Photographs in this series fall under the general heading of urban images of the City of Brandon. They include parades, buildings, businesses, natural phenomena such as fires and floods, special events and cityscapes.
Brandon and Area photograph collection photograph drawer (regular and oversize)
Erected by the village of Wawanesa, the memorial is dedicated to the local citizens who died as a result of the First and Second World Wars. It was unveiled on November 11, 1921.
Scope and Content
Photograph shows the dedication of a war memorial in the village of Wawanesa, MB. The memorial is located near the bank of the Souris River. The photograph was taken from Wawanesa Mutual. The street on the left is 4th Street.
History/Bio information taken from the Canadian National Defense website.
Published by Western News Agency Ltd., Winnipeg, (46 pp.)
9.25" x 6.75" (b/w)
Small pamphlet containing photo essay
History / Biographical
Established as Sewell Camp in 1909, it was renamed after Major-General Sir Sam Hughes, Canada's Minister of Militia and Defence, in 1915. During World War I (1914–1918), more than 38,000 troops of the Canadian Expeditionary Force trained there. Many of the soldiers later distinguished themselves at the battle of Vimy Ridge, in April 1917.
Extensive trench systems, grenade and rifle ranges, and military structures were built in 1915 and 1916. A variety of retail stores on a double-avenued area close to the main camp formed a lively commercial midway. Camp Hughes was dismantled in the 1930s as part of an unemployment relief project.
The Camp Hughes Military Training Site, located at NE 34-10-16 W, 10 kms west of Carberry,
R.M. of North Cypress, was designated Manitoba Provincial Heritage Site No. 82 on April 18, 1994.
Donated by Earl Johnson, publisher of the Baldur Gazette, through the "good offices" of Fred McGuinness.
Scope and Content
Item is a small pamphlet containing 50 black & white photographs in a photo essay entitled: Ready for Active Service, Camp Hughes Manitoba.
McGuinness wrote about Camp Hughes and how he acquired the pamphlet in a Viewpoint column in the November 1, 2001 edition of the Brandon Sun. A copy of the article is with the pamphlet. History/Bio information taken from the Manitoba Government Exlpore Our Heritage Website at: http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/hrb/prov/p082.html (December 14, 2009).