Fonds ID615 - Internment camp register

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Internment camp register

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  • 1915-1917 (Creation)
    Interment Camp

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3 cm of textual records

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This fonds appears to have been created by authorities responsible for internees at Minto, New Brunswick, during World War I. At the outbreak of war, residents of Canada who had immigrated from Germany, the Austro-Hungary Empire and other enemy countries were required to register as enemy aliens. Anyone without work or identity papers or who failed to report regularly to police was likely to be interned in one of the camps set up throughout Canada.

By 1916, internees were frequently paroled to fill labour shortages. One hundred and fifty-one coal miners, mostly from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, were sent to Minto, New Brunswick, where they worked from December 1915 to mid-1917 and probably thereafter.

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The fonds consists of a register of Austrian and Hungarian nationals from various internment camps who worked in the coal mines in Minto, New Brunswick, from 1915 to 1917. Information includes name, nationality, birthplace and occupation. There are some physical descriptions of the men, instructions about monthly reports, and remarks concerning unauthorized absences. An internment camp number is recorded beside each name.

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There is some damage to binding of the book and loose pages

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