Fonds high-1186 - 103rd Calgary Rifles fonds

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103rd Calgary Rifles fonds

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HIGH high-1186

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  • 1910 - 1919 (Creation)
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    103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) 1910 - 1914

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8 cm of textual records

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In 1902 and 1904 Lt.Col. Armstrong raised a Regiment of over 800 men, however the government would not grant official recognition until 1910. As a Militia unit, the Calgary Rifles trained part time on weeknights and weekends. Members of the unit came from all walks of life and performed their military duties in addition to their civilian occupations. During World War I, the 103rd Calgary Rifles remained in Canada, training and providing soldiers to the 50th, 56th, 82nd, 89th and 137th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.) Over 800 members of the 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) served in the 10th Canadian Infantry Battalion during World War I.

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The records came from a wide variety of sources including former Members of the Regiment.

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Consists of Nominal Rolls dated 1 April 1910 and 28 May 1911 (Coronation Contingent), Administrative Minutes from the 103rd Regiment Officers' Meetings (1916-1919), Regimental Correspondence, Minutes of Annual Meetings, Commission Scrolls, Training Manual for Rifles and Lewis Guns, and Personnel Files for Founder Lt.Col. W.C.G. Armstrong, Lt.Col. D.L. Redman, Major W.A. Cockshutt (related to Cockshutt Plow Plant), Gunner W. Maxwell, and Pte. Walter Louden. Also contains news clippings (Aug 1914).

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Nominal roll database for the 10th Battalion available.

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See also 10th Battalion fonds

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Record No. Files 30-1 to 39-1<br><br>

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