Photo of a poem printed in a newspaper
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A black and white photograph of a poem printed on newsprint.
This photograph appears on the front of the twenty-ninth leaf of Alex Brown's album. There are four pockets on each side of this leaf. This item is located in the top right pocket on the front of the page.
Second Battalion, Ontario Regiment (Tank), by Private Charles R. Lennan

When the First Battalion left us
And out to Borden went,
A second call was issued
By the Ontario Regiment.

The boys flocked in by thirties and forties;
For they knew they had a job;
The Second Battalion then was formed
Under smiling "Colonel Bob."

In Whitby there is "D" Company,
And on Monday nights you'll see
The boys file in to trail and drill,
Under Captain "Duncan B."

"Markers, steady," the bugle blows,
And in the Company falls-
"Order arms and stand at ease,"
The Sergeant Major calls.

After many nights of training
Upon the High School ground:
The boys embarked from Oshawa
For old Niagara town.
Bayonet drill, squad drill
And rifle drilling too;
"To the rifle ranges," marching
And after that a stew.

Night maneuvres-the gas-house,
With every boy content.
That was the way of camp life,
With the Ontario Regiment.

But now that camp is over,
We find with many thanks
That we have been converted
From infantry to tanks.

To Borden next we may be sent
And with tanks we'll have a job;
But we are glad, for we'll still have
Our smiling "Colonel Bob."
Date of Original
Width: 10 cm
Height: 15 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 10cm
Image Height: 15cm
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Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from a copy negative.
Whitby Public Library
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405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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Photo of a poem printed in a newspaper

A black and white photograph of a poem printed on newsprint.