Item MS-14-52, AV9, Drawer 9, Folder 2 - Photographic portrait of Lieut. Bertram Howard Landels

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Photographic portrait of Lieut. Bertram Howard Landels

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MS-14-52, AV9, Drawer 9, Folder 2

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1 photograph : sepia ; frame - 56 x 66 cm ; portrait 40 x 50 cm

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Bertram Howard Landels taught land drainage at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for about six years after he himself graduated from the college in 1909. He was born on 20 May 1881 in River Herbert, Nova Scotia. On 6 December 1915 he enlisted as a sergeant with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Ontario Regiment) and was promoted to lieutenant on 24 August 1916. He went overseas with the 15th Battalion of the Canada Army Infantry and on 26 September 1916 he was killed in action in the Battle of the Somme. He is buried in Vimy, France.

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The Duke of Devonshire, Governor General of Canada visited Nova Scotia Agricultural College on the morning of December 10, 1918 and presented the portrait for the reading room. It was transferred to the Agricola Collections at an unknown date (accession number A2018-085).

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Item is a portrait of Lieut. Bertram Howard Landels. Landels was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 1909 and a member of staff from 1912 to 1915. Landels was killed while serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the first World War, 1914-1918.

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Lieut. Bertram Howard (B.H.) Landels graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 1909; became an NSAC instructor in 1911.

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