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Title:
Thomas Tweed fonds

Date(s):
1915-1918

Physical Description:
6 cm of textual records. -- 4 photographs

History:
Thomas McLellan Tweed, 1886-1918, was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He graduated from McGill University as a civil engineer. In 1911 he married Marion Willis, 1891-1974, and they settled in Medicine Hat. They had two children, Duffield McLellan, 1912-?, and James Gordon, 1913-?. In 1916 Tom joined the 175th Battalion CEF and proceeded overseas in October of that year. He served as a Captain in the 50th Battalion in France and was killed in action in August of 1918.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of First World War letters and Field Service postcards sent by Tom to his mother and other family members while serving overseas. Includes a shrapnel-damaged book which he was carrying when killed on the battlefield. Also includes copies of biographical material compiled by the Tweed family.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Thomas H. Tweed, 2011.

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/tweed.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-9461

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