Archie Wills - O' Pip Paper


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 (editor), Gordon A. Cameron (business manager) and J. Mitch Inglis (cartoonist and illustrator) and published between 1917 and 1919 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.

In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Language Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 volume (textual records)
Alternative title
  • The O-Pip [Observation Post], 58th Battery, C.F.A.
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 48.85341, 2.3488
  • 50.93333, 6.95
  • 51.14993, -0.64768
Physical repository Collection
  • Victoria to Vimy First World War Collection
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • Accession Number: 2005-036, File: 3.10
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by
  • This material may be protected by copyright. Use of this material is permitted for research and private study purposes only. For all other uses, contact University of Victoria Special Collections and University Archives.

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