Fonds 1988.42, 1989.61 - JOHN CRAMER fonds

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CA CPA 1988.42, 1989.61

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  • 1915-1919 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records – 50 photographs

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John Cramer (1891-1958) served in World War I in the 161st Battalion, C.E.F. in 1915, transferring to the 5th Division in 1917. He was born in Carberry, Manitoba and was the youngest son of Mrs. And Mr. John Cramer. He married Mabel Frances Outhwaite in 1933. Cramer had moved to Ontario [in 1915] and returned to Carberry, Manitoba after war's end. In 1928 he took up a homestead at Whetburn, Alberta. In 1941 his family returned to Carberry where he conducted a woodworking shop. Cramer served on the town Council between 1945 and 1948. Further biographical information is unknown.

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Records have been presented to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1988 by the [Carberry Plains Museum] and in 1989 by persons unknown.

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Fonds consists of World War I souvenirs such as Articles of Pte. Cramer, pay books, Great War Veterans Association, correspondence accompanying a medal, returned soldiers insurance, news clippings, short travel diary, programme of the "Y-EMMAS" (the Canadian Corps Concert Party in 1919), and a certificate of honour for service to Paris. Black and white photographs show bombed sites in Europe.

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Associated material: National Archives of Canada

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