1) Cartoon of Charles Andrews Moorhead. "Seems to me he's grown
longer since he's been on leave."
2) Natal Militia Force. Discharge certificate. Served for 246 days
spent 94 days in the Native Rebellion. Discharged at Durban December
31, 1906 at his own request. Rank: Trooper in the Natal Mounted Rifles.
Exemplary character, age 29 6’ tall.
3) From “The Excellency the Right Honourable The Earl of Selbourne”
Governor of the Colony of the Transval, Dec 1, 1906, appointed to rank
of Lieutenant . Document dated 34 May 1907.
4) Temporary certificate acknowledging that Captain C.A. Moorhead seconded
for service with Princess Pat’s Regiment passed the Field Officers’
Course at the R.S.I. Esquimalt on 9th January, 1915 NOTE discrepancy
of document dated 9th January 1914..
5) Certificate of Military Instruction. Captain C.A. Moorhead 88th
Victoria Fusiliers attended instruction at Victoria BC from 24th February
1913 to 4th April 1913 and qualified for Captain.
6) Captain C.A. Moorhead 88th Regiment 30th October 1914 qualified
7) Captain C.A. Moorhead attended Royal School of Infantry at Esquimalt,
BC 28th December 1914 until January 9th 1915 and qualified for rank
of Field Officer.
8) Document signed by Sam Hughes – Moorhead’s appointment
to rank of officer from 16th September 1912 to rank of Captain. The
document is dated 20th November 1913.
9) Letter (scanned front & back)
Lark Hill Camp
26 January, 1915
We are all glad to hear you and Caruso are on your way to join the
P.P.C.L.I. We are still training hard here, but there are signs that
we shall be moving soon. In Divisional Orders today all leave is stopped,
officers on leave recalled, no more Divisional Exercises. Web equipment
has arrived: one company has drawn 227 sets today. Companies have
been filled up from the base company. Cooper has No. 3 company; I
am second in command of number 4 under Haines of the 104th. George
Shaw is to be signalling Officer. All are well. Except a few N.C.O.s.
Casey & McIllree (?) are sick and Lce Cpl. Anthony, but not seriously.
Hope to see you before we go. Regards from the 88th to the 88th R.I.
Following were fast scribbled notes from other men:
Best of luck and may we meet at Berlin. G.E. Shaw
Best luck to you all. H.A. Bromley (NOTE: A Lieut. H.A. Bromley
is listed on memorial plaque.)
Show the "Pats" how things are done on the 88th ? Holmes
(NOTE W.D. Holmes on memorial plaque)
Good luck and good wishes for success with the P.P.s to you all. H.B.
Bet we beat you to it old thing, nevertheless the best of luck to
you all. H.A. Macdowell
I hope to be in bed with a French lady before you and how is Mou??by.
Napier A ?fess
Hope you'll be the backbone of the "Pats" as we have to
this junk, but don't forget us and the 88th. If you have the same
time with the girls as Hamer and the rest of us you'll be dead in
a week. Cap. CArter lunches daily at 16 ST. James at 1:00. Best of
luck old sport, P.B. Hall
10) Notes about paying men in 1915 from Col. Farquahar
11) Carbon copy of instructions relating to review by King George V
12) Secret administrative notes regarding the Somme Area.
12AA) Letter of Reference
12A) Order of Battle moving to the Somme
13) Letter from Major General of 4th Canadian Division 26.2.1917 Name
13A) Nominal Roll of Officers Recommended for Awards (incl. Croix de
Guerre for Moorhead)
14) Various passes made out to Lt. Col. Moorhead and Capt. Moorhead
dated 1916-1919. (Four pages of them)
15) Letter from G.F. Farmar(?) May 7th
Dear Moorhead, I was indeed sorry to hear that you had not recovered
as we had hoped. You must take the greatest care of them, though I
know how the inactivity will worry you. We shall miss you here, I
had hoped you would pass the doctor at the end of your month, though
it did not look too promising when you left. The Corps Commander just
had orders to take command of the 3rd Army “temporarily”,
but I fear that it means that he will leave us for good: you know
how we all shall miss him. We have no word yet of his successor, if
he does go, but Turner has been the favourite in all the canteen gossip
for sometime. We have just had news of the attack on the Massines(?)
Ridge, very good as far as it goes. Keep me informed of how you get
on won’t you. If there is a chance of helping you I shall be
delighted to do so. Sincerely yours, G.F. Farmar(?)
16) Two menus. January 25, 1918 for the reform Club & 6 February
1919 for the Royal Club for Officers Beyond the Seas at the Royal Automobile
17) Invitation from Lord Chamberlain’s Office to attend the funeral
of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. 1 November 1917
18) News article relating to music choice for above funeral.
19) Burial of the Dead Service for above funeral at Windsor Castle.
20) Army Book # 439 with handwritten personal information and military
record of Moorhead.
21) Cartoon: "That Court of Enquiry at the Base Depot looks like
lasting some time"
22) Menu of the Savage Club, Saturday, April 5, 1919. Signed by several
participants including the Lord Mayor of London..
23) Cartoon: "All ready to go home, Hack. Sorry to have kept you
24) Pamphlet for War Establishments for Canadian Forestry Corps.
25) Letter of congratulations from Alexander (?), Director-General
of Timber Operations, London to Moorhead.
26) Certificate of Service as part of recommendation for Order of the
British Empire. (For more background on the OBE see: http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page498.asp)
27) Record of Services 2nd August 1918. New information: Educated at
Dicks School and by private tutor. More details on back of document
28 War Service certificate & letter from King George.
29) Silhouette drawing. Postcard from Pte A. Marion, prisoner of War,
Gottingen, Hanover acknowledging receipt of parcel to Mrs. Baristow(?).
30) Envelope to Moorhead redirected to Gilford Castle, Nov 16, 1917.
Contains poem by Frederick George Scott, The Silent Toast written April
1917, Vimy Ridge (more on
Frederick George Scott )
They stand with reverent faces,
And their merriment give o'er,
As they drink the toast to the unseen host,
Who have fought and gone before.
It is only a passing moment
In the midst of the feast and song,
But it grips the breath, as the wing of death
In a vision sweeps along.
No more they see the banquet
And the brilliant lights around;
But they charge again on the hideous plain
When the shell-bursts rip the ground.
Or they creep at night, like panthers,
Through the waste of No Man's Land,
Their hearts afire with a wild desire
And death on every hand.
And out of the roar and tumult,
Or the black night loud with rain,
Some face comes back on a fiery track
And looks in their eyes again.
And the love that is passing woman's,
And the bonds that are forged by death,
Now grip the soul with a strange control
And speak what no man saith.
The vision dies off in the stillness,
Once more the tables shine,
But the lights of all in the banquet hall
Are lit with a light divine.
FREDERICK GEORGE SCOTT
1ST CANADIAN DIVISION
V IMY RIDGE,
31) Envelope of letter to Driver Tony Pettersson “Part of mail
captured by soldiers and delayed”
32) Letter of recommendation Sept. 2, 1919 to General S.C. Mewburn
33) Letter from Major-General of Timber Operations and Contractors
Ltd., 1 Sept. 1919 “On the eve of your departure”.
34) Memorial Service for St. Mary’s Church, Oak Bay, BC 14 November
35) Memorial plaque for 88th Regiment of Victoria Fusiliers.
36) Letter from Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood re: OBE.
37) OBE document signed by King George.
38) Plaque commemorating “members of this Club who gave their
39) Cartoon: "Capt Barber and I dined last night at the National
Liberal Club 'A pleasant time was 'had' by all those present!' Herewith,
some of the merrymakers"
40) News clipping written by Canon Scott (Frederick George Scott)
41) Loose documents: Confidential reference for Moorhead, 6-3-17; War
Service Returns Form; various war office passes. Selections from the
old Testament in both English and Hebrew including readings from Maccabees
and Psalms with an introduction from Lord Kitchener and a message from
the King to men going into battle.
42) Article on unpayable war debts.
43) Anti-socialist handbill.
44) Pamphlet “The Truth about the War” by Major George
A. Drew, published by Macleans, July 1, 1928. “An irrefutable
answer to the slander, published in certain United States magazines,
that in the Great War the British Empire shirked its responsibility”
45) CN Telegram form.
46) Railway warrant for Canadian Forestry officials in Britain.
47) Two back to back articles from The Listener 7 June 1933. One on
Hilda Trevelyan one by Cecil Lewis.
48) Response by Builders Iron Foundry in Providence R.I. to an invention