Collection RC0580 - Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force collection

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Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force collection

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  • 1918 (Creation)

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2 photographs : b&w, panorama; 42 × 17.5 cm.

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Canadian Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force (Siberia) (1918-1919)

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Authorized on 12 August 1918, the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force was composed of 4,000 soldiers that were sent to Russia to combat the Bolshevik menace. The soldiers were selected from the headquarters staff, “B” Squadron RNWMP, 85th Battery CFA, 16th Field Company CE, 6th Signal Company, 259th and 260th Infantry Battalions, 20th Machine Gun Company, No. 1 Company Divisional Train, No. 16 Field Ambulance, No. 11 Stationary Hospital, and No. 9 Ordnance Detachment. The Commander was Major-General J.H. Elmsley. Most of the soldiers were stationed in Vladivostock. They returned home to Canada in the summer of 1919 without engaging in any hostilities.

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The collection consists of two photographs taken by S. Thomson of Vancouver, BC:
1. 16th Field Co[mpan]y. C.E. at New Westminster, B.C. en route to Siberia. 16.11.18.
2. C.A.S.C. C.E.F.[Canadian Army Service Corps., Canadian Expeditionary Force] en route to Siberia, New Westminster, B.C., Dec. 9th 1918.

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The collection (18-2005) was purchased in June 2005 from John Rush Books, Hamilton, Ont.


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See also the Edwin Howard Stephenson fonds.

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