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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cablegram, John Bialas to Katherine Bialas, 20 February 1943
        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
      M0393 SANSORIGIN PLT MRS JOHN BIALAS. 84 TERRACEHILLST BRANTFORDONT= ARRIVED SAFELY OVERSEAS ...
  • Leslie Lamb
        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 ...
      2017LL001.001: Black and white photograph of Leslie Lamb in November or December ...
  • Letter, Joseph "Joe" Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 25 June 1943
        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 ...
      June 25 1943 (1) Dear Mary – I haven’t got your letter ...
  • Remembrance Day Ceremony, c. 1935
        Remembrance Day Ceremony, c. 1935
      Remembrance Day Ceremony, c. 1935
  • Pupils watching a military parade about 1942
        Pupils watching a military parade about 1942. D.A. Smith.
      Pupils watching a military parade about 1942. D.A. Smith.
  • V. E. morning in Paris, 1945
        V. E. morning in Paris, 1945. Photo by D.L. Brontmier. Danny Pelton.
      V. E. morning in Paris, 1945. Photo by D.L. Brontmier. Danny Pelton.
  • Ceremony marking the end of World War 2, May, 1945
        Ceremony marking the end of World War 2, May, 1945. Negative and enlargement by D.A. Smith.
      Ceremony marking the end of World War 2, May, 1945. Negative and ...
  • Welcome Home Party Oct 22. 1945
        Paris Star Welcome Home Party Oct 22. 1945
      Paris Star Welcome Home Party Oct 22. 1945
  • Remembrance Day, 1981
        Three black and white photographs depicting the Remembrance Day ceremony in Paris, Ontario, on 11 November 1981. 1999.0308.01: A crowd of children and adults standing at the corner of Grand River Street North and Mechanic Street in Paris, Ontario, facing towards the Paris Cenotaph. There are two rows of people: ...
      Three black and white photographs depicting the Remembrance Day ceremony in Paris, ...
  • Le Courrier de L'Air, 3 February 1944
        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 ...
      2017LL001.004: A four page paper air mail dated 3 February 1944. This ...
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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.