Fonds Add. MSS. 48 - 6th Regiment Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles fonds

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6th Regiment Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles fonds

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CA CVAN Add. MSS. 48

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  • 1891-1930 (Creation)
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    Canada. Militia. Regiment, 6th (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles)

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71 cm of textual records

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The 6th Regiment Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles (D.C.O.R.) traces its history from the organization of the B.C. Provisional Regiment of Garrison Artillery in 1883; however the Vancouver Battery of the B.C. Brigade of Garrison Artillery, which eventually became the D.C.O.R., was not organized until 1893. The Vancouver Battery became the 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment Canadian Artillery (also called the 5th B.C. Regiment of Garrison Artillery) in 1896. In 1899 it was converted into the 6th Battalion Rifles, which received the name 6th Regiment D.C.O.R. on 1 May 1900. In 1920, the 6th Regiment D.C.O.R. and the 104th Regiment, Westminster Fusiliers of Canada, were amalgamated to form the 1st B.C. Regiment (D.C.O.), which was split into three parts: The Vancouver Regiment, The Westminster Regiment and the 1st B.C. Regiment (D.C.O.). The 1st B.C. Regiment was renamed the B.C. Regiment (D.C.O.R.) in 1930. After the Second World War it becamed an armoured regiment successively known as the 13th Armoured Regiment (The B.C. Regiment) after 1946, the B.C. Regiment (D.C.O.) (13th Armoured Regiment) after 1949, and the B.C. Regiment (D.C.O.) after 1958.

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The fonds includes the correspondence of the regiment and its predecessors, 1891-1906 and 1913-1916. There are also bound minute books for the Mess Committee, 1909-1911, Officers Fund Association, 1900-1905, "C" Company, 1900-1914, and Headquarters Company, 1908-1920; financial records, 1896-1914; curricular materials, 1898-1899; an undated set of military lectures; a transcript of a hearing of insubordination against Sgt. Maj. John Turner, 1898; a Record of Officers' Services, 1893-1920 (up-dated to 1930 by Major J.S. Matthews); Regimental Orders, 1903-1908 and 1915-1917; Standing Mess Rules, 1912; and a roll of Regimental Trophy Winners, 1904-1909.

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BCAUL control number: CVAN-35

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