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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

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 ...

World War I Photographs

The World War I Photographs series contains images taken in British Columbia from 1914 to 1920 in relation to the Great War. These photos cover a range of topics. Most notable are photographs of troops’ departures, either by boat from Victoria’s C...

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 at William Head

Photograph depicts a group of Chinese labourers at William Head Quarantine Station where they await to board the M.S. Dollar. The men in this photo are on their way home to China following their participation in the Great War in Europe where they ...

Chinese Labour Corps aboard M.S. Dollar

Photograph depicts an officer from the Canadian Army speaking to another officer who is onboard the M.S. Dollar. In this photograph, the ship is being used to transport men from the Chinese Labour Corps, a group of labourers recruited from China t...

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 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.

Chinese Labour Corps boarding ship at William Head

Photograph depicts a group of men from the Chinese Labour Corps awaiting to board the M.S. Dollar at William Head. These men are on their way back home to China following their service in France during the Great War. Also pictured in this photogra...

Chinese Labour Corps; boarding ship.

Photograph depicts men from the Chinese Labour Corps boarding the M.S. Dollar at William Head, B.C. These men are on their way to back to their native China following service in the Great War.

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