Fonds PR0759 - Albert Allbright fonds

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Albert Allbright fonds

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    PR0759

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    • 1917-1972 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records. – 1 photograph

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    (1889-1976)

    Biographical history

    Albert Allbright was born in Northamptonshire, England in 1889. He was apprenticed at age 13 to a millwright at Wolverton Bucks and in 1909 he moved to Lincoln Engineering Works as an improver in millwright work.

    In 1911 he immigrated to Canada, arriving in Calgary, Alberta where he worked for two months before moving to an area near Hardisty and Daysland to drive a steam tractor. By 1912 Allbright was working as a mechanic in Edmonton, Alberta in a garage owned by Thomas Bellamy. In the spring of that same year Allbright married Elsie, and together they had three children: Robert, Madge and Jean.

    During World War I Allbright served as a staff sergeant in the 14th Canadian Field Ambulance CEF in France, Belgium and Germany. He returned to Edmonton in 1919 and began working in the civic garage, remaining there until his retirement as superintendent in 1956.

    Allbright was active with the All Saints' Anglican Church, serving as warden for three years and on the vestry for 30 years, and was a life member of the Edmonton Safety Council and the Riverdale Community League. He was considered one of the founding members of the community league movement in Edmonton.

    He died in 1976.

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    Fonds consists of records pertaining to Albert Allbright and includes a newspaper clipping, a nominal roll of members of the 14th Canadian Field Ambulance at Witley Camp, and a panorama photograph of the 14th Canadian Field Ambulance, CEF at Witley Camp in Surrey England.

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    Mr. Fred S. Warren deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1973.

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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        This collection was donated at the same time and in the same accession as the following unrelated fonds: PR0762 Westmount Friendship Club fonds. Information for the biographical sketch was taken from the records.

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        Includes the following accessions:

        PR1973.0327

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