Larger album of two from William Arnott Stevens and his wife Betty.
St. Catharines, Ontario.
He served in the 19th St. Catharines Regiment, later the 19th Lincoln Regiment and the Lincoln and Welland Regiment.
He was commissioned about 1907 and remained with the regiment until about 1957. During World War I he was a musketry Officer with the 2nd Canadian Division at Niagara-on-the-Lake, and was a machine-gun instructor attached to the Royal Flying Corps in Hamilton and Beamsville Ontario, and Texas. He was not sent overseas due to a pre-war injury [reportedly a broken back from a pre-war car accident]
The 19th Before the War
[i.e. Before August 1914]Officer Parade. Appears to be passing a war memorial. Band Group of 4 junior officers during a route march? More of the parade (passing a war memorial?) A rest break along a fence during a route march. Group of seven officers. The man on the far left has a different uniform. Page 70 of W A Stevens’ large album. Rest break during a route march? Route march, a view from the rear. Rest break during a route march? Very young and very old. Route march, view from rear. Rest break beside a railway station. Rifles are piled (in stacks) . Man in foreground has a cup (of tea?). Page 71 “The 7th (now the 10th) leaving St C – Aug. 1914” 7th, later the 10th Battery Royal Canadian Artillery
Page 81 Merton Camp showing artillery on the move, rifle range firing point, and tents.