or the Chinese Repatriation camp. The many tents were raised for additional living quarters at William Head to accommodate the high number of ...

M.S. Dollar leaves William Head

Photograph depicts the M.S. Dollar departing William Head, B.C. with a large group of Chinese Labour Corps men. The boat is en route to China to drop off the men following their service in the Great War.

7th Battalion soldier at William Head

Photograph depicts an unidentified soldier at William Head Quarantine Station. Though his name is unknown, he does wear cap and collar badges from the 7th Battalion (1st British Columbia). He also has 5 overseas chevrons on his left sleeve represe...

View of William Head camp

Photograph depicts a view of the tents at William Head Camp, also known as William Head Quarantine Station and later the Chinese Repatriation Camp.

Chinese Labour Corps at William Head

Photograph depicts thousands of men from the Chinese Labour Corps at William Head Quarantine Station. The site was also known as William Head Camp or later the Chinese Repatriation Camp. Standing in front of the group are the officers of the camp,...

Officials visit William Head Camp

Photograph depicts what appears to be a visit from military officials at William Head Camp. Men from the Chinese Labour Corps line both sides of the field which a group of Canadian Expeditionary Force Soldiers wave their hats at a small group of o...

Chinese Labour Corps at William Head

Photograph depicts men from the Chinese Labour Corps at William Head camp during a stop on their voyage home to China following the Great War. The tents where men were quartered are viewable in the background. A few soldiers, members of the guard,...

Military officers of William Head Quarantine Station

Photograph depicts a group of military officers at William Head Quarantine Station. These men were probably appointed to the clearing station to help organize the Chinese Labour Corps as they passed through on their journeys from China to Europe a...

Chinese Labour Corps boarding M.S. Dollar

Photograph depicts men from the Chinese Labour Corps boarding the M.S. Dollar. These men are returning home to their native China following their service in the Great War. Also in the picture are a few soldiers from the Canadian Army who supervise...

Chinese Labour Corps aboard M.S. Dollar

Photograph depicts men from the Chinese Labour Corps aboard the M.S. Dollar as they prepare to depart William Head Quarantine Station toward their native China. On the second floor deck there is a group of Canadian soldiers and/or British soldiers...

M.S. Dollar leaves William Head

Photograph depicts the M.S. Dollar departing William Head, B.C. with a large group of Chinese Labour Corps men. The boat is en route to China to drop off the men following their service in the Great War.

Camp Commandant with Chinese Labour Corps

Photograph depicts an officer who appears to be camp commandant Major Frank Basil Edwards standing in the front and centre of a group of Chinese Labour Corps members at William Head Quarantine Station. By this time, newspapers referred to the stat...

Military officers of William Head Quarantine Station

Photograph depicts a group of military officers at William Head Quarantine Station. These men were probably appointed to the clearing station to help organize the Chinese Labour Corps as they passed through on their journeys from China to Europe a...

Chinese Labour Corps at William Head camp

Photograph depicts thousands of men from the Chinese Labour Corps at William Head Quarantine Station. The site was also known as William Head Camp or later the Chinese Repatriation Camp. In the back of the image, several canvas tents are set up. T...

Chinese Labour Corps at William Head Camp

Photograph depicts thousands of men from the Chinese Labour Corps at the quarantine station and camp at William Head. It is unclear if they have just arrived or are preparing to leave the camp to return home to China.

William Head camp commandant with Chinese labourers

Photograph depicts who appears to be camp commandant Major Frank Basil Edwards standing in the front and centre of a group of Chinese Labour Corps members at William Head Quarantine Station. By this time, newspapers referred to the station as the ...

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