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  • Charles Strange Perley
        Charles Strange Perley was born on 11 April, 1796 at Maugerville, New Brunswick. With his mother and uncle Joseph Tisdale, he moved to Vittoria in Norfolk County in 1801. At the age of sixteen, he participated in the War of 1812 through the Norfolk Battalion, and his loyalty was rewarded ...
      Charles Strange Perley was born on 11 April, 1796 at Maugerville, New ...
  • 1812-era Blood Letting Instrument
        This blood-letting instrument is of the type often carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. At a time when medicine was still relatively primitive, this type of equipment would have been one of the first lines of ...
      This blood-letting instrument is of the type often carried by Canadian and ...
  • 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. ...
  • Paris and the Beginning of the 1837 Patriot Rebellion
        An account provided by Roger Sharpe of the part Paris played in the beginning of the 1837 Patriot Rebellion. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the account.
      An account provided by Roger Sharpe of the part Paris played in ...
  • Certificates of Military Instruction, Register of Artillery and Gunnery Certificates, Vol 1: 1869 - 1905
        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.
      A diverse group of students' certificates from the military schools of Canada. ...
  • Certificate Gazetting Captain Henry Moyle, Captain of North Riding Reserve Militia 3rd Brigade #5, 1870
        This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the Number Five Company Division, Reserve Militia of the Regimental Division of the North Riding of Brant on February 20, 1869. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display ...
      This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the Number ...
  • 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 ...
  • The History of the County of Brant
        This 1883 history book documents the history, people, and places of the County of Brant as it existed then. In addition to its historical sections, it includes a section of portraits of notable locals, some of whom were still alive at the time. "County of Brant" is used to refer ...
      This 1883 history book documents the history, people, and places of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Battle and Field Exercises and Rifle Practice Instruction for Her Majesty's Fleet, 1888
        This 1888 handbook provides comprehensive instructions for rifle training in Her Majesty's Fleet. At the time this book was published, Canada did not yet have its own Navy and Canadian sailors and marines participated in the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. This book was provided by Richard Shaver from ...
      This 1888 handbook provides comprehensive instructions for rifle training in Her Majesty's ...
  • 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 ...
  • Harry Herbert Gloster
        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 ...
      2017EG003.001: Photograph of First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force soldiers seated and ...
  • Dufferin Rifle Members, Non-Commissioned Officers 1897
        This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a unit which operated out of Brantford and which drew members from across the County. These photos were provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in ...
      This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a ...
  • Dufferin Rifle Members, Non-Commissioned Officers 1897
        This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a unit which operated out of Brantford and which drew members from across the County. These photos were provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in ...
      This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a ...
  • Paris-Burford Rough Riders in front of Roller Mills
        (On original matting) ROUGH RIDERS In front of Meldrum's mill, where the great fire broke out in 1900.
      (On original matting) ROUGH RIDERS In front of Meldrum's mill, where the ...
  • 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.
  • Welcome Ribbon, Boer War
        This ribbon celebrated the return of Canadian soldiers following the Boer War, which was fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.
      This ribbon celebrated the return of Canadian soldiers following the Boer War, ...
  • Orange Free State Medal, Boer War
        This medal was awarded to a soldier during the Boer War, fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian ...
      This medal was awarded to a soldier during the Boer War, fought ...
  • Soldier's New Testament, South Africa 1900, Boer War
        This New Testament was sent to soldiers during the Boer War, fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. The cover reads "Soldier's New Testament - South Africa 1900". This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal ...
      This New Testament was sent to soldiers during the Boer War, fought ...
  • Brass Patriotic Box, Boer War
        This brass "patriotic box" was sent to soldiers during the Boer War in South Africa, fought from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. It included small items to help raise morale, including chocolates, tobacco, and New Testaments. The top of the box has an ...
      This brass "patriotic box" was sent to soldiers during the Boer 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.