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  • 1812-era Musket Ball Mold
        This handheld bullet ball mold was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used with the famous British "Brown Bess" Land Pattern Musket, and provided soldiers with a small, portable means to create balls. This ...
      This handheld bullet ball mold was carried by Canadian or British soldiers ...
  • Le Courrier de L'Air, 20 July 1944
        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 ...
      2017LL001.005: A four page paper air mail dated 20 July 1944. This ...
  • D-Day by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times
        From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article "D-Day-Burford, June 7, 1910" describing the departure of the Burford militia for summer camp at Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1910. The article may ...
      From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for ...
  • Farm Implements of Burford Township
  • War of 1812
        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.
      The County of Brant played a significant part in the War of ...
  • Brantford Expositor, Christmas Issue 1892
    Christmas number 1892     The Christmas number of the Brantford Expositor published in December 1892 contains a story of the early settlement of the Brant County, pictures of representative men and County officials, pictures of prominent residences, a story by Ella Atkinson, stories about Brantford Outing, and pictures of Brantford Canoe Club and Tennis ...
    Christmas number 1892   The Christmas number of the Brantford Expositor published in December 1892 contains ...
  • Jack Swayze
        JACK SWAYZE PRIVATE CDN SCOTTISH REGT 12 JUNE 1993 AGE 68
      JACK SWAYZE PRIVATE CDN SCOTTISH REGT 12 JUNE 1993 AGE 68
  • George Wray Crumback
        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 ...
      World War I Military service records of George Wray Crumback. The son ...
  • Paris-Burford Rough Riders, Circa 1900
        Black and white photograph of the Paris-Burford Rough Riders performing circa 1900. Cavalry in the centre of the dirt street, surrounded by crowds of women, men, and children on the street and sidewalks in front of stores.
      Black and white photograph of the Paris-Burford Rough Riders performing circa 1900. ...
  • John Richardson
        1999.0246.01: Black and white photograph of a group of fifteen Canadian soldiers recovering from wounds at a Canadian Expeditionary Force hospital in England, 1918. All men are in uniform, except the man in a dark jacket standing in the back row far right, with varying ranks. Four men in the ...
      1999.0246.01: Black and white photograph of a group of fifteen Canadian soldiers ...
  • Dedication of the Paris War Memorial, 11 November 1930
        1999.1001.01: Black and white photograph of eight men standing in front of the Paris War Memorial during the 11 November 1930 dedication ceremony. Photograph is captioned "Dignitaries at the dedication of the Memorial, 1930. L. to r.: Allan Scott; Kenneth Robinson; Rev. Wm. McConnell; Rev. J.A. Wilson; Captain Cox, rector ...
      1999.1001.01: Black and white photograph of eight men standing in front of ...
  • Paris Public School Cadet Corps Circa 1928
        Black and white photograph of the Paris Public School cadet corps circa 1927-1928. The boys stand in uniform in three groups, on a street with houses, a barn, and trees in the background. "Fred Bemrose / Paris, Ont" marked on the bottom right corner by former Curator of the Paris ...
      Black and white photograph of the Paris Public School cadet corps circa ...
  • Paris Military Camp 1909
        Postcard depicting horses drinking in the Grand River at a military camp in Paris, Ontario in June 1909. The camp consists of a group of seven or more tents among shrubs and trees, with buildings, a factory, and houses in the background.
      Postcard depicting horses drinking in the Grand River at a military camp ...
  • Sons of England Lodge Float
        Black and white photograph of the Sons of England Lodge float during a Second World War parade held in Paris, Ontario. The event presumably occurred in 1945 near the conclusion or after the war ended. There are women, men, children, and a dog standing and sitting on the float, and ...
      Black and white photograph of the Sons of England Lodge float during ...
  • Paris Cadets Welcoming Baron Byng, 9 April 1922
        The photograph is captioned "Awaiting the arrival of the gubernatorial train bearing the vice-regal couple, Baron and Lady Byng, April 9, 1922."
      The photograph is captioned "Awaiting the arrival of the gubernatorial train bearing ...
  • Paris 1915 Military Collage
        A collage of 66 vignettes of men in World War I military uniforms with their name listed below. In the centre "1915 Paris" is flanked by two crossed Union Jacks. The collage is signed on the bottom right corner “C. Plomby Paris”. Name of individuals listed from the top row ...
      A collage of 66 vignettes of men in World War I military ...
  • Letter, John Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 18 September 1944
        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 ...
      Sept 18 1944 Wesmr Reg (M) C.A. C.M.F. Dear Mary: Received your ...
  • Gilbert Wiggins French
        Cpl. G.W. French, ON
      Cpl. G.W. French, ON
  • Letter, John Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 1 February 1943
        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 ...
      A handwritten letter written in pencil on white paper with a header ...
  • Airgraph, John Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 19 February 1943
        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 ...
      Dear Mary, I'm on a 9 day leave now up in Glasgow ...
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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.