Collection RC0660 - Pte. John "Jack" Mitchell collection

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Pte. John "Jack" Mitchell collection

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  • [1916]-1918 (Creation)

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2 photographs
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John (Jack) Mitchell of 42 Florence St., Hamilton joined the Canadian Army in 1916 at the age of 26, but had previously served three years with the 91st Hamilton Battalion. He was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in France until he was discharged in May, 1919. Jack was believed to have worked in supply and it is unclear how he came to be in possession of the map. It may have been to be used as a road map, to help him perform his duties.

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The material (2014-022) was donated by Ruth and John Borthwick and Alan Mitchell in May 2014.


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The collection consists of:

  1. WWI military map. France, sheet 36B (crossed off and annotated to 44B), edition 6. January 1918.
  2. Photograph of Jack Mitchell in uniform standing outside. Black and white. [1916?].
  3. Photograph portrait of Jack Mitchell in uniform. Sepia toned, reproduction. [1916?]

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First World War Related; included in Box WWI 01

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