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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Cry of Fire by Mel Robertson, from the Burford Advance
        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 set of clippings contains the six-part article A Cry of Fire, which ran from November 3 to December 8, 1976. It describes the history of ...
      From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for ...
  • A Burford Landmark - What Next? by Mel Robertson, from the Burford Advance
    Robertson, Mel, 14 Jul 1980     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 first part of the article A Burford Landmark - What Next?, which ran on July 14, 1982. It was written in response ...
    Robertson, Mel, 14 Jul 1980   From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for ...
  • 1812-era 7th Light Dragoons Cutlass, model 1795
        This cutlass was carried by British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This is a 1795 model which was issued to the British 7th Light Dragoons cavalry regiment. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. ...
      This cutlass was carried by British soldiers in the County of Brant ...
  • The Work of Our Hands: A History of Mount Pleasant, 1799~1899
        The Work of Our Hands chronicles the history of the town of Mount Pleasant from its earliest settlements through the end of the 19th century. In order to have meaning, local history must relate all aspects of a particular community’s development to a larger context. Mount Pleasant stands out as ...
      The Work of Our Hands chronicles the history of the town of ...
  • Photographic Postcard from Harris Featherston
        This is a photographic postcard sent by Harris Featherston to his family in Onondaga during World War I. It is possible that the man on the left is Harris Featherston. The original document was provided by Barbara Plant during a Scan & Share Day event held at the Onondaga Hall ...
      This is a photographic postcard sent by Harris Featherston to his family ...
  • Harris Edward Featherston, 1918
        Photographic postcard depicting Harris Edward Featherston, taken on 18 April 1918. Featherston stands in a World War I uniform with arms crossed, beside a pedestal with his peak cap placed on top, in front of an architectural backdrop. A farmer from Cainsville, Ontario, Harris was conscripted at the age of ...
      Photographic postcard depicting Harris Edward Featherston, taken on 18 April 1918. Featherston ...
  • View of the Burford Armoury, c. 1906-1908
        This photo shows the Burford Armoury, c. 1906-1908.
      This photo shows the Burford Armoury, c. 1906-1908.
  • Second World War Veterans from Burford Township
        This record is a compilation of photographs of Burford Township residents who served for the Canadian military during the Second World War. Those photographed are Karl McEwan, Edith Ryder, Joe Stefan, Frank Barnes, Kenneth Reavely, George Clement, Pansy Clement, Norman Tighe, George Hanson, Alice Hanson, George Luckhurst, Annie Stefan, Alex ...
      This record is a compilation of photographs of Burford Township residents who ...
  • History of Thomas Poole and the Poole Family
        This account was submitted to the Norwich Gazette by Jessie Poole, b. 27 Aug. 1897, grandaughter of Thomas and Mary. It has been revised for clarity with some recent research facts added. It was probably written in the late 1940s due to the reference to the telephone exchange being in ...
      This account was submitted to the Norwich Gazette by Jessie Poole, b. ...
  • Baby Photo of Stanley Balkwill
        Born Bfd Stanley Balkwell Killed at Debert N.S. won DFC in War
      Born Bfd Stanley Balkwell Killed at Debert N.S. won DFC in War
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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.