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Brigadier-General Raymond Brutinel fonds
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Brigadier-General Raymond Brutinel fonds

  • CA MHM 2014.22
  • Fonds
  • 1882 - 1964, 1966 - 2011

The fonds consists of photographs and postcards, Brutinel's personal papers, documents related to his properties, his family papers, and research material about his life. The photographs and postcards depict Brutinel, his family, his properties, and the Canadian Motor Machine Gun Corps. Brutinel's personal papers include records created during his lifetime, 1882-1964, which include general correspondence, operation reports from WWI, manuscripts and histories of the Machine Gun Corps, related newspaper articles, military and civic honours and certificates, and photographs. There are also legal and financial documents, maps and plans, and correspondence about purchase and sale of properties, Chateau de Couloume and Chateau de Bordaberry. Family papers include condolence letters and a collection of Brutinel's obituary from different newspapers. The research materials include different biographical sketches and manuscripts about Brutinel, genealogical research, and the Brutinels' marriage and divorce information. This fonds is arranged into five series: Photographs and postcards, Personal papers, Property, Family papers, and Research.

Brutinel, Raymond, Brigadier-General

Brutinel with Canadian Machine Gun Brigade Staff

This photograph depicts Brutinel in military uniform seated with four members of his Machine Gun Brigade standing behind him. From left to right: Captain J.K. Lawson, Major J.D. Foster, Captain M.R. Lever (Marshall), and Lieutenant P.M. Hume. An inscription on the photograph reads "G.O.C. Canadian Machine Gun and Staff--11th Nov"

Line up of six vehicles

This photograph depicts six vehicles of the 1st Automobile Machine Gun Brigade commanded by Brutinel parked side by side in a field, with the drivers facing the front. From right to left: the lead vehicle, armoured vehicle, three transport vehicles, and a field ambulance. The photograph was taken by the Surveyor General's Office in Ottawa.

Military parade of armoured vehicles

This photograph depicts a parade of the armoured vehicles of the Motor Machine Gun Brigade along Rideau Street in Ottawa, going in front of Chateau Laurier where the first recruits were enrolled in 1914. This photograph was taken by the Surveyor General's Office in Ottawa.

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