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  • Certificate Gazetting Captain Henry Moyle, Captain of 2nd Brant Battalion, 1857
    Text       This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the 2nd Brant Battalion of the Sedentary Militia of Upper Canada on November 27, 1856. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum ...
    Text     This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the 2nd Brant Battalion of the Sedentary Militia of Upper Canada on November 27, 1856. This artifact was provided for ...
  • Battle and Field Exercises and Rifle Practice Instruction for Her Majesty's Fleet, 1888
    Text       This 1888 handbook provides comprehensive instructions for rifle training in Her Majesty's Fleet. At the time this book was published, Canada did not yet have its own Navy and Canadian sailors and marines participated in the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. This book was provided by Richard Shaver from ...
    Text     This 1888 handbook provides comprehensive instructions for rifle training in Her Majesty's Fleet. At the time this book was published, Canada did not yet have its own Navy and Canadian ...
  • 125th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F., in Brantford
    Image       This photograph shows the 125th Overseas Battalion, the "Brants", lined up in Brantford. This was the overseas battalion of the 38th Regiment Dufferin Rifles, based in Brantford. It sailed overseas to fight in World War I. The battalion was based in Brantford, but had members from across the County of ...
    Image     This photograph shows the 125th Overseas Battalion, the "Brants", lined up in Brantford. This was the overseas battalion of the 38th Regiment Dufferin Rifles, based in Brantford. It sailed overseas ...
  • Brass Patriotic Box, Boer War
    Object       This brass "patriotic box" was sent to soldiers during the Boer War in South Africa, fought from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. It included small items to help raise morale, including chocolates, tobacco, and New Testaments. The top of the box has an ...
    Object     This brass "patriotic box" was sent to soldiers during the Boer War in South Africa, fought from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. It ...
  • Orange Free State Medal, Boer War
    Object       This medal was awarded to a soldier during the Boer War, fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian ...
    Object     This medal was awarded to a soldier during the Boer War, fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. This artifact ...
  • Welcome Ribbon, Boer War
    Object       This ribbon celebrated the return of Canadian soldiers following the Boer War, which was fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.
    Object     This ribbon celebrated the return of Canadian soldiers following the Boer War, which was fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard ...
  • Soldier's New Testament, South Africa 1900, Boer War
    Object       This New Testament was sent to soldiers during the Boer War, fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. The cover reads "Soldier's New Testament - South Africa 1900". This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal ...
    Object     This New Testament was sent to soldiers during the Boer War, fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. The cover ...
  • Dufferin Rifle Members, Non-Commissioned Officers 1897
    Image       This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a unit which operated out of Brantford and which drew members from across the County. These photos were provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in ...
    Image     This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a unit which operated out of Brantford and which drew members from across the County. These photos were provided ...
  • Assorted Regimental Buttons
    Object       These regimental buttons were worn by soldiers who belonged to a variety of regiments operating within the County of Brant. These artifacts were provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford. This picture is ...
    Object     These regimental buttons were worn by soldiers who belonged to a variety of regiments operating within the County of Brant. These artifacts were provided for photography by Richard Shaver from ...
  • Dufferin Rifle Members, Non-Commissioned Officers 1897
    Image       This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a unit which operated out of Brantford and which drew members from across the County. These photos were provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in ...
    Image     This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a unit which operated out of Brantford and which drew members from across the County. These photos were provided ...
  • Certificate Gazetting Captain Henry Moyle, Captain of North Riding Reserve Militia 3rd Brigade #5, 1870
    Text       This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the Number Five Company Division, Reserve Militia of the Regimental Division of the North Riding of Brant on February 20, 1869. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display ...
    Text     This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the Number Five Company Division, Reserve Militia of the Regimental Division of the North Riding of Brant on February 20, ...
  • Soldiers and Warriors: The Early Volunteer Militia of Brant County, 1856-1866
    Text       This book by Roger Sharpe traces the early history of the volunteer militia of Brant County, focusing on the period of 1856-1866. It is provided with the permission of the author and the Canadian Military Heritage Museum.
    Text     This book by Roger Sharpe traces the early history of the volunteer militia of Brant County, focusing on the period of 1856-1866. It is provided with the permission of the ...
  • 1812-era Pipe
    Object       This pipe was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in ...
    Object     This pipe was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography ...
  • 1812-era Soldier's Eyeglasses
    Object       This set of glasses was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage ...
    Object     This set of glasses was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided ...
  • 1812-era Soldier's Tobacco Tin
    Object       This tobacco tin was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum ...
    Object     This tobacco tin was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for ...
  • 1812-era Medicinal Flask
    Object       This medicinal flask was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It would have held small amounts of medicine to help soldiers counteract the battlefield illnesses that were common during warfare at that time. It originally ...
    Object     This medicinal flask was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It would have held small ...
  • 1812-era Flask
    Object       This small glass flask is of the type that was commonly carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian ...
    Object     This small glass flask is of the type that was commonly carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the War of 1812. This artifact ...
  • 1812-era Blood Letting Instrument
    Object       This blood-letting instrument is of the type often carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. At a time when medicine was still relatively primitive, this type of equipment would have been one of the first lines of ...
    Object     This blood-letting instrument is of the type often carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. At a ...
  • 1812-era British Belt Axe
    Object       This British belt axe was carried by Canadian or British soldiers during the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.
    Object     This British belt axe was carried by Canadian or British soldiers during the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It ...
  • 1812-era American Cutlass
    Object       This cutlass was carried by American soldiers during the War of 1812. This cutlass was used in the Battle of Malcolm's Mills, at Oakland, County of Brant. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military ...
    Object     This cutlass was carried by American soldiers during the War of 1812. This cutlass was used in the Battle of Malcolm's Mills, at Oakland, County of Brant. This artifact was ...
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