Fonds A.00-16 - Archie Polson fonds

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Archie Polson fonds

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CA UMASC A.00-16

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0.05 m of textual records.--- 21 photographs.

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In 1916, Archibald (Archie) John Polson left Gimli, Manitoba to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. He was later transferred overseas with the 2nd Divisional Machine Gun Corps and served in the trenches in various locations in England and France. In 1917, he received serious shrapnel wounds and after the amputation of his arm, spent several months in a military hospital in England. He died September 1, 1917.

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The fonds was purchased by University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections from Borealis Books (Winnipeg) in 2000. The history prior to the purchase is unknown.

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The content of the fonds consists primarily of correspondence, but also includes photographs, postcards, and a Royal Canadian Air Force service and paybook.

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Digitized copies of material from this collection can be seen online as part of the Archives's Canadian Wartime Experience exhibit. Polson's correspondence is transcribed at The Canadian Letters and Images Project.

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