Fonds contains various records from the many different activities, organisations and associations of which Balcom was a part. Balcom played an important role in organising reunions of those who served at the No. 7 Stationary Hospital, and amassed several photographs and other records of these events. He retained records and newspaper clippings reflecting his involvement in clubs and associations.
File includes correspondence related to the 1972 Balcom Family Reunion in Port Dufferin, including letters to Graham Dennis and A.M. Savage regarding media coverage of the event. File also includes correspondence from Robie Tufts, Henry Hicks, and J.K. Lawton.
Photograph includes Nursing Sister F. A. Rice in front of the first tent; The Matron, L.M. Hubley; Nursing Sister E. A. Cooke in street clothes; Lt. Col. John Stewart; Nursing Sister M.M.E. Chisholm; Nursing Sister Jessie B. MacDonald; Nursing Sister Jean M. Mitchell and Captain (Dr.) Kenneth A. MacKenzie in white gown.
File contains copies of letters of reference for former railway dining car workers who enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, served in the First World War with the (Dalhousie) No. 7 Canadian Stationary Hospital. The correspondence contained herein discusses disagreements over the promises of wages granted to enlisted men from railway companies as a result of two different circulars being signed in relatively short order.
Photograph contains Captain Kenneth A. MacKenzie; Lieutenant-Colonel John Stewart; Nursing Matron Laura May Hubley; Nursing Sister Catherine S. Smith; possibly John Baker and other members of the No. 7.
Back Row: Sgt. A. F. Proudfoot, Sgt. W. G. (Tubby) Jenkins, W. J. Parkhill, Patrick (Paddy) Colgan, Harry B. Archibald, Sgt. Tom H. Robinson, James, J. E. Doyle , Frank F. Chute, J. R. Eldridge, D. J. Strachan (?) Front Row: Sgt. W. J. Martin, ?, Sgt. T. W. Taylor, ?, Joseph Richardson, Sgt. G. T. Brown, Col. Stewart, A. Oatway, A. F. Tupper, Ed. Noseworthy, Daniel McNeil, James (Jimmy) Hilton, Sgt. C. A. Redmond