Fonds glen-235 - Albert Walter Bennett fonds

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Albert Walter Bennett fonds

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GLEN glen-235

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  • Copied 1982 (originally created 1914-1920) (Creation)
    Bennett, Albert Walter

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1 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs

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Albert Walter Bennett served with the 10th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Canadian Division in First World War. He enlisted in Calgary, Alberta in 1914 and sailed for France in February 1915. He saw action at the 2nd Battle of Ypres, Festubert and Givenchy. He was promoted to sergeant in July 1915. After he was discharged in November 1919 he went to West Africa with the Gold Coast Deep Sea Harbour Survey Party. He returned to Calgary in July 1920. He then began work as a secretary at P. Burns & Co., a position he held for 20 years.

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The fonds consists of transcripts of his diary (1914-1920); unpublished accounts of the 1st Canadian Division and the 10th Battalion at the 2nd Battle of Ypres, and the 1st Canadian Division at the battles of Festubert and Givenchy; and sketch maps of the 10th Battalion's movements in 1915. Includes photographs of the 10th Battalion Machine Gun Section.

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Record No. M 7012;NA 4732<br><br>

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