In 1940, early during WWII, Claude P. Dettloff photographed The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles) marching down the Eighth Street hill to the train station on Columbia Street. As the Province photographer took pictures of the column, a young boy ran from his mother’s grasp to reach his father’s outstretched hand.

The New Westminster Museum and Archives gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia