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Fonds/Collection Description

Title Jack Anderson fonds
Description Level Fonds
Fonds No. IH 1995.36
Creator Anderson, Jack
Material Type graphic material
Date Range 1931-1963
Title Source Title based on content of fonds.
Physical Description 161 photographs
History/Biographical Jack Anderson was born in England in 1912. Mrs. Anderson and her children immigrated to New Westminster in 1919 after the death of her husband in World War One. The Andersons initially lived on Fourth Street and raised chickens in their basement. Mrs. Anderson also worked as a cook at the orphanage on Royal Avenue. As a boy, Jack worked for Mr. B.J. Harris who owned a grocery store at 634 Tenth Street. Later, Jack would open his own store, Jack's Grocery on Fifth Avenue near Eighth Street before joining the Canadian Army during World War Two. Several of the photographs show him wearing the arm badge "BCD" which designates the British Columbia Dragoons. He spent time at Camp Borden in Ontario before going overseas to England. After the war he started the Veteran's Poultry Farm on Scott Road in Surrey. He was also involved with charitable work involving the disabled.
Acquisition Source Jack Anderson
Scope & Content The fonds consists entirely of photographs. The photographs include some pre-war and post-war images, but the majority of them document Jack Anderson's time in the Canadian Army during World War Two. Some of the photographs are not available online. Researchers are encouraged to vist the archives to see the remainder.
Accession No. IH 1995.36
Name Access Anderson, Jack
Subject Access Businesses
Wars - World War, 1939-1945