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The 254th Overseas Battalion MAA
The 254th Overseas Battalion
The battalion hosting this ball was one that recruited men from the Quinte Region of Ontario. The 254th Overseas Battalion, with many others, made up the Hastings and Prince Edward County Regiment. Their soldiers are noted for bravely fighting in many significant battles, including The Battle of Mount Sorrel, the Somme, Ypres, and Amiens.​

Invitation to the 254th Overseas Battalion's masked ball.
                              YRDSB Museum and Archives collection​​

The Staff-Sergeants and Sergeants of the 254th
Overseas Battalion C.E.F.
request the pleasure of the company of
Wm Ferguson
​at their
Valentine (Masked) Dance
to be held in Johnstone's Academy, Front St.
on Wednesday, February Fourteenth,
Nineteen Hundred and Seventeen
Dancing 8:30 sharp         254th Battalion Orchestra
Admission $1.50 per couple
Extra Ladies 50c
Please present invitation at door.
Masks supplied at door.
This is not a masquerade.
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