Colección 2007.17 - James Joseph Claxton Photograph Collection

Officer and woman aboard the S.S. Tutshi Unidentified man standing on the porch of a large house Placer Mining Hixon, B.C. Quesnel Quartz Mine Camp Hixon Creek Cariboo Gold Co., Dam and Spillway Three young, First Nations girls stand in front of a Memorial Pole Scouts, Guides and Sea Cadets attending the Royal Visit Bird's eye view of Quesnel Quartz Mine Camp Placer mining in Hixon, BC Quesnel Quartz Mining Co., Hixon, BC Quesnel Quartz Mining Company, Hixon, BC First wash for gold by the Hixon Creek Cariboo Gold Company Hixon Creek Cariboo Gold Co. Dam and Spillway First wash for gold by the Hixon Creek Cariboo Gold Company Interior view of St. George’s Church Totem poles at Kingcome Village Two young girls at Kingcome Village beach Toc H Group Photo, Kelowna, BC Major A.E. Percival, the Essex Regiment, with senior R.I.C. officer at Bandon Barracks English Prime Minister, David Lloyd George and the Royal Irish Constabulary King George V inspecting members of the Royal Irish Constabularly Inspection of the Royal Irish Constabulary The Director General inspecting the Royal Irish Constabulary at The Depot, Dublin Ireland Portrait of an unidentified constable General Crozier briefing members of the Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary Lord French's farewell inspection of the Royal Irish Constabulary Brigadier-General H.W. Higginson talking to a sergeant R.I.C. at Ballinhassig R.I.C. barrack Group photo of Royal Irish Constabulary Auxiliaries, Dublin Ireland The funeral of British agents shot on Bloody Sunday The Special Gang "F" Auxiliary, Dublin, Ireland An member of the Royal Irish Constabulary poses for a photo Canadian Army reading a lesson at a victory service near Enschede, Holland James Joseph Claxton posing with his collection of R.I.C. badges James Joseph Claxton in uniform Toc H Group Photo, Kelowna, BC Toc H Group Photo, Kelowna, BC Group photo of five men in uniform and one in a suit standing outside the British Columbia Police... No. 1 Canadian Provost Corps in motorcycle formation No. 1 Canadian Provost Corps riding in formation No. 1 Canadian Provost Corps lined up in motorcycle formation for inspection Working on a motorcycle at the No. 1 Canadian Provost Corps camp Two members of the No. 1 Canadian Provost Corps in a jeep No. 1 Canadian Provost Corps in motorcycle formation Liberation parade marching down the streets in Amsterdam, Holland Group photo of the No. 1 Canadian Provost Corps at C.F.B. Rockcliffe Identification list of men featured in group photo of the No. 1 Canadian Provost Corps at C.F.B. ... Group photo of uniformed officers in Kingston, Jamaica Portrait of Sir Neville Chamberlain, Inspector-General, Royal Irish Constabulary Five British Columbia Police officers standing next to two police cars in front of Port Coquitlam... Close-up of Royal Irish Constabulary badges from the James Joseph Claxton Collection
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James Joseph Claxton Photograph Collection

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  • 1920 - 1982 (Criação)
    Claxton, James Joseph

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140 photographs : b&w . - 0.5 cm textual records

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(22 Aug 1910 - 24 May 1996)

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James Joseph Claxton was born in Ireland on August 22, 1910 and immigrated to Canada as a teenager. Despite a love for his adopted country, he never forgot his Irish roots. In 1941, he joined the Irish Fusiliers of Canada (Vancouver Regiment) where he was able to serve the British Commonwealth along side his many Irish-Canadian compatriots. The following year, his regiment was deployed for active overseas combat in North Africa, Italy and North Western Europe. At the end of World War II, Claxton returned to British Columbia where he explored this province by settling for a time in Kamloops, Kelowna, Salmon Arm and finally Burnaby. He owned a jewellery store in the New Westminster area for several years in which he showcased his extensive collection of Royal Irish Constabulary badges and ephemera. Claxton was an active leader for the Salmon Arm Boys Scouts of Canada group, and was a member of both the Irish Fusiliers Association and the Toc H (an international charity and membership movement that emerged from a soldiers' club in Belgium during World War I). He also served aboard the M.S. Columbia III (ca. 1960) – one of the last ships then maintained by the Anglican Church’s Columbia Coast Mission. This mission provided religious, medical and social services to remote coastal settlements, logging camps and First Nations communities along the inner coast from 1905 to the late 1960s. James Joseph Claxton passed away at the Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster at the age of 86. He was cremated and buried at sea off the northern tip of Vancouver Island at Cape Caution.

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Collection consists of 140 photographs pertaining to the life and pursuits of James Joseph Claxton over the course of sixty years. Subject areas identified within this collection include: quartz and placer mining in the Cariboo; Kingcome Village; the Royal Irish Contabulary; Roderick's Jewelers, New Westminster; the "M.S. Columbia III"; Kwakiutl petrographs in Fort Rupert; totem poles at Alert Bay; and the Salmon Arm Boy Scouts of Canada group.

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All originals are housed at the Northern BC Archives & Special Collections

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Personal or academic use of photographic materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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“Toc H” located at (accessed April 18, 2011); “Irish Military Diaspora” located at (accessed April 18, 2011)
“Irish Regiments of The British Army” located at (accessed April 18, 2011). “Remembering Columbia’s Glory Days” by Jeanette Taylor published in the “Columbia River Mirror” (Oct. 20, 2006) located at (accessed Nov. 17, 2009).

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