Fonds contains records documenting the activities, organizations and associations in which Balcom was involved, including the Red Cap Snowshoe Club and the No. 7 Stationary Hospital. Record types include correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, memorabilia and parliamentary papers.
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