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  • 125th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F., in Brantford
        This photograph shows the 125th Overseas Battalion, the "Brants", lined up in Brantford. This was the overseas battalion of the 38th Regiment Dufferin Rifles, based in Brantford. It sailed overseas to fight in World War I. The battalion was based in Brantford, but had members from across the County of ...
      This photograph shows the 125th Overseas Battalion, the "Brants", lined up in ...
  • 1812-era 7th Light Dragoons Cutlass, model 1795
        This cutlass was carried by British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This is a 1795 model which was issued to the British 7th Light Dragoons cavalry regiment. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. ...
      This cutlass was carried by British soldiers in the County of Brant ...
  • 1812-era American Cutlass
        This cutlass was carried by American soldiers during the War of 1812. This cutlass was used in the Battle of Malcolm's Mills, at Oakland, County of Brant. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military ...
      This cutlass was carried by American soldiers during the War of 1812. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 1812-era British Belt Axe
        This British belt axe was carried by Canadian or British soldiers during the War of 1812. 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 British belt axe was carried by Canadian or British soldiers during ...
  • 1812-era Brown Bess Musketoon Bayonet
        This bayonet was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used with the famous British "Brown Bess" Land Pattern Musket. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can ...
      This bayonet was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County ...
  • 1812-era Flask
        This small glass flask is of the type that was commonly carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian ...
      This small glass flask is of the type that was commonly carried ...
  • 1812-era Gun-flint
        This gun-flint was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used to light gunpowder. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at ...
      This gun-flint was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the ...
  • 1812-era Medicinal Flask
        This medicinal flask was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It would have held small amounts of medicine to help soldiers counteract the battlefield illnesses that were common during warfare at that time. It originally ...
      This medicinal flask was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in ...
  • 1812-era Musket Ball Mold
        This handheld bullet ball mold was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used with the famous British "Brown Bess" Land Pattern Musket, and provided soldiers with a small, portable means to create balls. This ...
      This handheld bullet ball mold was carried by Canadian or British soldiers ...
  • 1812-era Pipe
        This pipe was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. 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 ...
      This pipe was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the ...
  • 1812-era Soldier's Eyeglasses
        This set of glasses was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage ...
      This set of glasses was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers ...
  • 1812-era Soldier's Tobacco Tin
        This tobacco tin was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. 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 ...
      This tobacco tin was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in ...
  • 1812-era Strike-a-Light
        This strike-a-light was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. Striking the U-shaped rod sparks when rubbed against the rock, and would have been used to light tobacco. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard ...
      This strike-a-light was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the ...
  • 285 Years of Burford Postal Service History by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times
        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 article 285 Years of Burford Postal Service History. The article may not have been republished. Newspaper clippings donated by Liz (Robertson) Brown; ...
      From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • As We March to the Burford Band by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times
        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 article "As We March to the Burford Band" describing history of the Burford Band in the late 1800s. The article may not ...
      From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for ...
  • Assorted Regimental Buttons
        These regimental buttons were worn by soldiers who belonged to a variety of regiments operating within the County of Brant. These artifacts were provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford. This picture is ...
      These regimental buttons were worn by soldiers who belonged to a variety ...
  • Baby Photo of Stanley Balkwill
        Born Bfd Stanley Balkwell Killed at Debert N.S. won DFC in War
      Born Bfd Stanley Balkwell Killed at Debert N.S. won DFC in 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.