WW1 Canada photo postcard troops marching Gravenhurst Ontario c. 1917

$60.00 CAD

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Nice image of Canadian troops of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.) marching down a street in Gravenhurst Ontario. It may the 122nd Battalion that recruited in the Muskoka region.

Undated, but likely late winter 1916 or 1917.

This battalion embarked from the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia on three ships. The first two ships, the "Missanabie" & the "Tunisan" left the port on May 21st. 1917 with 2 officers and 50 O.R.(Detail) each. The third ship. the "Olympic" with 122nd Battalion, left on June 2. 1917


In background Gravenhurst Opera House. They are walking in front the office of ‘SLATER General Insurance REAL ESTATE AGENT’.

On back:

Gravenhurst April 2nd
Dear Miss Crooks,
Was certainly surprised to get your letter and paper. I didn’t get them until Monday. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to speak to you when you were down. I had no idea there was an event on when we were skating. Here’s congratulations to you.
Corp. - Jones


Postmarked ‘GRAVENHURST APR ---' on 2 cent King George V stamp and mailed to Huntsville Ont.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)


The 122nd Overseas Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Huntsville, Ontario & Bracebridge, Ontario the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in the Muskoka district. After sailing to England in June 1917, the battalion was absorbed into the on June 9, 1917. The 122nd Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. D. M. Grant.