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99th Battalion Dining Room / Salle à manger Battalion

Title (Fre)

Salle à manger Battalion


ca 1915


Black and white photograph of the Battalion Dining Room at the camp of the 99th Battalion; the building is oddly shaped with a number of different sections; facing the camera on the right is a one-storey building with a peaked roof and two short smokestacks; it has a flagpole on the front, just under the roof, below which is a sign identifying the building as the "Batt Dining Room"; below the sign there is a large arched window, beside which are two closed sets of arched double doors; to the left of this building there is a long, one storey, dark section with a chimney; behind these two sections there are other parts of the building, or several other buildings; there is grass in the foreground;


These buildings later became the Windsor Jockey Club and were located at the southeast corner of Ouellette and Tecumseh. When WWI broke out, extensive recruitment was undertaken in Windsor. As men were enrolled, they were temporarily stationed at the Windsor Driving Park grounds, the present site of Jackson Park. The barracks, which housed a portion of the troops, had formerly been the exhibition building of the Windsor Fair Grounds. Built on the southeast corner of Ouellette Avenue and Tecumseh Road in 1911, the octagonal wooden structure, surrounded by a high fence, was inadequate to house the large number of men who were daily joining the 99th Battalion. To afford additional shelter a tent city was set up along both sides of Ouellette north of Tecumseh. From June 1916 to December 1917, Camp McGregor, located in the area south of Shepherd Street and between Pelissier and Dougall, was used by the 241st Canadian Scottish Borderers as a temporary post. Tents served until winter weather forced the erection of wooden barracks. The 99th Battalion was a county-based battalion, drawing its volunteers from the men of Essex County. Many of the volunteers for the 99th came from the ranks of the 21st Essex Fusiliers, known today as the Essex & Kent Scottish Regiment.

Place made

Canada - Ontario - Windsor

Collection Name

Museum Windsor


21st Regiment, Essex Fusiliers

99th Essex County Battalion

Barracks / Casernes militaires

Buildings / Immeubles

Canadian Army

Dining rooms / salle à manger

Eating & drinking / Manger et boire

Essex & Kent Scottish Regiment

Flagpoles / Mâts

Jackson Park / Parc Jackson

Military facilities / Édifices militaires

Parks / Parcs

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