Item 2008.1.3.3.6.2.133 - Camp Sewell staff

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Camp Sewell staff

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2008.1.3.3.6.2.133

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  • 1913 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm

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Camp Sewell, Manitoba [Camp Hughes Military Training Site] west of Carberry, of North Cypress. Established as Sewell Camp in 1909, it was renamed after Major-General Sir Sam Hughes, Canada's Minister of Militia and Defence, in 1915. During World War 1 more than 38,000 troops of the Canadian Expeditionary Force trained there.

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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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This photograph was one of four photographs sent to SBS from Alice Hamilton Bishop (see her note in file: 2008.1.1.1.2.237 (Box 91-40).

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A view of men on horses and in a wagon at Camp Sewell; the men and horses are not facing the camera. On the bottom of the image is written: "The Staff Sewell 1913".

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  • Graphic materials Box: 163
  • Folder: 86