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Image of D-Day LT Respirator Bag - 1943/08/18

D-Day LT Respirator Bag - 1943/08/18

Army green canvas bag with yellow (dirty) straps. Two metal connecting pieces on back. Long carrying strap fastened to metal ring on either side. Pocket on each side under strap fastened with snap. Metal fastener (strap with metal tip) used to close main flap. Two pockets inside; one unfastened pocket in the back lining, one pocket (for dimming compound) fastened with a snap on the bottom of bag. Strap inside. stitching and half a snap on bottom.

Record Type: Object

Image of Decorative Plate -

Decorative Plate -

White plate framed in green pentagonal frame with red mating. Plate has gold lettering with "11 Juin 194408 Juin 1994" at top and "Le Mesnil Patry" at bottom. Label on the back has "Donated by Margaret Kingston in memory of Lt. David Kingston".

Record Type: Object

Image of Defence medal - 1711/20/16

Defence medal - 1711/20/16

Unmounted single Defence medal and ribbon.

Record Type: Object

Image of Enlistment Book 10 B-66000 to B-95983 - Book, Record

Enlistment Book 10 B-66000 to B-95983 - Book, Record

Small brown soft plastic cover, flexi-ring loose leaf book. Two tabs on cover, first reads: B-66000 to B-95983, socond label reads: "10". "M-R" written over first label in ink. Contains enlistment fron 1939-1940. Top of each page has title "Queen's Own Rifles" and contains personal information like: Reg. number, COY, ranke, name, hometown, age, marriage status, next of kin, children's names, DOB, etc.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Enlistment Book B-66000 - B-65699 - Book, Record

Enlistment Book B-66000 - B-65699 - Book, Record

Contains enlistment forms for the QOR of C for 1942. The forms record personal information and military information, including: name, rank, regimental #, company, hometown, next of kin, children, date of birth, and address.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Fairburn-Sykes Fighting Knife - 1944/  /

Fairburn-Sykes Fighting Knife - 1944/ /

Steel knife with ribbed handle engraved on both sides by MacKendrick.

Record Type: Object

Image of France and Germany Star - 1711/20/16

France and Germany Star - 1711/20/16

Unmounted single France and Germany Star medal and ribbon.

Record Type: Object

Image of Gas Mask and Pouch -

Gas Mask and Pouch -

Black mask with glass eye coverings and adjustable head straps. Attached to a length of ribbed tube leading into an oval red canister. Metal covering over mouth which connects to the tube. Associated beige pouch which hold the contained and held the ribbed tube. Two metal snaps hold top of pouch closed.

Record Type: Object

Gas Training - 02205

Training manual to ensure soldiers and airmen will be able to fight despite presence of gas. Includes 1952 ammendment

Record Type: Library

Image of Germany - 0000/11/01

Germany - 0000/11/01

Small beige book with "GERMANY" on front; "RSM" in blue in at top of front cover; leaf image at bottom of cover. Contains information about civilian life in Germany, and how to properly behave to the German civilian population. 64 Pages.

Record Type: Object

Image of Gillette Safety Razor Kit -

Gillette Safety Razor Kit -

Beige linen covered folding container with mirror inside lid. Contains stainless steel razor handle and cardboard box of "Reconditioned Victory Double Edged Blades Sterilized".

Record Type: Object

HQ Company 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1941 - 1941/10/

Black and white framed photo of Headquarters Company, 48th Highlanders of Canada in England, October 1941.

Record Type: Photo

Image of Henry Sloane Cooper Medals Plaque -

Henry Sloane Cooper Medals Plaque -

Silver plaque listing the medals awarded to Colonel Henry Sloane Cooper

Record Type: Object

History Lt. Col. Medhurst -

Soft cover book with black front and back covers and an open spine. Pages are copies of original. Contains hand written accounts from Lt. Col. Medhurst and his stories from South Africa (1900-1902), Stanly Barracks, World War I, World War II, return to Canada and civilian life. Each section includes photocopies of photos. End contains copies of certificates and awards.

Record Type: Object

Image of Holland and the Canadians - 00314

Holland and the Canadians - 00314

Book contains photographic summary of Holland before, during, and right after liberation by the Canadain Army. Images show the terror of WWII and are contextualized with short sentances and descriptions.

Record Type: Library

Image of Informal Photo of 1st BN QOR (Black/White) Sussex N.B. June 24 1941 - 1941/06/24

Informal Photo of 1st BN QOR (Black/White) Sussex N.B. June 24 1941 - 1941/06/24

B&W extended photo - no names outdoor picture taken on side of hill - camp in background

Record Type: Photo

Image of James G.K. Strathy Archives - Scrapbook

James G.K. Strathy Archives - Scrapbook

Album contains the military and personal documents, correspondance, photos, and newspaper clippings of James G.K. Strathy betwwen 1936-1977.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Khaki Cleaner -

Khaki Cleaner -

8 fl oz can, rectangular shape with rounded sides. Screw cap on the spout; spout positioned to the left of middle on the top of the can. Label is brown and red; it reads "Khaki Cleaner for all Military Web Equipment/ Will not Rub off"

Record Type: Object

Image of Khaki Staff Sergeant Armband -

Khaki Staff Sergeant Armband -

Second World War era khaki armband with Queen's Own Rifles flash (red on green) and top and staff sergeant insignia below (black on red) - crown over three stripes.

Record Type: Object

Image of Khaki-Blanco -

Khaki-Blanco -

Bronze coloured round metal tin. Lid separates from base. "Khaki-Blanco" engraved on lid with "Made in England". Makers information on bottom of tin.

Record Type: Object

Image of L. Col. BJ (Barney) Danson -

L. Col. BJ (Barney) Danson -

Shadow box with red-brown frame and green and red mating. Green mating around edges with gold plaque engraved "Presented to / The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada / LCOL B.J> (Barney) Danson". Centre of the mating is red with a letter on the left side for the "Immediate Award of the Military Medal to A/Sgt. Charles William Smith" Down the centre is a black and white photograph of a soldier, and a set of medals at the bottom: The Military Medal; the 19 ...

Record Type: Object

Le Mesnil Patry -

Painting of Le Mesnil Patry.

Record Type: Object

Image of Le Mesnil Patry Commemorative Plate - 1994/06/08

Le Mesnil Patry Commemorative Plate - 1994/06/08

White plate, maroon border, gold lettering "11 Juin 1944 - 8 Juin 1994"; "Le Mesnil Patry", Centre crest of three flowers on maroon shield with sword hilt below and crowned helmet above, crest bordered in gold and green flames, ribbon below labeled "Gloria Decus Honor Patry"

Record Type: Object

Legion: D-Day Bloody Victory - 00367

Issues include articles about D-Day, as well as those pertaining to Canadian Military Information and Events

Record Type: Library

Image of Lieutenant Robert C. Rae Shadow Box -

Lieutenant Robert C. Rae Shadow Box -

Lieutenant Robert C. Rae shadow box containing: 1. Black and white photo of Lt Rae 2. 5 medals 3. Label

Record Type: Object

Image of Lists of Phrases -

Lists of Phrases -

Small tan accordion folded pamphlet with 4 pages double sided. Titled "Lists of Phrases" on front. Contains lists of words and phrases translated from English into French, Dutch, German, and Spanish. Says "NOT TO BE PRODUCED IN PUBLIC" at the top of each page in black bold type.

Record Type: Object

Image of Lt Col J.N. Medhurst, OBE, CD -

Lt Col J.N. Medhurst, OBE, CD -

Unframed but matted black and white photograph of Lieutenant Colonel J.N. Medhurst, OBE, CD, Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, Canadian Army Occupation Force, wearing service dress with ribbons and forage cap.

Record Type: Photo

Maclean's D-Day Remembered - 00363

Macleans Magazine containing ten articles about D-Day and WWII

Record Type: Library

Maclean's D-Day Remembered - 00364

Macleans Magazine containing ten articles about D-Day and WWII

Record Type: Library

Maclean's D-Day Remembered - 00365

Macleans Magazine containing ten articles about D-Day and WWII

Record Type: Library

Image of Medal Group McCallum - 1944/06/06

Medal Group McCallum - 1944/06/06

Seven medals in a frame commemorating the service of Rifleman Russell George McCallum. Plaque made from silver at top of case for his service.

Record Type: Object

Image of Medal Set J.G.K Strathy - 1940/12/10

Medal Set J.G.K Strathy - 1940/12/10

Framed medal set of Sub Lt. JGK Strathy. Killed in Action, Oct 12, 1940, aged 22 HMS Ajax. 4 WWII medals and 2 University of Toronto Math Teams Medallions.

Record Type: Object

Image of Memorial Collection for Captain Robert Whelan -

Memorial Collection for Captain Robert Whelan -

Five framed objects; 1: Certificate of Service 2: Identification Card 3: Plaque UNTSO - Suez Canal-Oct 1973-Apr 1974 4: Medals, WWII, U.N. 5: Photo-Capt. Robert M. Whelan CD

Record Type: Object

Image of Memorial Stone, Sneek, Netherlands - 1951/07/21

Memorial Stone, Sneek, Netherlands - 1951/07/21

Photo of memorial stone listing 6 soldiers of QOR who lost their lives liberating town. Burgomaster L. Rasterhoff Stone reads: E.H. Pennell, W.L. Jackson, A. Cockburn, G. Wooderkirk, S.W. White, F.R. Sheperd "IF I SAVE MY LIFE, I LOSE IT"

Record Type: Photo

Image of Mills Grenade #5, Training -

Mills Grenade #5, Training -

Mills Grenade cutaway for training purposes. On Bottom: No 5 1 R D /16. One quarter of the grenade has been cut out to show the inner workings. Handle and pin in place.

Record Type: Object

Image of Model 1916 French Epee Bayonet -

Model 1916 French Epee Bayonet -

Bayonet and scabbard mounted on wood. Cruciform bayonet used by French Army throughout First World War on Model 1886 Le Bel Rifle.

Record Type: Object

Mooshof Farmhouse Brick -

Brick from the farmhouse at Mooshof where Aubrey Cosens attacked.

Record Type: Object

Mooshof Farmhouse plaster and wallpaper -

Small piece of plaster with wallpaper attached from the house that Sgt Cosen's took when he won his Victoria Cross.

Record Type: Object

Image of My Memoirs of WW2 - Reminiscence

My Memoirs of WW2 - Reminiscence

Reflection sotry by Jim McCullough describing his time with the QOR and experience during WWII and on D-Day

Record Type: Archive

Image of NCO School, Januuary 1942 Salisbury Plains - 1942/01/

NCO School, Januuary 1942 Salisbury Plains - 1942/01/

Black and white framed photograph of approximately 200 soldiers in uniform from various Canadian units attending an Non Commissioned Officers' School on the Saliburty Plains, England in January 1942.

Record Type: Photo

Image of New Forest Training Area Map 1943 - 1943/  /

New Forest Training Area Map 1943 - 1943/ /

Ordinance survey of Great Britain showing the New Forest Training Area from 1943. Coloured with red, yellow, and blue to show training areas, boundaries, enclosures, and drinking places.

Record Type: Object

Image of No. 1 (QOR Sect) I Wing No. 2 District May 6 1941 - 1941/05/06

No. 1 (QOR Sect) I Wing No. 2 District May 6 1941 - 1941/05/06

Group shot of soldiers on steps of building.

Record Type: Photo

Normandy Bridgehead -

Map on cardboard of QOR landing on D-Day

Record Type: Object

Image of Normandy Diary - 00145

Normandy Diary - 00145

Notes from Charles Cromwell Martin regarding Normany 6 June 1944- 23 August 1944.

Record Type: Library

Image of Notes on Elementary Military Administration and Organization - 02204

Notes on Elementary Military Administration and Organization - 02204

Basic description of organization, duties, orderly room, orders, correspondance, office work, pay, definitions, and abreviations in military.

Record Type: Library

Officer's Training Course Notes -

Course notes of Mines & Booby Traps, leadership, and Battalion Organization. Black leatherbound notebook.

Record Type: Object

Image of Officers 1941 - 1941

Officers 1941 - 1941

Black and White photo with red matting of QOR Officers with Queen Mary in centre, 1941 at Mandora Barracks, Aldershot England

Record Type: Photo

Image of Officers Serge WW II Tunic Captain - /  /

Officers Serge WW II Tunic Captain - / /

Belted green wool service dress tunic for an officer. Captains black pipes and Canada for QOR on epaulettes. QOR collar insignia. Black buttons for QOR. Red lanyard on left shoulder. 3rd division patches on both arms.Gold wire wound stripe to bottom left sleeve. Medals: 1939-1945 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with maple leaf for overseas service.

Record Type: Object

Image of Officers of the 2nd Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of  -

Officers of the 2nd Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of -

Unframed mounted black and white photograph of the 2nd Battalion Officers on the steps of the old Land Registy Office in Toronto, taken during WWII. One row is seated in chairs and four rows are standing.

Record Type: Photo

Operation Overlord: The Story of the Allied Invasion of Normandy D-Day June 6 1944 - Newspaper

Articles describe events that took place during the D-Day invasion. Includes many photos and paintings from that day

Record Type: Archive

Image of Original WWII QOR Souvenir Handkerchief -

Original WWII QOR Souvenir Handkerchief -

Square handkerchief in red and green silk cloth. Decorated with stitched word "Mother" in multicolour thread. Decorated with a patch with QOR insignia, reads "Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 2, IN PACE PARATUS" Also decorated with artificial flowers.

Record Type: Object

Image of P37 Battledress Tunic -

P37 Battledress Tunic -

P37 Battledress tunic with open collar, dyed black, QOR titles, Canada titles, 3 ribbons

Record Type: Object

Image of P37 Skeleton Web -

P37 Skeleton Web -

Tan belt with shoulder straps. Belt includes two ammunition holders on front. On proper left side is a bayonet holder. On proper right is a canteen and canteen holder.

Record Type: Object

Image of POW Sign -

POW Sign -

Wooden sign painted white with POW, a large black arrow, and a French grey Third Division insignia.

Record Type: Object

Image of Pat's Life: The Story of Sub. Lieut. George Henry Kirkpatrick Strathy, BA, RCNVR - Biography

Pat's Life: The Story of Sub. Lieut. George Henry Kirkpatrick Strathy, BA, RCNVR - Biography

Biography of the life of Lieut. Strathy during his time in the QOR and during WWII. Written by his father, using his diarys and letters home.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Percy Hampton Memorial Collection -

Percy Hampton Memorial Collection -

Memorial Collection Lieutenant Colonel Percy Hampton shadow box consisting of: 1. Short biography on LCol Hampton, ED 2. Black and white photo of LCol Hampton (9" x 5") 3. Seven Medals (from left to right): - British War Medal [WWI] - Victory Medal [WWI] - Canadian Volunteer Medal [WWII] - The War Medal [WWII] - King George V Silver Jubilee Medal [1935] - King George VI Coronation Medal [1937] - Efficiency Decoration [Long ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Photobook Col. W. T. Barnard WWII - Scrapbook

Photobook Col. W. T. Barnard WWII - Scrapbook

Contains various photos from Col. W.T. Barnard's activities in and around WWII. Letter attached to inside front cover (see "Notes & Legal"). Each photo is accompanied by a label with context and date. Album also includes a certificate of service for Barnard, dated June 5, 1940. Letter from Princess Alexandria's lady in waiting, thank you letter, 1980.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Portrait of Edward A Dunlop -

Portrait of Edward A Dunlop -

Unframed black and white, head and shoulders photograph portrait of Edward A. Dunlop in service dress with wedge cap. Mounted on matting.

Record Type: Photo

Image of QOR 1939 Records - Book, Record

QOR 1939 Records - Book, Record

Contains beige strike off forms (age, DOB, next of kin, employer, address, former service, and badges) in alphabetical order; blue promotion forms; pink recommendation strike of forms; pale yellow tranfer forms; yellow re-engagement forms; beige miscellaneous recommendation forms; orderly officers' reports and regimental orders by Lieut-Colonel I.M. Macdonnell and Lt. Colonel P.R. Hampton.

Record Type: Archive

Image of QOR 1940 Records - Book, Record

QOR 1940 Records - Book, Record

Contains beige strike off forms (age, DOB, next of kin, employer, address, former service, and badges) some medical examination forms as well; orderly officers' reports; beige miscellaneous recommendation forms; yellow tranfer forms; blue promotion forms; pink recommendation strike of forms; and regimental orders by Lt. Col. Baptist Johnston and Lieut-Colonel I.M. Macdonnell

Record Type: Archive

Image of QOR 1941 Records - Book, Record

QOR 1941 Records - Book, Record

Contains beige miscellaneous recommendation forms; yellow re-engagement froms; pale yellow tranfer forms; blue promotion forms; pink recommendation strike of forms; orderly officers' reports; and battalion orders by Lt. Col. Baptist Johnston 17 December 1941 - 8 January 1941 as well as a list of new recruits.

Record Type: Archive

Image of QOR of C Record Book 1944 - Book, Record

QOR of C Record Book 1944 - Book, Record

Contains records including: miscellaneious records, transfer sheets, promotion recommendations, medal recommendations, and strike off recommendations. Label on spine reads "Records 1944"

Record Type: Archive

Image of Queen's Own Rifles of Canada D-Day Landing - 1960/  /

Queen's Own Rifles of Canada D-Day Landing - 1960/ /

45" x 60" oil on canvas depiction of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada landing at Bernieres-sur-Mer, Normandy on June 6, 1944 painted by Canadian war artist Captain Orville Fisher in 1960.

Record Type: Object

Queen's Own Rifles of Canada One Hundred Years of Canada 1860-1960 - 00124.1

Summary of the history of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada over a hundred years, from its beginnings in 1860 to 1960. The Formation of the Regiment, 1860-66; The Battle of Ridgeway, 2 June 1866; Canada and the Green Jacket, 1866-77; The Victorian Heyday, 1877-84; The North-West Rebellion, 1885; War and Peace, 1886-1909; The Fiftieth anniversary, 1910; The Regimental Record; 1911-18; Peace with Pacifism, 1919-1939; The 1st Bn. QOR of C, Toronto ...

Record Type: Library

Image of Queen's Parade, Aldershot, England - 1941/10/09

Queen's Parade, Aldershot, England - 1941/10/09

Two black and white photos in frame; Photo 1: Lieutenant Col. MacKendrick shaking hands with King George VI with Queen Elizabeth in background. Photo 2: Lieutenant Col MacKendrick is congratulated by Her Majesty Queen Mary, Colonel in Chief.

Record Type: Photo

Image of RFN Underhill WWII letters - Letter

RFN Underhill WWII letters - Letter

One letter home to "Edith" written on acquired Nazi letterhead by Sergeant Underhill, 4th Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada.

Record Type: Archive

RFN Underhill WWII letters - Letter

2 Boxes of letters (approx 500) from Rifleman Underhill who served in the QOR during World War II

Record Type: Archive

Image of Ralph Dudley Shadow Box -

Ralph Dudley Shadow Box -

Shadow box containing photo of Rifleman Ralph Dudly and his wife sitting on a green bench on the left side. On the right is the QOR cap badge, QOR pin, Overseas Medal, Volunteer Service Medal with clasp, Defence Medal, and General Service Pin.

Record Type: Object

Image of Ration Pack, World War II -

Ration Pack, World War II -

Contents of a second world war ration pack. Not in orginal packaging but in a ziploc bag. Contents include: 1 x match box variety of wrapped candies 1 x sewing kit 1 x package of halazone water purification tablet 1 x package of caffeine tablets 1 x squeeze tube of unknown contents 1 x chocolate bar 1 x plastic bag with string

Record Type: Object

Image of Relic WWII Helmet -

Relic WWII Helmet -

Rusted metal helmet with silver edging on rim. Several bullet entrance and exit holes in top. Circular helmet with rim around all sides.

Record Type: Object

Image of Reproduction 3rd Battalion soldiers uniform -

Reproduction 3rd Battalion soldiers uniform -

Reproduction First World War era 3rd Toronto Regiment tunic. Was machine manufactured of green wool. Sleeves are lined with brown fabric (possibly linen). Cuffs have been shortened by hand. Tunic has 5 buttons down front, C3 collar badges, Canada Insignia on top of epaulettes and a red rectangle topped with a smaller green triangle on both arms - signifying 3rd Battalion (green triangle) of 1st Division (red square).

Record Type: Object

Image of Roll of Honour Certificate for Sidney Ryan  -

Roll of Honour Certificate for Sidney Ryan -

Calligraphic scroll given to Ryan's family indicating that his name had been added to the City of Toronto Roll of Honour. Signed by the Mayor, City Clerk, and City Treasurer.

Record Type: Object

Image of Roll of Honour, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Our Glorious Dead - Record, Death

Roll of Honour, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Our Glorious Dead - Record, Death

Green three hole punch folder containing photocopy version of the Roll of Honour. Contains names, rank, regimental number, and next of kin for those who were KIA.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Rolph Jackson Letter Collection -

Rolph Jackson Letter Collection -

Beige cardboard box containing seven packets of letters bound together with a string, and one loose postcard. Letters belong to Rolph Jackson and date between 1940-1945. All letters appear to be written home.

Record Type: Object