Archie Polson fonds, 18?-1917 (1905-1919, 1943)
5 cm of textual records.--- 21 photographs
In 1916 Archibald (Archie) John Polson left Gimli, Manitoba to
join the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. He was
later transferred overseas with the 2nd Divisional Machine Gun Corps
and served in trenches in various locations in England and France.
In 1917 he received serious shrapnel wounds and after the amputation
of his arm, spent several months in a Military Hospital in England.
He died 1 September 1917.
The collection was purchased by the University of Manitoba Archives
& Special Collections from Borealis Books (Winnipeg) in 2000. The
history prior to the purchase is unknown
The contents of the fonds consists primarily of correspondence,
but also includes photographs, postcards, and a Royal Canadian Air
Force service and paybook
There are no restrictions on this material
No further accruals are expected
To view transcriptions
of Archie Polson's correspondence, visit The Canadian Letters and
Images Project website at: