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Claims

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-1-6
  • File
  • December 5, 1915 - December 16, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of correspondence, memorandas and circulars with regard to financial claims put forward by members of the 118th Battalion.

Returns

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-1-8
  • File
  • December 2, 1915 - December 19, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of memorandas, correspondence, circulars and personnel files pertaining to varying strength of the 118th Battalion. Specifically noted are Absentees, rejected recruits, and recruits on courses who do not show on Roll Call.

Sick Leave

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-1-10
  • File
  • February 18, 1916 - December 18, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

Correspondence in regards to sick leave for members of the 118th Battalion.

Marriage/Seperation Allowance

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-1-12
  • File
  • February 18, 1916 - September 15, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of memorandas, correspondence and circulars on funds being allocated to wives, and widowed mothers of soldiers in the 118th Battalion. Correspondence between Lt-Col. Lochead and several former wives, and abandoned mothers illustrate the appeal of receiving allowance from serving members of the battalion.

Machine Gun Section

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-1-15
  • File
  • February 5, 1916 - December 27, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of memorandas, correspondence, circulars and manuals on the recruitment and training of the Machine Gun Section for the 118th Battalion. Primarily recruited from Toronto, this section underwent extreme scrutiny due their billitment to Berlin, where the 118th Battalion is based. Much of the file consists of correspondence between Lt-Col. Lochead and individuals from Toronto who either object or support his recruitment efforts in that city.

Discharges

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-1-16A
  • File
  • January 20, 1915 - June 30, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of memorandas, correspondence and circulars pertaining to the discharge of several members of the 118th Battalion. In the 118th's case, discharge occurred do to lying about age or place of birth, medical reasons, and pressure of the family of said recruit. In some of the latter cases, Lt-Col. Lochead appeals to several recruit's parents to give their blessing to their son for having joined the 118th.

Lists

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-2-22
  • File
  • May 19, 1916 - January 19, 1917
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

Inside this file are nominal rolls on deserters, companies, officers, enlisted, and the entire 118th Battalion.

Prisoners

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-3-26
  • File
  • April 12, 1916 - December 7, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of correspondence, memorandas and circulars on 118th Battalion members whom deserted or where arrested based on a civil matter while in uniform.

Seperation Allowance

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-3-32
  • File
  • December 30, 1915 - January 1, 1917
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of correspondence, memorandas and circulars on awarding and revoking separation allowances to the wives and in some cases, mothers, of men in the Battalion.

Strength

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-3-36
  • File
  • November 29, 1915 - July 29, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of correspondence and memorandas on the 118th Battalion's strength prior to its mass recruitment effort.

Signals Section

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-3-39
  • File
  • January 5, 1916 - September 16, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of correspondence, memorandas, circulars and personnel files on the establishment and training of the signals section for the 118th Battalion.

Band

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-4-41
  • File
  • January 14, 1916 - December 29, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of correspondence, memorandas, circulars and personnel files on the establishment of the 118th Battalion's band and their purchase of instruments and recruitment of bandsmen.

Guards, Picquets, Police

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-4-43
  • File
  • November 16, 1916 - December 1, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of documents on the establishment of picquets and the general rules of conduct for those soldiers partaking in this action.

Accounts

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-4-45
  • File
  • December 3, 1915 - October 26, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

Item consists of correspondence, circulars, lists and memorandas on the financial accounts for the 118th Battalion.

Medals

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-4-46
  • File
  • November 18, 1916 - January 3, 1917
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of correspondence on the bombing team's receipt of medals for their service.

Absentees

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-4-54
  • File
  • April 27, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File consists of correspondence, memorandas and circulars on 118th Battalion absentees. Although these absentees are primarily made up of men who found themselves in hospitals, there are a few legitimate deserters who are being sought by the Battalion.

Hospital Reports

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-5-58
  • File
  • November 30, 1915 - January 13, 1917
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

File contains various correspondence of kit inventories of 118th Battalion personal.

Recruiting

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001-1-5-59
  • File
  • November 22, 1915 - June 23, 1916
  • Part of Lochead Fonds

Item consists of correspondence, lists, memorandas, circulars and personnel files on the recruiting efforts of the 118th Battalion. These include some correspondence between Lt-Col. Lochead and his superiors regarding controversies on his recruiting methods.

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