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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV019.37.7
Description
A brown wooden frame around a Royal Canadian Air Force certification. The backing of the frame is covered over in paper, and there is a wire hanging wire. The certificate reads: This is to certify that Wing Commander CAN C522 MARTIN Elmer Wilson served on active service with the Royal Canadian Air …
Object History
Elmer Wilson Martin was a professional engineer who lived much of his life in Burnaby. He married Ellen Renetta "Reta" (Boyd) Martin in approx. 1930 and the couple moved to Burnaby in 1931 for him to attend UBC. He later enlisted in the RCAF during WWII where he served as a pilot and wing commander…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV019.37.7
Description
A brown wooden frame around a Royal Canadian Air Force certification. The backing of the frame is covered over in paper, and there is a wire hanging wire. The certificate reads: This is to certify that Wing Commander CAN C522 MARTIN Elmer Wilson served on active service with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 6 September 1939 and was honourably released and transferred to the RCAF (Reserve) General Section, Class "E" on the 28th day of November 1945.
Object History
Elmer Wilson Martin was a professional engineer who lived much of his life in Burnaby. He married Ellen Renetta "Reta" (Boyd) Martin in approx. 1930 and the couple moved to Burnaby in 1931 for him to attend UBC. He later enlisted in the RCAF during WWII where he served as a pilot and wing commander. Elmer ran Martin's Auto Villa at 6604 East Hastings Street (later 6574 East Hastings Street) and was heavily involved in local Burnaby politics and with the North Burnaby Board of Trade. The donor states that he ran for Burnaby mayor in 1959 and also donated land to S.F.U. in the late 1960's. He had many businesses throughout his life including Paneloc Buildings, a pre-fab building manufacturing company. His last position was as Director with the construction company Webb & Knapp Canada Ltd.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Declaratory Documents
Object Term
Certificate
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Martin, Elmer Wilson
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV019.37.8
Description
Framed and matted portrait of Elmer Wilson Martin
Object History
Elmer Wilson Martin was a professional engineer who lived much of his life in Burnaby. He married Ellen Renetta "Reta" (Boyd) Martin in approx. 1930 and the couple moved to Burnaby in 1931 for him to attend UBC. He later enlisted in the RCAF during WWII where he served as a pilot and wing commander…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV019.37.8
Description
Framed and matted portrait of Elmer Wilson Martin
Object History
Elmer Wilson Martin was a professional engineer who lived much of his life in Burnaby. He married Ellen Renetta "Reta" (Boyd) Martin in approx. 1930 and the couple moved to Burnaby in 1931 for him to attend UBC. He later enlisted in the RCAF during WWII where he served as a pilot and wing commander. Elmer ran Martin's Auto Villa at 6604 East Hastings Street (later 6574 East Hastings Street) and was heavily involved in local Burnaby politics and with the North Burnaby Board of Trade. The donor states that he ran for Burnaby mayor in 1959 and also donated land to S.F.U. in the late 1960's. He had many businesses throughout his life including Paneloc Buildings, a pre-fab building manufacturing company. His last position was as Director with the construction company Webb & Knapp Canada Ltd.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Visual Communication T&E
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Martin, Elmer Wilson
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV994.41.2
Description
Honour roll; solid wood base with carved maple leaf at top between dates; gold lettering, outlined in black; "1939 1945" / VANCOUVER HEIGHTS / PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH / Roll of honour"; metal hanger at top.
Object History
The object was made by a member of the congregation of the Vancouver Heights Presbyterian Church.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV994.41.2
Description
Honour roll; solid wood base with carved maple leaf at top between dates; gold lettering, outlined in black; "1939 1945" / VANCOUVER HEIGHTS / PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH / Roll of honour"; metal hanger at top.
Object History
The object was made by a member of the congregation of the Vancouver Heights Presbyterian Church.
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Vancouver Heights Presbyterian Church
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
X2834
Description
Roll of Honor for soldiers in World War II who came from Burnaby; large wooden tripartate frame with typed lists of names in each panel. "Burnaby Roll of Honour World War II". The honour roll and frame was made in 2005 by the request of the Heritage Commission.
Object History
Honour rolls that recognize individuals that serve in the time of war have been used by communities throughout Canada and the Commonwealth as a traditional act of remembrance. These memorials consist of a list of veterans that is compiled to ensure that names of all service men and women are includ…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
X2834
Description
Roll of Honor for soldiers in World War II who came from Burnaby; large wooden tripartate frame with typed lists of names in each panel. "Burnaby Roll of Honour World War II". The honour roll and frame was made in 2005 by the request of the Heritage Commission.
Object History
Honour rolls that recognize individuals that serve in the time of war have been used by communities throughout Canada and the Commonwealth as a traditional act of remembrance. These memorials consist of a list of veterans that is compiled to ensure that names of all service men and women are included, with their rank and service acknowledged. The "Heroic Dead" have been traditionally marked on Canadian honour rolls with the addition of a cross and/or maple leaf beside the honoured name. Typically this sombre memorial is crafted in traditional style using calligraphy for the names listed on the "tablets" and native woods and brass for the frame materials. Burnaby has a proud history of men and women who served by volunteering for active service. The community honoured its war heroes during World War I with an impressive Honour Roll crafted by civic staff and dedicated at the former Municipal Hall at Edmonds on July 14, 1916. The intention of this memorial was to "keep the record bright before the people of the municipality". At the conclusion of this war over 1,200 names of service men and women were listed including over 90 "Heroic Dead" who paid the "ultimate sacrifice". The Burnaby Honour Roll (BV004.54.1) remained as an important civic memorial on public display in the old municipal hall and was the focus of many annual Remembrance Day services. It consisted of a wooden frame with three paper "rolls." The Honour Roll unit was removed from the old municipal hall in 1956 when municipal council chambers and offices were relocated to the 4949 Canada Way hall site. It languished in storage and obscurity for decades until being "rediscovered" by a city works crew in 1993 and relocated to Burnaby Village Museum. It was professionally conserved by museum staff and in 2004 was placed in secure storage at the Museum. In 2005, the Heritage Commission approved a project that would provide a World War II Honour Roll to compliment the first one from 1916 ($7000 in funding). The Government of Canada declared 2005 the "Year of the Veteran" so the City decided to create the new World War II honour roll by November 11, 2005 (accession number X2834). It was determined that no complete Honour Roll of Burnaby's contribution to World War II yet existed. The research and creatin was completed so that both honour rolls could be displayed in City Hall in 2005. The intention was set that both honour rolls would be stored at the Museum and exhibited at City Hall during the month of November as part of the City's commemoration.
Maker
John Dunlop - designer
Jack Browne - Compiler
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Burnaby
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Record Type
Artifact
Documents
Images
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Gerald F. Sanders outside house

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto9901
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1942
Collection/Fonds
Gerald F. Sanders and Alice Sparman Sanders fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.5 x 4 cm
Scope and Content
Gerald F. Sanders stands on grass at the back of the family's house on Spruce Street. He wears pants and a t-shirt with RCAF insignia.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Gerald F. Sanders and Alice Sparman Sanders fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Family photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.5 x 4 cm
Material Details
Text in blue ink on verso "GFSANDERS. / 1942 AIRFORCE / ST THOMAS. / ONTARIO."
Scope and Content
Gerald F. Sanders stands on grass at the back of the family's house on Spruce Street. He wears pants and a t-shirt with RCAF insignia.
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Sanders, Gerald Frank
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Spruce Street
Burnaby - 4092 Spruce Street
Accession Code
BV018.34.26
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
1942
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
2022-07-12
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Collecting books for Canadian soldiers

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36305
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1942
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 16 cm
Item No.
243-025
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alice Grant and two fellow members of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire having created a library of books, are now sending them to soldiers overseas.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1942
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
George Grant subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
243-025
Accession Number
BHS1990-06
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 16 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alice Grant and two fellow members of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire having created a library of books, are now sending them to soldiers overseas.
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire
Grant, Alice Taylor
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1942 and 1943] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
Scope and Content
Copy scan of the cover of a solider's pay book from World War Two. "CANADIAN MILITIA / Soldier's Pay Book / (For use on Active Service)" assigned to “SHANKIE / (2) Ramsay / (1) Thomas (3) Hunter / 17th Field Battery / 15th FIELD REGIMENT, R.C.A., (CA)", regimental number "K15366", and dated "SEP 1…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
Scope and Content
Copy scan of the cover of a solider's pay book from World War Two. "CANADIAN MILITIA / Soldier's Pay Book / (For use on Active Service)" assigned to “SHANKIE / (2) Ramsay / (1) Thomas (3) Hunter / 17th Field Battery / 15th FIELD REGIMENT, R.C.A., (CA)", regimental number "K15366", and dated "SEP 1 1942" to "JAN 31 1943".
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Shankie, Thomas Ramsay Hunter, 1920-1996
Accession Code
BV016.43.104
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1942 and 1943] (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1944 and 1945] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
Scope and Content
Copy scan of the cover of a solider's pay book from World War Two. "CANADIAN ARMY / Soldier's Pay Book / (For use on Active Service)" assigned to “SHANKIE / THOMAS RAMSAY HUNTER", "15th FIELD REGIMENT, R.C.A.", regimental number "K.15366", and dated "FEB 1 - 1944" to "28 Feb 45".
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
Scope and Content
Copy scan of the cover of a solider's pay book from World War Two. "CANADIAN ARMY / Soldier's Pay Book / (For use on Active Service)" assigned to “SHANKIE / THOMAS RAMSAY HUNTER", "15th FIELD REGIMENT, R.C.A.", regimental number "K.15366", and dated "FEB 1 - 1944" to "28 Feb 45".
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Shankie, Thomas Ramsay Hunter, 1920-1996
Accession Code
BV016.43.105
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1944 and 1945] (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1945 (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
Scope and Content
Copy scan of the cover of a solider's pay book from World War Two. "CANADIAN ARMY / Soldier's Pay Book / (For use on Active Service)" assigned to “SHANKIE / Thomas / Ramsay / Hunter", "2 CDN. REPAT. DEPOT.", regimental number "K15366", and dated "1 Mar 45".
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
Scope and Content
Copy scan of the cover of a solider's pay book from World War Two. "CANADIAN ARMY / Soldier's Pay Book / (For use on Active Service)" assigned to “SHANKIE / Thomas / Ramsay / Hunter", "2 CDN. REPAT. DEPOT.", regimental number "K15366", and dated "1 Mar 45".
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Shankie, Thomas Ramsay Hunter, 1920-1996
Accession Code
BV016.43.106
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1945 (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1943
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 booklet : 16 p.
Scope and Content
Item consists of "CANADIAN ARMY / Soldier's Pay Book"; assigned to “Thomas Ramsay Hunter Shankie / 15th FIELD REGIMENT, R.C.A.", regimental number :K.15366" and dated Feb 1 1943 to July 31 1943.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 booklet : 16 p.
Material Details
L: 12.4 cm W: 9.1 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of "CANADIAN ARMY / Soldier's Pay Book"; assigned to “Thomas Ramsay Hunter Shankie / 15th FIELD REGIMENT, R.C.A.", regimental number :K.15366" and dated Feb 1 1943 to July 31 1943.
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Shankie, Thomas Ramsay Hunter, 1920-1996
Accession Code
BV016.43.8
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1943
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Images
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War service gratuity for E.W. Martin

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumtextualrecord15106
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
28 Nov. 1945
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 p. (double sided)
Item No.
00023
Scope and Content
Item consists of a Department of National Defence statement of war service gratuity issued to Elmer W. Martin for overseas service.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV001
Series
002
Item No.
00023
Physical Description
1 p. (double sided)
Scope and Content
Item consists of a Department of National Defence statement of war service gratuity issued to Elmer W. Martin for overseas service.
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Martin, Elmer Wilson
Department of National Defence
Accession Code
BV019.40.39
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
28 Nov. 1945
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Images
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Elmer Wilson Martinin RCAF uniform

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto15098
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11.5 cm
Item No.
00028
Scope and Content
Photograph portrait of Elmer Wilson Martin dressed in his Royal Canadian Air Force military uniform.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV001
Series
002
Item No.
00028
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph portrait of Elmer Wilson Martin dressed in his Royal Canadian Air Force military uniform.
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Martin, Elmer Wilson
Royal Canadian Air Force
Accession Code
BV019.40.44
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[194-]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
February 8, 2021
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Interview with John Gordon Davis November 21, 2002 - Tape 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording13082
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1940-1989] (interview content), November 21, 2002 (interview date), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (50 min., 53 sec)
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with (John) Gordon Davis conducted by Mabel F. Nichols with her husband Jack Nichols. Mabel is interviewing Gordon as part of a research project to provide background information to the Burnaby Village Museum who are accepting a donation of Gordon's wife Anne's World War I…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1940-1989] (interview content), November 21, 2002 (interview date), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV005.37.1
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (50 min., 53 sec)
Material Details
Interviewer: Mabel F. Nichols and husband Jack Nichols Interviewee: John Gordon Davis Location of Interview: New Westminster Interview Date: November 21, 2002 Total Number of tracks: 2 (side A & B of audio cassette) Total Length of all Tracks: 50 min., 53 sec.
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with (John) Gordon Davis conducted by Mabel F. Nichols with her husband Jack Nichols. Mabel is interviewing Gordon as part of a research project to provide background information to the Burnaby Village Museum who are accepting a donation of Gordon's wife Anne's World War II nursing uniform. Gordon provides background information on his family history and describes his experiences while serving overseas during World War II (WWII) including his experiences as a radar operator and working at a military air squadron repair depot. Gordon also provides biographical information about his wife Anne Davis (nee Williams) and her experiences serving as a military nurse during WWII and their life in Burnaby. Interviewer, Mabel and Jack Nichols also provide anecdotal stories about their own life in Burnaby during the interview. Track 1 - Side A (30:34) 00:00 - 30:34 Interview opens with discussion between interviewer Mabel F. Nichols and Gordon Davis about his wife, Anne Davis' experience working in the nursing corps. Mr. Davis provides background information about working in mining between 1933 and 1940 before training in Ontario to become a radar operator during World War II. Gordon also describes his parents origins and how they moved to Burnaby in 1940 while Gordon headed off to Nova Scotia to serve with the RCAF. Gordon also shares information about his sister Anne Davis who married George L. Davis from Kirkland Lake and how they lived with Gordon's parents in the auto court in Burnaby. He tells of how George L. Davis worked for Dominion Bridge Co. and later as a meat cutter for Safeway near 6th Avenue and Kingsway in Burnaby. Mabel shares her own husband Jack's experiences growing up in Burnaby as the son of butcher, George Nichols, his career as a deisel mechanic and later in the GVRD Engineering Department. Gordon shares that his father, Gilbert died in 1957 and his mother Elizabeth died in 1968 and his older sister Ruth died in 1990. Gordon recollects his wedding day and honeymoon in North Wales in 1945 with his wife Anne. Track 2 - Side B (29:19) 00:00 - 14:37 Gordon continues with his recollections about his wedding and honeymoon in North Wales in 1945. The interviewers, Mabel and Jack discuss the geography of the area sharing their own experiences travelling in 1981 and try to get an idea of where Gordon and his wife were married. They agree that the place was Llandudno. He tells of signing up for another year of Military Service since his wife was still serving in the nursing corps. and describes working North of London at a Military facility to repair aircraft including mosquito bombers. 14:38 - 21: 53 Gordon shares information about working in the Middle East in 1943 while his wife Anne survived the bombing of the Dutch passenger ship, the Marnix that she was travelling on. Gordon tells of how Anne couldn't swim but had a life jacket on and was picked up by a life boat. Anne corresponded with Gordon to let him know that she was alright but had to be cryptic since all letters were censored. Gordon tells of how Anne then travelled to India. Interviewer, Mabel, speaks of her own brother Bill who was picked up in Gibralter and taken to England. 21:54 - 26:18 Gordon recollects first meeting his wife Anne in London and the bombing that occurred during WWII. He tells of how Anne trained as a midwife at the Royal College of Midwives in Yorkshire and how he attended Radio college in Ontario. 26:19- 29:19 Gordon speaks about his experience travelling east on the Queen Mary in World War II and how full the ship was. He says that they were 30 days at sea from May to June in 1942.
History/Biography
Interviewee biography: John Gordon Davis was born to Elizabeth Ann Vert (nee Eyres) and Gilbert Davis on September 13, 1913 in North Cobalt, Ontario. Gordon was the second youngest of six children. After graduating from high school he attended Radio College in Toronto. He spent two years prior to World War II working in radio on British ships. In 1940, after retiring, his parents moved to British Columbia. They purchased the Flowerland Auto Court in 1941 at 4212 Douglas Road, Burnaby. During this time, Gordon moved to Ontario and sought employment in radio range stations that were dealing with new technology throughout Europe. He joined the RCAF in 1941. While in London, in May of 1941, he met his future wife Anne Williams. In World War II, Anne served as a nurse in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Army Nursing Corps. In November 1943, Anne survived the bombing of the Dutch passenger ship, SS Marnix while it sailed in a convoy from England to the Mediterranean. Gordon did many tours throughout the Middle East, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, the Battle of the Bulge, Sarnia before he was known as “surplus to requirement”. Since Anne was still in the nursing corps, Gordon signed on for another year and was sent north of London to a Repair Squadron where he worked on operational repairs of Mosquito bombers which were manufactured in Canada. Anne and Gordon continued their correspondence and eventually married in North Wales on January 23, 1945. Gordon was shipped back to Canada in October of 1945 and moved in with his parents at their auto court on Douglas Road in Burnaby. Anne joined Gordon in Burnaby in April 1946 when her mission was completed. Anne packed up her things in a large trunk that she addressed to Gordon’s parents on Douglas Road. Gordon moved around British Columbia in his work for BC Electric and eventually retired with HB Contracting Ltd. in Surrey working on the BC pipeline between 1953 and 1954. In the late 1950s, Gordon and Anne purchased a home in Burnaby at 1508 6th Street (now 7591 6th Street) which they lived in until 1984. In 1985, Anne and Gordon sold their house in Burnaby and moved to Hyack House in New Westminster. Anne Davis died in 1989 at the age of 76 years. Gordon's father, Gilbert died in 1957 and his mother Elizabeth Ann Verta died in 1968. Interviewer biography: Mabel F. Nichols (nee Lawrence) was one of six children born in Hope [ca.1932] to Elmer E. Lawrence and Louise (nee Pennier). Elmer and Louise married in Yale B.C. in 1916. Mabel’s mother, Louise Pennier was part of the Sts'ailes Nation (Chehalis First Nation). Elmer and Louise had three sons and three daughters. Both of Mabel’s parents died in Langley in 1960. Mabel married Jack (John) Nichols [between 1959 and 1960]. They lived at 6004 Wilson Street, Burnaby in 1959; 4910 Willingdon Avenue [between 1960 and 1962] and 4662 Hazel Street [between 1963 and 1987] before moving to Surrey. Jack Nichol's parents, George and Alma Nichols owned and operated Nichol's Butcher Shop (Nichol's Meat Market) at 4018 Kingsway (later renumbered 4500 Kingsway). The family lived at 4016 Kingsway behind the butcher shop.
Notes
Title based on contents of sound recording
Recording is closed due to poor sound quality
See also: Anne Davis' (nee Williams) WWII nursing uniform- BV003.15.10 & BV03.15.11 & BV003.15.12
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Davis, John Gordon "Gordon"
Davis, Anne Williams
Davis, Elizabeth Ann Verta
Davis, Gilbert
Nichols, Mabel
Nichols, Jack
Nichols Meat Market
Nichols Family Meat Market
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
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Interview with Gordon Davis - November 21, 2002 - Tape 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
November 21, 2002 (interview content), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (29 min., 8 sec.)
Scope and Content
Recording is the second part of an interview with (John) Gordon Davis conducted by Mabel F. Nichols with her husband Jack Nichols. In this segment of the interview, Gordon provides more background information about his wife Anne while, interviewer Mabel, explains to Gordon how she came about discov…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
November 21, 2002 (interview content), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV005.37.2
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (29 min., 8 sec.)
Material Details
Side A of audio cassette
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Recording is the second part of an interview with (John) Gordon Davis conducted by Mabel F. Nichols with her husband Jack Nichols. In this segment of the interview, Gordon provides more background information about his wife Anne while, interviewer Mabel, explains to Gordon how she came about discovering Anne's trunk and old nursing uniform. She explains how the information that he provides will benefit the Burnaby Village Museum who are accepting the uniform into their collection. 00:00 - 4:55 Gordon shares information about serving in the Middle East during WWII and the Dresden bombing raids. He provides biographical information about Anne and her siblings. 4:46 - 06:41 Poor audio quality- hard to discern content from Interviewee- Gordon Davis. 06:42 - 08: Gordon talks more about Anne and how he was attracted to her. 08:37-22:26 Interviewer, Mabel Nichols explains how this interview with Gordon will assist in providing provenance to Anne's uniform that is being donated to the Burnaby Village Museum. Mabel describes how she discovered the uniform in a trunk that Anne shipped from England to Burnaby in 1946. The trunk was addressed to, "Mrs. A. Davis, 4212 Douglas Road, New Westminster". Years later, the trunk was discovered by a friend of hers with Mabel's uniform and hat inside. 22:27-29:08 Mabel shares her own life experiences living in the Fraser Canyon while Gordon recollects some of his own experiences during the war. Mabel reads from the notes that she has created from her interview with Gordon. Gordon provides more details as needed. Mabel shares information about her brother, Bill who was wounded in World War II.
History/Biography
Interviewee biography: John Gordon Davis was born to Elizabeth Ann Vert (nee Eyres) and Gilbert Davis on September 13, 1913 in North Cobalt, Ontario. Gordon was the second youngest of six children. After graduating from high school he attended Radio College in Toronto. He spent two years prior to World War II working in radio on British ships. In 1940, after retiring, his parents moved to British Columbia. They purchased the Flowerland Auto Court in 1941 at 4212 Douglas Road, Burnaby. During this time, Gordon moved to Ontario and sought employment in radio range stations that were dealing with new technology throughout Europe. He joined the RCAF in 1941. While in London, in May of 1941, he met his future wife Anne Williams. In World War II, Anne served as a nurse in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Army Nursing Corps. In November 1943, Anne survived the bombing of the Dutch passenger ship, SS Marnix while it sailed in a convoy from England to the Mediterranean. Gordon did many tours throughout the Middle East, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, the Battle of the Bulge, Sarnia before he was known as “surplus to requirement”. Since Anne was still in the nursing corps, Gordon signed on for another year and was sent north of London to a Repair Squadron where he worked on operational repairs of Mosquito bombers which were manufactured in Canada. Anne and Gordon continued their correspondence and eventually married in North Wales on January 23, 1945. Gordon was shipped back to Canada in October of 1945 and moved in with his parents at their auto court on Douglas Road in Burnaby. Anne joined Gordon in Burnaby in April 1946 when her mission was completed. Anne packed up her things in a large trunk that she addressed to Gordon’s parents on Douglas Road. Gordon moved around British Columbia in his work for BC Electric and eventually retired with HB Contracting Ltd. in Surrey working on the BC pipeline between 1953 and 1954. In the late 1950s, Gordon and Anne purchased a home in Burnaby at 1508 6th Street (now 7591 6th Street) which they lived in until 1984. In 1985, Anne and Gordon sold their house in Burnaby and moved to Hyack House in New Westminster. Anne Davis died in 1989 at the age of 76 years. Gordon's father, Gilbert died in 1957 and his mother Elizabeth Ann Verta died in 1968. Interviewer biography: Mabel F. Nichols (nee Lawrence) was one of six children born in Hope [ca.1932] to Elmer E. Lawrence and Louise (nee Pennier). Elmer and Louise married in Yale B.C. in 1916. Mabel’s mother, Louise Pennier was part of the Sts'ailes Nation (Chehalis First Nation). Elmer and Louise had three sons and three daughters. Both of Mabel’s parents died in Langley in 1960. Mabel married Jack (John) Nichols [between 1959 and 1960]. They lived at 6004 Wilson Street, Burnaby in 1959; 4910 Willingdon Avenue [between 1960 and 1962] and 4662 Hazel Street [between 1963 and 1987] before moving to Surrey. Jack Nichol's parents, George and Alma Nichols owned and operated Nichol's Butcher Shop (Nichol's Meat Market) at 4018 Kingsway (later renumbered 4500 Kingsway). The family lived at 4016 Kingsway behind the butcher shop.
Notes
Title based on contents of sound recording
Recording is closed due to poor sound quality
See also: Anne Davis' (nee Williams) WWII nursing uniform- BV003.15.10 & BV03.15.11 & BV003.15.12
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Davis, John Gordon "Gordon"
Davis, Anne Williams
Davis, Elizabeth Ann Verta
Davis, Gilbert
Nichols, Mabel
Nichols, Jack
Nichols Meat Market
Nichols Family Meat Market
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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 9

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory49
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of activities they were involved in during the war years, including Red Cross Garden Parties and how different this time was from the days of the Depression.
Date Range
1939-1945
Length
0:10:53
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of activities they were involved in during the war years, including Red Cross Garden Parties and how different this time was from the days of the Depression.
Date Range
1939-1945
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:10:53
Name
Red Cross
Subject
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Item No.
100-13-08_Track_9
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track nine of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Second World War 17th Field Artillery Regiment RCA (A.F.)

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4197
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 1942 (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of military men, Second World War 17th Field Artillery, RCA (A.F.). The men are in uniform and are posed in rows on a hill running away from a low building named "OFFICERS QUARTERS" in Sussex, New Brunswick. Thomas Ramsay Hunter Shankie is in the fifth row from the back, first…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
Material Details
Handwritten text in white on front reads: "17th Cdn. Fd. Bty. RCA (A.F.) / Sussex, N.B. / May 1942 / Hillsox Studio. / Sussex, N.B.".
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of military men, Second World War 17th Field Artillery, RCA (A.F.). The men are in uniform and are posed in rows on a hill running away from a low building named "OFFICERS QUARTERS" in Sussex, New Brunswick. Thomas Ramsay Hunter Shankie is in the fifth row from the back, first man from the left.
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Shankie, Thomas Ramsay Hunter, 1920-1996
Accession Code
BV016.43.96
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
May 1942 (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Hillsox Studio
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Image is from a binder of family history. Binder 3, fruit illustrations on cover, "Family Tree Photos".
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 8.8 cm print
Item No.
190-012
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mr. Anderson standing outside on a path in his World War II Pacific Coast Rangers uniform.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Davies family subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
190-012
Accession Number
BHS1986-41
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 8.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mr. Anderson standing outside on a path in his World War II Pacific Coast Rangers uniform.
Subjects
Clothing - Uniforms
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Pacific Coast Rangers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1939-1940
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 book
Item No.
00002
Scope and Content
Item consists of a Royal Canadian Air Force, Pilot's Flying Log Book belonging to Elmer Wilson Martin (Can. C522). Book contains entries between June 29 and December 23, 1939 and January 13 and July 31, 1940 and Sept. 1940. Pilot training took place at Camp Borden where training for pilots, navigat…
  1 Document     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV001
Series
002
Item No.
00002
Physical Description
1 book
Scope and Content
Item consists of a Royal Canadian Air Force, Pilot's Flying Log Book belonging to Elmer Wilson Martin (Can. C522). Book contains entries between June 29 and December 23, 1939 and January 13 and July 31, 1940 and Sept. 1940. Pilot training took place at Camp Borden where training for pilots, navigators, air gunners, air bombers and flight engineers for the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Air Force and other Commonwealth air forces. According to the log book, Elmer Martin was trained on various aircraft at this location. Canadian Forces Base Borden is located in Ontario.
Subjects
Transportation - Air
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Royal Canadian Air Force
Martin, Elmer Wilson
Accession Code
BV019.37.10
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1939-1940
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Documents
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1942 and 1943]
Collection/Fonds
Gerald F. Sanders and Alice Sparman Sanders fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 33 cm mounted on board 12.5 x 33 cm
Scope and Content
Group photograph of memebers of the Royal Canadian Airforce batallion in Edmonton, Alberta. Gerald Sanders is identified seated in the front row, 6th from right. Gerald served as an aircraft mechanic during World War II.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Gerald F. Sanders and Alice Sparman Sanders fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Family photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 33 cm mounted on board 12.5 x 33 cm
Material Details
Text hand-written in blue ink on back of photograph frame reads: "Front Row 4th Veionette / 2nd Row 2nd Doug Brownlagh / Front Row 6th From Right Gerald Sanders / Total = 58 - 1942 - / OR 43 / - EDMONTON". White and maroon rectangular adhesive label on back of frame reads: "Woodward's / PICTURES AND MIRRORS / NO. 2789".
Scope and Content
Group photograph of memebers of the Royal Canadian Airforce batallion in Edmonton, Alberta. Gerald Sanders is identified seated in the front row, 6th from right. Gerald served as an aircraft mechanic during World War II.
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
Sanders, Gerald Frank
Royal Canadian Air Force
Geographic Access
Alberta - Edmonton
Accession Code
BV018.34.17
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[between 1942 and 1943]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
2022-07-12
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
Sept. 1944
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 9.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of eleven men posed in two rows. The men are all wearing RCAF uniforms and identified as "Cook, Harrington, Kendnick, Collins, McGraw, Philips, Wogna, Vernon, Geo Philips, Autchion [sic] and King". The photograph was taken in an unknown location, possibly in Dishforth England.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 9.5 cm
Material Details
Annotated in pencil on the back of the photograph are names of the men in the image. "Cook, Harrington, Kendnick, Collins / McGraw, Philips / Wogna, Vernon, Geo Philips, Autchion [?] / King / Sept./44 / Dishforth York / R.C.A.F."
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of eleven men posed in two rows. The men are all wearing RCAF uniforms and identified as "Cook, Harrington, Kendnick, Collins, McGraw, Philips, Wogna, Vernon, Geo Philips, Autchion [sic] and King". The photograph was taken in an unknown location, possibly in Dishforth England.
Creator
[unknown]
Subjects
Wars
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Royal Canadian Legion
Accession Code
BV014.33.73
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
Sept. 1944
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
13-Mar-2018
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1944]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of eleven men posed in two rows. The men are all in RCAF uniforms at an unknown location, possibly in Dishforth England.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of eleven men posed in two rows. The men are all in RCAF uniforms at an unknown location, possibly in Dishforth England.
Creator
[unknown]
Subjects
Wars
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Mark, Thomas "Tom"
Royal Canadian Legion
Accession Code
BV014.33.74
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1944]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
13-Mar-2018
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Royal Canadian Air Force barracks

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto55530
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1941]
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 6.5 cm
Item No.
00005
Scope and Content
Photograph of the barracks where John Shaw lived during his training with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Written on the verso of the photograph reads: "X marks our room. The five end windows with the porch on the left."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1941]
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Collection/Fonds No.
CBA018
Series
001
Description Level
Item
Item No.
00005
Accession Number
2005-15
2006-01
2007-18
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 6.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the barracks where John Shaw lived during his training with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Written on the verso of the photograph reads: "X marks our room. The five end windows with the porch on the left."
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Buildings - Military
Names
Shaw, John Horace "Jack"
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
"x" is written on recto of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vernon
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RCAF : squadron histories and aircraft, 1924-1968

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Kostenuk, Samuel, Griffin, J. A. (John A.), 1922-. Toronto: Hakkert , 1977. (Book) 358.4 KOS
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
0888665776
Call No.
358.4 KOS
Author
Kostenuk, Samuel
Griffin, J. A. (John A.), 1922-
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
Hakkert
Publication Date
1977
Series
Canadian War Museum historical publication ; no. 14.
Physical Description
xix, 255 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.
Subjects LoC
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force--History
Airplanes, Military--Canada
Aeronautics
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Transportation - Air
Notes
Includes indexes.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1944]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Tom Mark in his RAF/RCAF uniform standing in front of a building in an unknown location.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Tom Mark in his RAF/RCAF uniform standing in front of a building in an unknown location.
Creator
[unknown]
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Wars
Names
Mark, Thomas "Tom"
Royal Canadian Air Force
Accession Code
BV014.33.72
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1944]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
13-Mar-2018
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1941]
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 6.5 cm
Item No.
00032
Scope and Content
Photograph of tennis courts and an airplane hanger at the air force base in Trenton, Ontario.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1941]
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Collection/Fonds No.
CBA018
Series
001
Description Level
Item
Item No.
00032
Accession Number
2005-15
2006-01
2007-18
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 6.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of tennis courts and an airplane hanger at the air force base in Trenton, Ontario.
Subjects
Buildings - Military
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on verso reads: "Tennis courts and 2 hangers from Rm 220 Block 3, Trenton"
Geographic Access
Ontario - Trenton
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9.5 cm
Item No.
00020
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elmer Wilson Martin standing in front of a building with a sign which reads "C.T.O. Servicing Wing Oderly Rm". Elmer Martin is dressed in his military service uniform. Elmer served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a airplance mechanic and pilot during World War II.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV001
Series
002
Item No.
00020
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elmer Wilson Martin standing in front of a building with a sign which reads "C.T.O. Servicing Wing Oderly Rm". Elmer Martin is dressed in his military service uniform. Elmer served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a airplance mechanic and pilot during World War II.
Subjects
Transportation - Air
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Martin, Elmer Wilson
Royal Canadian Air Force
Accession Code
BV019.40.36
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[194-]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
February 8, 2021
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Appreciation certificate to Elmer Wilson Martin

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumtextualrecord15066
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
26 May 1944
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 certificate : lithographic print on blue paper ; 50.5 x 33 cm
Item No.
00003
Scope and Content
Item consists of a certificate of appreciation to WC E. W. Martin for his services as Chief Engineering Officer of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The certificate is signed by RCAF members of the maintenance wing wishing him luck while serving overseas.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV001
Series
002
Item No.
00003
Physical Description
1 certificate : lithographic print on blue paper ; 50.5 x 33 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a certificate of appreciation to WC E. W. Martin for his services as Chief Engineering Officer of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The certificate is signed by RCAF members of the maintenance wing wishing him luck while serving overseas.
Subjects
Ceremonies - Awards
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Martin, Elmer Wilson
Royal Canadian Air Force
Accession Code
BV019.37.11
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
26 May 1944
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Images
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Elmer Wilson Martin with Reta and man

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto15097
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 6.5 cm
Item No.
00021
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elmer Wilson Martin dressed in his Royal Canadian Air Force military uniform. He is standing with his wife, Ellen "Reta" Martin and an unidentified man (may be Elmer's father, William Henry Martin or his brother, Wilbert Martin). The group is standing in front of a concrete railing.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV001
Series
002
Item No.
00021
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 6.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elmer Wilson Martin dressed in his Royal Canadian Air Force military uniform. He is standing with his wife, Ellen "Reta" Martin and an unidentified man (may be Elmer's father, William Henry Martin or his brother, Wilbert Martin). The group is standing in front of a concrete railing.
Subjects
Transportation - Air
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Martin, Elmer Wilson
Royal Canadian Air Force
Martin, Ellen Renatta "Reta" Boyd
Martin, William Henry
Martin, Willbert Maurice "Bert"
Accession Code
BV019.40.37
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[194-]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
February 8, 2021
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Interview with Ella Beatty, 2005

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording4475
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:21:41 min)
Scope and Content
00:00-2:58: Ella describes the area around Kingsway and Edmonds as she remembers it from her childhood. She names the businesses on the four corners of the intersection, which included a small house which was turned into a business. 2:58-7:18: Ella mentions some of the organized activities of the …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Oral history series
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.2
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:21:41 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ella Beatty Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total length of all Tracks: 21:41
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
00:00-2:58: Ella describes the area around Kingsway and Edmonds as she remembers it from her childhood. She names the businesses on the four corners of the intersection, which included a small house which was turned into a business. 2:58-7:18: Ella mentions some of the organized activities of the time, and discusses household responsibilities of girls. Ella describes jobs she had as a teenager, such as a brief time working at the B.C. Electric Café at Carrall St. She talks about her allowance, and describes how she spent the money as well as her earnings from her jobs. XXX 7:18–13:55: Although Ella doesn’t recall being involved in many organized activities, she does mention Sunday school and a girl’s group. She talks about having A.R.P. and First Aid training during the Second World War. Ella notes that children made their own fun, and discusses the games she played, parks she went to, and how she got there. She describes how parents kept an eye on children without strictly supervising them. Ella also talks about neighborhood and school friends, describes her recreation, which was mainly informal, and where she played. XXX 13:55–15:30: Ella can’t choose any one memory of her childhood as being the most joyful, but she recalls the announcement of the declaration of war (of World War II) as her worst childhood memory. XXX 15:30–16:31: Ella describes the families in the neighborhood and her schoolmates as having similar cultural backgrounds. The very few immigrant families she remembers came from Europe. XXX 16:31–18:13: Ella describes her household living arrangements and her toys. XXX 18:13–20:25: Ella comments on the changes which have occurred in Burnaby since her childhood as the city has become built up. She notes that much of it began after the war as veterans returned home. XXX 20:25-21:41: Ella explains why she is still a Burnaby resident and remarks on the self-reliance that children acquired in the earlier days of the city.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ella Beatty, recorded by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Buildings
Names
Beatty, Ella
Gooden, Tom
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ella Beatty, 2005

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording4497
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Bob’s childhood. The track begins in mid-sentence and the first comment may relate to a previous topic or one lost in editing, as Bob refers to bitterness and notes that there were jobs for everyone when the Second World Wa…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Oral history series
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Bob’s childhood. The track begins in mid-sentence and the first comment may relate to a previous topic or one lost in editing, as Bob refers to bitterness and notes that there were jobs for everyone when the Second World War started. He continues to describe his relationship with his Ukrainian neighbors, and how he felt about such discrimination as he experienced. He discusses the entrepreneurial opportunities which existed for children and youth, recalls that everyone had private enterprises to help pay for necessities of life, and notes that most of his classmates went to work full time after finishing elementary school. Bob contrasts the general affluence of the present day with the pervasive poverty of his childhood. He notes that discipline at the time was physical, and that authority was not questioned. He comments on physical changes to Burnaby.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Children
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.19
Description
Armband. White canvas with "ARP" stamped in blue. ARP = Air Raid Precautions. WWII Civilian defence group.
Object History
The ARP armband belonged to Harry Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions. The Burnaby ARP wore armbands such as these.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.19
Description
Armband. White canvas with "ARP" stamped in blue. ARP = Air Raid Precautions. WWII Civilian defence group.
Object History
The ARP armband belonged to Harry Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions. The Burnaby ARP wore armbands such as these.
Reference
See City of Burnaby Archives photograph 028-001 "Burnaby Air Raid Patrol"
Category
03. Personal Artifacts
Classification
Clothing - - Clothing Accessories
Object Term
Insignia
Marks/Labels
"ARP" stamped in blue.
Subjects
Personal Symbols
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Emergency Measures - Civil Defence
Name Access
Cutress, Harry Charles
Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.)
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Clinton-Glenwood Area
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.34
Description
Booklet: "First Aid"; picture on cover of three men attending to man who is lying down; colours are blue, grey, white; hand-stamped in red on right side "E.A. Gledhill, Agent" "Pr---" (rest of stamp is over dark blue area); "Published by The Prudential Insurance Company of America"; pages include b…
Object History
Item was referred to by Harry Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions unit in South Burnaby during the 1940s.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.34
Description
Booklet: "First Aid"; picture on cover of three men attending to man who is lying down; colours are blue, grey, white; hand-stamped in red on right side "E.A. Gledhill, Agent" "Pr---" (rest of stamp is over dark blue area); "Published by The Prudential Insurance Company of America"; pages include black and white photographs
Object History
Item was referred to by Harry Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions unit in South Burnaby during the 1940s.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Instructional Documents
Object Term
Book, Instruction
Maker
Prudential Insurance Company of America
Country Made
Canada
Subjects
Emergency Measures - Civil Defence
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Cutress, Harry Charles
Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.)
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.35
Description
Booklet: "First Aid to the Injured"; black cover, silver printing; picture of St. John Ambulance Association insignia; "Issued by The Department of Militia and Defence" "Canada"; 1915, reprint 1917; with loose pages
Object History
Item was referred to by Harry Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions unit in South Burnaby during the 1940s.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.35
Description
Booklet: "First Aid to the Injured"; black cover, silver printing; picture of St. John Ambulance Association insignia; "Issued by The Department of Militia and Defence" "Canada"; 1915, reprint 1917; with loose pages
Object History
Item was referred to by Harry Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions unit in South Burnaby during the 1940s.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Instructional Documents
Object Term
Book, Instruction
Maker
St. John Ambulance Association
Country Made
England
Site/City Made
London
Title
First Aid to the Injured
Publication Date
1917
Subjects
Emergency Measures - Civil Defence
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Cutress, Harry Charles
Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.)
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV014.33.20
Description
Queen Mary - card -- [1946]. Message from the Captain of the R.M.S. Queen Mary. The front of the card has an illustration of the Cunard White Star ship the R.M. S. Queen Mary. The reverse has a message from the captain " QUEEN MARY / I send you my best wishes for your happiness and good fortune in…
Object History
See donor record for Mr. Mark's personal history. Active community volunteer and awarded the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the Year in 1995
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV014.33.20
Description
Queen Mary - card -- [1946]. Message from the Captain of the R.M.S. Queen Mary. The front of the card has an illustration of the Cunard White Star ship the R.M. S. Queen Mary. The reverse has a message from the captain " QUEEN MARY / I send you my best wishes for your happiness and good fortune in your new life in the great Dominion, the country of your adoption"
Object History
See donor record for Mr. Mark's personal history. Active community volunteer and awarded the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the Year in 1995
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Memorabilia
Object Term
Commemorative Card
Measurements
w: 16 cm h: 10 cm
Subjects
Wars
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Documentary Artifacts
Name Access
Royal Canadian Air Force
Mark, Thomas "Tom"
Record Type
Artifact
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Canadian Army (Active) Discharge Certificate document

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto4165
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[20 Feb 1946] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
Scope and Content
Copy scan of document from the Canadian Army. "CANADIAN ARMY (ACTIVE) / DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE" made out to Shankie Ramsay Thomas Hunter. Medals awarded to Mr. Shankie include: "1939-45 Star France Germany Star Defence Medal / Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp". Stamped "No. XI DISTRICT DEPO…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Love, Stanley, Shankie family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
Scope and Content
Copy scan of document from the Canadian Army. "CANADIAN ARMY (ACTIVE) / DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE" made out to Shankie Ramsay Thomas Hunter. Medals awarded to Mr. Shankie include: "1939-45 Star France Germany Star Defence Medal / Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp". Stamped "No. XI DISTRICT DEPOT / VANCOUVER, B.C. / FEB 20 1946 / ORDERLY ROOM".
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Certificates
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Shankie, Thomas Ramsay Hunter, 1920-1996
Accession Code
BV016.43.64
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[20 Feb 1946] (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.13
Description
Examination, "Post Examination #3"; mimeographed form filled in in pencil by H. Cutress"; c. 1940s; paper is yellowed
Object History
Examination taken by Harry Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions in South Burnaby. This examination was probably taken as part of his training.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.13
Description
Examination, "Post Examination #3"; mimeographed form filled in in pencil by H. Cutress"; c. 1940s; paper is yellowed
Object History
Examination taken by Harry Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions in South Burnaby. This examination was probably taken as part of his training.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Instructional Documents
Object Term
Examination
Subjects
Emergency Measures - Civil Defence
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Cutress, Harry Charles
Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.)
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.38
Description
Gauze pad, received in BV999.17.44
Object History
These medical supplies belonged to Harry Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions during World War II.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.38
Description
Gauze pad, received in BV999.17.44
Object History
These medical supplies belonged to Harry Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions during World War II.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Medical & Psychological T&E - - Medical Instruments
Object Term
Bandage
Subjects
Emergency Measures - Civil Defence
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Cutress, Harry Charles
Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.)
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Clinton-Glenwood Area
Record Type
Artifact
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Christmas greeting card from Colin Fox

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumtextualrecord15142
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
23 Oct. 1944
Collection/Fonds
E.W. Bateman family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 card (double sided and folded)
Item No.
0020
Scope and Content
Item consists of a Christmas greeting card from Sergeant Colin Rhodes Fox of the Royal Canadian Artillery Service to his aunt Marianne "May" Bateman while serving overseas during World War II. Colin Fox served in the 13th Canadian Field Regiment with the 44th and 78th Canadian Field Battery. Card r…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
E.W. Bateman family fonds
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV003
Series
0002
Item No.
0020
Physical Description
1 card (double sided and folded)
Scope and Content
Item consists of a Christmas greeting card from Sergeant Colin Rhodes Fox of the Royal Canadian Artillery Service to his aunt Marianne "May" Bateman while serving overseas during World War II. Colin Fox served in the 13th Canadian Field Regiment with the 44th and 78th Canadian Field Battery. Card reads "Christmas Greetings, Third Canadian Infantry Division" and includes an illustration of a windmill and a soldier handing something to a child. Card is signed by Colin Fox.
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Documentary Artifacts - Cards
Holidays - Christmas
Names
Fox, Colin Rhodes
Bateman, Marianne May
Accession Code
BV020.27.30
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
23 Oct. 1944
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Cover of card is addressed to: "Miss M. Bateman / c/o C.P.R. Land Depot / Vancouver B.C. / Canada"
Circular postmark stamp reads: "FIELD OFICE / _?/ 103 / NO 21 /44"
Stamp in bottom left corner of cover of card reads: "PASSED BY / CENSOR / No. / 11800"
Return address on verso of card reads: "K19022 Sgt. C.R.Fox"
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1941]
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 4.5 cm
Item No.
00002
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Shaw (right) and Charlie Wiertz in their Royal Canadian Air Force uniforms. Written on the back of the photograph is the following: "Charlie Wiertz and I on the porch. Charlie's from Toronto."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1941]
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Collection/Fonds No.
CBA018
Series
001
Description Level
Item
Item No.
00002
Accession Number
2005-15
2006-01
2007-18
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 4.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Shaw (right) and Charlie Wiertz in their Royal Canadian Air Force uniforms. Written on the back of the photograph is the following: "Charlie Wiertz and I on the porch. Charlie's from Toronto."
Subjects
Clothing - Uniforms
Occupations - Military Personnel
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Shaw, John Horace "Jack"
Wiertz, Charlie
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vernon
Images
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E.W. Martin at banquet

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto15092
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1945]
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Item No.
00016
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elmer Wilson Martin (standing) at a banquet with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Elmer is dressed in his military uniform with other members in uniform seated at a table beside him. A group of men and a large mural are visible on a stage behind them.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV001
Series
002
Item No.
00016
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elmer Wilson Martin (standing) at a banquet with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Elmer is dressed in his military uniform with other members in uniform seated at a table beside him. A group of men and a large mural are visible on a stage behind them.
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Clothing - Military Uniforms
Names
Martin, Elmer Wilson
Royal Canadian Air Force
Accession Code
BV019.40.32
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1945]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
February 8, 2021
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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E.W. Martin at banquet

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto15093
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1945]
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Item No.
00017
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elmer Wilson Martin (third from left) at a banquet with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Elmer is dressed in his military uniform with other members in uniform seated at a long table beside him. A large mural is visible on a stage behind them. The table has long white table cl…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV001
Series
002
Item No.
00017
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elmer Wilson Martin (third from left) at a banquet with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Elmer is dressed in his military uniform with other members in uniform seated at a long table beside him. A large mural is visible on a stage behind them. The table has long white table cloths and saw horse supports are visible underneath. A sign on the wall, hanging beneath a portrait of an unidentified man, advertises a dance at the I.O.O.F. hall.
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Clothing - Military Uniforms
Names
Martin, Elmer Wilson
Royal Canadian Air Force
Accession Code
BV019.40.33
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1945]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
February 8, 2021
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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E.W. Martin at banquet

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto15094
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1945]
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Item No.
00018
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of men at a banquet with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Elmer Martin is identified seated third from left at the head table with a white cloth. Elmer and others at the table are dressed in military uniforms. The table has long white table cloths and saw horse support…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV001
Series
002
Item No.
00018
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of men at a banquet with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Elmer Martin is identified seated third from left at the head table with a white cloth. Elmer and others at the table are dressed in military uniforms. The table has long white table cloths and saw horse supports are visible underneath. Two other tables on either side of the hall include men in military and civilian dress. A large mural is visible on a stage at the back of the room. A sign on the wall, hanging beneath a portrait of an unidentified man, advertises a dance at the I.O.O.F. hall.
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Clothing - Military Uniforms
Names
Martin, Elmer Wilson
Royal Canadian Air Force
Accession Code
BV019.40.34
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1945]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
February 8, 2021
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.9
Description
Memorandum from "Office of the A.R.P. Controller" "re: First Aid in Brief"; this was sent "to the Warden, Auxiliary Fire, Engineering and Messenger Services"; c. 1940s; authored by "J. Albuary Clou, Controller"; tyewritten in black ink; paper is yellowed
Object History
Item was used by Harry Charles Cutress who was an active member of the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.) in South Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.9
Description
Memorandum from "Office of the A.R.P. Controller" "re: First Aid in Brief"; this was sent "to the Warden, Auxiliary Fire, Engineering and Messenger Services"; c. 1940s; authored by "J. Albuary Clou, Controller"; tyewritten in black ink; paper is yellowed
Object History
Item was used by Harry Charles Cutress who was an active member of the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.) in South Burnaby.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Other Documents
Object Term
Serial
Title
First Aid Brief
Author
J. Albuary Clou
Publication Date
[194-]
Subjects
Emergency Measures - Civil Defence
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Cutress, Harry Charles
Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.)
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.12
Description
Mimeographed? list of "Basic Warden Duties", "A.R.P. South Burnaby Division Warden's Service"; c. 1940s
Object History
Item was used by Harry Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions in South Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.12
Description
Mimeographed? list of "Basic Warden Duties", "A.R.P. South Burnaby Division Warden's Service"; c. 1940s
Object History
Item was used by Harry Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions in South Burnaby.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Other Documents
Object Term
Correspondence
Subjects
Emergency Measures - Civil Defence
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Cutress, Harry Charles
Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.)
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.14
Description
Newsletter, "The Burnaby Warden's Gazette"; editor "J. Allbuary Clou"; c. 1940s; mimeographed page; paper is yellowed
Object History
Newsletter was referred to by Harry Charles Cutress who was a member of the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions in South Burnaby during the 1940s.
  1 Document     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.14
Description
Newsletter, "The Burnaby Warden's Gazette"; editor "J. Allbuary Clou"; c. 1940s; mimeographed page; paper is yellowed
Object History
Newsletter was referred to by Harry Charles Cutress who was a member of the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions in South Burnaby during the 1940s.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Other Documents
Object Term
Serial
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Burnaby
Author
J. Allbuary Glou
Publication Date
[194-]
Subjects
Emergency Measures - Civil Defence
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Cutress, Harry Charles
Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.)
Record Type
Artifact
Documents
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.15
Description
"Burnaby Civil Gazette Defence", "Office of the Controller"; "Nov.-Dec. 1943", "Edmonds, B.C."; "Cutress, H." "3724 Rumble St."; paper is yellowed; 2 pages doubled sided; mimeographed
Object History
Newsletter is addressed to Harry Charles Cutress who was an active member of the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions in South Burnaby.
  1 Document     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.15
Description
"Burnaby Civil Gazette Defence", "Office of the Controller"; "Nov.-Dec. 1943", "Edmonds, B.C."; "Cutress, H." "3724 Rumble St."; paper is yellowed; 2 pages doubled sided; mimeographed
Object History
Newsletter is addressed to Harry Charles Cutress who was an active member of the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions in South Burnaby.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Other Documents
Object Term
Serial
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Burnaby
Title
Burnaby Civil Defence Gazette
Publication Date
Nov-Dec 1943
Subjects
Emergency Measures - Civil Defence
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Cutress, Harry Charles
Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.)
Record Type
Artifact
Documents
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1944]
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 card
Item No.
00011
Scope and Content
Item consists of an identification card made out to E.W. Martin, Wing Commander for Officer's Mess No. 5 Mannning Depot R.C.A.F. (Royal Canadian Air Force) Lachine, Quebec.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Elmer Wilson Martin fonds
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV001
Series
002
Item No.
00011
Physical Description
1 card
Scope and Content
Item consists of an identification card made out to E.W. Martin, Wing Commander for Officer's Mess No. 5 Mannning Depot R.C.A.F. (Royal Canadian Air Force) Lachine, Quebec.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Cards
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Royal Canadian Air Force
Martin, Elmer Wilson
Accession Code
BV019.40.23
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1944]
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1941]
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.5 x 7 cm
Item No.
00034
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the office where John Shaw worked during his time with the Royal Canadian Air Force. John has written on the back of the photograph: "The orderly room again. Can't see a heck of a lot though. Should have been a time exposure."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1941]
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Collection/Fonds No.
CBA018
Series
001
Description Level
Item
Item No.
00034
Accession Number
2005-15
2006-01
2007-18
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4.5 x 7 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the office where John Shaw worked during his time with the Royal Canadian Air Force. John has written on the back of the photograph: "The orderly room again. Can't see a heck of a lot though. Should have been a time exposure."
Subjects
Buildings - Military
Furniture
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV014.33.15
Description
Service and Pay Book - Booklet -- [1943]. Service and Pay Book from the Royal Canadian Air Force for Thomas Mark. The booklet is bound in red leather with 16 pages inside and a shallow back pocket.
Object History
See donor record for Mr. Mark's personal history. Active community volunteer and awarded the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the Year in 1995
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV014.33.15
Description
Service and Pay Book - Booklet -- [1943]. Service and Pay Book from the Royal Canadian Air Force for Thomas Mark. The booklet is bound in red leather with 16 pages inside and a shallow back pocket.
Object History
See donor record for Mr. Mark's personal history. Active community volunteer and awarded the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the Year in 1995
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Other Documents
Object Term
Book
Measurements
w: 10 cm h: 13 cm
Subjects
Wars
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Documentary Artifacts
Name Access
Royal Canadian Air Force
Mark, Thomas "Tom"
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.31
Description
Pamphlet, four pages; "Revised Edition October 15, 1942" "Read Carefully These Instructions About Your Gas Mask" "(The Civilian Respirator)"; "Prepared and Issued by the Office of the Director of Civil Air Raid Precautions, Daly Building, Ottawa, Canada, 1942"
Object History
Item was referred to by Harry Charles Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions unit in South Burnaby during the 1940s.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV999.17.31
Description
Pamphlet, four pages; "Revised Edition October 15, 1942" "Read Carefully These Instructions About Your Gas Mask" "(The Civilian Respirator)"; "Prepared and Issued by the Office of the Director of Civil Air Raid Precautions, Daly Building, Ottawa, Canada, 1942"
Object History
Item was referred to by Harry Charles Cutress who was a volunteer with the Burnaby Air Raid Precautions unit in South Burnaby during the 1940s.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Instructional Documents
Object Term
Pamphlet, Instruction
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
Ontario
Site/City Made
Ottawa
Publication Date
October 15, 1942
Subjects
Emergency Measures - Civil Defence
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Cutress, Harry Charles
Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.)
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail

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