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  • Le Courrier de L'Air, 3 February 1944
    ObjectText       2017LL001.004: A four page paper air mail dated 3 February 1944. This copy was kept by Leslie Lamb while conducting an air drop. It is an Allied forces pamphlet that was produced in London, England, written in French, and was air dropped to German occupied areas of France and Belgium ...
    ObjectText     2017LL001.004: A four page paper air mail dated 3 February 1944. This copy was kept by Leslie Lamb while conducting an air drop. It is an Allied forces pamphlet that ...
  • Le Courrier de L'Air, 20 July 1944
    ObjectText       2017LL001.005: A four page paper air mail dated 20 July 1944. This copy was kept by Leslie Lamb on 30 July 1944 when they were distributing the papers around Le Mans, France. It is an Allied forces pamphlet that was produced in London, England, written in French, and was air ...
    ObjectText     2017LL001.005: A four page paper air mail dated 20 July 1944. This copy was kept by Leslie Lamb on 30 July 1944 when they were distributing the papers around Le ...
  • Edward John "Ted" Hewings
    ImageTextObject       Collection of archival material pertaining to Private Edward John "Ted" Hewings of Brantford, Ontario, who was killed in action in Italy on 21 April 1944. Material is listed in chronological order. 2017PF001.011: Paper copy of a black and white photograph of Maud Satchwell and Mark Henry Hewings on their wedding ...
    ImageTextObject     Collection of archival material pertaining to Private Edward John "Ted" Hewings of Brantford, Ontario, who was killed in action in Italy on 21 April 1944. Material is listed in chronological ...
  • 56th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery 150th Anniversary Parade, 24 September 2016
    Image       A collection of colour photographs taken by Allana McDougall during the 56th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery 150th Anniversary Freedom of the City Parade. Hosted by Brantford City Hall, the event took place on 24 September 2016. Consisting of a parade and ceremony, the march began at 1 p.m. ...
    Image     A collection of colour photographs taken by Allana McDougall during the 56th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery 150th Anniversary Freedom of the City Parade. Hosted by Brantford City Hall, ...
  • Roy Harris Osborn
    ImageText       2017BO001.001: Hand tinted photograph of Roy in a RCAF uniform, prior to receiving his wings, therefore between April 1940 and November 1940. 2017BO001.002: Two wedding photos and the wedding invitation of Roy Harris Osborn and Joan Stubbs which took place on 23 November 1940. 2017BO001.004: Portrait of Roy Harris Osborn ...
    ImageText     2017BO001.001: Hand tinted photograph of Roy in a RCAF uniform, prior to receiving his wings, therefore between April 1940 and November 1940. 2017BO001.002: Two wedding photos and the wedding invitation ...
  • Leslie Lamb
    ObjectImageTextNewspaper       2017LL001.001: Black and white photograph of Leslie Lamb in November or December 1942. Leslie is wearing a flying suit, also called a teddy bear suit, and this is the first photograph of him in uniform. 2017LL001.002: Black and white group photograph of new Royal Air Force recruits, believed to have ...
    ObjectImageTextNewspaper     2017LL001.001: Black and white photograph of Leslie Lamb in November or December 1942. Leslie is wearing a flying suit, also called a teddy bear suit, and this is the first ...
  • Gilbert Wiggins French
    ObjectImage       Cpl. G.W. French, ON
    ObjectImage     Cpl. G.W. French, ON
  • Statutory Provisions, Regulations and Orders for the Militia of the Dominion of Canada, 1887
    Text       This pocket handbook contains the legal regulations and orders for the Militia of the Dominion of Canada, as approved in the year 1887. This book was provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection.
    Text     This pocket handbook contains the legal regulations and orders for the Militia of the Dominion of Canada, as approved in the year 1887. This book was provided by Richard Shaver ...
  • Field Exercise, Evolutions of Infantry, Rifle Exercises and Musketry Instruction, 1870, Pocket Edition, By Authority
    Text       This pocket edition handbook contains a set of instructions for the training of infantry. It was published in 1871, from instructions officially approved in 1870. The first part of the book contains the field exercise; it also contains an appendix of several hundred pages containing rifle exercises and musketry instruction. ...
    Text     This pocket edition handbook contains a set of instructions for the training of infantry. It was published in 1871, from instructions officially approved in 1870. The first part of the ...
  • Farm Implements of Burford Township
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  • War of 1812
    Group       The County of Brant played a significant part in the War of 1812. The Battle of Malcolm's Mills, the final land battle during the war, was fought near Oakland Township. The material in this collection describes some of our County's history during this period.
    Group     The County of Brant played a significant part in the War of 1812. The Battle of Malcolm's Mills, the final land battle during the war, was fought near Oakland Township. ...
  • George Wray Crumback
    Text       World War I Military service records of George Wray Crumback. The son of Joseph Merrit and Mary Melissa “Minnie” (McEwan), George was born on 21 November 1896 in Oakland, Brant. He enlisted as a private in Canadian Expeditionary Force in Brantford on 15 November 1917 just before to his twenty-first ...
    Text     World War I Military service records of George Wray Crumback. The son of Joseph Merrit and Mary Melissa “Minnie” (McEwan), George was born on 21 November 1896 in Oakland, Brant. ...
  • Letter, John Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 18 September 1944
    ObjectText       Sept 18 1944 Wesmr Reg (M) C.A. C.M.F. Dear Mary: Received your very lovely letter of Aug 27th two days ago but answered every one else’s letters first because I wrote to you about 5 days ago and did not have a letter from you Mary. So I think even ...
    ObjectText     Sept 18 1944 Wesmr Reg (M) C.A. C.M.F. Dear Mary: Received your very lovely letter of Aug 27th two days ago but answered every one else’s letters first because I ...
  • Letter, John Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 1 February 1943
    ObjectText       A handwritten letter written in pencil on white paper with a header printed in black and red ink reading "ON ACTIVE SERVICE" and the Canadian Y.M.C.A. logo on the top left corner. Letter is written by John Bialas to his sister Mary Dancavitch from Truro, Nova Scotia on 1 February ...
    ObjectText     A handwritten letter written in pencil on white paper with a header printed in black and red ink reading "ON ACTIVE SERVICE" and the Canadian Y.M.C.A. logo on the top ...
  • Letter, Margaret Jones to Andrew and Mary Pate, 20 July 1940
    ObjectText       Netherfield Landsdowne Ave. Oaken Wolverhampton 20th July ' 40 My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Pate, It is now a whole week since your letters arrived - - your charming wonder letters!! - - why I have delayed so long in writing I can't explain - - probably because there is ...
    ObjectText     Netherfield Landsdowne Ave. Oaken Wolverhampton 20th July ' 40 My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Pate, It is now a whole week since your letters arrived - - your charming wonder ...
  • Letter, Joseph "Joe" Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 25 June 1943
    ObjectText       June 25 1943 (1) Dear Mary – I haven’t got your letter yet but I’m just going to go to the post office now and I hope that money is in that letter of yours if I’ve got one. How is everything at home. We had our tests the other ...
    ObjectText     June 25 1943 (1) Dear Mary – I haven’t got your letter yet but I’m just going to go to the post office now and I hope that money is ...
  • Airgraph, John Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 19 February 1943
    ObjectImageText       Dear Mary, I'm on a 9 day leave now up in Glasgow just got here and expect to have quite a time. Expect to see Cliff Percival to-morrow I telegramed him to come up. This is quite a place after all. I thought I wouldn't care for it but its ...
    ObjectImageText     Dear Mary, I'm on a 9 day leave now up in Glasgow just got here and expect to have quite a time. Expect to see Cliff Percival to-morrow I telegramed ...
  • Cablegram, John Bialas to Katherine Bialas, 20 February 1943
    ObjectText       M0393 SANSORIGIN PLT MRS JOHN BIALAS. 84 TERRACEHILLST BRANTFORDONT= ARRIVED SAFELY OVERSEAS AM WELL WELL WRITE 5 CIRU= JOHN BIALAS 1943 FEB 20 PM 10 16
    ObjectText     M0393 SANSORIGIN PLT MRS JOHN BIALAS. 84 TERRACEHILLST BRANTFORDONT= ARRIVED SAFELY OVERSEAS AM WELL WELL WRITE 5 CIRU= JOHN BIALAS 1943 FEB 20 PM 10 16
  • Harry Herbert Gloster
    Image       2017EG003.001: Photograph of First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force soldiers seated and standing on the staircase of a building. Harry Gloster is in the third row from the top, the first man on the left seated beside the ledge. He is wearing his Service Dress uniform and peak cap, with ...
    Image     2017EG003.001: Photograph of First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force soldiers seated and standing on the staircase of a building. Harry Gloster is in the third row from the top, the ...
  • Certificates of Military Instruction, Register of Artillery and Gunnery Certificates, Vol 1: 1869 - 1905
    Text       A diverse group of students' certificates from the military schools of Canada. Page 5 and 6 refers to local Burford Troop officers receiving their First Class Cavalry School Certificates in 1867 and 1868: Captain Jacob Bingham; Corner Thomas L. Jones; Lieutenant William Marshal; and Sergeant John Carlyle.
    Text     A diverse group of students' certificates from the military schools of Canada. Page 5 and 6 refers to local Burford Troop officers receiving their First Class Cavalry School Certificates in ...
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Military History of the County of Brant


This group contains records found in the Digital Historical Collection which pertain to the County's military heritage.