Fonds 988.179.2-3;988.180 - Eric Leslie Hammer fonds

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Eric Leslie Hammer fonds

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CA MMB 988.179.2-3;988.180

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  • 1937-1977 (Creation)
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    Hammer, Eric Leslie, 1917-

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19 photographs;11 items;1 video reel

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Major Eric Leslie Hammer was a Wireless Telegraph operator in Canada's merchant marine shipping out of Vancouver and Victoria. He worked predominantly for Canadian Pacific foreign-going Empress liners and served on the Empress of Japan when she was a troop ship.

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The fonds consists of certificates of discharge, certificate of marriage, awards, television script ("Empress Incident"), photographs of ships and people, video recording of film footage (1939-1941) from the Empress of Russia troop carrier with views of New Zealand, Australia and India, and ephemera relating to Empress liners.

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BCAUL control number: MMB-2384

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