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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: