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Title:
Francis Gordon Church fonds

Date(s):
1902-1946

Physical Description:
12.5 cm of textual records. -- 18 photographs

History:
Francis Gordon Church, 1889-?, was born in New Brunswick. He worked for the Canadian Permanent Mortgage Corporation in Saint John, 1906-1913. He moved to Winnipeg in 1913 and worked for Great West Permanent Loan Co. until 1915. During First World War he trained at Camp Sewell in Manitoba, and subsequently fought with the 44th Battalion CEF in England, Belgium and France. From 1917 to 1919 he served as Paymaster of the Clearing Depot in Saint John. After his discharge he returned to business life and the family settled in Quebec. He and his wife, Edith, whom he met and married in England, had at least one child, Hannah (Ridolfi).

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of correspondence (1919-1925), military certificates, will, photographs of Camp Sewell and the 44th Battalion, and miscellaneous military and personal papers.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Hannah Ridolfi, 1980.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/church.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-5711, PA-2141, PE-95, NA-4051

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