Captains' Examination Questions

These documents are the question sheets for the 1916 Captains' Examination, with corresponding marks for each question. The test is divided into three categories: (1) Administration, Organization, Etc., (2) Military Law, and (3) Tactics.

In the British Army during World War One, a Captain was higher than Lieutenant in rank, but lower than a Major.

Regulations for the Canadian Medical Service 1914

This book outlines the regulations placed on the Canadian Medical Service by the Militia Council. It covers topics like field ambulances, sanitation, surgical supplies, and vaccinations.

The Signalman

During the Second World War, a Signalman was someone who decoded and transmitted messages using flags and/or morse code. This magazine was published by the Canadian Signal Training Centre. It includes regional stories, accounts from Vimy Ridge, as well as articles on major contemporary events like the Crimea Conference.

The Manitoba Veteran

The Manitoba Veteran was published by the Great War Veteran Association following the First World War. It mostly covered political and military news in Manitoba, but occasionally touched on national and global stories.

Soldier's Pocket Diary

Small pocket diaries just like these were given out to all front line troops during the First World War. Soldiers often used these to keep track of the weather, their daily activities, and who they received letters/parcels from.

In some diaries there are small photographs, pressed flowers, and even a real preserved butterfly.

Organization, Administration, and Equipment

This book covers various topics that the author believed to be necessary for soldiers to know during the First World War. The book begins with several key definitions, and also includes important information about the Canadian militia, mobilization, and medical services in the field.

Officer's Duty Roster

An officer's duty roster simply kept track of who reported for duty each day, as well as their rank. In some instances, soldier's left short remarks about what their role was, such as, '2nd in Command', 'Reconnaissance', and 'Equipment'.

A Few Notes for the Use of Infantry Officers

This guide was written in both French and English, with the purpose of teaching young officers and N.C.O.s about the new training system and how to become an efficient infantry officer.

Notes on Platoon and Company Drill

This booklet is an instructional manual issued by the War Office for Allied troops. The manual acts as a guide for any movement or formation that a commander may order, including how to improvise during real-world circumstances.

Notes on Field Defences

This booklet was issued by the War Office as a condensed and updated version of Notes from the Front Volumes I and II. It includes crucial information for troops on the front line about bombs and grenades, French military explosives, and German field defences.