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  • 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 ...
  • Edward John "Ted" Hewings
        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 ...
      Collection of archival material pertaining to Private Edward John "Ted" Hewings of ...
  • The Martial Spirit: A History of the Sedentary Militia and the Six Nations Warriors of the Former Brant County Area 1784-1884
        This book by Roger Sharpe describes the history of the Sedentary Militia and Six Nations warriors who were active in the area of the County of Brant, primarily focusing on their involvement in the War of 1812 and the Patriot Rebellion of 1837-39. This online edition of the book was ...
      This book by Roger Sharpe describes the history of the Sedentary Militia ...
  • Soldiers and Warriors: The Early Volunteer Militia of Brant County, 1856-1866
        This book by Roger Sharpe traces the early history of the volunteer militia of Brant County, focusing on the period of 1856-1866. It is provided with the permission of the author and the Canadian Military Heritage Museum.
      This book by Roger Sharpe traces the early history of the volunteer ...
  • 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 Bundle of Many Things by Mel Robertson, from the Burford Advance
    Robertson, Mel, 11 Aug 1976     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 eleven-part article A Bundle of Many Things, which ran from August 11 to October 20, 1976. It describes a variety of factors ...
    Robertson, Mel, 11 Aug 1976   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 ...
  • The Early Political and Military History of Burford, by Major R. Cuthbertson Muir
        This 1913 book by Major Robert Cuthbertson Muir describes the history of Burford from its founding up to the time it was written. Part 1 focuses primarily on the town's political history; part 2 provides a detailed military description. This book can be downloaded as an Adobe Acrobat Reader .PDF ...
      This 1913 book by Major Robert Cuthbertson Muir describes the history of ...
  • Statutory Provisions, Regulations and Orders for the Militia of the Dominion of Canada, 1887
        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.
      This pocket handbook contains the legal regulations and orders for the Militia ...
  • Field Exercise, Evolutions of Infantry, Rifle Exercises and Musketry Instruction, 1870, Pocket Edition, By Authority
        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. ...
      This pocket edition handbook contains a set of instructions for the training ...
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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.