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Image of Royal Canadian Artillery Badge -

Royal Canadian Artillery Badge -

Brass cap badge showing a canon surmounted by a banner with Canada in turn surmounted by a crown. Under the canon is the motto "Quo fas et Gloria ducunt" which translates as "Whither right and glory lead". Pin on the back is still intact.

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Image of Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Plaque - 1962/  /

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Plaque - 1962/ /

Shield shaped wooden presentation plaque with the metal crest of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in the centre and a plate underneath with the following engraving: "Presented to the Queen's Own Rifle of Canada Depot by CCol P.D. Smith, Director of Signals on behalf of the officers of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signas in Appreciation for training RC SSigns Recruits. 1962." Two holes have been drilled through the wood presumably to secure ...

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Image of Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) Wooden Shield -

Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) Wooden Shield -

Wooden shield shaped plaque which commemorates comradeship between the QOR and the RCD in Germany, 1957-1959. Inscription on bronze plate on top of front of shield and bronze plate with personnel names on back of shield on another bronze plate.

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Royal Canadian Legion's Membership Certificate of Merit - 1961/ /

The Royal Canadian Legion's Membership Certificate of Meriat awarded to Branch No 344 and signed by Harold F. Eaton.

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Image of Royal Flying Corps Brigade Book of P.R. Hampton -

Royal Flying Corps Brigade Book of P.R. Hampton -

First World War Royal "Flying Corps Brigade Transfer Card - History of Training" belonging to Percy R. Hampton

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Image of Royal Irish Rifles Print -

Royal Irish Rifles Print -

Framed coloured print from a postcard series. Features two Royal Irish Rifleman - one sergeant and one sergeant major in patrol uniform with busbies and rifles. Original done prior to the artist's death in 1927.

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Image of Royal Welsh Fusiliers Cap Badge -

Royal Welsh Fusiliers Cap Badge -

Brass cap badge with backing, circular frame with Royal Welsh Fusiliers in nickel, brass grenade on top.

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Image of Rrn. Eugene (Gene) D. Bell Shadow Box -

Rrn. Eugene (Gene) D. Bell Shadow Box -

Wooden frame shadow box with gold trim and green matting. Picture of Eugene D. Bell, 1939-1945 Star, France-Germany Star, Overseas Medal, Volunteer Service Medal with clasp, and Defence Medal.

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Image of SD Tunic -

SD Tunic -

Khaki SD Uniform

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Image of SD uniform Lt. Col.  -

SD uniform Lt. Col. -

Khaki Tropical Weight service dress Tunic, Trousers, and belt. Worn by Major D.K. Robertson 29/9/1955. Manufactured by Hobson & Sons (London) Limited. Tunic: Made of Tropical worsted cotton. Insignia is Lieutenant Colonel pip and crown, with QOR metal shoulder title, Missing collar dogs, four large Regimental buttons along the front, and 4 medium Regimental buttons on the brest and waist pockets. Ribbons are Northwest Europe, France and Germany ...

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SNCO Crossbelt -

Senior non- commissioned officer's black leather crossbelt

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Image of STEN Sub-Machine Gun, Mark 3 1943 - 1943/  /

STEN Sub-Machine Gun, Mark 3 1943 - 1943/ /

Blackened metal STEN sub-machine gun dated to 1943. Model is Mark 3. Complete with Canadian made sling made of canvas.

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Image of STEN Submacine Gun, Mark II - 1943/  /

STEN Submacine Gun, Mark II - 1943/ /

Deactivated STEN Mk II submachine gun Mark with magazine. Blackened steel made by Longbranch factory in Canada. Used up until the late 1960's when it was replaced by the Sterling C1 SMG.

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Image of Sam Browne Belt -

Sam Browne Belt -

Sam Browne belt with cross strap Colour: black with brass hardware.

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Image of Saskatchewan Regimental Centennial Commemoration March Plate - 1960/07/06

Saskatchewan Regimental Centennial Commemoration March Plate - 1960/07/06

Large copper plate with indentations along rim. Centre of plate has image of Buffalo with shield with a crown on top. Name of city written in ribbon banners above and below shield "The City of North Battleford" plaque at bottom of plate reads "Presented to the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. On the Occasion of the Regimental Centennial Commemorative March July 6 1960". Above plaque reads "SASKATCHEWAN".

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Scabbard -

Scabbard belonging to bayonet (05087.2). Made of black leather, with metal at ends. Engraved with QOR

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Image of Sealed Sample QOR Cap Badge 1965 with label, seal and swatch - 1965/10/19

Sealed Sample QOR Cap Badge 1965 with label, seal and swatch - 1965/10/19

A silver Queen's Own Rifles of Canada cap badge which was a "sealed sample" (see notes). Attached to it by twill tape is a fabric label with details of the sealed sample (also see notes) and a swatch of black or dark green fabric on which is affxied the National Defence Canada "sealed sample" wax seal. Lable dated 19 october 1965. All components are pinned to the inside a shadown box frame.

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Image of Semi-Centennial Medallions - 1910/  /

Semi-Centennial Medallions - 1910/ /

Brown frame with green mating. In centre is written "Queen's Own Rifles of Canada/Semi Centennial (1860-1910) Reunion Medallions/Bronze and Siver versions on Regimental Ribbon/Official Badge for Ex-members attending Reunion functions" Left side - bronze medallion; right side - silver medallion

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Image of Senior Officer Forage Cap -

Senior Officer Forage Cap -

Green Senior Officer forage cap, size 7 1/8 with gold buttons and a gold visor braid.

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Image of Senior Officers Forage Cap -

Senior Officers Forage Cap -

A general issue green wool Senior Officers forage cap with a green band, gold buttons, and a gold braid.

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Image of Sergeant Aubry Cosens, VC, 16 Platoon, D Company, QOR of C in Action at Mooshof, Germany - 1945/02/26

Sergeant Aubry Cosens, VC, 16 Platoon, D Company, QOR of C in Action at Mooshof, Germany - 1945/02/26

Blue tinted painting showing soldiers and tank with houses in the background. Created by

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Sergeant Major Crean Sergeants' Mess Presentation Scroll - 1889/04/01

Large calligraphic presentation scroll from the Sergeants' mess to Sergeant Major John Francis Matthew Crean on the occasion of his commissioning as Second Lieutenant. Illuminated in colour with QOR badge and crossed rifles.

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Image of Sergeants 1943 Battledress -

Sergeants 1943 Battledress -

Serge wool battledress tunic with Queen's Own Rifles shoulder flashes, curved Canada titles, Third Division flashes, on the right sleeve are white and red service chevrons, and black chevrons on red wool backing sergeants stripes. WWII battledress pants have a map pocket on the left leg, and a upper right leg field dressing pocket. Right back wallet pocket. Has ankle weights.

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Sergeants Mess of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Visitor Book -

Brown hardcover book with black spine. Contains pages with dates, names, and addresses for visitors to the Sergeant's Mess

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Image of Sergeants Visitors' Register Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Sergeants' Mess -

Sergeants Visitors' Register Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Sergeants' Mess -

Large rectangular hard red leather book; title in gold lettering; very thick covers. Register categories on page written in green ink and include: date, name, address, and introduced by.

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Image of Service Dress Jacket and Pants -

Service Dress Jacket and Pants -

Khaki service dress jacket and pants, QOR buttons, 8 ribbons, black lanyard

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Image of Service Dress Trousers -

Service Dress Trousers -

Green khaki and wool service dress trousers

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Image of Sgt de Bartok's "Wiley X" Gloves - 2008/  /

Sgt de Bartok's "Wiley X" Gloves - 2008/ /

Wiley X gloves in "desert tan" colour. Appears to have been made from a combination of plastic and fabric. Breathable section at wrist has the letters "WX" representing the brand Wiley X. Adjustable strap at wrist with velcro. Letters "WX" also on adjustable strap.

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Image of Sgt de Bartok's Arid CADPAT Jacket -

Sgt de Bartok's Arid CADPAT Jacket -

Right sleeve has large Canada IR Flag, left sleeve has small Canada IR Flag, ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) badge under it; and ARID Flack vest/body armour, a "Schemag" Scarf, and High Speed Gear Inc (HSGI) Wasatch chest rig in CADPAT Arid Region (AR) worn by MCpl Adam de Bartok on Task Force 3-08 (2008-2009) in Handahar. This rig was blown up twice in IED strikes and was used during easily a dozen firefights. Top left Combat Ap ...

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Image of Sgt de Bartok's Arid Pattern Helmet -

Sgt de Bartok's Arid Pattern Helmet -

Helmet is designed to be a camouflage match of the Arid CADPAT Tunic. "O-POS" blood type written on rear of helmet band in black marker, indicating Sgt de Bartok's blood type for field emergency blood transfusion. Night Vision mount on front of helmet (damaged from explosive attack.)

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Sgt's Crossbelt -

Sergeant's Crossbelt with cartouche, whistle and red regimental badge

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Image of Sgt. Lewis Carl Warner Reag. No. B64232 The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada -

Sgt. Lewis Carl Warner Reag. No. B64232 The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada -

Frame with 4 items. Item 1: Photo of Sgt. Lewis Carl Warner. Item 2: Medal - Bronze star. Item 3: Typed description of event for which bronze star was given. Item 4: Place with name, reg. number and outfit.

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Image of Shadow Box -

Shadow Box -

Wooden frame with green matting. Black and white picture of sergeant Aubrey Cosens, V.C. Box contains Victoria Cross, 1939-1945 Star, France-Germany Star, Overseas Medal, Volunteer Service Medal with clasp, Cap Badge with rifle green backing Queen's Own Rifles canvas Insignia, Canada titles, 3rd Division patches and wool sergeant stripes.

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Image of Shadowbox of insignia of Rfn Russ G. McCallum - 1944/06/02

Shadowbox of insignia of Rfn Russ G. McCallum - 1944/06/02

Shadowbox containing insignia that were cut off the uniform of Rifleman Russ G. McCallum on 6 June 1944 by Rifleman J.P. Moore and sent to McCallum's sister: 1. A Queen's Own Rifles flash, 2. Canada flash 3. 3rd Division patch

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Image of Sherman Base Discharging Smoke Round -

Sherman Base Discharging Smoke Round -

Tall dark brown round with copper ring close to bottom. Top has three rotating rounds with numerical engravings on them. 75mm round.

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Image of Shield Originals Club - 1914

Shield Originals Club - 1914

Wooden shield with emblem of Originals Club Inc in red and gold which includes "Overseas 1914"

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Shirt Collars -

10 White cotton shirt collars

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Image of Shirt Cuffs -

Shirt Cuffs -

1 pair of white dress shirt cuffs

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Image of Shrapnel
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Shrapnel -

Piece of metal shrapnel from a collision between a Canadian armoured vehicle and a taxi. The explosion is represented by the twisted piece of shrapnel.

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Image of Silver Bowl Victoria Rifles of Canada 1898 -

Silver Bowl Victoria Rifles of Canada 1898 -

Silver plated Victoria Rifles of Canada cup engraved with three wreathes. Engraving in 1st and 2nd wreaths. Elaborate flower engravings on bottom of bowl. Bowl supported by 3 flags.

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Image of Silver Goblet Drill Competition Trophy 1878 -

Silver Goblet Drill Competition Trophy 1878 -

Silver goblet with inscription on the front. Top of goblet bowl features farm or woodland creatures such as goats, rams (or possibly deer and goats) and turkeys sectioned by the inscription, thistles and faces. Bottom of bowl features 6 naked, limbless torsos. Base features faces and decorative leaves.

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Image of Silver Moulton Trophy -

Silver Moulton Trophy -

Silver plated, disc-shaped trophy. Leaf inspired handles. Engravings on surface that are cloud/leaf shaped. Inscriptions on both front and back. Trophy secured to two tiered wooden base.

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Image of Silver Regimental Dessert Fork -

Silver Regimental Dessert Fork -

Silver dessert fork with bugle horn insignia embossed at lower portion of handle

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Image of Silver Regimental Dinner Knife -

Silver Regimental Dinner Knife -

Silver regimental dinner knife with serrated edge and bugle horn badge engraved on handle

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Image of Silver Regimental Dinner Spoon -

Silver Regimental Dinner Spoon -

Silver regimental table spoon engraved with bugle horn badge on handle

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Image of Silver Regimental Soup Spoon -

Silver Regimental Soup Spoon -

Silver regimental soup spoon with engraved bulge horn crest on handle

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Image of Silver Stein Shooting Trophy - 1865/10/12

Silver Stein Shooting Trophy - 1865/10/12

Silver stein with one intricate handle. Engraved scene of soldiers at a shooting match: Thirteen standing at ease, two watching, one shooting, one scoring, and one standing with a rifle beside a dog.

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Image of Silver Stein Trophy 1865 -

Silver Stein Trophy 1865 -

Silver stein, tapered at the top. Abstract pattern engraved over entirety of bowl. Smooth base. Inscription on front handle on back.

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Image of Sir Henry Mill Pellatt Sports Medals  -

Sir Henry Mill Pellatt Sports Medals -

Shadow box frame with black and white photo of a young man in a white outfit with a medal on his chest. He is standing in a room with goblets on a tray to his left. Flanking the photo are two medals, one for the "Champion of Canada" in 1878, and the other for "Champion of America" from 1879. Below the picture is a metal plaque with "Sir Henry Mill Pellatt Age of 20 years in 1879".

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Image of Sir Henry Pellatt Greatcoat - 1915/12/14

Sir Henry Pellatt Greatcoat - 1915/12/14

Khaki winter army double breasted greatcoat which belonged to Major General Sir Henry Pellatt. Faux wool belt attached to back with 3 buttons. Includes rank insignia. Interior pocket maker's label: "Clark & Evson/99 King Street West/ Toronto/Pellatt Dec 14/15"

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Image of Sir Henry Pellatt's Epaulettes -

Sir Henry Pellatt's Epaulettes -

General's epaulettes worn by Sir Henry Pellatt. Oblong shape of braided gold rope backed by red velvet, copper fastener on back. Embroidered and beaded decoration on front middle. Embroidered and beaded crossed sword and baton at the top.

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Image of Sir Henry Pellatt's Generals Hat and Plume -

Sir Henry Pellatt's Generals Hat and Plume -

Black bicorn hat with gold embellishment on each point. Plume is made from layered red and white (ostrich?) feathers.

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Image of Sir Henry Pellatt's Officers' Busby and Plume -

Sir Henry Pellatt's Officers' Busby and Plume -

Black fur hat topped with black felt. Rose epaulettes on either side (metal) and metal braid attached at back and looping around front to fasten on left side. QOR badge on front with an egg-shaped spiral red and black attachment just above badge with a crown (metal). Plume at front has a metal sphere at bottom that feathers out at top. Red feathers and a horse-hair plume are attached.

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Image of Sir Henry Pellatt's Riding Spurs -

Sir Henry Pellatt's Riding Spurs -

Pair of horse shoe shaped metal pieces with spurs coming off. Attached to front of metal is a leather strip to be placed on front of boot and metal chain that goes around bottom of boot.

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Image of Sir Henry Pellatt's Saddle -

Sir Henry Pellatt's Saddle -

Custom black leather saddle.

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Image of Sir Henry's Knight's Chain of Office  -

Sir Henry's Knight's Chain of Office -

Circular silver chain made up of "S" shaped silver pieces joined with small silver rings. At each end are two gold emblems showing a crown and flowers and "Dieu st mon Droit"

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Image of Sir Henry's Shooting Trophy -

Sir Henry's Shooting Trophy -

Mill-Pellatt Shooting Trophy. Silver goblet-style trophy; leaf and vine pattern engraved around bowl; inscription on front of bowl

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Image of Sm NCO Mess kit -

Sm NCO Mess kit -

Rifle green mess kit (tunic, vest, pants) with CWO ranks

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Image of Sm NCO Messkit -

Sm NCO Messkit -

Rifle green messkit (vest, trousers) with CWO ranks

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Image of Snare Drum - 1960/  /

Snare Drum - 1960/ /

Silver and red on black enamel snare drum with battle honours emblazoned. Presented on the 100th Anniversary.

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Image of Snare Drum - 1960/  /

Snare Drum - 1960/ /

Silver and red on black enamel snare drum with battle honours emblazoned. Presented on the 100th Anniversary.

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Image of Snare Drum Case -

Snare Drum Case -

Black plastic snare drum case with strap. Various tags. #3

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Image of Snare Drum Case -

Snare Drum Case -

Black plastic snare drum case with strap. Various tags. #6

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Snider Enfield Bayonet -

Socket bayonet for Snider Enfield rifle.

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Snider Enfield MK3 2 Band Short Carbine - 1861/ /

Snider-Enfield MK3 2 band short carbine serial #4801 dated 1861. Complete with bayonet. Has original safety cap and chain and equipped with cleaning rod. Very clear cartouche on right side of butt marked "RM ENFIELD II"

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Image of Snider Enfield Short Rifle -

Snider Enfield Short Rifle -

Mark II "2 band" .577 caliber Snider Enfield Short rifle used by the QOR during the North West Rebellion.

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Image of Snider Socket Bayonet and QOR Scabbard -

Snider Socket Bayonet and QOR Scabbard -

Metal bayonet with hollow attachment for mounting on rifle. Housed in a a leather and brass scabbard.

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Image of Snider-Enfield MKII** -

Snider-Enfield MKII** -

3 band rifle manufactured by Enfield. Has ram rod and 2 sling attachments. "619 QOR" is engraved into the brass butt plate. Breach loader with chamber modified to use brass cartridges.

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Image of Soldier's Service Pay Book, Desmond Leon Aplin -

Soldier's Service Pay Book, Desmond Leon Aplin -

Small brown book with very faded title on front cover, "Soldier's Service Pay Book". Contains Desmond Leon Aplin's Service information: enlistment information, residence, rank, training date, education, qualifications, medical records, and will. Inside front cover is written "B63970 Aplin, D. L."

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Image of Soldier's Service and Paybook - 1942/03/04

Soldier's Service and Paybook - 1942/03/04

Soldier's Service and Pay Book. Cover is made of paper and covered with brown fabric. Militia book Part I stapled to cover with a photo of a woman on the inside. Placed inside paybook is Part II - seven booklets stapled together. (Displayed separately on exhibit)

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Image of South Gate Seoul  - 1954/11/30

South Gate Seoul - 1954/11/30

Wood and metal desk ornament made to look like a Korean house with oriental style roof. Two plaques, one reads "South Grate Seoul", second plaque describes the presentation of the gift to the 2nd Btn of QOR of C. Two screws protruding from bottom.

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Image of Spencer Carbine - 1865/  /

Spencer Carbine - 1865/ /

Spencer Carbine rifle with 7 round magazine. Cal. 56/50. 22 inch barrel. Plaque on stock reads "Presented to Capt. Boustead for Gallant Conduct at the Battle of Limestone Ridge 1866". Mounted on wooden base.

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Image of St. Julien - 1990/12/31

St. Julien - 1990/12/31

Poem by George R. Skilton

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St. Paul's Bloor Street "What's Happening!" Pamphlet - 2010/04/25

Black and white pamphlet with two double sided pages. Title "What's Happening!" in black at top of first page. At bottom of first page is a section mentioning the 150th anniversary of the QOR of C and the visit of Princess Alexandra. Pamphlet contains events and updates concerning the St. Paul's Boor Street community.

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St. Paul's Bloor Street Easter IV April 25 2010 Morning Prayer Programme - 2010/04/25

White and black paper program. On front cover has image of the memorial "To Our Honoured Dead" as well as information concerning the 150th anniversary of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada and the visit of Princess Alexandra. Program contains prayers for the April 25th 2010 Easter Morning Prayers with Preacher Rev. Canonor Barry Parker.

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