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A complete set of '08 pattern beige canvas webbing as worn by Canadian troops over their tunics in WWI. Canvas has been painted. Webbing consists of shoulder straps which attach in front to five small pouches/pockets over each breast pocket and belt. On the right side of belt there are straps to hold canteen. On the left side (over left hip) there is a pouch to hold a digging implement. On back, shoulder straps cross in the centre and attach to st ...

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Metal cylindrical canteen covered in green wool and handsewn into cover using white and brown thread. Cork in neck of canteen has silver metal topper. Cork/topper is attached to top of canteen with short white rope/string.

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Iron entrenching tool. Small V-shaped slightly concave attached to short curved iron shaft. Shaft has oval shaped opening above shovel blade (presumably) so that a long handle could be attached. Object is molded from a single piece. Object is located in the webbing of 01029.1.

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Black and white framed photograph of a medal collection circa WWI

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Image of Clipping, Newspaper

Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper report on Pte, Geo. Frank Cahill, and his brother Pte. T Cahill. See notes for write up.

Record Type: Archive

Scrapbook

Inside front left cover is image of a yong girl, Maud Darracott, and a prayer for her. Pages are black and filled with newspaper clippings from WWI, a drawing in Muskoka, and some military weddings. Black folder inside front cover contains photocopies of all the clippings.

Record Type: Archive

Image of "B" Co. 95th Overseas Battalion, CEF Toronto 1915 - 1915

"B" Co. 95th Overseas Battalion, CEF Toronto 1915 - 1915

Black and white photo of 4 rows of soldiers posed outside University Ave Armouries. All men are in uniform. First row seated with legs crossed.

Record Type: Photo

Image of "Queen's Own" off for Valcartier Postcard - 1914/09/

"Queen's Own" off for Valcartier Postcard - 1914/09/

Sepia picture postcard of The Queen's Own Rifles marching with sloped arms down University Avenue to the old Union Station from the University Armouries. Crowds line the street on both sides - most of the men are wearing white boater hats. South African monument is visiable on the upper right. Series No. 1007

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Image of 166 Bn Flag -

166 Bn Flag -

Framed pennant of the 166th Battalion (Queen's Own Rifles), Canadian Expeditionary Force. Felt material with QOR 166th badge on left and red material for writing 166th QOR Battalion, CEF.

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Image of 166 Overseas Battalion Velvet Pillow -

166 Overseas Battalion Velvet Pillow -

Velvet beige pillow with the insignia of the 166 Overseas Battalion on the front in green with red writing. The pillow is trimmed in faded red silk. The back of the pillow has floral decorations stitched in matching beige thread.

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Image of 166th Battalion QOR Bugle Band CEF -

166th Battalion QOR Bugle Band CEF -

Formal sepia photo of the 166th Battalion QOR Bugle Band. 32 Bandsmen are formed up on steps of an unknown building with drums in the front and buglers on the steps.

Record Type: Photo

Image of 166th Battalion Silver Flatware Set -

166th Battalion Silver Flatware Set -

Eight piece silver plated flatware set consisting of five sizes of spoons, two sizes of forks and one dinner knife. All are stamped QOR 166 on the handles. All except the knife have 1399 scratched on the back of the handles.

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Image of 166th Bn CEF Cap Badge -

166th Bn CEF Cap Badge -

A 166th Batttallion Canadian Expeditionary Force Cap Badge.

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1914-1915 Star - 1914/ /

Bronze Star medal with crossed swords and crown surmounting the top star point. Ring attached to crown. Front of medal has a laurel wreath and the royal cipher "CV" at the bottom. Reverse has inscription: "9720 PTE H. SMITH 3/CAN. INF." On front there is also the year range "1914-1915" on a ribbon in the centre of the laurel wreath.

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Image of 198th Battalion -

198th Battalion -

Group photograph on steps of building of Lieutenant Colonel J.A. Cooper, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada and the officers of the 198th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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Image of 198th Battalion Laying Up Colours - 1917/05/24

198th Battalion Laying Up Colours - 1917/05/24

Black and white photograph of the 198th Canadian Buffs Battalion, CEF Colour Party marching into the entrance of Canterbury Cathedral to lay up the colours 24 May 1917. Colour Party: Lt Palmer, Lt Hudd, CSM Watson, Sgts Wooller and Sanders. Not seen in the photos was an escort of 40 other ranks under Captain L.A. Henderson and 40 other ranks from the East Kent Buffs.

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Image of 198th Canadian Buffs, CEF Cross Country Team - 1917/  /

198th Canadian Buffs, CEF Cross Country Team - 1917/ /

Black and white formal photo of Canadian Buffs Cross Country Team. Team members wearing running gear. Camp building in background. Sign in front indicates: Winners Fifth Division 4 Miles Cross Country (30) Second Aldershot Command 4 Miles Cross Country (25) Winners Whtley Area 5 Miles Cross Country (20)

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Image of 198th Overseas Battalion - 1917/02/20

198th Overseas Battalion - 1917/02/20

Black and white panoramic photograph of the 198th Overseas Battalion (Canadian Buffs) Canadian Expeditionary Force taken at Exhibition Camp, Toronto on 20 February 1917.

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Image of 201230 Private Walter Meakins Paybook -

201230 Private Walter Meakins Paybook -

Brown paybook. Cover is cardboard covered by canvass and glued/sewn into place. Contains 24 pages and one loose carbon copy sheet from the Toronto Recruit Depot. Inside pages have stamps and handwritten entries regarding personal details about Meakins (attestation details, family members, banking info, etc.) and payment details for service, certificate for training testa has been pasted in the military will section.

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Image of 255th Battalion Sewing Kit -

255th Battalion Sewing Kit -

Canvas sewing kit stamped 255th Bn C.E.F. - tied with twill tape. Contains two pieces of folded white fabric and 5 sewing needles located inside pockets.

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Image of 255th Bn CEF Collar Badge -

255th Bn CEF Collar Badge -

One metal 255th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force collar badge. Has two lugs but no pin.

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Image of 255th Major's First World War Service Dress Tunic -

255th Major's First World War Service Dress Tunic -

Green First World War era major's service dress tunic with 255 Battalion badges on both lapels. QOR buttons on jacket, pockets and epaulettes although not all buttons are original to garment - most notably top button. QOR Canada metal shoulder badges attached to both epaulettes. Green long service cloth bar sewn above left breast pocket.

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Image of 255th Overseas Batallion (Q.O.R.) C.E.F. - Toronto, May 10th, 1917 - 1917/05/10

255th Overseas Batallion (Q.O.R.) C.E.F. - Toronto, May 10th, 1917 - 1917/05/10

Black and white unframed photo of the battalion dressed in CEF Tunics, snake belts, forage caps, boots and puttees. All have Ross Rifles. Also bugle band with drums.

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Image of 2nd Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915 -

2nd Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915 -

Framed coloured print of the painting 2nd Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915 by R. Jack, 1917.

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Image of 3rd Battalion CEF Band August 1916 - 1916/08/

3rd Battalion CEF Band August 1916 - 1916/08/

Informal black and white photo of the 3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment) band performing in the field. They are seated on benches and folding chairs in a rough clearing. August 1916

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Image of 3rd Battalion CEF Mascot and Soldiers August 1916 - 1916/08/

3rd Battalion CEF Mascot and Soldiers August 1916 - 1916/08/

Informal black and white photo of the 3rd Battalion Mascot (goat) with his stretcher bearer handler and surrounded by 6 other soldiers from various regiments, probably at a Field Hospital or Casualty Clearing Station. Goat is wearing a 3rd Toronto Regiment "coat:. August 1916.

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Image of 3rd Battalion Soldier with Mascot May 1918 - 1918/05/

3rd Battalion Soldier with Mascot May 1918 - 1918/05/

3rd Battalion Sergeant standing in a field holding the regimental mascot, a small goat. Sgt is smiling and wearing a helmet. Some buildings blurry in the background.

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Image of 3rd Battalion at Valcartier and on the HMT Tunisia - Album, Photograph

3rd Battalion at Valcartier and on the HMT Tunisia - Album, Photograph

Photograph album consisting of 29 black and white photos of members of the 3rd Battalion at Valcartier Camp and aboard the HMT Tunisia while crossing to England. Also includes Admin Staff War establismnt dated 15 October 1914

Record Type: Archive

Image of 3rd Battalion on way up line, May 1918 - 1918/05/

3rd Battalion on way up line, May 1918 - 1918/05/

Black and white photography of 3rd Battalion soldiers marching a long a road in column of route with rifles slung. There is a town in the background.

Record Type: Photo

Image of 3rd Battalion passing the Border into German territory, 4th December, 1918, on way to Rhine.  - 1918/12/04

3rd Battalion passing the Border into German territory, 4th December, 1918, on way to Rhine. - 1918/12/04

Black and white photograph of soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, CEF in marching in column of route as they pass the striped border marker and enter German territory on their way to the Rhine. Soldiers (some German?) and children line the road and there are trees and buildings in the background.

Record Type: Photo

Image of 3rd Bn, CEF Senior NCOs - November 1914

3rd Bn, CEF Senior NCOs - November 1914

Black and White photo of Warrant Officers, Staff Sergeants and Sergeants of the 3rd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, November 1914 in five rows in front of a white marquis tent.

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Image of 55120 Sergeant John Rogers Shadows Box Collection -

55120 Sergeant John Rogers Shadows Box Collection -

Shadow box collection of 55120 Sergeant John Rogers of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada who enlisted in the 19th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Items included are: 1. Cap Badge, ID disc and assorted pns 2. Paybook 3. Black and white photo of Sgt Rogers (2.25" x 3.75") 4. Military info card

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Image of 74th Overseas Battalion Cigarette Box -

74th Overseas Battalion Cigarette Box -

Cigarette Box the originally held 10 Virginia cigarettes. Manufactured by Philip Morris & Co Ltd, Montreal for the 74th Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force

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83rd Battalion Cap Badge -

Brass cap badge of the 83rd Battalion, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, Canadian Expeditionary force. Lug fastener with pin.

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A. W. Currie -

Framed photo of A.W. Currie

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Image of A.S. Houston WWI Medals Set - 1915/11/02

A.S. Houston WWI Medals Set - 1915/11/02

Set of three medals displayed on board, as well as cardboard piece with history of set as Houston 3 CAN Inf. Medals Left to Right: 1914-1915 Star British War Medal Victory Medal

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Image of B Coy 198th Batt Cross Country Team - 15th Brigade Champions -

B Coy 198th Batt Cross Country Team - 15th Brigade Champions -

Black and white formal team photograph of B Coy 198th Batt Cross Country Team - 15th Brigade Champions. Team members in t-shirts and shorts. Taken in front of trees. Left to right - Back Row: A.T.H. Gascoyne (Trainer), H.G. MacMillan, H.A. Coutts, W.E. Wright, V.R. Dowson, L.N.G. Jordon, J.C. Grant, M.B. white, H.Gregg (Trainer) Front Row: W.E. Harrison, L.R. Cook, E.D. Crisp, Capt. L.A. Henderson, Lieut. A.B. Pike, D. Hughes, R.W. Walker, R.S ...

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Image of Barbed Wire Fragment -

Barbed Wire Fragment -

Small section of German made barbed wire. A central length of wire has smaller sections of sharp-ended wire coiled around it and protruding in all directions.

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Image of Barry Rich 3rd Bn Soldier print -

Barry Rich 3rd Bn Soldier print -

Framed coloured print of 3rd Battalion, CEF soldier

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Image of Baseball Team, 198th Cdn Inf Bn "Canadian Buffs" - 1917/08/

Baseball Team, 198th Cdn Inf Bn "Canadian Buffs" - 1917/08/

Black and white formal team photograph - one row standing and one seated - in front of a wooden camp building. Team members are in team uniforms. Bats, gloves and mask on ground in front. Champions 5th Cdn Div, Witley, August 1917.

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Image of Bronze Memorial Plaque at Armoury -

Bronze Memorial Plaque at Armoury -

Unframed photo of the First World War Memorial Plaque now located at Moss Park Armoury. "In memory of Maj-Gen Malcolm Smith Mercer, CD and officers, non commissioned officers and Men of the 2nd Regiment Queen's Own Rifles of Canada who gave their live in the Great War 1914-1918 In Pace Paratus"

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Image of Bugler Douglas F. Williams Memorial Collection -

Bugler Douglas F. Williams Memorial Collection -

Memorial collection of Bugler Douglas F. Williams QOR 1886-1963. Features 2 photos of D.F. Williams, 2 shadow boxes of medals, and a description of D.F. Williams' service.

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Image of Bugler E. B. Peters MM Memorial Shadow Box Collection -

Bugler E. B. Peters MM Memorial Shadow Box Collection -

Framed collection includes: 1. Cap Badge 2. Black and white photo of Bugler Peters (4.25" x 2.5") 3. Medal 4. Newspaper Clipping 5. 3 Medals

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Image of Bulldog -

Bulldog -

Painting on canvas of an unnamed bulldog. On the back is a black and white photograph of a WWI soldiere and a bulldog on a beach. Canvas from the "Academy Toronto".

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Image of CSM WOII Lawrence D. Pridham Memorial Shadow Box -

CSM WOII Lawrence D. Pridham Memorial Shadow Box -

Shadow Box of CSM WOII Lawrence D. Pridham: 1. 3 medals 2. Black and white photograph 3. CEF Death Certificate 8" x 10.5"

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Canada's Triumph - 2016.03.001

A brief history of the two months' activities on the Canadian Army Corp in the battles of Amiens, Arras, and Cambrai.

Record Type: Library

Image of Canadian Expeditionary Forces Cap and Collar Badges - 1917/11/06

Canadian Expeditionary Forces Cap and Collar Badges - 1917/11/06

Shadow box with 10 cap and collar badges found with the remains of a Canadian soldier who fell 6 November 1917 during the capture of a German strong point (Vine Cottage). Presumed to be a member of the 3rd Bn Toronto Regiment but not identified. his remains and that of two other Canadian soldiers were re-interred at Passchendale, New Bristol Cemetery.

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Image of Capt Flavelle First World War Sam Browne Belt -

Capt Flavelle First World War Sam Browne Belt -

Dark brown leather Sam Browne belt with brass buckles and buttons. Machine manufactured. Belt is wider and curved at one end and slimmer and tapered at the other. Two parallel rows of 8 belt holes provide closure options. Bottom prong of belt buckle is missing. Leather strap attaches to belt at left hip crosses in front of body diagonally over the right shoulder (under epaulette) and crosses diagonally back to left hip on reverse side.

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Image of Captain J. E. Flavelle First World War Tunic - 1915/  /

Captain J. E. Flavelle First World War Tunic - 1915/ /

Green First World War era Captain's tunic from the 166th Battalion, CEF. QOR buttons on front and pockets. 2nd button from top is not a QOR button and was likely a replacement. 166th badges on each lapel. Epaulettes have green piping on edges and has a QOR button to fasten to tunic and three pipes of a Captain. Machine manufactured.

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Casualty Book - Book, Record

Large dark green hardcover book with leather spine. Compiled by R. Pellatt. Book contains the nominal rolls of all Queen's Own officers including non-commissioned officers and rifleman who served during World War I. Roll contains their field unit, whether they were KIA, DOW, died, wounded, or deserted with the date of event. Names of officers are alphabetized by last name.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Casualty Book No 4 QOR 1st Battn.  - Record, Military

Casualty Book No 4 QOR 1st Battn. - Record, Military

Beige cloth hard cover book. Contains a list of names with company, age, enrollment date, discharge date, and remarks (reason for discharge) organized by first letter of last name (sections not alphabetical).

Record Type: Archive

Image of Certificate of Appreciation - 1910/04/08

Certificate of Appreciation - 1910/04/08

Framed certificate of appreciation from QOR to Sir Henry Pellatt for service during the Great War. Writing framed in images of leaves on branches. Addressed to "Brigadier-General Sir Henry Mill Pellatt".

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Image of Colonel Mercer and the Queen's Own Rifles leaving armories - 1914

Colonel Mercer and the Queen's Own Rifles leaving armories - 1914

Colonel Mercer and troops from the Queen's Own Rifles as part of the 3rd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, leaving the University Avenue Armouries to entrain for Valcartier

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Image of Come Along Boys WWI British Recruiting Poster - 1914

Come Along Boys WWI British Recruiting Poster - 1914

First World War British Recruiting Poster Come Along Boys! Enlist Today Includes Quote from letter from General Horace Smith-Dorrien: "The moment the order comes to go forward, there were smiling faces everywhere."

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Image of Death Penny - 1919

Death Penny - 1919

Bronze memorial disc produced in 1919 and distributed by the British Government to next of kin of all fallen service men and women of the First World War. They were paid for by German reparation money and were sent with a Memorial Scroll with a message from King George V.

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Image of Departure of the QOR 1914 - 22/08/1914

Departure of the QOR 1914 - 22/08/1914

Departure of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada led by Colonel Malcolm Mercer from the University Armouries in Toronto to Union Station to board trains for Valcartier on 22 August 1914. Group photo of soldiers marching on upper half and names/dates of death with one QOR crest on the bottom half.

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Image of Dress Tunic of Major General M.S. Mercer -

Dress Tunic of Major General M.S. Mercer -

Rifle Green single breasted service dress tunic which belonged to Major General M.S. Mercer prior to the First World War. Tunic has red staff flashes on collar and cuffs. Has five black frog closures on Front. and black piping on collar and cuffs. Braided epaulette has one pip and one crown of a Lieutenant Colonel.

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Elgin Watch - 1906/ /

Small brass (or copper in gold plating) wrist watch. Thin leather strap. Watch dial has white background with Roman Numberals around edges and "Elgin" in small letters at the top of the dial. Bottom of the dial has small chronograph timer.

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Enlistments - 198th BN, WWI QOR Buffs - Book, Record

Green hard cover book with black binders tape on spine. Sticker on cover with title. Pages contain a "Register of Recruits" for the 198th overseas battalion CEF. Info includes: Regimental number, name, nationality, age, height, chest measure, weight, complexion, eye and hair colour, distinctive marks, occupation, religion, place of birth, enlistment dates, marital status, address of next of kin, and remarks.

Record Type: Archive

Image of First Contingent Inspection by King George V - November 1914

First Contingent Inspection by King George V - November 1914

His Majesty the King George V departing after an inspection of the First Contingent, Canadian Expeditionary Force at Salisbury Plains in November 1914

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Image of First World War Dress Tie -

First World War Dress Tie -

Khaki green wool dress tie

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Image of First World War German Belt Buckle -

First World War German Belt Buckle -

Curved metal belt buckle from a First World War era German uniform. Painted a green/grey. Image on front is a crown surrounded by a braided circle with the words "Gott Mit Uns" (God with Us) while a bunch of leaves arc on the bottom half of the circle beneath. All are encircled by a second braided circle. The emblem protrudes from the surface of the buckle. the reverse has loops and prongs that would allow the buckle to be affixed to a belt.

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Image of First World War Helmet -

First World War Helmet -

Dark green steel helmet with brown chin strap which belonged to Pioneer Thomas F. Myers, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Painted on the front are a red square for 1st Division with a green triangle on top for 1st Brigade. These markings were ordered by 1st Division to be painted after November 11, 1918. Inside the helmet is a cloth and leather insert to cushion the head.

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Image of First World War Officer's Uniform Tie - 1915/  /

First World War Officer's Uniform Tie - 1915/ /

Beige tie. Slight sheen to material.

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Image of First World War Sam Browne Belt - /  /

First World War Sam Browne Belt - / /

Brown leather Sam Browne belt with brass buckles and buttons. Machine manufactured. Belt includes small leather pouch attached at waist on proper right. Leather strap and holster for handgun is attached over left hip. Leather strap secures belt crossing diagonally across the body from proper left of belt over right shoulder - secured under epaulette - and crosses diagonally in the back to reattach at left hip. Belt is decorated with machine embroi ...

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Image of First World War Shirt Capt J E Flavelle - 1915/  /

First World War Shirt Capt J E Flavelle - 1915/ /

Khaki green officer's dress blouse; machine manufactured.

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Image of For King and Empire, Canada's Soldiers in the Great War -

For King and Empire, Canada's Soldiers in the Great War -

Documentary of the battlefields, cemeteries, and monuments of World War 1. Photo of soldiers marching on the cover, title in orange with red subtitles. All 6 episodes of the documented series. Photo of host and cheering soldiers on the back.

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Image of German Epaulette 57 -

German Epaulette 57 -

One blue/grey wool epaulette from a German First World War uniform. The number 57 is embroidered on the front/top in red.orange thread using a chain stitch. A brass button with the number 5 is affixed to the fabric by threading the button post through the button hole and sliding a wooden toothpick through the eye at the back. Machine manufactured.

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Image of German First World War Epaulette 261 -

German First World War Epaulette 261 -

One blue/grey wool epaulette from a German First World War uniform. The number 261 is embroidered on the front/top using a chin stitch and red/purple thread. A metal button (tarnished) with a crown in the centre is affixed to button hole with a 2-pronged pin on reverse. Fabric is folded over and tapered on underside.

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Image of Grenade Mills No. 36 WWI - 1915

Grenade Mills No. 36 WWI - 1915

First World War Canadian "Mills" hand grenade No. 36 On bottom: V-9-1915 No.5.1

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Image of Gunner Cecil Robert Adams Shadow Box - /  /

Gunner Cecil Robert Adams Shadow Box - / /

Shadow Box with items related to 2601848 Gunner Cecil Robert Adams, 2nd Siege Battery, Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery: 1, Cap Badge 2. Black and white photo 3.75" x 2.75" 3. 2 medals 4. Card home - Season's Greeting from overseas

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Image of Hand embroidered Ensign -

Hand embroidered Ensign -

Framed hand embroidered ensign with 3rd Battalion, CEF badge in centre surrounded by place names on off white background,

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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.

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Image of Hon. Major Gerrard Brakenbridge Strathy -

Hon. Major Gerrard Brakenbridge Strathy -

Served overseas as Quartermaster Canadian Army Medical Corps, February 1915 to September 1919.

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Image of I, That's Me: The Memoirs of an Officer-Escaper 1914-1919 - 00264

I, That's Me: The Memoirs of an Officer-Escaper 1914-1919 - 00264

The story of a Danish Immigrant Canadian Officer of the 3rd Battalion, CEF and his successful escape from a German POW camp after being captured in April 1915.

Record Type: Library