Reuben Fidler fonds. - - 1900-1901-.- - 1cm of textual records.[photocopied ]

Reuben Daniel Fidler ( 1878-1929 ) was born in Eastney, Portsmouth in England. Fidler served in the 1st Volunteer Service Company, 1st West Regiment, Regimental number 6107. He signed
up on January 15th, 1900 and sailed from England via Halifax to South Africa where he served
for one year and 88 days in the Second Boer War. Upon his honorable discharge on May 24th,
1901, and return to England, Reuben was credited with one year, 130 days of service.
On July 22, 1910, Reuben departed from Liverpool, England en route to Canada, arriving
in Quebec City on July 29th, 1910, aboard the Allan Steamship Line’s ( Montreal Ocean
Steamship Company) R.M.S. Virginian. From there he made his way to Powell River, B.C.,
Canada, where he arrived later in 1910. On April 26th, 1912, Reuben’s wife, Barbara, ( died 1960 ) accompanied by their two children, Barbara and Frances Blanch, set sail from Liverpool to join Reuben in Powell River. They arrived, also via the R.M.S. Virginian, in Quebec City on May 6th, 1912. Fidler worked for as a cobbler and later on in the Powell River Company pulp and paper mill. He was deeded crown land in 1914 in Westview.

The fonds consists of records of Reuben Fidler. Includes handwritten diary and the diary that has been typewritten.

Title based on contents of fonds.

Series description available

Series: Diary. - - 1900-1901. - - 1cm of textual records.[ photocopied ]

The series consists of a diary written by Fidler when he was serving in the British Military in South African during the Boer War.

Title based on contents of series.

Accession number: 2011.44