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8th Canadian Field Ambulance Officers and NCOs

  • CA BWGPL OS9855
  • Item
  • November 1918

This image documents the 8th Canadian Field Ambulance at the time of the signing of the armistice ending WWI on November 11, 1918 and can be found in a war photograph album belonging to Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Raymond Selby. The photographs in the album are both original photographs taken by Dr. Selby and copies of official Canadian military photographs. Selby was born in and grew up in the Bradford West Gwillimbury area before moving to Calgary, Alberta. Many of the men pictured were awarded medals in recognition of honour and/or bravery.

Top Row: Sgt. Maguire, Sgt. F. E. Dutton, Cpl. Brewster, Sgt. Munis, Sgt. Davidson, R.S.M. Coward, R.S.M. G. Taylor, Staff-Sgt. Graydon, Sgt. Nash, Cpl. Tillett, Cpl. Guthrie, Sgt. Patience
Middle Row: Capt. R. M. Harvie, Capt. A. S. Lamb, Capt. D.C. Malcolm, Major W. G. Cosbie, Lt-Col. E. R. Selby, Major W. J. MacKensie, Capt. J. F. Sparrow, Capt. Knight, Capt. Christie
Bottom Row: Sgt. H. Hay, Sgt. Montgomery, Cpl. Clements, Sgt. Valiquet, Sgt. Wyers, Sgt. Cowan, Sgt. Coleman, Sgt. Holding, Cpl. Lean

Ernest Raymond Selby, Dr.

90th Birthday - Bertha Langford

  • CA BWGPL OS10374
  • Item
  • 1980-09-06

Bradford's Bertha Langford celebrated her 90th birthday last week with more than 200 family and friends in attendance. The energetic lady still loves to bowl. Happy birthday!

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Jan Coward's World War I Database Edition 1

  • 2023-03-28/1
  • Series
  • 2023-03-28

Personnel files of sixty-five personnel who served in World War I with ties to South Simcoe. Research was commenced by Jan Coward. After her passing, a group of research assistants are working to verify the research and share this publicly. Original database exists as an online spreadsheet. Reseach assistants have identified which personnel files have been verified.

Jan Coward's Literary Estate

Match Safe

  • CA BWGPL OS11403

This well preserved match safe, with its Masonic symbols, was moulded in Thomas Nelson's Foundry in Bond Head c. 1870. Marion McKibbon, his granddaughter, presently owns it.

Thomas Kilkenny Furniture

  • CA BWGPL OS10125
  • Item
  • c. 1880

A late Victorian c. 1880 side boar with decorative work, produced in Thomas Kilkenny's Furniture factory. It is owned by his great granddaughter Ruth Booth.