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  • For King and Country: The Story of Brant County's World War One 125th Overseas Battalion
        For King and Country is the story of the 125th overseas battalion. It was the first complete battalion of soldiers recruited and trained in Brant County during World War One. The officers and men were chosen almost entirely from Brant County farmers, clerks, shoemakers and almost every trade and profession. ...
      For King and Country is the story of the 125th overseas battalion. ...
  • Letter, Margaret Jones to Andrew and Mary Pate, 20 July 1940
        Netherfield Landsdowne Ave. Oaken Wolverhampton 20th July ' 40 My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Pate, It is now a whole week since your letters arrived - - your charming wonder letters!! - - why I have delayed so long in writing I can't explain - - probably because there is ...
      Netherfield Landsdowne Ave. Oaken Wolverhampton 20th July ' 40 My Dear Mr. ...
  • Malcolm Homestead
        House Summary The Garden Wall, located on Oakland Road, Scotland, was built in 1802 by Finlay Malcolm. After a few changes in ownership, the home is now back in the Malcolm family. This home has a rich history with its connections to the 1837 Rebellion and was one of the ...
      House Summary The Garden Wall, located on Oakland Road, Scotland, was built ...
  • Roy Harris Osborn
        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 ...
      2017BO001.001: Hand tinted photograph of Roy in a RCAF uniform, prior to ...
  • South Dumfries Historical Society Second World War Veterans Collage
        Under every photograph is the first name initial and last name.
      Under every photograph is the first name initial and last name.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Le Courrier de L'Air, 20 July 1944
        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 ...
      2017LL001.005: A four page paper air mail dated 20 July 1944. This ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Welcome Home Party Oct 22. 1945
        Paris Star Welcome Home Party Oct 22. 1945
      Paris Star Welcome Home Party Oct 22. 1945
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remembrance Day Ceremony, c. 1935
        Remembrance Day Ceremony, c. 1935
      Remembrance Day Ceremony, c. 1935
  • 56th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery 150th Anniversary Parade, 24 September 2016
        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. ...
      A collection of colour photographs taken by Allana McDougall during the 56th ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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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.