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  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, 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 ...
  • Gilbert Wiggins French
        Cpl. G.W. French, ON
      Cpl. G.W. French, ON
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • John Dancavitch
        2017FB001.011: Black and white photograph of three men in Canadian Expeditionary Force uniforms, with John Dancavitch second from the left (Corporal), and the man on the right in a Royal Canadian Air Force uniform (Sergeant). The men stand outdoors in front of a brick building with four first floor windows, ...
      2017FB001.011: Black and white photograph of three men in Canadian Expeditionary Force ...
  • Joseph "Joe" Bialas
        Collection of colour photographs depicting Joseph "Joe" Bialas dated circa early 2010s. 2017FB001.010: In the foreground from the left to centre, Anna (Kupnicki) Bialas, Joseph Bialas, and Frank Bialas, at a Remembrance Day Ceremony in Brantford, Ontario. Joe is wearing his RCAF uniform and wedge cap. The group is surrounded ...
      Collection of colour photographs depicting Joseph "Joe" Bialas dated circa early 2010s. ...
  • John Joseph Bialas
        Collection of photographs depicting John Joseph Bialas during his youth, while serving in the Canadian Army overseas in England and Italy during the Second World War, and his grave in Italy. 2017FB001.008: St. Basil’s Separate School hockey team group photo. Players are wearing hockey jerseys, with the other men in ...
      Collection of photographs depicting John Joseph Bialas during his youth, while serving ...
  • James Robert "Bob" Welsh
        A collection of black and white and a few colour photographs, and one letter, predominantly taken by, or depicting, James Robert “Bob” Welsh, a Royal Canadian Air Force mechanic who served overseas in York, England during the Second World War. 2017EG004.001: Black and white portrait photograph of Bob Welsh wearing ...
      A collection of black and white and a few colour photographs, and ...
  • 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 ...
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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.