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Fonds RC0574 - Alfred Langsford Robinson fonds

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Alfred Langsford Robinson fonds

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RC0574

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  • 1916-1918 (Creation)

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1 album containing:
191 photographs;
3 postcards, b&w

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Robinson, Alfred Langsford (1882-[19--])

Biographical history

Alfred Langsford Robinson was a member of the Canadian Engineers of the 2nd Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The 2nd Division officially came into existence on 25 May 1915. The engineers were very important to the war effort, constructing huts, digging trenches, facilitating transportation, and creating equipment to deal with hazards like poison gas. The division participated on many fronts, including the Second Battle of Ypres, Robecq, St. Eloi Craters, Somme, Courcelette, Regina Trench, Vimy, Hill 70 and Passchendaele.

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The album contains 191 photographs. Subjects of the photographs include training at the riding school in Ottawa, the troops en route on the Adriatic, and photographs of time spent at Shorncliffe and Crowborough. Some photographs were taken at the Perkins Bull Hospital for Convalescent Canadian Officers and the Shrewsbury Aerodrome AAP. There are also photographs of Ireland, particularly Cork-Killarney.

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The fonds (33-2002) was purchased from John Rush Books in September 2002.

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RC0574

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