Victoria to Vimy The First World War Collections at the University of Victoria Libraries

Archie Wills O Pip Paper, 1917 - 1918

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Description:
File consists of a bound collection of 8 issues of "The O-Pip."The O-Pip, short for "The Observation Post," was an artillery paper created by Archie H. Wills, Gordon A. Cameron and J. M. Mitch Inglis and published between 1917 and 1918 for the 58th Battery C. F. A. (Canadian Forces Artillery). The paper consisted of humorous columns, illustrations, cartoons,and photographs; articles about camp life and news, brigade sports but also listed casualties. The final issue, published in Germany records a history of the 58th Battery. Loose items found inserted between pages of the O Pip include a program for an event commemorating the 60th reunion of the 15th Brigade in Victoria, 1976; and news clippings, including an obituary for Archie Wills published in the Times-Colonist, April 7, 1988.
Subjects:
World War, 1914-1918; Wills, Archie
Date:
1917-1918, 1976, 1988
Title-Alternative:
The O-Pip [Observation Post], 58th Battery, C.F.A.
Collection:
Archie H. Wills fonds
Location(s):
England--Witley; France--Paris; Germany--Cologne;
People Depicted:
Wills, Archie H.; Cameron, Gordon A.; Inglis, John M.;