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- Record Information – Brief
- Francis-Xavier Maheux fonds [textual record, graphic material].
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- Fonds / Collection
- MG30-E297, R5156-0-4-E.
- Type of material:
- Photographs, Textual material
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- Archives / Collections and Fonds
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- Fonds / Collection includes:
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- [ca. 1900-1965].
- Place of creation:
- No place, unknown, or undetermined
- 18 cm of textual records.
5 photographs b&w.
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- Scope and content:
Fonds consists of letters, postcards, and miscellaneous papers relating to Sergeant Maheux's service with the 21st Battalion, C.E.F., in World War I and the Canadian Syren Party in North Russia. Included are wartime letters from various members of the Maheux and Gagnon families, as well as postwar letters, receipts, and notes. Some of the letters were written in the Algonquian language. Photographs are portraits of Frank Maheux, 21st Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, ca. 1914-1918, and in 1965.
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- Biography/Administrative history:
Francis-Xavier Maheux, soldier, was born at Quebec City and served in the South African War with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles from April to August, 1902. Prior to World War I, Maheux lived at Baskatong Bridge, Que., and worked as a forest ranger. After the outbreak of war he enlisted with the 21st Battalion at Kingston, Ont., in November, 1914, and embarked for Britain in May, 1915, proceeding to France in September. Promoted to sergeant in September, 1916, Maheux was awarded the Military Cross in October of the same year.
He returned to Britain in November, 1917 and was attached to the Canadian Trench Warfare School at Bexhill, England. In August, 1918, he volunteered for service in North Russia with the Canadian Syren Party and was wounded in action in February, 1919. He returned to Britain in April and was discharged in Canada in June of 1919. Maheux worked in Northern Quebec building fire towers until 1928 when he moved with his family to Ottawa to work as a postal clerk. During World War II he served in the Veteran's Guard of Canada from September, 1940 to February, 1941.
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- General Note:
- Received in 1977 from Miss Grace Maheux of Ottawa, Ont.
- Availability of other formats note:
- A digital copy of a postcard is available.
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- Photographs; no restrictions on use or reproduction. Various copyrights on items less than 50 years old; copyright expired on items greater than 50 years old. Credit: name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / copy negative number.