WWI 220th Battalion Daily Orders Book and Cancelled Cheques
WWI 220th Battalion Daily Orders Book and Cancelled Cheques - Includes a Daily Orders Book (entitled "220th INFANTRY BATTALION Part I Daily Orders from January 3rd 1917", with entries beginning on January 3, 1917 and finishing on April 21, 1917, the dates concluding just before their departure overseas, documenting the daily assignments, duties and happenings, under the direction of Lieutenant-Colonel B.H. Brown, a few of the pages with the stamp of "J.R. Rumball, Acting Adjutant 220th York Rangers Overseas Battalion C.E.F.", with one hundred and sixteen pages glued into a tab binding in the book, the remaining twenty-three are loose, the majority of the pages measuring 215 mm x 350 mm each, enclosed in a hardcover binder with a blue paper exterior and a black cloth binding, the binder measuring 275 mm x 385 mm x 40 mm, the cloth binding having separated from the binder, age soiling evident on the binder's exterior, the interior with light age soiling); and a Stack of Cancelled Cheques made out to Various Officers (written on The Royal Bank of Canada, College & Bathurst Branch, Toronto, Ontario, dated March 8, 1916 through April 4, 1917, the dates concluding just before their departure overseas, each with either a two cent or two one cent stamps on the front, some of the cheques signed by a Major (the signature indistinguishable), the others signed by Lieutenant-Colonel B.H. Brown (who accompanied the Battalion overseas), most of the cheques measuring 82 mm x 197 mm each). Fair. Footnote: The Battalion was raised in Toronto, Ontario with mobilization headquarters at Toronto under the authority of G.O. 69, July 15, 1916. The Battalion sailed April 29, 1917 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel B.H. Brown with a strength of 18 officers and 446 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was absorbed into the 3rd Reserve Battalion. It was disbanded on September 15, 1920.