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Anton Oscar (Tony) Aspeslet Scrapbook of Memorabilia

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Date Range
[between 1957 and 1966]
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
20071048000
Physical Description
1 hardcover scrapbook, with detached front cover
Scope and Content
Scrapbook of memorabilia relating to Mr. Anton Oscar (Tony) Aspeslet's service with the 18th Field Regiment R.C.A. in Lethbridge. The scrapbook contains invitations and programs, newspaper clippings and photographs. Some of the material is dated, while some is not.
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
[between 1957 and 1966]
Creator
Aspeslet, Anton Oscar
Physical Description
1 hardcover scrapbook, with detached front cover
Physical Condition
Very Good
History / Biographical
Anton Oscar (Tony) Aspeslet was born in Shalford, Surrey England on 1 July 1918, and came to Canada with his family as an infant. The family settled in Bruderheim, where Mr. Aspeslet attended elementary and high school. In 1941 Mr. Aspeslet enlisted in the Canadian Army, and served in Canada and England with the South Alberta Regiment. Following World War 2 he continued to serve with the Canadian Militia until 1967. He retired a Lieutenant Colonel, having commanded the Royal Canadian Engineers Regiment and later, the 18th Field Battery R.C.A. In civilian life, Mr. Aspeslet was employed as a dairy inspector with the Alberta Department of Agriculture from 1951 until 1983. He married Iris (nee Newnham) in July 1943. They had one child Douglas. Douglas' children are Launa, Tara, Nicole and Dionne. Mr. Aspeslet served on vestry and as a sidesman at St. Augustine's Anglican Church. He was initiated into Charity Lodge No. 67 (Freemasons) at Lethbridge in 1958, and became its Worshipful Master in 1964 and again in 1970. From 1970 to 1971 Mr. Aspeslet was Deputy Grand Master of District No. 7, now the Chinookarch District. He was installed as Grand Master of Masons in Alberta in June 1976, and helped found the Fiat Lux Lodge of Research No. 1980. Mr. Aspeslet was the first Worshipful Master of Fiat Lux Lodge of Research No. 1980, from 1979 to 1981. Mr. Aspeslet maintained a lifelong interest and support of the Freemasons, serving in other capacities in addition to those mentioned above. Tony Aspeslet died on 5 May 2007 at age 88. A memorial service was held at St. Augustine's Anglican Church in Lethbridge on 14 May 2007. Mr. Aspeslet is buried in Mountain View Cemetery.
Language
English
Scope and Content
Scrapbook of memorabilia relating to Mr. Anton Oscar (Tony) Aspeslet's service with the 18th Field Regiment R.C.A. in Lethbridge. The scrapbook contains invitations and programs, newspaper clippings and photographs. Some of the material is dated, while some is not.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20071048000
Collection
Archive
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