Series 09.14.01 - Memorabilia

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Memorabilia

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  • Textual record
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  • Source of title proper: Museum Created

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CA HM 09.14.00-09.14.01

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  • 1914-1947 (Creation)
    Creator
    K. S. (Keltie) Kennedy

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5 cms of Textual Records

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Name of creator

(1898-1987)

Biographical history

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.-Co. Keltie S. Kennedy

Scope and content

Series consists of A compilation of photos 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. Armoured Fighting Vehicles

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  • English

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Box 26

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