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"D" Company, 31st Battalion leaving Calgary, [ca. 1915]
"D" Company, 31st Battalion leaving Calgary, [ca. 1915]

John and Bruce Johnson fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Personal papers. -- 1887-1961
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1915-1940s


Series 1 Personal papers. -- 1887-1961
M-4769-1 John E. Johnson's correspondence. -- 1911-1926. -- Re his career as a railway mail clerk and assistant postmaster, Calgary. Includes newspaper clippings and job advertisements re postmaster positions.
M-4769-2 Bruces Johnson's medals, etc. -- 1935-1954. -- Consists of a letter from Major-General M.L. Brennan; letter from King George VI to first contingent of Canadian Forces to arrive in Britain during the Second World War; and announcements of medals awarded to Bruce Johnson.
M-4769-3 Army training instruction sheets. -- 1941. -- Re security, sanitary rules, mess rules, etc.
M-4769-4 Bruce Johnson's military papers. -- 1941-1951. -- Includes history of army service corps, nominal rolls, pamphlet on reading maps, etc.
M-4769-5 Bruce Johnson's notebook. -- 1940s-1961. -- Re military procedure. Includes newspaper clippings.

Certificates. -- 1887-1935. -- Consists of the following:

Certificates of military qualification (Bruce)
Certificates of Freemasonry (John)
Certificate of proficiency in civil service exams (John)

M-4769-7 Programs, menus, etc. -- 1906-1953. -- Includes itinerary of western tour of Duke of Connaught; program of welcome home ceremonies for 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, RCASC; programs of conventions for Army and Navy Veterans and Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC).
M-4769-8 Freemasons programs, Calgary and Edmonton. -- 1919-1924 and [ca. 1959]
M-4769-9 Cards, etc. -- 1932-1941. -- Consists of Christmas cards for Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC), Lord Strathcona's Horse, etc. Includes John Johnson's passport, and Bruce Johnson's membership cards and letter of introduction.
M-4769-10 Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC) songsheets. -- 1940
M-4769-11 Newspaper clippings. -- 1935-1943 and n.d. -- Related to military matters. Includes Bruce Johnson's wedding announcement.
M-4769-oversize Bruce Johnson's certificates. -- 1933-1952. -- Consists of Grand Lodge of Alberta (Masons) certificate (1952); and two certificates of appointment as Regimental Sergeant-Major Warrant Officer (1933 and 1946).
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1915-1940s. -- 36 photographs

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PA-2030 Army views. -- 1940s. -- 25 photographs
PB-500 "D" Company, 31st Battalion, 6th Brigade leaving Calgary, and cadet corps cricket, etc. -- [ca. 1915-1940s]. -- 6 photographs
PC-166 1st Corps Transport Column. -- 1 photograph
PE-87 13th Division, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, Calgary; 1st Division Armament Company, Woking, Sussex (1935 and 1940); lawn bowling club, Calgary (1930s). -- 4 photographs
NA-3863 "D" Company, 31st Battalion, 6th Brigade leaving Calgary. -- [ca. 1915]. -- 1 photograph. -- Copied from PB-500-1 above.
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