Jack Foster collection [graphic materials, textual records, sound recordings]
Physical description7 quarter inch reel-to-reel tapes, 2 cassette tapes, 5 cm of textual records, ~100 photographs : b&w & col
Administrative history / Biographical sketchMyles Frederick "Jack" Foster (#8406) was born February 16, 1901 in Fredericton, N.B. and died March 29, 1969 in Vancouver, B.C. He was the chief engineer on the St. Roch from 1940-1942 and an R.C.M.P. trick rider. During WWI he served with the C.E.F. (Canadian Expeditionary Force) from July 29, 1916 to January 11, 1917. He also served with the Royal Flying Corps from 1917 to 1918.
After WWI, Jack joined the RNWMP (Royal Northwest Mounted Police) on July 16, 1919. On July 12, 1935 he married Siddie Louise Cornwell in Vancouver (Died May 2, 1978. She got remarried to Leonard Doherty after Jack's death). Siddie and Jack had no children. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on September 1, 1936 and then to Corporal on April 1, 1941. In 1943 he received the Polar Medal for the historic Northwest Passage crossing.
Scope & contentConsists of reel-to-reel audio recordings, presumably of Jack's memories on board the St. Roch. Also consists of photographs of Jack, his family members, and his activities with the R.C.M.P.
ArrangementOriginal order has been maintained.