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Other Name
"ELGIN" AIRCRAFT CLOCK
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20060019002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"ELGIN" AIRCRAFT CLOCK
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Materials
METAL, WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
4.4
Length
6.5
Width
11.5
Description
CLOCK, AIRCRAFT. MOUNTED ON WOOD BY FOUR SILVER SCREWS, BLACK METAL CASING, GLASS OVER FACE, BLACK PLASTIC DIAL AT BOTTOM OF CLOCK. FACE MARKED “ELGIN, PIONEER, REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.,” NUMBERS “3, 6, 9 AND 12 AROUND FACE OF CLOCK. BACK OF CLOCK MARKED, “TYPE, 3310-2A-A, 19057, SERIAL…” SOME WRITING SCRATCHED IN BACK “W670T…???”
Subjects
AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR GARY HODGE AT TIME OF DONATION, HE RECEIVED THE CLOCK FROM HIS UNCLE, ART LARSON (1913-2000). UPDATE: ON 6 NOVEMBER 2017, GALT CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH GLIDER OBJECTS’ DONOR GARY HODGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE THIS RECORD’S PERMANENT FILE AND RECORD P20060019001.
Catalogue Number
P20060019002
Acquisition Date
2009-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19810089000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
85.0
Width
39.5
Description
MIRRORED GLASS WITH WOOD FRAME. BLACK COLOUR WITH RED LETTERS: "BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS".
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
PURCHASED BY THE CLUB FROM STOKES DRUG STORE FOR A 75 ANNIVERSARY GRANT FOR A MUSEUM DISPLAY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE STOKES DRUG STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ERNEST BALL STOKES' LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND AN EDITORIAL WRITTEN BY HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, FRANCES STOKES SCHIPPER, PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD'S AUGUST 15, 2008 ISSUE. STOKES DRUG CO. LTD, WAS FOUNDED BY PHARMACIST ERNEST BALL STOKES IN 1918, AND WAS LOCATED IN THE OLIVER BLOCK ON FIFTH STREET SOUTH IN LETHBRIDGE. ERNEST PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 10, 1947, AND THE BUSINESS WAS TAKEN OVER BY HIS SON, JACK, WHO WAS ALSO TRAINED AS A PHARMACIST. THE STORE CLOSED UPON JACK STOKES' RETIREMENT IN 1981. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF E.B. STOKE'S OBITUARY AND THE EDITORIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19810089000
Acquisition Date
1981-01
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WYETH'S PHARMACEUTICALS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19810090000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WYETH'S PHARMACEUTICALS
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
135.0
Width
39.5
Description
MIRRORED GLASS WITH WOOD FRAME, BLACK COLOUR & RED LETTERS: "WE DISPENSE WYETH' PHARMACEUTICALS".
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
PURCHASED BY CLUB FROM STOKES DRUG STORE FOR A 75TH ANNIVERSARY GRANT GENERATED MUSEUM DISPLAY. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE STOKES DRUG STORE WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ERNEST BALL STOKES' LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, AND AN EDITORIAL WRITTEN BY HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, FRANCES STOKES SCHIPPER, PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD'S AUGUST 15, 2008 ISSUE. STOKES DRUG CO. LTD, WAS FOUNDED BY PHARMACIST ERNEST BALL STOKES IN 1918, AND WAS LOCATED IN THE OLIVER BLOCK ON FIFTH STREET SOUTH IN LETHBRIDGE. ERNEST PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 10, 1947, AND THE BUSINESS WAS TAKEN OVER BY HIS SON, JACK, WHO WAS ALSO TRAINED AS A PHARMACIST. THE STORE CLOSED UPON JACK STOKES' RETIREMENT IN 1981. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF E.B. STOKE'S OBITUARY AND THE EDITORIAL.
Catalogue Number
P19810090000
Acquisition Date
1981-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
"PIONEER"
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20060019001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"PIONEER"
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Materials
METAL, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.9
Length
9.4
Width
8.5
Description
ALTIMETER, GAUGE, METAL AND GLASS. BLACK FACE WITH BROWNISH RED NUMBERS AND BROWNISH RED AND BLACK NEEDLE, NUMBERS MARKED “0…18” AROUND EDGES, FACE MARKED “ALTITUDE… PIONEER…A743B-1137.” CASE SURROUNDING FACE IS BLACK PAINTED METAL, PAINT LOSS ON FRONT, FOUR HOLES IN FOUR CORNERS AND METAL ROD ON BOTTOM FRONT OF FACE. PAPER LABEL COMING OFF OF BACK OF GAUGE MARKED “UNDER, PATEN(?),” REDDISH BROWN AND PUCE SPLATTERS ON SIDE OF GAUGE.
Subjects
AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR GARY HODGE AT TIME OF DONATION, HE RECEIVED THE ALTIMETER FROM HIS UNCLE, ART LARSON. CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN LARSON AND "STEPHENS" (NICKNAMED STEVIE) FROM FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 3, 1937 SHOWS THAT THEY WERE TRYING TO FIND AN ALTIMETER TO SUIT THEIR NEEDS. IT IS POSSIBLE THIS ARTIFACT IS THE "PIONEER ALTIMETER IN A SECOND HAND STORE FOR WHICH THE YID WANTED BUCKS TWO AND A HALF," STEPHENS WAS REFERRING TO. "LARSON SPENT HIS EARLY DAYS IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL. HIS FATHER WAS A CARPENTER AND MASTER CRAFTSMEN. LARSON BECAME INTERESTED IN AVIATION AFTER LINDBERG FLEW THE ATLANTIC. HE AND HIS FRIENDS, IVAN THOMSON AND JIM FINDLAY, BEGAN BUILDING GLIDERS IN 1929. FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS LARSON WAS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE LETHBRIDGE GLIDING CLUB. DURING THIS TIME HE MADE WELL OVER 300 GLIDER FLIGHTS. IN 1939 HE SET ONE OF THE FIRST UNOFFICIAL GLIDING RECORDS IN CANADA. LARSON SPENT THE WAR YEARS IN CALGARY AS AN AIRFRAME INSTRUCTOR FOR THE WAR EMERGENCY TRAINING PROGRAM. IN 1947 HE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED AS AN ASSESSOR FOR THE CITY UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1978." UPDATE: ON 6 NOVEMBER 2017, GALT CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH GLIDER OBJECTS’ DONOR GARY HODGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE THIS RECORD’S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060019001
Acquisition Date
2006-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WING CROSS SECTION SUPPORT
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20060019003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WING CROSS SECTION SUPPORT
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.7
Length
99.8
Width
16.0
Description
WING SUPPORT CROSS-SECTION, WOOD, LEADING EDGE IS ROUNDED OFF AND TAPERS TO A POINT AT THE TRAILING EDGE, THE STRUCTURE IS REINFORCED BY SEVERAL TRIANGLE SHAPES, WING IS HELD TOGETHER BY ADHESIVE, PENCIL LINES THROUGHOUT, SMALL REMNANTS OF NEWS PAPER ON ONE SIDE OF LEADING EDGE AND ONE SIDE OF TRAILING EDGE. THIN PIECES OF WOOD WARPED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR GARY HODGE AT TIME OF DONATION, HE RECEIVED THE WING CROSS SECTION FROM HIS UNCLE, ART LARSON (1913-2000). THE WING COMPONENT WAS BUILT IN THE 1930S. LARSON BUILT GLIDERS IN A BACKYARD SHOP ON HIS PROPERTY AT 1411 3 AVE. N. APPARENTLY LARSON ONCE EXPLAINED TO HODGE THAT THIS PART PERIODICALLY BROKE AND HAD TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED. THIS SUPPORT MAY BE A SPARE PART MADE BY MEMBERS OF THE CLUB. IT WAS LIKELY A SPARE PART FOR THE HUTTER GLIDER (H-17) A SINGLE MAN AIRCRAFT USED BY THE "LETHBRIDGE GLIDING CLUB." ACCORDING TO VARIOUS SAMPLES OF CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN LARSON AND NORMAN BRUCE, JIM FRETWELL, AND A COMPANY IN WURTTEMBERG, LARSON WAS TRYING TO GET BLUEPRINTS FOR THE H-17 IN 1936. BY 1937 HE HAD STARTED BUILDING THE AIRCRAFT AND SUBSEQUENTLY FLEW IT (SEE ARCHIVES FOR LOG BOOK OF H-17). BY JUNE OF 1938 THE H-17 WAS THE ONLY GLIDER BEING USED BY THE CLUB. LARSON FLEW THE H-17 AS LATE AS 1947 BEFORE LEAVING IT IN THE CARE OF EVELYN SMITH, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE GLIDING CLUB. THE WING COMPONENT COULD HAVE ALSO COME FROM ONE OF TWO PRIMARY GLIDERS. UPDATE: ON 6 NOVEMBER 2017, GALT CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH GLIDER OBJECTS’ DONOR GARY HODGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE THIS RECORD’S PERMANENT FILE AND P20060019001.
Catalogue Number
P20060019003
Acquisition Date
2006-04
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19960033001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
45.8
Width
38.9
Description
PHOTO OF KING GEORGE V OF ENGLAND WITH HIS SONS GEORGE VI AND EDWARD VIII. PHOTO IS IN RECTANGULAR WOOD FRAME WITH FLAT GLASS PANE. THE KING AND HIS SON ARE IN ROYAL AIR FORCE UNIFORMS, THE KING BEING IN THE MIDDLE HOLDING A CANE. HANDWRITTEN ON BACK IS "GEORGE 6TH", "KING GEORGE V" AND "DUKE OF WINDSOR EDWARD 8TH". AT BOTTOM OF BACK IN BLACK FELT INK IS "DONATED TO THE 20TH INDEPENDANT FIELD BATTERY BY THE FAMILY OF CAPT. ROY MEREDITH. 112TH FIELD BATTERY ARTILLERY" AND "5 APR \ 90". WOOD FRAME HAS NUMEROUS SMALL SCRATCHES.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONATED TO 20TH INDEPENDENT FIELD BATTERY IN 1990 BY CAPT. MEREDITH'S FAMILY. MR. MEREDITH APPARENTLY SERVED IN THE 112TH FIELD BATTERY WHICH WAS IN SERVICE FROM 1920 TO 1946. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON ROY FREDERICK MEREDITH WAS FOUND IN HIS MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS AND OBITUARY FROM THE DECEMBER 26, 1981 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. MEREDITH WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON JULY 26, 1912 AND SERVED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE WITH THE 112TH BATTERY OF THE 6TH LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, ACHIEVING THE RANK OF LIEUTANANT. HE WAS WOUNDED IN 1945 AND MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES, EARNING THE 1939-45 STAR, FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR, AND CANADIAN VOLUNTEER SERVICES MEDAL. MEREDITH WORKED AS A STOCK BROKER FOR OVER 50 YEARS AND WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE RINGLAND MEREDITH COMPANY. HE PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 24, 1981. FOLLOWING HISTORY ON THE 112TH BATTERY AND 20TH INDEPENDENT FIELD BATTERY EXCERPTED FROM THE BROCHURE 'ALL FIRED UP', WRITTEN BY LINDSAY VANDERBERG AND PRODUCED BY THE GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES IN 2009: "IN 1937. THE 112TH FIELD BATTERY WAS FORMED IN LETHBRIDGE AND JOINED THE OTHER TWO BATTERIES [THE 20TH AND 39TH] AS PART OF THE 18TH FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE... THE 112TH BATTERY WAS MOBILIZED FOR WAR ON OCTOBER 22, 1941 RECEIVING DESIGNATION AS A LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY UNDER THE COMMAND OF THE 6TH LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT. THE BATTERY WAS DEPLOYED TO PRINCE RUPERT AND ALASKA BEFORE LANDING IN FRANCE IN JULY 1944. IN FRANCE, THEIR TASK WAS TO PROTECT CANADIAN SOLDIERS FROM AIR ATTACK AND, AT WAR'S END, THE BATTERY WAS CREDITED TO TWO AND A HALF CONFIRMED AIRCRAFT KILLS AND THREE AND A HALF SUSPECTED KILLS... THE 112TH BATTERY WAS DISBANDED IN JUNE 1945... [POST-WAR] WITH A LACK OF FUNDING AND NO CLEARLY DEFINED ROLE FOR THE MILITIA, LETHRBIDGE' MILITARY PRESENCE UNDERWENT A SERIES OF REORGANIZATIONS BETWEEN 1964 AND 1970. BY 1970 ONLY THE 20TH INDEPENDENT FIELD BATTERY REMAINED. IN NOVEMBER 1992, THE 20TH INDEPENDENT FIELD BATTERY WAS RE-DESIGNED THE 18TH AIR DEFENSE REGIMENT WITH TWO BATTERIES, THE 20TH AND 39TH... THE 39TH WAS NOT INITIALLY MANNED DUE TO INADEQUATE RESOURCES AND FUNDING, BUT BECAME A RECRUITING AND TRAINING ORGANIZATION IN 1995. SOLDIERS FROM THE REGIMENT HAVE SERVED ON PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS IN CYPRUS, CROATIA, AND THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA, AND IN ACTIVE DUTY IN AFGANISTAN." FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF ROY MEREDITH'S SERVICE RECORDS, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19960033001
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
HONOR ROLL
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960033004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HONOR ROLL
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
PAPER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
2
Length
121.4
Width
102
Description
LARGE RECTANGULAR WOOD FRAME WITH DARK GLOSS FINISH AND WHITE MATTING WITH HONOR ROLL ON IT. FRAME HAS TWO VERTICAL SPARS DIVIDING TWO NARROW LISTS AT BOTH ENDS. WOOD HAS NUMEROUS SCRATCHES AND CHIPS. CENTER MATTE HAS GOLD EDGED BANNER ACROSS TOP WITH "ROLL OF HONOR" IN BLUE WITH CURVED BANNER BENEATH THAT READS "39TH BATTERY C.F.A. C.E.F.". BENEATH BANNERS IS ROYAL ARTILLERY INSIGNIA THAT HAS A CANNON WITH MAPLE LEAVES AROUND IT. IT HAS "CANADA" AT TOP AND "QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT" ON RIBBON BANNER AT BOTTOM. ON EITHER SIDE OF INSIGNIA ARE BATTLE SITES "YPRES", "HILL 70", "ARRAS", "CAMBRIA", "SOMME", "PASSCHENDAELE" (ON LEFT) AND "VIMY RIDGE", "DROCOURT QVEANT S'CH", "VALENCIENNES", "AMIENS", "BOURLON" AND "MONS" (ON RIGHT). AT TOP OF LIST IS "OCT 11TH, 1915" AND "MARCH 31ST, 1919" ON LEFT AND RIGHT. BENEATH IS LIST OF COMMANDING OFFICERS WITH THE REST OF THE REGIMENT LISTED BELOW. THE LIST OF NAMES ON LEFT PANEL IS "GUNNERS" AND THE LIST ON THE RIGHT IS "DRIVERS". SOME NAMES HAVE BEEN MARKED TO INDICATE SICKNESS, CASUALTY OR DEATH DURING SERVICE. NAMES IN MIDDLE PANEL ARE SURROUNDED BY GOLD BORDERS AND SCROLL WORK IN CORNERS. AT BOTTOM RIGHT HAND CORNER OF CENTER PANEL IS "CITY SIGN WORKS". CENTER PANEL IS WARPED AT TOP AND HAS WATER STAINS. RIGHT PANEL HAS A SMALL AREA OF WATER STAIN. *NOTE* MIDDLE SECTION IS WARPED ALL THE WAY THROUGH; LEFT PANEL FALLING OUT OF FRAME (SUMMER 2004).
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
ROLL LISTS THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND DIED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR FROM THE 39TH BATTERY WHICH WAS FROM LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE OBJECT BECAUSE IT WAS COLLECTED IN THE INTEREST OF REPRESENTING TYPOLOGY RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL OWNERSHIP. NO UNIQUE MARKINGS TO HELP IDENTIFY ORIGINAL OWNER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE 39TH BATTERY CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY WAS EXCERPTED FROM THE PAPER "39TH FIELD BATTERY", WRITTEN BY FRED G. HOLBERTON IN 1991 AND PUBLISHED BY THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. "39TH FIELD BATTERY C.F.A. WAS RECRUITED IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA FROM THE CITY AND SURROUNDING DISTRICT ON THE 11TH OF OCTOBER 1915. THE ENLISTMENTS ON THE FIRST DAY BROUGHT THE BATTERY UP TO ESTABLISHMENT. THE BATTERY TRAINED AT THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS IN LETHBRIDGE AND LEFT THE CITY ON THE 21ST OF FEBRUARY 1916 AND ARRIVED A ST. JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK ON THE 26TH OF FEBRUARY. THE BATTERY PROCEEDED OVERSEAS ON THE SS MISSANABLE ON MARCH 2ND, 1916. ON ARRIVAL AT BRAMSHOTT, ENGLAND THEY JOINED THE 38TH BATTERY OF WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, THE 40TH OF HAMILTON, ONTARIO AND THE 35TH HOWITZER OF MONTREAL, QUEBEC TO FROM THE 10TH ARTILLERY BRIGADE. THE BATTERY SAW ACTION IN FRANCE, BEGININING IN JULY 13, 1916 SERVING AT YPRES, THE SOMME, VIMY, HILL 70, LOOS, [AND] PASSCHENDAELE... THE BATTERY WAS IN ACTION TILL THE END OF THE WAR - NOVEMBER 11TH, 1918 AND IN MARCH OF 1919 THEY RETURNED TO CANADA. THEY HAD SUFFERED MANY CASUALTIES AND AS A UNIT, ONLY 28 MEN UNDER COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT F.S. FILMER MARCHED TO LETHBRIDGE CITY HALL ON MARCH 13TH, 1919. THE BATTERY WAS DEMOBILIZED AT THAT TIME." FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19960033004
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
RIBBON BAR
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1935
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, RIBBON, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20090010001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RIBBON BAR
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1935
Materials
CLOTH, RIBBON, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.0
Length
10.5
Width
1.1
Description
RIBBON BAR CONTAINING THREE RIBBONS. RIBBONS SEWN AROUND METAL PLATE WITH PIN BACKING. RIBBONS INCLUDE: A. RIBBON WITH YELLOW CENTRE VERTICAL BAND, BANDS OF WHITE, BLACK AND BLUE ON EITHER SIDE (WW1 WAR MEDAL RIBBON) B. MIDDLE RIBBON DECORATED WITH VERTICAL RAINBOW BANDS (WW1 VICTORY MEDAL) C. RIBBON WITH RED CENTRE VERTICAL BAND, BANDS OF NAVY BLUE, WHITE, AND NAVY BLUE ON EITHER SIDE (1935 JUBILEE MEDAL)
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
MEDALS, RIBBON BAR, TRENCH ART AND 1936 VIMY BOOKLET ARE PART OF A GROUPING, INCLUDING A WWI CANADIAN NURSING SISTER’S UNIFORM ORIGINALLY OWNED BY HELEN HALL (NEE NOBLE). THE UNIFORM WAS DONATED TO THE GALT IN 1992 BY BETTY FLETCHER. THE BALANCE OF THE MATERIAL WAS DONATED IN 2009 BY BILL AND BETTY FLETCHER. BETTY FLETCHER (NEE BURWELL) WAS GIFTED THE GROUPING IN APPROXIMATELY 1957/58 BY HELEN HALL (KNOWN BY SHE AND HER HUSBAND BILL AS “AUNTIE MAE”). BETTY FLETCHER WAS INTRODUCED TO HALL VIA A FRIEND AND FELLOW NURSING STUDENT ELAINE TASKEY. TASKEY AND BURWELL/FLETCHER STUDIED NURSING TOGETHER IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1953/1954. ON THE OCCASIONS THAT THE TWO RN STUDENTS WERE NOT WORKING OR STUDYING FOR THEIR NURSING PROGRAM, THEY VISITED HALL IN TABER, STAYING AT HER HOME. AT THE TIME, HALL LIVED WITH HER BROTHER-IN-LAW JOHN ROBERT FLETCHER. JOHN ROBERT FLETCHER’S WIFE AMELIA (NEE NOBLE) WAS HALL’S SISTER. AMELIA PASSED AWAY IN 1950. JOHN ROBERT AND AMELIA FLETCHER ARE BILL FLETCHER’S (BETTY’S HUSBAND) GRANDPARENTS. HELEN HALL IS HIS GREAT AUNT. TASKEY AND BETTY BURWELL/FLETCHER SELECTED HALL’S TABER HOME AS A REFUGE AWAY FROM THEIR NURSING STUDIES ON ACCOUNT THAT THE LOCATION WAS CLOSE TO MEDICINE HAT AND BECAUSE HALL WAS FAMILY FOR TASKEY (HALL WAS HER GREAT NIECE). BILL FLETCHER AND TASKEY ARE 1ST COUSINS. TASKEY WAS FROM SASKATCHEWAN WHILE BETTY BURWELL/FLETCHER WAS FROM COWLEY, AB. AS A RESULT OF THE VISITS, BETTY FLETCHER AND HALL BECAME FRIENDS. AT SOME POINT DURING THE STUDENTS’ VISITS, BETTY WAS INTRODUCED TO HALL’S GREAT NEPHEW BILL FLETCHER AND, BY 1956, THE TWO WERE MARRIED. IN APPROXIMATELY 1957/58, HALL SELECTED HER GREAT NIECE-IN-LAW TO BECOME THE UNIFORM LOT’S RECIPIENT/STEWARD - A CONSEQUENCE, IT WAS STATED IN 2009, OF THE TWO NURSES SHARED PROFESSION AND THE FACT THAT FLETCHER (LIKE HALL) RESIDED IN TABER. BETTY FLETCHER INFORMED GALT STAFF IN 2009 THAT HALL SHARED STORIES WITH HER RELATED TO HER WWI SERVICE; HOWEVER, SHE COULD RECALL NO DETAILS FIFTY YEARS ON. HALL MADE NO REQUEST OF FLETCHER TO EVER SEE HER UNIFORM LOT AGAIN AFTER 1957/58. HALL PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 29 DECEMBER 1974 (B. BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO; 14 MARCH 1887). FOLLOWING HER DEATH, BETTY FLETCHER STATED THAT THE UNIFORM WAS LOANED OUT FOR A TABER-BASED PARADE AND A PARTY; HOWEVER, SHE FEARED FOR ITS SAFE RETURN AND, CONSEQUENTLY, OFFERED IT TO THE GALT IN 1992. NOBLE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS (C.A.M.C.) AT AGE 28 IN 1916. FOR MUCH OF HER SERVICE, SHE WAS POSTED TO NO. 7 CANADIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL WHICH WAS SITUATED AT ESTAPLES ALONG THE FRENCH COAST. NOBLE WAS ONE OF 816 CANADIAN SISTERS IN FRANCE IN EARLY 1918. IN MAY OF 1918, HER HOSPITAL AND OTHERS IN ESTAPLES WERE BOMBED BY GERMAN AIRCRAFT. ONE RAID LASTED FOR THREE HOURS. SIX CANADIAN SISTERS WERE KILLED AND SIX MORE WERE WOUNDED IN THE MONTH’S RAIDS. NOBLE WAS DIAGNOSED THE FOLLOWING MONTH WITH “NERVOUS DEBILITY”. SHE LATER TOLD THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD THAT THE BOMBARDMENTS WERE A “TERRIFYING AND NERVE WRACKING EXPERIENCE”. NOBLE MET AND NURSED HER FUTURE HUSBAND AND FELLOW SERVICEMEN ROBERT HALL. SHE MARRIED HIM ON 28 JUNE 1918. AFTER THE WAR, HE WORKED AS A YARDSMAN FOR THE CPR IN MCADAM, NEW BRUNSWICK. THE TWO SEPARATED IN (UNKNOWN DATE/REASON?) AND, CONSEQUENTLY, HELEN MOVED TO GREAT FALLS, MONTANA WHERE HER BROTHER HAD PROPERTY. THERE, SHE TENDED TO HER MOTHER WHO WAS SICK AT THE TIME. HER MOTHER PASSED AWAY IN 1921 AND, THEREAFTER, HELEN RELOCATED TO SKIFF, AB TO KEEP STORE. IN 1949, SHE RETIRED BACK TO TABER TO LOOK AFTER HER AILING SISTER AMELIA FLETCHER. NOBLE WAS AWARDED THE KING GEORGE V SILVER JUBILEE MEDAL IN 1935 AND PASSED AWAY IN TABER IN 1974. RIBBON BAR IS VERY LIKELY VISIBLE IN POST-1935 IMAGE OF HELEN HALL (NEE NOBLE) IN ARCHIVES - REF ARCHIVES PHOTO P19920008002. INFORMATION SUGGESTS THAT HALL'S FULL-SIZED VICTORY MEDAL IS PRESERVED AT THE TABER MUSEUM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE, BETTY FLETCHER’S EARLIER DONATION (P19920008001-8) AND ARCHIVAL DONATION P20091058000.
Catalogue Number
P20090010001
Acquisition Date
2009-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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