Series 09.14.09 - Department of National Defence

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Department of National Defence

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CA HM 09.14.00-09.14.09

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  • 1939 1942 1946-1948 (Creation)
    Kennedy, K. S. (Keltie)

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2 cms of Textual Records broken into 2 file folders

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Keltie S. Kennedy. Born September 22nd, 1898 Kennedy was a WWI veteran. He enlisted on May 1st, 1916. He served in the Artillery and was badly wounded in France on April 29th, 1917. He joined the Hussars in 1921. He was Commanding Officer from 1936-1939. He is credited with keeping the Regiment alive. Due to his WWI wounds he was not medically fit to command during WWII and relinquished command to Harold Gamblin. He continued to serve during WWII and again was Commanding Officer from 1946-1947. He later was made Honorary Colonel of the Regiment from 1957-1969. He died January 7th, 1987.

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Keltie S. Kennedy
Gagetown Museum - A Footlocker owned by Keltie Kennedy was found in the basement of Museum filled with Documents of Keltie's.

Scope and content

Series consists of a discussion on National Defense by Murdock Dounthern and Andrew Ferdite . Material from Department of National Defense on DND pay instructions , DND property lease forms , booklet of Canadian Defense Achievements and organization , DND Press Survey 1941 regarding a number of Foreign Languages, Factors regarding composition of Commonwealth Military Forces and Mobilization Scheme. Included is Material on Training Policy winter of 1940 and 1941.
Includes a legal proceeding ,Court Inquiry , Letters and News Paper clippings regarding a Loss of a Pistol .

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Textual Documents were found in a footlocker owned By Keltie in the basement of the Gagetown Museum damp and deteriorating . Papers must be handled with care .

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  • English

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