The 1st Contingent at Valcartier

Postcards of Valcartier, where the first units of the CEF concentrated before sailing to England in 1914, were a popular souvenir during the First World War. This image shows units from Montreal.

"Highlanders, Victoria Rifles, Grenadier Guards and the 65th Regiment at Valcartier Camp, Quebec - One of Canada's Tributes to Britain and France," Lill to Mrs S.E. Lucas, Port Huron, Michigan, 22 April 1915

John Irvine Collection - London, Ontario
postcard, 14/1cm x 9cm