WW1 photo Canadian military camp Carling's Heights London Ontario

$16.00 USD

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Nice bird's eye view of army tents on Carling's Heights London Ontario. Units included the 29th Battery, 33rd and 34th Battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Horses left foreground.

Written on back:

Birds Eye view of 29th bty, 33rd, 34th Batns
Carlings Heights London Ont. Canada


Corners missing UL & UR.  Chip along bottom edge. Toning on back.

10 ½  x 16 cm


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

Wolseley Barracks, created in 1886 on property formerly owned by the Carling family, saw the construction of Wolseley Hall between 1886 and 1888 and the occupation of the barracks by "D" Company of the Canadian Infantry School Corps in 1888. The Infantry School Corps has become The Royal Canadian Regiment, which had had a continuous presence in London since the 1880s and still recognizes Wolseley Barracks as its Home Station today. Today the 4th Battalion of the Regiment and The RCR Museum remain quartered in Wolseley Hall.

The base property at Wolseley Barracks had one of its busiest periods during the First World War when it was used as a training camp for many units that were formed in south-western Ontario. Panoramic photos of infantry battalions ready to leave Canada for England can be found with Wolseley Hall in the background as they formed up for the photo on the open training ground south east of that very recognizable building.