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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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Canada's WWI Boy Soldiers: The Story of the Young Soldiers' Battalion
    TextImage       Acting Lance Corporal John (Jack) Henry Foster Babcock, (1900-2010) is remembered as Canada’s last known surviving veteran of WWI. Babcock, who enlisted at 15 years of age, was the last link to the 640,000 Canadian men and women who served in the First World War. As a member of the ...
    TextImage     Acting Lance Corporal John (Jack) Henry Foster Babcock, (1900-2010) is remembered as Canada’s last known surviving veteran of WWI. Babcock, who enlisted at 15 years of age, was the last ...
  • Dr. Courtland Casimer Fissette, England 1917
    ImageText       2017EG002.002: Black and white photograph of six medical staff, five men and one female nurse, wearing long white jackets, standing around an operating table layered with white sheets. The group is inside a building with large windows in the background, which are presumably the buildings depicted in 2017EG003 and 2017EG002.007. ...
    ImageText     2017EG002.002: Black and white photograph of six medical staff, five men and one female nurse, wearing long white jackets, standing around an operating table layered with white sheets. The group ...
  • Staff, England 1917
    ImageTextmystery       Black and white photograph depicting an unidentified man holding his hands behind his back standing outdoors with trees and the sky in the background. The man is wearing a First World War Officer’s service dress worn with a Sam Browne belt, with a pair of glasses hanging from it. The ...
    ImageTextmystery     Black and white photograph depicting an unidentified man holding his hands behind his back standing outdoors with trees and the sky in the background. The man is wearing a First ...
  • Dr. Courtland Casimer Fissette and Brantford Home
    ImageText       2017EG002.001: Black and white photograph of Dr. Courtland Casimer Fissette wearing glasses, a brimmed hat, jacket, shirt with a high stiff collar, thin tie, and trousers. He is sitting in a wooden chair outdoors, possibly on a veranda, with wood floor paneling and a slotted railing. Photograph is captioned “Dad ...
    ImageText     2017EG002.001: Black and white photograph of Dr. Courtland Casimer Fissette wearing glasses, a brimmed hat, jacket, shirt with a high stiff collar, thin tie, and trousers. He is sitting in ...
  • Camp 20: The History of Brantford's Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946
    TextImage       The History of Brantford’s Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946. It must have been an exciting time at camps like Camp 20. Young men—some very inexperienced, just off the farm—were required to attend military camp with such a wide variety of other people. A whole new world of personalities, ...
    TextImage     The History of Brantford’s Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946. It must have been an exciting time at camps like Camp 20. Young men—some very inexperienced, just off the ...
  • Wings above the Skyline: The Story of No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, 1940-1944
    TextImage       When WWII began there was a great need for trained aircrew to fight the enemy. A Plan, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, was created that built a massive system of air training facilities across Canada. As one part of this enormous plan Brantford, Ontario became an Air Station training ...
    TextImage     When WWII began there was a great need for trained aircrew to fight the enemy. A Plan, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, was created that built a massive system ...
  • James Robert "Bob" Welsh
    ImageText       A collection of black and white and a few colour photographs, and one letter, predominantly taken by, or depicting, James Robert “Bob” Welsh, a Royal Canadian Air Force mechanic who served overseas in York, England during the Second World War. 2017EG004.001: Black and white portrait photograph of Bob Welsh wearing ...
    ImageText     A collection of black and white and a few colour photographs, and one letter, predominantly taken by, or depicting, James Robert “Bob” Welsh, a Royal Canadian Air Force mechanic who ...
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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.