Item 2008.1.3.3.6.2.123 - 15th Light Horse (Calgary) Military marching band

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15th Light Horse (Calgary) Military marching band

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2008.1.3.3.6.2.123

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  • 01 Jul.1907 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 13 cm

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Samuel Benfield Steele was born at Purbrook, Medonte, County Simcoe, Ontario on 5 January 1848 to Captain Elmes Steele and Anne MacIan Macdonald. His father served under Nelson and other Admirals in the Napoleonic Wars, moving to Canada in 1832, with his first wife and family. After the death of his first wife, Captain Steele married Sam's mother, and they had six childre, Sam being the eldest.

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  • English

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This photograph was sent to Marie Steele from Sam in a letter dated 15th July 1907.

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View of a military musical band on parade in downtown Calgary; men on horseback following the band and Ashdown Hardware and the Hudson's Bay store visible in the background. In a letter sent to Marie, with this photograph enclosed, Sam writes: "the band that goes to Ireland is that of the 15th Light Horse ...". On verso, SBS has written: "The band ready to march on the 1st. The first horseman self. The head of the column is not seen - Sam"

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  • Graphic materials Box: 164
  • Folder: 16