Port Credit Gallery
Colonial Coronation Contingents Camp
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Title: Colonial Coronation Contingents Camp
Date of Original Photo: 1911
Image Type: Postcard
Subject: George V. King of Great Britain, 1865-1936 - Coronation

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Description: Men from the Colonial Coronation Contingents Camp, Duke of York's School, London, are photographed in June 1911. Standing to the far left is Colour-Sergeant John Mills from the 36th Peel Regiment. King George V was crowned on June 22, 1911. Mills was one of 706 men from all ranks and arms who represented Canada in the coronation procession and review. The contingent sailed from Quebec on the Empress of Ireland on June 2. Also on board from the 36th Peel Battalion were Sergeant Major G. Cusly from Toronto and Sergeant J. E. Spence of Shelburne. Mills was 15 years old when he came to Canada as a home child in 1892. He joined the active militia with the 36th Peel and served with the 36th during World War I until he was assigned to the 1st Division, 1st Brigade, 4th Battalion, nicknamed the "Mad Fourth". Mills was from Port Credit and was also photographed as one of the "Port Credit Boys" in 1915.
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