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Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919 Item Canada. Dept. of Militia and Defence
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Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 02 Aug 1916

Handwritten letter from Harwood in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. Harwood writes about the possibility of doing a course in England, provided he is given official military permission to do so. 2 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 06 Jan 1917

Handwritten letter form Harwood at Headquarters, 11th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England; Harwood is again asking his father to help find a commission for his friend W.G. (Bill) Neish. 1 sheet and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 22 Aug 1917

Handwritten letter from Harwood in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England; Harwood discusses his potential staffing opportunities, and suggests his father quit the military because of the way he (SBS) has been treated. 2 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 06 Oct 1917

Handwritten letter from Harwood in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England; he discusses air raids, etc. and suggests that his father drop a line to Currie to see what his (Harwood's) standing in the Corps List is.3 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 13 Jan 1918

Handwritten letter from Harwood at Headquarters, 11th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, France to SBS st Shorncliffe, England; he discusses feeling fine after being in hospital, his expectiation of a Staff Appointment, and discusses his father's recent KCMG appointment and subsequent congratulations received. 2 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 17 Jan 1918

Handwritten letter from Harwood in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England; Harwood talks about Sam's efforts to find a position for his friend (Bill) Neish, appreciates that SBS finds his K.C.M.G. valueless, and shares rumors about potential promotions (initials used to get past censors), etc. 1 sheet and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 21 Jan 1918

Handwritten letter from Harwood in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England; he writes further about what he hears in terms of promotions and movement within military in France, and shares his father's anger at the way SBS is being treated by the Canadian Military. 1 sheet and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 2 Feb 1918

Handwritten letter from Harwood in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England; Harwood discusses the reputation of Lord Kitchener; a Winnipeg Telegram article on SBS; and promotions, etc. occurring within the Canadian military. 3 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 4 Mar 1918

Handwritten letter from Harwood at Headquarters, 188th Infantry Brigade, France to SBS at Folkestone, England; Harwood talks about the injustices SBS has faced, and their family's honorable reputation in serving Canada, etc. 2 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 20 Oct 1918

Handwritten letter from Harwood at Headquarters, 188th Infantry Brigade, France to SBS at Putney, England; Harwood discusses some 'lost ground' faced by Canadians in recent battles, the death of Louis Lipsett, the anticipated end of the War, and Sam's plans for retiremen (farming in Fort Macleod). 4 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 13 Jun 1916

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. Harwood discusses his activities in France; General Turner's decision to delay H's leave; the Russian's success; and 'K's loss', etc. 2 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 29 Aug 1916

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. In his letter, Harwood discusses the reason for his course application being turned down, and his belief that he will be transferred to General Ketchen's Brigade; etc. 2 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 07 Sep 1916

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. Harwood explains in this letter that he has been transferred to General Ketchen's brigade: "attached for the purpose of learning the duties of a Staff Captain". 1 sheet and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 16 Dec 1916

Handwritten letter from Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. Harwood writes that he thinks it is quite likely that he will soon be attached to a battalion in order to gain trench experience, and wants Sam to let Marie know about this possibility. 2 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 26 Jan 1918

Handwritten letter form Harwood Steele in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England. In the letter, Harwood discusses his improved health; General [Ketchen's] recent promotion; the attacks on Sir Douglas Haig; etc. 2 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Letter from Harwood Steele to SBS, 23 Jan 1917

Handwritten letter from Harwood with the 27th Canadian Battalion in France to SBS at Shorncliffe, England; Harwood is responding to his father's letters, and discussing his experiences and hope of getting back to England. He has burned, at Sam's request, one of these letters received. 3 sheets and envelope.

Steele, Harwood

Ketchen to SBS: 10 Aug 1915

Handwritten letter from H.D.B. Ketchen at Otterpool Camp (Kent, England) to SBS at Shorncliffe. Ketchen is writing to recommend SBS arrange a billet for Colonel Corelli.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Ketchen to SBS: 02 Jan 1918

Handwritten letter from H.D.B. Ketchen in France to SBS at Folkestone, England. In the letter, Ketchen congratulates Sam on his recent knighthood, and complains about his treatment and lack of recognition by the Military Forces he serves.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Ketchen to SBS: 06 Feb 1918

A handwritten letter with envelope from H.D.B. Ketchen in France to SBS in Folkestone, England. In the letter, Ketchen discusses his plans with the military and he mentions the arrival of Clifford Sifton in England and wonders if Sifton would remember him from Canada and support him in his plans.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Ketchen to SBS: 16 Feb 1918

A handwritten letter with envelope from H.D.B Ketchen in France writing to SBS in Folkestone, England. In the letter, Ketchen sends his regrets that Sam is giving up his military command and returning to Canada, and discusses further his own position in the military, and the possibility he may be sent ot England.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Ketchen to SBS: 19 Feb 1918

Handwritten letter with envelope sent from H.D.B. Ketchen in France to SBS in Folkestone, England. In this letter Ketchen describes a successful operation his 6th Brigade performed, and attaches a copy of meesages of congratulations he received as a result.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

District Orders - 95

Handwritten and copied District Orders - 95, sent from Headquarters of Military District No. 9 in Halifax. 3 pp including map (two copies)

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

District Orders - 97

Handwritten and copied District Orders - 97, sent from Headquarters of Military District No. 9 in Halifax. 3 pp including map (two copies with a third copy of page 2)

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

District Orders - 98

Handwritten and copied District Orders - 98, sent from Headquarters of Military District No. 9 in Halifax. 1pp (two copies)

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Canadians in Khaki South Africa 1899-1900: Official Correspondence Nominal Roll Casualties etc. Montreal: The Herald Publishing Co., 1900.

Canadians in Khaki South Africa 1899-1900: Official Correspondence Nominal Roll Casualties etc. Montreal: The Herald Publishing Co., 1900. (The section on Lord Strathcona’s Horse has been annotated by SBS with added figures and words; some loose pages)

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Canadians in Khaki South Africa 1899-1900: Official Correspondence Nominal Roll Casualties etc. Montreal: The Herald Publishing Co., 1900. Second copy

Canadians in Khaki South Africa 1899-1900: Official Correspondence Nominal Roll Casualties etc. Montreal: The Herald Publishing Co., 1900. (The section on Lord Strathcona’s Horse has been annotated by SBS with added figures and words; second copy)

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

French and Belgian Troop Reports

French and Belgian Troop Reports Reports on campaign operations in France and Belgium sent to SBS for his information; includes information on the Battles of St Eloi, The Somme, and Vimy Ridge; includes an explanatory note written by Harwood Steele [ca. 1969]. Typewritten

Ketchen, H.D.B.

Personal Notes - Work and Recommendations while in England as G.O.C. Shorncliffe Command

Typewritten report entitled: "Notes by Major-General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, K.C.M.G., C.M.V.O. on Some of the Work and Recommendations With Which he was Concerned While in England as G.O.C. Shorncliffe Command". Written, ca. after November 1916 when the Canadian Expeditionary Force was re-organized and R.E.W. Turner assumed the command that had been SBS's.

Steele, Harwood

Standing Orders - Sewell Camp, 1913

Standing Orders for the Sewell Camp, 1913, Available to all Troops Encamped at Sewell, by Col. S.B. Steele Commanding M.D. No. 10. Printed by Headquarters, Military District No. 10, Winnipeg. Note: Orders are glued into Family Scrapbook #7.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Printed Matter: House of Commons Debates, January 22, 1917

Canada. House of Commons Debates for Monday, January 22, 1917. A notation on the cover of one copy of the publication says to refer to page 46, where there is a transcription of conversation between Sir Robert Borden and Sir Sam Hughes, re: SBS's fitness for 'command' in First World War.

Two copies of publication.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

Printed Matter: Ephemera - Business Card - Lieut.-Col. J. Hilliard Rorke

A printed business card for Lieut-Col. J. Hilliard Rorke, Officer Commanding 248th O.S. Bn. C.E.F.

The 248th Battalion, which was authorized on 1 May 1917 as the '248th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF',33 embarked for Great Britain on 2 June 1917.34 Its personnel were absorbed by the '8th Reserve Battalion, CEF' on 21 June 1917 to provide reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field.35 The battalion was disbanded on 15 September 1917.36

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

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