Carrying soldiers from the front line, around 1915.
PAMA postcard collection.
Dr. William “Bucky” Stubbs
Dr. Stubbs, from Caledon, enlisted in the Canadian Veterinary Corps in March 1917.
Veterinarians cared for the hundreds of horses that were used during World War I to haul weapons and supplies, and to carry wounded soldiers to field hospitals.
The PAMA Archives holds a collection of letters Dr. Stubbs wrote to his family back home in Caledon. In these letters, Dr. Stubbs describes his experiences during the war:
Honestly I never had such a job in my life. I only get about 3 or 4 hours of sleep a day now … There are about 100 horses daily coming in.
April 29, 1917.
After the war, Dr. Stubbs married and returned to his home and veterinary practice in Caledon.