Acadian Club documents

Acadian Club documents [textual record]. - [198-].

1 cm. of textual records.

The Acadian Club in Waterloo, Ontario was a social club for single and married men of German background. On May 5, 1916, the club rooms were raided by members of the 118th Batallion for the purpose of removing a bust of the Kaiser and in the course of the raid the club sustained damage to property and premises. The Club submitted a claim for damages to the government which, like the claim made by the Concordia Club of Kitchener for damages sustained during a previous raid by the 118th Batallion on Feb. 16 of the same year, was rejected. (Ontario and the First World War: a Collection of Documents. Ed. Barbara M. Wilson. Toronto: Champlain Society, 1977.)


This file contains photocopies made for K.M. McLaughlin by the National Archives of Canada of documents pertaining to the Acadian Club raid and the attempt to gain restitution from the government. The file contains copies of letters by N.A. Zick, President of the Acadian Club, W.G. Weichel, M.P., Sir Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defence, and others, as well as a memorandum of damage done and recommendation of the Court of Inquiry.


  • Originals in the National Archives of Canada, RG 24, v. 1158, file HQ 57-4-77.
  • Donated by Dr. Kenneth M. McLaughlin.
  • Photocopies of similar documents pertaining to the raid on the Concordia Club by the 188th Batallion on Feb. 16, 1916 can be found in GA114, The Concordia Club fonds.

Call number: GA 122