Fonds 09.14.00 - K. S. (Keltie) Kennedy Collection

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K. S. (Keltie) Kennedy Collection

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  • Textual record

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  • Source of title proper: Museum Created

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CA HM 09.14.00

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  • 1861-1975 (Creation)
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    K. S. (Keltie) Kennedy

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76 cms of Textual Records; 90 booklets ; 5 newspaper clippings;91 photographs;31 legal size pages of textual records; 2 bound books ; 5 articles; 3 cms of scanned letters and correspondence and scanned photographs

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(1898-1987)

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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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Lt.-Col. Keltie S. Kennedy

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Fonds consists of Memorabilia: 5 cm Album. A compilation of photographs and memorabilia that Kennedy titled “A Pictorial History of the 8th Canadian Hussars”. This album includes a brief History of the Hussars, 2 pocket diaries. Letters he received while in the service; a casualty list for WW I; One of his passes from WW I; newspaper articles from WW I; his pay books; 2 letters dated 1918; and 2 unused paybooks “Canadian Militia” one in English and one in French.
Service Record:
2 photocopied pages. His Attestation Paper and his Certificate of Medical Examination, May 1916
Articles:
5 Articles, typewritten and double spaced, each individually enclosed in plastic by Mr. Kennedy. Article 1 is untitled and is 950 words. Article 2 ``Sea Raids`` is 700 words. Article 3 ``How the Raider may come to Canada`` is 1050 words. Article 4 ``Defense against Air Attack`` is 1300 words. Article 5``Protective Measures by Civic Authorities`` is 1100 words.
Personal War Diary:
2 bound books approximately 50 pages in each one. Reproduced herein is the complete and unedited personal War Diary of Keltie S. Kennedy. Arranged with the diary are a series of photos found among his personal papers at the time of his death. Each picture has his personal notations of the subject matter shown.
Textual Documents Associations, training , Department of National Defense, Veterans Affairs , Personal Finance, Royal Canadian Legion, Other, Governments , State of the Regiment, Forms, Speeches, Reports World War 2 , Regimental Orders, Command Orders and Pre War Reports.

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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 . These records are in Series 7 though 26.

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  • English

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09.14.01 - 09.14.02 Box 26
19.14.03 - 09.14.07 Box 27
09.14.08 Box 28
09.14.09 - 09.14.20 Box 29
09.14.09 - 09.14.26 Box 30

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