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Dirk of Capt and LCol Trumbull Warren, father and son
Dirk of Capt. and LCol Trumbull Warren – father and sonDirk belonging to Captain Trumbull Warren and passed on to his son, LCol Trumbull Warren. The dirk, a Scottish knife, with a small fork and small knife inserted on the scabbard,  was part of a Highland officer’s dress uniform, and worn hanging from the waist belt on the right side. The dirk has a black leather scabbard with silver fittings. The hilt of the blade, fork and small knife are …, , , equipment1891-1913 1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
COs Jeep Flag
Commanding Officer’s Jeep FlagAn 8.5 inch by 16 inch blue cotton flag with a red falcon. Carried by the Commanding Officer to indicate his whereabouts – whether at rest, on the move (flown from his jeep) or in action. Presented by Major Donald A. Banton, other-memorabilia memorabilia1939-1945
Issued Shave Kit
Issued Shave KitA 2 inch by 4.5 inch shave kit standard issue manufactured by Procter & Gamble under the Gillette brand. This kit belonged to A22587 CSM J.A. Johnston and he wrote his name and  service number on the inside. The kit contains a razor with the handle removed for storage and a pack of razors.accoutrements1939-1945
Prayer Book
St. George’s Chapel of Windsor Prayer BookA black with red stained pages 3.5 inch by 6 inch prayer book. This Prayer book has the names 24 of the “D” Coy Platoon soldiers in ink on a page at the back of the Prayer book. It is thought this was owned by the platoon commander, or the Platoon Sergeant Major E.S. Lamb.. The full name of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer is The Book of Common Prayer and Administration …books-manuals1939-1945
Telephone Switch Board UC10 10Line Set 58 M768
Telephone Switch Board UC10 10Line Set 58 M768The Switchboard U.C. 10 is a 10-line Second World War era switchboard used to terminate tactical phone lines. The switchboard (U.C. standing for ‘Universal Call’) was designed for local office use or at Divisional Signals level and were used throughout the war and as late as the 1980’s in cadet corps. The unit is housed in an aluminum cases 8” by 8” by 21-1/2” that has a hinged panel on …equipment1939-1945
Memorial Service at Wilp Gravesite - 26 April 1945
Wilp Memorial Ceremony – 26 April 1945 – 5 photos5 photos of the last Memorial Service of the war for the 48th Highlanders. In this Regimental Cemetery on the banks of the dyke protecting the village of Wilp were buried LCol Donald Mackenzie Mackenzie, DSO, Captain Harold McCutcheon, Lt. John Williams and 16 NCOs and men, killed in in the final days of fighting between Wilp and Apeldoorn. The top three pictures were presented by Mr. Hendrik Geerlings of …images1939-1945
Plaque unveiled by Her Majesty to open the 48th Highlanders Museum
Plaque Unveiled by Her Majesty at opening of Museum – 29 June 1997Plaque placed on the ante room wall at the entrance to the 48th Highlanders Museum in St. Andrew’s Church. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the plaque prior to a tour of the museum conducted by Major George Beal, CD, Chair of the museum. The visit by Her Majesty marked the 50th Anniversary of Her acceptance in 1947, then as Princess Elizabeth, of the position as Colonel-in-Chief of the 48th …, other-memorabilia memorabilia1946
Compass belonging to LCol W. R. Marshall, DSO
Compass carried by LCol W. R. Marshall, DSOCompass in metal carried by LCol W.R. Marshall, DSO,  Commanding Officer 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders). LCol Marshall was killed in action by a sniper while traversing the forward trenches on 19 May 1916 at Ypres. The compass was engraved and given to Major George Hendrie by Mrs. Marshall. In the inside of the lid the engraving is: “To George Hendrie in memory of Lt. Col. W.R. Marshall, D.S.O. Died 1916”. …equipment1914-1919
Plaque Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland
Plaque commemorating 65th Anniversary of Liberation of HollandPlaque commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland. 48th Highlanders buckle badge cut from steel sheet and placed on black board. Bottom right corner, small plaque in steel, printed in black ink “Made and Designed by Dirk Singel  Piper of the 48th Highlanders of Holland – Apeldoorn.” The plaque was presented to the 48th Highlanders Museum in Apeldoorn during the 65th Anniversary Celebrations of the liberation of The …, , other-memorabilia memorabilia1939-1945 1946
Colour Standard - Crown
Standards for Colours – 1892 – 1925These two wooden standards surmounted by a gilded crown and with gilt/corded “ropes” ending in tassels carried the first Stand of Colours (Sovereign, Regimental) from the date of  their presentation to the 48th Highlanders of their Colours by Lord Stanley in 1892., , equipment1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938
Acknowledgement of Regiment Formation 19 Sept 1891 Appropriation
Acknowledgement of Regiment Formation 19 Sept 1891 AppropriationA 5.5 inch by 8 inch piece of paper mounted in a wooden frame stating that the Government recognizes the kilted regiment and is making the appropriations required for the regiment to be formed., official-correspondence documents1891-1913
Government Acknowledgement of Kilted Regiment and Col Davidson Deputization
Government Acknowledgement of Kilted Regiment and Col Davidson DeputizationA 5.5 inch by 8 inch piece of paper mounted in a wooden frame stating that the regiment be formally recognized, a financial fund be set up and the deputization of John I. Davidson as Colonel of the regiment., official-correspondence documents1891-1913
Gallery of Original Officers
Gallery of Original OfficersA gallery display of fifteen of the founding officers each having a 3 inch by 4 inch sepia oval portrait mounted on a white matte. Top Row : Cpt. William Hendrie Jr. / Mjr. D.M. Robertson / Mjr. W.H. Orchard / Cpt. Wilbur Henderson / Cpt. John Forbes Michie Middle Row : 2Lt. L. McR. Somerville / Lt. Hubert V. Hamilton / Rev. Armstrong Black DD / Lt. Charles Catto …images1891-1913
Infantry Drill 1893 Book
Infantry Drill 1893 BookA 3.75 inch by 5 inch red bound book filled with drill maneuver execution along with basic ceremonial practices and protocols. 1893 edition.books-manuals1891-1913
Mess Dress - Regimental Sergeant Major
Mess Dress – Regimental Sergeant Major – 1923 – 1954a) Scarlet Mess Kit Jacket with navy blue lapels and cuffs, open neck, 3 brass 48th buttons at bottom, gold braided cords on shoulders signifying Regimental Sergeant Major. Only Officers and the RSM were entitled to gold cords. White piping on edges of collar and cuffs. 2 brass buttons on each sleeve above cuff. Badge signifying Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1)  on lower section of right sleeve b) white dress shirt …, , uniforms1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Piper's Full Dress Uniform - 1932
Full Dress Review Order Uniform – Piper – 1932Full Dress Review Order uniform of a piper in the 48th Highlanders Pipes and Drums – 1932 pattern: a) Dark green doublet with gold falcon badges on collar; 3 brass buttons on cuffs, 8 down the front, 3 buttons on each Inverness flap both front and back, 2 buttons along the waist in the rear; white piping on collar, Inverness flaps and cuffs; shoulder wings with white ornate piping  b) …, , uniforms1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938
Sculpture of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - 1947 and 2012
Dual Portrait Sculpture of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – 1947 and 2012This portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II was donated to the 48th Highlanders Museum by the artist Charles Cardell Corbet to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of Her Majesty’s appointment on 1 December 1947 as Colonel-in-Chief of the 48th Highlanders of Canada. The dual portrait shows Her Majesty on the left as Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and on the right in a contemporary portrayal in 2012. The portrait celebrates the …art2000-21st-c
Basic Training Course at Aldershot, Nova Scotia preparing for Korea - 1950
Basic Training Class – Aldershot, Nova Scotia before shipping to Korea – 1953BMT (Basic Military Training) Class at Aldershot camp in Nova Scotia, posing in front of barrack buildings. 48th Highlander officer in centre front, two training Corporals on either side. A full company of course trainees were all badged 48th Highlanders for training before being shipped out to Korea. Four other companies, badged to four other Highland regiments trained at the same time.  The trainees were rebadged to units going to …images1946
Service and Paybook, Cdn Army, WW2
Soldier’s Service and Pay Book – WW2Soldier’s Service and Pay Book, Militia Book M.1 of the Canadian Army, (Part 1) Revised 1-10-42. This  book, 4″ x 5 1/4″, was issued to every soldier in WW2. Inside, in 24 pages, to be filled out by the soldier or authorized personnel, are: Instructions; Soldier’s Name and description on Attestation;  Next of Kin; Rank and appointment; Certificates of qualification; particulars of training; Small Arms Range Courses; Educational Qualifications; Trade …accoutrements1939-1945
Season's Greetings card from Sergt Major and Sergeants 1895 - closed
Seasons Greetings Card from Sergt. Major and Sergeants 1895Card, 4″ x 5 11/2″ with fold-down flap in tent shape. Card, when closed,  shows  a bell tent with bell tents in the background and wording over bell tent – “1895 The Season’s Greetings from the Sergt Major and Sergeants 48th Highlanders Toronto, Canada” and “Toronto Dec. 25th 1894.”  When open the card shows a 48th Highlander Sgt Major in White Shell dress standing with glass held high and a …, cards event-related1891-1913
Bugle played by Bugle Major Warrie Tooze.
Bugle of Pte Warring Tooze – 15th Bn (48th Highlanders)Bugle with green cording and tassels issued to Warring Tooze in 1916. Maker’s mark on horn: “Trademark Boosey – Akers London – 100322 – Guaranteed British Made Throughout” and on mouthpiece: “EV Boyes Toronto”. Tooze has scratched locations on the surface of the horn, some of the most clearly visible include: 15th Battalion; Lens; 19 Huy; Ville du Bois; Cortal Noirmont; Franc-Woret; Landenne; Ardenne; Domenceau; German Front Tier 7/12/18; Westminster …, , equipment1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945
LCol. A. A. Miller
LCol Armour A. MillerBlack and white studio, head and shoulders photograph of LCol Armour A. Miller in gold painted frame with 134th Battalion cap badge at top-centre of frame. LCol Miller is wearing khaki tunic with Sam Browne and glengarry. Note that the photo is surrounded by a black border, denoting that he was Killed-in-Action. Lieutenant A.A. Miller enrolled in the 48th Highlanders in 1901. With war in Europe, then Major Miller joined …, images1891-1913 1914-1919
LCol Chisholm - Oil portrait
Oil Portrait – LCol George T. Chisholm, VDOil painting – head and shoulders portrait of LCol Chisholm wearing khaki tunic, Sam Browne and Glengarry. Frame in wood, silver painted with gold trim. Plaque on bottom of frame reads: Lieutenant Colonel George T. Chisholm, VD – 48th Highlanders – World War I Service with 48th Highlanders: Commanding Officer 92nd Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1916 – 1917; 48th Highlanders 1902 – 1911, art1891-1913 1914-1919
Studio Portrait - Capt. Frederick William Macdonald, MC
Studio Portrait – Capt. Frederick William Macdonald, MCStudio Portrait of Frederick Macdonald in his 48th Highlanders Uniform (black and white, matte finish, under glass in a period dark synthetic frame, 248 mm x 297 mm, easel back) Captain Frederick William (Wyld) Macdonald, MC, VD  joined the 48th in 1912 at age 21. He went overseas with the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) in 1914 and was captured at 2nd Ypres on 22 April 1915 during the first chlorine …, , , images1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945
Claymore with Scabbard of LCol W. C. Macdonald
Claymore with Scabbard of LCol W. C. MacdonaldScottish Claymore sword with decorated blade from the 1890s. Blade is engraved on both sides typical of a Scottish Highland tradition. Made by Crean & Rowan. Sword and Scabbard (sword with a steel blade, magnetic, ornate design on both sides, marked on the ricasso, pebbled grip with seven rows of silver-coloured springy wire in the recesses of the ribbed grip, padded insert placed within the magnetic metal guard, scattered surface …, weapons1891-1913 1914-1919
Scroll awarding the Distinguished Service Order to LCol W. R. Marshall
Scroll accompanying Distinguished Service Order of LCol W. R. Marshall, DSOScroll on parchment paper with black ink lettering, accompanying and affirming the awarding of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) to Lt Col. William Renwick Marshall. Scroll is signed by by The Principle Secretary of State and dated the 3rd of June 1915. Scroll framed in wood frame with glass cover. For his actions and valour during the gas attack on 23-24 April 1915 in which the Canadians – in particular …, , official-correspondence documents1891-1913 1914-1919
Medals of LCol W. R. Marshall, DSO - 15th Battalion
Medals of LCol W. R. Marshall, DSOMedals and photograph of LCol William Renwick Marshall, displayed on a scarlet background with a dark wood frame and glass cover. Brass plaque at bottom of frame. Medals clockwise from the top: a) Distinguished Service Order, b) 1914 – 1919 Star,  c) Colonial Auxiliary Forces Medal (Edward VIII), d) British War Medal,  e) Queen’s South Africa Medal with 5 bars – South Africa 1902, Johannesburg, Driefontein, Paardeburg, Cape Colony. The …, medals1891-1913 1914-1919
Folding Pocket Knife - WWII
Folding Pocket Knife – WWIIMetal folding pocket knife with hinged holder at one end for attachment. Keeper ring on holder. Three utensils: Knife blade; two-edged “arrow shaped” blade; punch. Service number scratched on body  – B74953equipment1939-1945
The Spirit of the Regiment by Jack Batten
The Spirit of the Regiment by Jack BattenHistory of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, published in 1991 for the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Regiment. Subtitle “An account of the 48th Highlanders from 1956 to 1991”. This extends the regimental history from Dileas by Kim Beattie which ended at 1957. Foundations and individuals provided the financial assistance for publication; J. P. Bickle Foundation; E. W. Bickle Foundation; Joseph S. Stauffer Foundation; D. F. Greer, Esq.; …books-manuals1946
Oil painting LCol WR Marshall, 48th Officers Mess
LCol W. R. Marshall, DSO – Oil paintingCommanding Officer, 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1915 – 1916 William Renwick Marshall, the son of William and Isabella Marshall was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on 20 Mar 1875. He graduated from Upper Canada College in Toronto  and was already a long serving veteran office when the First World War began in 1914. Marshall had served for 21 years in the Canadian Militia first as an Lieutenant in the 13th Royal …art1914-1919
Battle of Dargai
Battle of DargaiPainting in Officers’ Messartnot-applicable
LCol William Hendrie, VD
LCol William Hendrie, VD – Oil paintingCommanding Officer, 1911 – 1913art1891-1913
LCol KR Marshall, CMG, DSO, VD
LCol K. R. Marshall, CMG, DSO, VD – Oil paintingCommanding Officer, 1923 – 1928, , art1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938
LCol Ian S Johnston, CBE,DSO, ED
LCol Ian S. Johnston, DSO, ED – Oil paintingCommanding Officer, 1st Battalion 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1942 – 1944, , art1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
LCOL EW Haldenby, MC, VD
LCol Eric W. Haldenby, MC, VD – Oil PaintingCommanding Officer, 1st Battalion 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1939 – 1940, , , art1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945
LCol Donald A MacKenzie - Oil painting in Officers' Mess
LCol Donald A. Mackenzie, DSO, DSC – Oil paintingCommanding Officer, 1st Battalion 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1944 – 1945. Killed in action at Wilp, The Netherlands, 12 April, 1945, art1920-1938 1939-1945
LCol Duncan Donald, VD
LCol Duncan Donald, VD – Oil paintingCommanding Officer, 134th Battalion, 1915 – 1916, art1891-1913 1914-1919
LCol Alfred M Cosby - Oil painting in 48th Highlanders
LCol Alfred M. Cosby – oil paintingCommanding Officer 1898 – 1900. Alfred Morgan Cosby was Canadian born the eldest son of John Cosby of Pelham, County Welland, Ontario on 11 September, 1838. He was educated in Toronto, and joined the Bank of Toronto in 1861 becoming manager of the branch at Port Hope. In 1876 he became managing director of the London and Ontario Investment Company, Toronto. He was one of the chartered directors of the …art1891-1913
LCol William W. Southam, ED
LCol William W. Southam, ED – Oil paintingCommanding Officer, 1st Battalion 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1940 – 1942. Artist – Jessie Gledhill, art1920-1938 1939-1945
Piper's Brooch - Original Pattern - retained by Major Bickle
Piper’s pattern brooch for Full Dress uniformOriginal pattern brooch for Pipers to secure plaid over left shoulder on Full Dress Uniform. This brooch was kept by Major E.W. Bickle, VD who most likely wore it with civilian Scottish dress. Lt. Edward William Bickle, as a member of the 48th Highlanders pre-WWI, volunteered for overseas with 355 other members of the Home Battalion on 07 August 1914. He was part of an advance party on 27 August …, , , uniforms1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945
Officers Brooch for Plaid - Major E. Bickle
Brooch for Plaid on Officer’s Full Dress Uniform – Maj. E. W. Bickle VDChromed metal brooch securing the plaid over the left shoulder on an Officer’s full dress scarlet uniform. Worn by Major Edward William Bickle, VD, most likely post WWI. Lt. Edward William Bickle, as a member of the 48th Highlanders, volunteered for overseas with 355 other members of the Home Battalion on 07 August 1914. He was part of an advance party on 27 August to  Valcartier, Quebec and signed his attestation …uniforms1920-1938
Diary of Lt. E. W. Bickle, 15th Battalion
Diary of Lt. E. W. Bickle, 15th BattalionRed leather cover, dated pages. Entries in ink and pencil up to July 1915. Diary 3″ x 4 1/2″. Lt. Edward William Bickle, as a member of the 48th Highlanders, volunteered for overseas with 355 other members of the Home Battalion on 07 August 1914. He was part of an advance party on 27 August to  Valcartier, Quebec and signed his attestation papers for the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) there …, , , , personal-records documents1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945
Medals of Major E. W. Bickle, VD. 15th Battalion
Medals of Major E. W. Bickle, VD. 15th Battalion1914 – 1919 Star; 2. British War Medal; 3. Victory Medal: Volunteer Service Decoration; mounted for wear on a metal clasp. Lt. Edward William Bickle, as a member of the 48th Highlanders, volunteered for overseas with 355 other members of the Home Battalion on 07 August 1914. He was part of an advance party on 27 August to  Valcartier, Quebec and signed his attestation papers for the 15th Battalion (48th …, , , medals1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945
Lt. Col Davidson’s personal uniform, shown in this photograph, is on display at the 48th Highlanders Museum
Lt. Col. John Irvine Davidson, Commanding Officer, 1891 to 1898Lt. Col. John Irvine Davidson in full dress uniform. The personal uniform of Davidson shown in this image is on display in the 48th Highlanders Museum. Lieutenant-Colonel John Irvine Davidson was gazetted (provisionally) the first Commanding Officer on 20 November 1891 and formally confirmed 25 March 1892. In the military he began as a private in Scotland, serving a total of  five years in the 7th Aberdeenshire Volunteers, the London …images1891-1913
This oil painting done by E Wyly Grier in 1910 of Lt. Col. Davidson hangs in the Officers’ Mess in Moss Park Armoury.
LCol John Irvine Davidson, oil paintingThis 1910 oil painting by E. Wyly Grier hangs in the Officers’ Mess. Lieutenant-Colonel John Irvine Davidson was gazetted (provisionally) the first Commanding Officer on 20 November 1891 and formally confirmed 25 March 1892. In the military he began as a private in Scotland, serving a total of  five years in the 7th Aberdeenshire Volunteers, the London Scottish and the Uxbridge Yeomanry. In Toronto, he was an officer for six …art1891-1913
Henley 5-40 civilian Gas Mask
Henley 5-40 civilian Gas MaskA 6 inch by 7 inch by 5 inch deep brown paper box with a Henley 5-40 civilian gas mask inside. The respirator is a thin-gauge black rubber mask with clear plastic single piece oval vision slot sealed into front of mask with brown outside and white inside cloth edging. Join in rubber is sealed with olive green cloth and mask tapers towards large opening at bottom. Black painted metal …equipment1939-1945
Gas Mask Mark IV Black with Khaki Canvas Case
Gas Mask Mark IV Black with Khaki Canvas CaseA 7 inch by 9 inch black rubber gas mask. The Mark IV was the first mask made entirely in Canada with rubber from Goodrich Rubber. On the Eve of the Second World War Canada produced enough masks to supply other Allied nations with anti gas components. The production of the masks was a boost for the entire Canadian manufacturing industry.equipment1939-1945
MITT Decontaminating CW Agent and Paper Chemical Agent Detector
MITT Decontaminating CW Agent and Paper Chemical Agent DetectorA 5 inch by 7 inch canvas decontamination mitt with 2 inch by 3 inch chemical detector papers. The Chemical Agent Liquid Detector papers were designed to meet the need for a simple, rapid method of detecting and differentiating between the 3 Major groups of liquid chemical warfare agents. The U.S. Military has more than 5 million units of M8, M9 & 3-way Chemical Agent Liquid Detectors in use today! …equipment1939-1945
Imperial German Model 1914 Rod Grenade
Imperial German Model 1914 Rod GrenadeA 6 inch by 2.5 inch diameter grenade with a ranging disc. The unique ranging disc is used in one of three modes. Removed for maximum range, curved face forward, as shown, for ½ range or curved face back for ¼ range. The rifle was always placed at one angle for firing, typically 45 degrees, a useful feature in the confined space of the trenches.equipment1914-1919
Vaneless Hales Pattern Mk1 No. 20 rifle grenade
Vaneless Hales Pattern Mk1 No. 20 rifle grenadeA 5 inch cast iron rifle grenade on a 12 inch iron rod. The rifle grenade No. 20 Mk I, dated June 1917, is a simplification of the rifle grenade No. 3, making it more economic and simple to manufacture, without sacrificing anything on the safety side. Both the externally prefragmented steel body and the internal percussion detonator mechanism remain unchanged, but the safety wind vane is replaced by a …equipment1914-1919
British No. 3 Mk 1 Grenade
British No. 3 Mk 1 GrenadeA 5 inch by 3 inch diameter on a 5 inch wooden cane. The hand grenade No.1 was the first British hand grenade used in World War I. It was designed in the Royal Laboratory, based on reports and samples of Japanese hand grenades during the Russo-Japanese War provided by General Sir Aylmer Haldane, who was a British observer of that war. When the battlefield became confined to the trenches, …equipment1914-1919
No. 69 Bakelite Grenade
No. 69 Bakelite GrenadeA black plastic 3.5 inch diameter grenade. The British No. 69 was a hand grenade developed and used during the Second World War. It was adopted into service due to the need for a grenade with smaller destructive radius than the No. 36M “Mills bomb”. This allowed the thrower to use a grenade even when there was little in the way of defensive cover. In contrast, the much greater destructive …equipment1939-1945
Hales Rifle 303 Grenade
Hales Rifle 303 GrenadeA cast brass 3 inch by 5.5 inch long grenade meant to be launched by a British SMLE No. 1 MK III .303 Enfield Rifle. The scored bulb near top of grenade was to increase explosive radius. Grenade launchers were put on lesser condition rifles that may have been taken out of service otherwise extending service life and saving resources.equipment1939-1945
German WWI Model 1917 Na Egg grenade
German WWI Model 1917 Na Egg grenadeA 2.75 diameter cast iron grenade scored in the middle to improve explosive radius. Imperial German WWI Egg grenade known as the 1917 Eierhandgranate, a very popular and effective design that led the British to copy it with the egg shaped No. 34 grenade. Original and complete with uncommon complete fuze. Original black paint is mostly removed on this specimen but some visible between ridges on mid grenade.equipment1914-1919
Mills Pattern Grenade No. 23
Mills Pattern Grenade No. 23A 4 inch by 2.75 inch diameter metal grenade. The Mills was a classic design; a grooved cast iron “pineapple” with a central striker held by a close hand lever and secured with a pin. According to Mills’s notes, the casing was grooved to make it easier to grip, not as an aid to fragmentation; and it has been shown that it does not shatter along the segmented lines. The …, equipment1914-1919 1920-1938
Mills Pattern Grenade No. 36 Mk1
Mills Pattern Grenade No. 36 Mk1A 4 inch by 2.75 inch diameter metal grenade. The Mills was a classic design; a grooved cast iron “pineapple” with a central striker held by a close hand lever and secured with a pin. According to Mills’s notes, the casing was grooved to make it easier to grip, not as an aid to fragmentation; and it has been shown that it does not shatter along the segmented lines. The …, , equipment1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945
Olive C4 Gas Mask
Olive C4 Gas MaskA 7 inch by 9 inch olive rubber gas mask. The C4 gas mask was entirely designed in Canada. The C4 offers excellent chemical and biological protection. As an addition it is shatter proof, light weight and very durable. This mask also comes with an olive canvas carrying case. The Canadian C4 gas mask is the current issue respirator of the Canadian armed forces. Manufactured by the Defense Research Establishment …, equipment1946 2000-21st-c
Gas Mask Mark IV - WWII
Gas Mask Mark IV – WWIIA 7 inch by 9 inch black rubber gas mask. The mark IV was the first mask made entirely in Canada with rubber from Goodrich Rubber. On the Eve of the Second World War Canada produced enough masks to supply other Allied nations with anti gas components. The production of the masks was a boost for the entire Canadian manufacturing industry.equipment1939-1945
Statue - 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) uniform from 1917
Statue – 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) uniform from 1917A 16 inch tall hand painted statue of a soldier of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) from the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Vimy Ridge 1917., art1914-1919 2000-21st-c
Roll Call after the 2nd Battle of Ypres
Roll Call after the 2nd Battle of YpresAn 8.5 inch by 14 inch black and white photograph framed in black wood of the roll call of the 15th Battalion on April 24th 1915 after the battle of Second Ypres. This was the first use Chlorine gas against Allied troops, first against the Algerians on 22 April and then the Canadians – 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) on the 25th. Of the 1034 all ranks of the 15th Battalion …images1914-1919
The Roll Call after 2nd Ypres Gas Attack - Drawing
The Roll Call after 2nd Ypres Gas Attack – DrawingA 5 inch by 8 inch drawing framed in black wood with a white matte of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) roll call after the battle of Second Ypres in 1915. Second Ypres was the first chlorine gas attack by the Germans against the allies. The artist is Lt. Jack E. Banton of the 15th Battalion. In front of Sgt. “Billy” Millar, 212 answer roll call. From the rifle companies …art1914-1919
War Gas Smelling Set - WWI
War Gas Smelling Set – WWIA 5 inch by 1.5 inch by 4 inch wooden box containing chemicals and instructions on how to use them in a chemical attack. On the Front: WAR GAS SMELLING SET For Instructions See Back On Back: INSTRUCTIONS 1. PHOSGENE (Green Label). Unscrew cap. Remove one fragile tube. Replace cap on vial. Break tube. Sniff cautiously. 2. MUSTARD (Yellow Label). 3. Lewisite (Orange Label). 4. B.B.C. (Black Label). For use …equipment1914-1919
Gas Mask Small Box Respirator - WWI  (Broken)
Gas Mask Small Box Respirator – WWI (Broken)A 7 inch by 8 inch gas mask with a hose and canister attachment, the canister attachment of this mask is rusted and broken off. The device had larger eye-pieces and a ‘small box’ filter of active charcoal. As it was worn on the chest, it saved precious time during attacks. It offered five hours of complete protection against chlorine, phosgene, hydrocyanic acid, chloropicrin, and arsine.equipment1914-1919
Gas Mask Small Box Respirator - WWI
Gas Mask Small Box Respirator – WWIA 7 inch by 8 inch gas mask with a hose and canister attachment the canister is 6 inch by 8 inch. The yellow colour of the canister means the canister is for acidic gases such as sulfur dioxide and hydrogen chloride. As this mask has a sand brown woven canvas bag to carry the mask in when not in use. This is the second, much more effective, version of …equipment1914-1919
Shell Dressing Kit - 1915
Shell Dressing Kit – 1915A 3.5 inch by 6 inch wax olive canvas shell dressing kit with printed instructions on wound care. Vernon & Co shell dressing kits were standard issue for many militaries around the world up until approximately 1995 for their low cost, effective use and small size.equipment1914-1919
48th Highlander Musketry Training Uniform Statue
48th Highlander Musketry Training Uniform StatueA 16 inch tall hand painted statue of the 48th Highlanders of Canada in the Musketry Training uniform of 1891., art1891-1913 2000-21st-c
Colonel CE Bent
Commanding Officer
3rd Pioneer Battalion and
3rd (Res) Battalion RCE
1940 – 1943
Col C E Bent, DSO 1940 – 1943At the time Col. Bent was commanding officer of the 3rd Pioneer Battalion and 3rd (reserve) Battalion of the Canadian Engineers. LCol Bent transferred from the 17th Bn (Nova Scotia) in 1915 and became Commanding Officer of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) in May 1916 following the death of LCol W. R. Marshall, DSO. He served as CO through the battles of The Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele and …images1939-1945
26th Sept 1916
LCol Bent, DSO with 15th Battalion Officers after The Somme, 26 Sept. 1916A black and white photograph of the 15th Battalion officers taken after the battle of The Somme, 26th September 1916 . With their uniforms still covered with the mud of the Somme battlefield, officers of the 15th Battalion pose with Colonel Bent, who succeeded LCol Marshall as Commanding Officer. Standing are Captains A.C. Futcher and R. M. Shaw and Lieutenant W. Proudfoot. Seated are Captain J. H. Chipman and Lieutenant-Colonel …images1914-1919
48th Highlanders Cap badges 1938 - 1991
48th Highlanders Cap badges 1938 – 1991These badges are part of a complete collection of cap-badges struck since the founding of the regiment in 1891. The collection was created and donated by CCWO W.P. Elms, MMM, CD. CCWO W.P. Elms was regimental Sargeant Major 1961 – 1970, co-founder of the regimental museum in 1957, curator from 1959  to 1996 and official advisor to the Canadian War Museum. 35. 48th Buckle Cap badge, gold colour with slip …, uniforms1939-1945 1946
48th Highlanders Cap badges 1911-1919
48th Highlanders Cap badges 1911-1919  These badges are part of a complete collection of cap-badges struck since the founding of the regiment in 1891. The collection was created and donated by CCWO W.P. Elms, MMM, CD. CCWO W.P. Elms was regimental Sargeant Major 1961 – 1970, co-founder of the regimental museum in 1957, its curator from 1959 to 996 and official advisor to the Canadian War Museum. 22. Buckle Cap badge & “Canada” shoulder …, uniforms1891-1913 1914-1919
Telephone Set DMKV 1940
Telephone Set DMKV 1940The Telephone D Mark V is a Second World War era portable telephone designed for field use in Army formation forward of Divisional Headquarters. In addition to the ability to talk, it provides a call buzzer, a bell indication of an incoming magneto generator call, aural indication of an incoming buzzer call and the ability to communicate by buzzer and key. Reliable speech could be as much as 14 to …equipment1939-1945
Medic Bag
Medic Canvas Bag – 1st Bn. 48th HighlandersFirst aid, medic bag used by 1st Battalion, 48th Highlanders. In the 48th members of the Pipe Band were assigned to companies as medics and stretcher bearers. A combat medic will typically carry a backpack styled bag known as a “Unit One Pack”. Aid bags are available from many different manufacturers, in many different styles. Depending on the unit and their standard operating procedures, the medic may have to follow …equipment1939-1945
Shell Shrapnel
Shell ShrapnelFragment from a large calibre artillery shell recovered near Puit 14 captured by the 15th Battalion during the assault on Hill 70 at Bois Hugo 15 August 1917., other-memorabilia memorabilia1914-1919
Maj Bent 1916
LCol C E Bent DSO – Head and Shoulder image – 1916Lieutenant Colonel C E Bent DSO.  Commanded the 48th Highlanders of Canada from 1916. Returned from the war with a captured warhorse and the 15th Battalion’s mascot dog Bruno. Col. Bent  died in 1955. LCol Bent transferred from the 17th Bn (Nova Scotia) in 1915 and became Commanding Officer of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) in May 1916 following the death of LCol W. R. Marshall, DSO. He served as …images1914-1919
Staff car flag of Field Marshal Sir B. L. Montgomery on V-E day
Staff car flag of Field Marshal Sir B. L. Montgomery on V-E daySmall Royal Union Flag (Union Jack), circa 1944, reported by Lt. Col. Trumbull Warren as being flown from Field Marshal Sir B.L. Montgomery’s staff car on V-E Day. The  flag was given to Warren by Field Marshall Montgomery, along with a carbon copy of the Surrender Document signed at Luneburg Heath on 4 May 1945 by the German High Command officers in front of Field Marshal Montgomery. LCol Warren was …equipment1939-1945
Holiday Greetings card from Lt Col Bent and Officers - 1916
Holiday Greetings card from Lt Col Bent and Officers – 1916Written in Script Lt .Col. C.E. Bent and officers of the Fifteenth battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada) extend to you the seasons greetings and best wishes for the new year. In the Field 1916 – 1917 Signed on the back from Ian M Cameron, other-memorabilia memorabilia1914-1919
Lt. Col. William Hendrie, VD -  khaki overcoat
Lt. Col. William Hendrie, VD – khaki overcoatA khaki Melton overcoat issued to officers for warmth and used in poor weather. This coat was worn by Lt. Col. William Hendrie, VD.  Lt. Col. Hendrie was on original member of the 48th Highlanders, joining in 1891. He served from 1891 to 1913 and was Commanding Officer from 1911 – 1913.uniforms1891-1913
Lt. Col. William Hendrie, VD - Mess Dress Jacket
Lt. Col. William Hendrie, VD – Mess Dress JacketThe mess dress jacket of Lt. Col. William Hendrie, VD. Lt. Col. Hendrie was on original member of the 48th Highlanders, joining in 1891. He served from 1891 to 1913 and was Commanding Officer from 1911 –  1913. The jacket is scarlet with Royal Blue collar and cuffs plus gold braid signifying a Senior Officer (Major or higher). Gold epaulettes with Lt. Col. rank insignia and brass buttons on the …uniforms1891-1913
WWI Field Compass with Leather Case - Capt. Charles E. Read, 15th Battalion
WWI Field Compass with Leather Case – Capt. Charles E. Read, 15th BattalionFirst World War Officer issued compass for field navigation and orienteering. Leather case has Letter B most likely for B Company / MMM 1906 written on it. Carrying strap is intact., equipment1891-1913 1914-1919
Casualty Book 48th Regiment Highlanders - 1892 - 1950s
Casualty Book 48th Regiment Highlanders – 1892 – 1950sAlthough called a Casualty Book, this book lists in order, alphabetically,  soldiers who enlisted in the 48th Highlanders from 1892 to 1950s and  when they were discharged. The book is indexed alphabetically by the last name of the recruits to the regiment. The sheets of paper have the following categories for each soldier: the service number of the soldier; company to which they were assigned;  age; date of enrollment; previous …, , , , , unit-records orders-and-records1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Gas Goggles
Gas GogglesAs an evolution of the gas mask created by Colonel Cluny Macpherson CMG FRCS the gas goggles were created; as WW1 consumed resources these goggles were created to cut down on materials. Soldiers with a wound dressing kit or a using their socks would urinate on these to cover their mouth and nose to stop the gas from being inhaled. This would be considered Mark III in the gas mask …equipment1914-1919
Tunic of Brigadier E.W.Haldenby CBE, MC, VD, CD
Tunic of Brigadier E.W.Haldenby CBE, MC, VD, CDKhaki tunic with Brigadier gorgets on lapels, service stripes on sleeve, medals mounted on chest with CBE around neck. Web belt, Davidson tartan kilt, glengarry and unique knit officer’s tie. All original worn by Brig. Haldenby. Shirt from Museum collection.uniforms1939-1945
Pipe Banner - Lt. Col. William Hendrie, VD - 1911 - 1913
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. William Hendrie, VD – 1911 – 1913Heraldry: Motto: Fideliter Translation: (Latin) Faithful Reverse: On a wreath of or and vert, a pelican argent winged in her piety, proper on a field of or Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: Scottish Service: 48th Highlanders 1891 – 1913; Commanding Officer 1911 – 1913. Lt. Col. Hendrie was an original officer, joining the 48th Highlanders in 1891, the year of the Regiment’s founding. In the 48th Highlanders of Canada it is the …accoutrements1891-1913
Pipe Banner - Col. Robert George Elms, MSM, CD
Pipe Banner – Col. Robert George Elms, MSM, CDHeraldry: Motto: Faithful Forever Translation: (English) from Dileas gu Brath (Scottish) the motto of the 48th Highlanders of Canada Reverse: Arms: a great blue heron (Ardea herodias), proper, on a field of or, on a chief azure three elm leaves or, the words Faithful Forever below.  Surmounted by a falcon’s head couped argent, on a wreath of or and azure, in the beak or a maple leaf and  elm leaf also or.  On a field …, accoutrements1946 2000-21st-c
Pipe Banner - HCol George W. Beal, CD
Pipe Banner – HCol George W. Beal, CDHeraldry: Motto: Tout Hardi Translation: (French) Quite Bold  Culture: English (Northumberland pre 1066) Reverse: An escutcheon sable with three estoiles gules sable on a chevron or. between three griffin heads argent erased, surmounted by a closed helm upon which a rampant a demi Norse wolf or holding a tasseled spear head argent, on a field of gules. Below the initials G W B Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure Service: Honourary …, accoutrements1946 2000-21st-c
Pipe Banner - HCol Michael D. Scott, CM, CD
Pipe Banner – HCol Michael D. Scott, CM, CDHeraldry: Motto: Amo Translation: (Latin) I love Reverse: on a wreath of or and vert, a stag passant on a field of or, encircled i a belt and buckle argent of the second, all on a field of gules. The initials M D S Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: English Service: 48th Highlanders 1978 – 1981; Honourary Lieutenant Colonel 2014 – 2017; Honourary Colonel 2017 – 2020; Seaforth Highlanders of Canada 1081 – …, accoutrements1946 2000-21st-c
Pipe Banner - Lt. Col. W. W. G. Darling, DSO, ED
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. W. W. G. Darling, DSO, EDHeraldry: Motto: Die Donum Translation: (Latin) The Free Gift of God Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules a dexter hand, holding a heart, all proper, on a filed of khaki. The initials W. W. G. D. Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Diamond Badge, proper, on a filed of khaki Culture: Scottish, Clan Darling. Service: Commanding Officer, 48th Highlanders of Canada 1946 – 1949; Honourary Lieutenant Colonel 1970 – 1972; Honourary Colonel 1972 – 1977; 48th Highlanders 1929 – 1939; …, , accoutrements1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Pipe Banner - Lt. Col. C. W. Darling, VD
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. C. W. Darling, VDHeraldry: Motto: Dei Donum Translation: (Latin) The Free Gift of God Reverse: On a wreath of vert and argent, a dexter hand holding a heart, all proper, encircled in a belt and buckle or of the second, on a field of sable. Initials C W D Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a filed of azure Culture: Scottish, Clan Darling Service: Commanding Officer 48th Highlanders Home Battalion, 1915 – 1919 and 1919 – 1923; 48th …, accoutrements1914-1919 1920-1938
Pipe Banner - Major Andrew LeMesurier, CD
Pipe Banner – Major Andrew LeMesurier, CDHeraldry: Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules a falcon rising, wings expanded, on a field of khaki Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Diamond Badge, proper, on a field of khaki Culture: French Service: 1st Battalion, 48th Highlanders 1943 – 1945; 48th Highlanders – 1946 – 1954 (?) In the 48th Highlanders of Canada it is the custom that all Field Officers (Company Commander, usually a Major) or higher have a Pipe Banner that is carried by …, accoutrements1939-1945 1946
Pipe Banner - Col. Frank F. McEachren, CM, CVO, ED, CD
Pipe Banner – Col. Frank F. McEachren, CM, CVO, ED, CDHeraldry: Motto: Constant We Reverse: On a wreath of vert and gules, a dexter arm, in tartan, embowed, holding a bezant-roundles Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Diamond Badge, proper, on a field of khaki Culture: Scottish Service:  In the 48th Highlanders of Canada it is the custom that all Field Officers (Company Commander, usually a Major) or higher have a Pipe Banner that is carried by their Piper on parade. It is tied by ribbons to the base …, , accoutrements1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Pipe Banner (#2)- Lt. Col. Duncan Donald, VD
Pipe Banner (#2)- Lt. Col. Duncan Donald, VDHeraldry: Motto: Toujours Pret Translation: (French) Always Ready Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules, a dexter arm in armour, embowed, in hand a sword, proper,, on a field of purpure Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a filed of azure Culture: Scottish, Donald Service: Commanding Officer – 134th Battalion C.E.F. (48th Highlanders) 1915 – 1916; 48th Highlanders (Home Battalion) 1891 – 1915 and 1916 – 1918 In the 48th Highlanders of Canada it is the …, accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919
Pipe Banner - Lt. Col. Charles Edward Bent, CMG, DSO, VD
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. Charles Edward Bent, CMG, DSO, VDHeraldry: Motto: Nec Temere Nec Timide Translation: (Latin) Neither rashly nor timidly Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules, a demi-lion rampant, holding in its paws a Bezant-Roundles, on a field of or Obverse: 48th Highlanders Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: English Service: Commanding Officer, 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1916 – 1919; 17th Bn (Nova Scotia) 1914 – 1915; 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1915 – 1919 – Pl Commander – …accoutrementsunknown
Pipe Banner # 3 -  Lt. Col. Duncan Donald, VD
Pipe Banner # 3 – Lt. Col. Duncan Donald, VDHeraldry: Motto; Pro Rege et Patria Translation: (French) For King and Country Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules, a dexter arm in armour, embowed, in hand a sword, hilt and pommel of the first, proper, on a field of khaki Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a filed of azure Culture: Scottish, Donald Service: 48th Highlanders 1891 – 1915 and 1916 – 1918; Commanding Officer 134th Battalion C.E.F. (48th Highlanders) – 1915 – 1916 In the 48th …, accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919
Pipe Banner - Major L. R. M. Currie, CD
Pipe Banner – Major L. R. M. Currie, CDHeraldry: Motto: My Hope is Constant in Thee Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules, a castle triple towered, a dexter arm in armour, embowed, in hand a scimitar, proper, encircled in a belt and buckle of gules, on a field of or (khaki?) Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Diamond Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: Scottish Service: 48th Highlanders of Canada 1959 – 1975 (estimated) In the 48th Highlanders of Canada it is the custom …accoutrements1946
Pipe Banner of Major Aleck Sinclair, VD
Pipe Banner – Major AJ (Alec) Sinclair, VDHeraldry: Motto: Semper Credens Translation: (Latin) Always Believing (Trusting) Reverse: Arms: a cross engrailed sable surmounted in chief and in base one stag courant gules attired and inguled or, surmounted by a cock sejeant argent accompanied by a stag’s antler on either side gules. Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Diamond Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: Scottish, Clan Sinclair Service: 48th Highlanders 1899 – 1914; South Africa with RCRI 1899 – 1900; 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) …, , , accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945
Pipe Banner - HCol John B. Newman, MSM, SBStJ, CD
Pipe Banner – HCol John B. Newman, MSM, SBStJ, CDHeraldry: Motto: Ubi Amore Ibi Fides Translation: Where there is love there is faith Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules, a lion rampant or, on a field of gules. The initials M. F. N. Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure. The initials J. B. N. Culture: English Service: Honourary Colonel 2011 – 2013; Honourary Lieutenant Colonel 2007 – 2010; 48th Highlanders of Canada 1957 – 1963. Also in …, accoutrements1946 2000-21st-c
Pipe Banner - Field Officer, Unknown
Pipe Banner – Field Officer, UnknownHeraldry: Motto: Virtute Adepta Translation: (Latin) Acquired by Virtue Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules, a horse passant argent, on a field of gules Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure. Culture: unknown Service: Unknown: the design of the Buckle Badge is consistent with other officers’ badges in the 1900 to 1920 era., accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919
Pipe Banner - Capt. S. H. Crawford
Pipe Banner – Capt. S. H. CrawfordHeraldry: Motto: Sine Labe Nota Translation: (Latin) Noted without Dishonour Reverse: On a field of or and gules, an ermine passant, proper, on a field of vert. Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: Scottish, Clan Crawford of Crawfuid Service:48th Highlanders 1893 – 1915; 134th Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1916 – 1918; 42nd Bn Royal Highlanders 1918  – 1919; In the 48th Highlanders of Canada it is the custom that all Field Officers (Company Commander, …, accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919
Pipe Banner - Major B. B. King, ED
Pipe Banner – Major B. B. King, EDHeraldry: Motto: Audaces Fortuna Juvat; Translation: (Latin) Fortune Favours the Bold; Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules, a griffin segreant, of the fist, supporting a broken spear, proper, on a field of argent; Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure; Culture: Motto and crest have not been found together although both are associated with the King family. Service of Major B. B. King: 48th Highlanders – …, , accoutrements1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Pipe Banner - Lt. Col. George M. Alexander, MC, VD
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. George M. Alexander, MC, VDHeraldry: Motto: Ducitur Non Trahitur; Translation: (Latin) He is led, not drawn; Reverse: On a wreath of azure and gules, a Horse’s head bridled and couped, proper, on a filed of azure; Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure, Culture: Scottish or English, Alexander family Service of Lt. Colonel Alexander: Commanding Officer, Home Battalion – 1936 – 1939; 48th Highlanders of Canada -1905 –  1914 and 1920 – 1939; 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1914 …, accoutrements1914-1919 1920-1938
Pipe Banner - Lt. Col. Hamish K. Macintosh, MBE, ED (MID)
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. Hamish K. Macintosh, MBE, ED (MID)Heraldry: Motto: Touch Not the Cat Bot a Glove; Reverse: On a wreath of or and azure, a cat salient gardant, proper of the first, encircled in a belt and buckle of the second on a field of gules; Obverse; 48th Highlanders, Diamond Badge, proper, on a field of khaki; Culture: Scottish, Clan Mackintosh Service: Commanding Officer 1955 – 1958, 1st Battalion, 48th Highlanders – 1940 – 1945; 48th Highlanders 1946 – 1958. In the 48th …, accoutrements1939-1945 1946
Pipe Banner - Major J. E. Featherstone, CD
Pipe Banner – Major J. E. Featherstone, CDHeraldry: Motto: Manu Forti; Translation: (Latin) With a Strong Hand; Reverse: On a wreath of or and blue celeste, a dexter cubit arm holding erect a dagger in pale, hilt and pommel of the first, encircled in a belt and buckle of azure on a field of gules. The initials J E F; Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Diamond Badge, proper, on a filed of khaki; Culture: Scottish, clan MacKay Service: Enlisted for overseas 10 Sept 1939; assigned home …, accoutrements1939-1945 1946
Pipe Banner - Lt. Col. D. M. Robertson, MVO, VD
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. D. M. Robertson, MVO, VDHeraldry: Motto: Virtutis Gloria Merces; Translation: (Latin) Glory is the Reward of Valour Reverse: On a wreath of sable and gules, a dexter hand holding an imperial crown, all proper, on a filed of gules Obverse:  48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: Scottish, Clan Robertson. Service: Commanding Officer, 48th Highlanders 1906 – 1911; Honourary Lieutenant Colonel 1911 – 1940; 48th Highlanders 1891 – 1911 In the 48th Highlanders of Canada …, , , accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945
Pipe Banner -Reverse
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. George T. Chisholm, VDHeraldry: Motto: Feros Ferio Translation: (Latin) I am Fierce with the Fierce Reverse: On a wreath of the argent and gules, a dexter hand couped at the wrist holding erect a dagger, proper of the first, on which is transfixed a boar’s head, coupled close, langued gules, on a field of gules Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: Scottish, Clan Chisholm Service: Commanding Officer 92nd Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1916 – 1917; 48th Highlanders 1902 …, accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919
Pipe Banner - Lt. Col. J. A. Currie, VD
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. J. A. Currie, VDHeraldry: Motto: Dhandeon Co Heirach Translation: (Gaelic) from Dhandeon co heiragh ali – In spite of who would gainsay Reverse: On a wreath of or and sable, on a castle triple towered, an arm in armour, embowed, holding a scimitar, proper, on a field of gules Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: Scottish, Clan MacDonald of Clanranald Service: Commanding Officer 48th Highlanders 1913 – 1914; Commanding Officer 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1914 – 1915; …, accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919
Pipe Banner - Major Robert S. Wilson, ED
Pipe Banner – Major Robert S. Wilson, EDHeraldry: Motto: Res Non Verba Translation: (Latin) Deeds not Words Reverse: On a wreath of or and azure, a demi-wolf rampant of the first, on a field of azure Obverse: 48th Highlanders. Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: Irish or English, Wilson family Service: 48th Highlanders 1900 – 1915; raised a company for the 35th Battalion – 1914 – 1915; transferred to 83 O.S. Battalion In the 48th Highlanders of Canada it is the custom …, accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919
Pipe Banner - Captain F. M. Perry
Pipe Banner – Captain F. M. PerryHeraldry: Motto: Non Sibi; Translation: (Latin) Not for Himself; Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules, a pelican argent winged in her piety, proper, on a field of purpure Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a filed of azure Culture: Scottish, Clan Cullen or Aillen Service: 48th Highlanders 1891 – 1914; 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1914 – 1915 In the 48th Highlanders of Canada it is the custom that all Field Officers (Company Commander, usually a Major) or …, accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919
Pipe Banner - Lt. Col. K. R. Marshall, CMG, DSO, VD
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. K. R. Marshall, CMG, DSO, VDHeraldry: Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules, a chevalier in armour holding a scroll in is dexter hand raised and a sword in his sinister hand held behind his back, proper, on a field of vert. Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: Scottish, Clan Marshall Service; 48th Highlanders 1900 – 1914; 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1914 – 1916; 12th Cdn Infantry Brigade 1916; DAQMG 3rd Cdn Division 1917 …, , accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938
Pipe Banner - Captain E. C. Gordon, MC
Pipe Banner – Captain E. C. Gordon, MCHeraldry: Motto: Animo Non Astutia Translation: (Latin) By Courage, not by Strategem Reverse: Out of crest coronet a buck’s head, proper, attired or on a field of vert Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: Scottish, Clan Gordon Service: 134th Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1915 – 1918; 4th Battalion 1918 – 1919, wounded at Amiens 1918; 48th Highlanders Home Battalion 1919 – 1934 In the 48th Highlanders of Canada it is the custom that all …, accoutrements1914-1919 1920-1938
Regimental Pipe Banner - 1959 - 1991 - 48th Highlanders of Canada
Regimental Pipe Banner – 1959 – 1991 – 48th Highlanders of CanadaHeraldry: Motto: Dileas gu Brath Translation: (Gaelic) Faithful Forever Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules, a falcon couped (appears more like an eagle erased) within a torteau, surmounted by an imperial crown and surrounded by a wreath of thistle and maple leaves which is surrounded by a laurel of or on which are the Battle Honours of South Africa, First and Second World Wars on a field of azure Obverse: The Union Jack …accoutrements1946
Regimental Pipe Banner - 1928 - 1959 - 48th Highlanders of Canada
Regimental Pipe Banner – 1928 – 1959 – 48th Highlanders of CanadaHeraldry: Motto: Dileas gu Brath Translation: (Gaelic) Faithful Forever Reverse: The Union Jack on which is surmounted the Crown and the 48th Highlanders Crest Obverse: Roman numerals “48” surrounded by laurels of Maple Leaves on one side and thistles on the other and surmounted by a Falcon’s head couped or on a wreath of or and gules (appears similar to an eagle’s head erase) and on ribbons are the Battle Honours for South Africa and First World …, , accoutrements1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Pipe Banner - Lt. Col. Trumbull Warren, OBE, CD
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. Trumbull Warren, OBE, CDHeraldry: Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules, a dove with wings displayed, argent in its beak an olive branch vert,  below the initials T.W. on  a field of vair Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Diamond Badge, proper, on a filed of azure. Culture: English Service: Honourary Colonel, 1977 – 1979; Honourary Lt. Colonel, 1972 – 1977; 48th Highlanders 1934 – 1939; 1st Battalion, 48th Highlanders 1939 – 1944;  ADC to General Montgomery 1942; Personal Assistant …, , accoutrements1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Pipe Banner - Lt. Col. Duncan Donald, VD
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. Duncan Donald, VDHeraldry: Motto: Toujours Pret; Translation: (French) Always Ready; Reverse: On a wreath of or and gules, a dexter arm in armour, embowed, in hand a sword, proper, on a field of khaki; Obverse: 134th Battalion, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of Davidson tartan; Culture: Scottish, Donald. Service: Commanding Officer, 134th Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1915 – 1916; 48th Highlanders 1891 – 1915 and 1916 – 1918. In the 48th Highlanders of Canada it is the custom that all Field Officers …, accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919
Pipe Banner - Lt. Col. C. W. Darling, VD
Pipe Banner – Lt. Col. C. W. Darling, VDHeraldry: Motto: Dei Donum Translation: (Latin) The Free Gift of God Culture: Scottish, Clan Darling Reverse: On a wreath of or and azure, a dexter hand holding a heart, all proper, on a field of azure Obverse: 48th Highlanders, Buckle Badge, proper, on a field of azure Culture: Scottish, Clan Darling Service: Commanding Officer 48th Highlanders Home Battalion, 1915 – 1919 and 1919 – 1923; 48th Highlanders 1898 – 1923 In the 48th Highlanders of Canada it is the custom …, , accoutrements1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938
Shadow Box - Medals - B72745 Pte. John Smith Berry, 1st Battalion
Shadow Box – Medals – B72745 Pte. John Smith Berry, 1st BattalionShadow box containing medals, photos and letters re B72745 John Smith Berry, killed in action 5 October, 1944. Berry was driver to Lt. Col. Ian Johnston from Sicily through the Hitler Line and transferred to 11 Brigade to remain Johnston’s driver when Johnston had been promoted to Brigadier. Medals: a. Italy Star, b.39/45 Star, c. The Defence Medal, d. 1939-1945 War Medal, e. Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, f. Canadian Efficiency …, , , accoutrements images medals1920-1938 1939-1945
48th Highlanders Cap badges and insignia 1891-1938
48th Highlanders Cap badges and insignia 1891-1938  These badges are part of a complete collection of cap-badges struck since the founding of the regiment in 1891. The collection was created and donated by CCWO W.P. Elms, MMM, CD. CCWO W.P. Elms was regimental Sargeant Major 1961 – 1970, co-founder of the regimental museum in 1957, curator from 1959  to 1996 and official advisor to the Canadian War Museum. 1. 48th Battalion (Highlanders) Cap badge 1891-1902 2. …, uniforms1891-1913 1920-1938
Afghanistan Handbook Annex carried by Canadian troops
Afghanistan Handbook Annex carried by Canadian troopsMulti page, spiral bound handbook Annex used by Canadian troops in ISAF and Combined Forces Command in Afghanistan. This small annex was a quick Aide Memoir easily carried in a pocket of the uniform.accoutrements2000-21st-c
Uniform Patches - Afghanistan
Uniform Patches – AfghanistanUniform patches worn in Afghanistan theatre Top Row 1. CFC (Combined Forces Command) later CSTC-A (Combined Transition Command – Afghanistan);  2. CENTCOM (Central Command); 3. ANCOP (Afghan National Civil Order Police); Second Row 4. Canadian National Identifier – night reflective pattern; 5. Canadian National Identifier – Arrid CADPAT pattern; 6. Name patch – Arrid pattern;  Third Row 7. Afghan national identifier worn by all Afghan National Security Forces, both Army …uniforms2000-21st-c
Combat Boots - High - Afghanistan
Combat Boots – High – AfghanistanTan, high cut combat boots worn in Afghanistanuniforms2000-21st-c
Capt. S. B. East - Pocket Watch
Capt. S. B. East – Pocket WatchThis watch was presented to Padre East on July 21, 1943 in Sicily, 11 days after the Allied landings at Pachino. It was given to Capt. East by L. Swift, a driver of the Army Service Corps attached to the 48th Highlanders Regimental Aid Post. It is thought that it may have been given to Swift by an Italian in return for cigarettes. The watch is a Cylindre – 10 …, other-memorabilia memorabilia1939-1945
Side Drum - 48th Highlander Cadets
Side Drum – 48th Highlander CadetsSide Drum made by the Premier drum company from 1965 to 1987 and is a rod tension drum. The model is either the Royal Scot or the Super Royal Scot. These rod drums were streamlined in appearance when compared with rope drums. The “rods” made execution of beatings much easier for drummers and the maintenance is minimal. The 48th Highlanders crest and battle honours have been installed by a “decal”. …equipment1946
Standards of 48th Highlanders Chapter IODE
Standards of 48th Highlanders Chapter IODETwo Standards of the Union Jack held in a wooden mount. A framed charter crest of the 48th Chapter IODE is centered at eye level between the two Standards.  The standards of the 48th Highlanders Chapter IODE were laid up in the Regimental Museum by Vi Fletcher, standard-bearer, assisted by Mrs. Marjorie Harding on 3 May 1987. Mrs. R. S. Wilson had presented the Standards at the inaugural meeting of …, accoutrements1891-1913 1946
Cross of 28111 Private (Bugler) Morgan Dudley
Cross of 28111 Private (Bugler) Morgan DudleyWooden grave marker of 28111 Private (Bugler) Morgan Dudley, No. 4 Company, 15th Battalion C.E.F. Bugler Morgan Dudley attested into the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) at Valcartier camp in Quebec on September 22, 1914. His attestation papers stated that he was born in Birmingham, England and that he had served three years in the Canadian Militia with the 48th Highlanders.  Private Dudley gave no year of birth on his Attestation …, other-memorabilia memorabilia1914-1919
Early Gas Mask – Circa 1916 Experimental version
Early Gas Mask – Circa 1916 Experimental versionExperimental version of the gas mask. The first gas masks mostly used circular lenses made either of glass, mica or cellulose acetate. With the exception of the latter, these materials were quite brittle and needed frequent replacement. Later on, the Triplex lens style (two layers of glass and one layer of cellulose acetate in between) became more popular, and alongside the simpler cellulose acetate they became the standard into the 1930s. …equipment1914-1919
Program  - Change of RSM, 24 November 2006 - CWO R. A. Alkema to CWO P. W. G. McIntyre
Program – Change of RSM, 24 November 2006 – CWO R. A. Alkema to CWO P. W. G. McIntyreChange of Regimental Sergeant Major from CWO R. A. Alkema, CD to CWO P.W.G McIntyre, CD, programs-menus event-related2000-21st-c
Afghanistan National Flag - 2016
Afghanistan National Flag – 2016Large Afghanistan flag brought back from deployment in Afghanistan by Sgt. Iain Kincaid, 48th Highlanders, other-memorabilia memorabilia2000-21st-c
ARRID pattern small pack - Afghanistan
ARRID pattern small pack – AfghanistanThis ARRID print small pack was introduced in 2006 as part of field dress and webbing uniform for the Afghanistan campaign.uniforms2000-21st-c
British 1907 Mk1 bayonet
British 1907 Mk1 bayonetBritish pattern 1907 No.1 bayonet recovered near Puit 14 captured by the 15th Battalion during the assault on Hill 70 at Bois Hugo on the 15th of August 1917.weapons1914-1919
British 303 and German 8mm Casing and Clip
British 303 and German 8mm Casing and ClipShell casing and stripper clips recovered near Puit 14 captured by the 15th Battalion during the assault on Hill 70 at Bois Hugo on the 15th of August 1917.weapons1914-1919
Cross placed on battlefield grave by the 15th Battalion
Grave Marker of Capt. Richard Austin Brown, MCWooden cross painted white erected in memory of Captain R.A. Brown  of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders), died of wounds November 14, 1917. No. 3 Company 15th Battalion C.E.F. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military cemetery near Poperinghe, Belgium. At some point following the war, the Brown family obtained the original grave marker from their son’s grave at Lijssenthoek when the Commonwealth War Graves Commission removed all the wartime markers and …, other-memorabilia memorabilia1914-1919
802640 Pte. W. T. Neely Medals in Shadow Box
802640 Pte. W. T. Neely Medals in Shadow Boxa. Victory Medal, b. British War Medal, c. Memorial plaque in circular wooden holder, d, Memorial Cross all encased in a shadow box Pte. Wilfred Truman Neely was killed in action at Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917. His name is stenciled on the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) cross erected on Vimy Ridge the night of 10/11 April. The Vimy Cross is now in the 48th Highlanders Museum.medals1914-1919
803138 Pte. C.A. Jensen Medals in Shadow box
803138 Pte. C.A. Jensen Medals in Shadow boxa. Victory Medal, b. British War Medal, c. Memorial plaque in circular wooden holder, d, Memorial Cross all encased in a shadow box Pte. C. A. Jensen was killed in action at Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917. His name is stenciled on the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) cross erected on Vimy Ridge the night of 10/11 April. The Vimy Cross is now in the 48th Highlanders Museum.medals1914-1919
Afghanistan - Full Fighting Order - 2006
Afghanistan – Full Fighting Order – 2006a. Arrid Helmet cover, b. helmet, c. arrid canteen cover, d. name patch, e. Arrid shirt, f. Arrid vest with all pouches. g. arrid pants, h. tan combat boots, i. Arrid slip on rank, Sergeant, j. sunglasses, k, Afghan pattern scarf, l. tan Canada shoulder patches, velcro backing, m. tac-vest with pouches, n. tan gloves, o. ISAF shoulder patch, velcro backing. The current operational dress was issued to the Canadian …uniforms1946
Afghanistan Combat Uniform - Sgt. Ian Kinkaid
Afghanistan Combat Uniform – Sgt. Ian KinkaidWorn during rotation in Afghanistan. a. Arrid Combat shirt with OMLT patches, b. arrid combat pants, c. Tan combat boots, d. Tan combat shirt, e. OTW (outside the wire) shirt with patches, f. Frag  vest cover, g. tan gloves, h. tan cloth hat, i. olive drab flashlight, Bright Star MX – 212/U Note name and blood type inked on frag vest cover. Part of Full Fighting Order, 2006 The current …uniforms2000-21st-c
15th Bn Daily Orders appointing Lt Col Bent as Commanding Officer
15th Bn Daily Orders appointing Lt Col Bent as Commanding OfficerOrder awards Major C E Bent the MID; appoints him Lt. Col. and to command the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) Telegraph of daily orders from July 7th, 1916 framed in wood. Also CSM Maybin W. and A/Sgt Binnie W. J. awarded MID; CSM Fraser W. G. awarded Distinguished Service Cross and Lt E.S. Botterell killed in action date. Standing Orders are a general direction to each unit from a Headquarters …, unit-orders orders-and-records1914-1919
Early Gas Mask - Circa Dec 6 1916
Early Gas Mask – Circa Dec 6 1916Early version of gas mask for British and Canadian forces. Missing is the purifying cartridge to be attached to the device on the front. First widely distributed version of the gas mask to Canadian forces. In dire situations the cartridge attachment hole could be used in conjunction with the shell dressing kit to have a make-shift cartridge by urinating on the gauze rolling it up and stuffing the gauze in …equipment1914-1919
Shell Casing placed on Lt. Col. Mackenzie's grave in Wilp
Shell Casing placed on Lt. Col. Mackenzie’s grave in WilpBrass shell casing was placed on the grave of Lt. Col. Donald Mackenzie who was killed in action at Wilp on 12  April 1945. Mackenzie was first buried on the dyke at Wilp with 18 other 48th Highlanders. The graves were moved subsequently to Holten Cemetery. The shell was presented by the 48th Highlanders of Holland Pipes and Drums at Beekbergen in May 1991. A plaque accompanying the presentation reads: …, , other-memorabilia memorabilia1939-1945 1946
Blazer Crest of Old Comrades Association on Stuart of Fingask tartan
Blazer Crest of Old Comrades Association on Stuart of Fingask tartanCrest for blazer. Crest is in metallic thread with falcon in silver and black above Old Comrades Association lettering in banner in red and gold. Crest is mounted on a piece of Stuart of Fingask tartan and is all framed in black wood with glass cover. The Fingask is worn by the Pipers of the 48th Highlanders for their kilt and pipe bag.accoutrements1946
Blazer Crest of Old Comrades Association on Davidson tartan
Blazer Crest of Old Comrades Association on Davidson tartanCrest for blazer. Crest is in metallic thread with falcon in silver and black above Old Comrades Association lettering in banner in red and gold. Crest is mounted on a piece of Davidson tartan and is all framed in black wood with glass cover.accoutrements1946
Plaque of friendship of Dutch Canadians to 48th Highlanders
Plaque of friendship of Dutch Canadians to 48th HighlandersBrass plaque presented in May 1970 by Dutch Canadians of Toronto to recognize and commemorate the friendship between the Dutch and the 48th Highlanders for their participation with other Canadians in the Liberation of The Netherlands in 1944/45. The lion crest of Holland is at the top centre., other-memorabilia memorabilia1946
Name of Ross, 15th Battalion, carved in  stone wall of house during WWI
Name of Ross, 15th Battalion, carved in stone wall of house during WWIStone from wall of house in France undergoing reconstruction. Stone has carving of “Ross 48th Highlanders” on face. Ross was a member of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders). The stone was  noticed by a member of 48th Highlanders of Holland Pipes and Drums while he was on vacation in France. He acquired the stone from the owners and donated it to the 48th Highlanders museum., other-memorabilia memorabilia1914-1919
48th Highlanders Museum opening Register signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
48th Highlanders Museum opening Register signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIFrontispiece of Visitor Register signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Colonel-in-Chief of the 48th Highlanders of Canada and signed by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on the opening of the 48th Highlanders Museum in St Andrew’s Church on 29 June 1997., other event-related1946
Memorial Plaque issued to HVV Davis' family after his death in action
Memorial Plaque of 27422 LCpl Harold V. V. DavisMemorial Plaque: large circular disk with figure of Britannia, lion and dolphins; Has manufacturer’s stamp on the reverse, W; Lot number between the lion’s rear leg and tail, 15. Harold V. V. Davis on front.medals1914-1919
Sweatshirt with bullet holes - Pte. John Tescione
Sweatshirt with bullet holes – Pte. John TescioneThis sweatshirt was sent to all members of the 48th Highlanders serving in Yugoslavia with the UN by the 48th Chapter of the Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire (IODE) for Christmas 1994. Pte John Tescione was wearing it for warmth under his uniform when he was shot multiple times on New Year’s eve, 1994, at a road block by Serb troops. One bullet hole is visible on the …accoutrements1946
Original draft of Instrument of Surrender of All German Armed Forces - 4 May 1945
Original draft of Instrument of Surrender of All German Armed Forces – 4 May 1945Original carbon copy draft of the “Instrument of Surrender of All German Armed Forces in HOLLAND, in Northeast Germany including all islands and in DENMARK. ” 4 May 1945. Foolscap page, typescript carbon copy with handwritten addition and corrections in ink. Titled as above, then followed by seven (7) typescript sections, the first with the handwritten addition pertaining to navel assets. Document is signed in ink at lower left: “B.L. …, official-correspondence documents1939-1945
Service dress uniform worn by LCol C E Bent
Uniform of Lt. Col. Charles E. Bent, CMG, DSO, VDKhaki tunic with ribbons and Lt. Col. rank; Sam Browne, officer’s tie, khaki shirt and Davidson tartan kilt. All belonging to Lt. Col. Bent LCol Bent transferred from the 17th Bn (Nova Scotia) in 1915 and became Commanding Officer of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) in May 1916 following the death of LCol W. R. Marshall, DSO. He served as CO through the battles of The Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill …, uniforms1914-1919 1939-1945
Tunic of Brigadier Ian Strachan Johnston, CBE, DSO, CD (MID)
Brigadier Ian S JOHNSTON, CBE, DSO*, ED, CD (MID) – Tunic and MedalsKhaki tunic with Brigadier gorgets on lapels, medals mounted on chest with CBE around neck. Sam Browne, Davidson tartan kilt, glengarry and officer’s tie. All original worn by Brig. Johnston. Shirt from Museum collection.uniforms1939-1945
Pipes of Pipe Major James Fraser
Pipes of Pipe Major James FraserPipes used by PM Fraser though his entire career including 39 years as Pipe Major of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1913 – 1952. In 1913, after 21 years service with the Gordon Highlanders in Scotland Fraser replied to a notice from Lt. Col. William Hendrie asking for a “competent” piper to be the Pipe Major of the 48th Highlanders. Fraser sailed for Canada and enlisted on 30 May 1913. …, , , , equipment1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
H/Maj Alex Rapson - Communion Kit
H/Maj Alex Rapson – Communion KitCommunion kit containing: Leather case, canvas carrier (to rear left in photo), silver chalice, 2 sealed cruets, wafers and wafer tray, compartment lid, Union Jack, linens, cleaning cloth. For services in the field the Union Jack was draped over ammunition cases or other equipment to form the altar. H/Major Alex Rapson was the Padre of the 48th Highlanders in northern Italy and for the entire campaign to free The Netherlands …accoutrements1939-1945
Animal bone from WWI  with signatures
Animal bone from WWI with signaturesAnimal bone, part of hip of mule or horse. Inscribed names, in black ink, of members of the 134th Battalion of the 48th Highlanders who were at Witley Camp, Surrey England. Names are signatures or printed, some with Company designation and/or rank. In the top corner against a gold paint background is “Subscribe to Canadian +” where plus is red, standing for the Red Cross. The bone is shellacked., other-memorabilia memorabilia1914-1919
Gas alarm rattle, c 1916
Gas alarm rattle, c 1916Gas alarm rattle used by sentries to signal a gas attack. Rattle is of wood with metal screws and side plates on rattle. Handle octagonal with metal pin through ratchet element. The rattle is spun by holding in the air and swinging the handle in a circular motion to cause the arm piece to spin thus clacking the ratchet. The rattle was issued circa 1916 following the first chlorine gas …equipment1914-1919
Carving in Souterrain by 77711 LCpl Oscar Green, 15th Bn
Carving in Souterrain by 77711 LCpl Oscar Green, 15th BnThis carving is a replica, the exact size as the original that was carved into the chalk walls of the Souterrain (tunnels) under the approaches to Vimy Ridge. Canadian troops were kept hidden in the souterrain for the month prior to the attack on Vimy Ridge on 09 April 1917.  Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of carvings and drawings are on the walls of the souterrain and those of the 15th Battalion …, other-memorabilia memorabilia1914-1919
Carving in Souterrain by 802039 Pte Robert McKee
Carving in Souterrain by 802039 Pte Robert McKeeThis carving is a replica, exact size as the original that was carved into the chalk walls of the Souterrain (tunnels) under the approaches to Vimy Ridge. Canadian troops were kept hidden in the souterrain for the month prior to the attack on Vimy Ridge on 09 April 1917.  Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of carvings and drawings are on the walls of the souterrain and those of the 15th Battalion are …, other-memorabilia memorabilia1914-1919
Original Vimy Cross – 10 April 1917
Vimy Cross of 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders)Vimy Ridge – 9 April 1917: At first light on Easter Monday, April 9 1917, behind rolling barrages of artillery, 20,000 Canadians emerged from their tunnels on a front of almost five miles. In the face of heavy machine gun fire they advanced through mud, shell holes and mine craters, breaking three successive German lines. The 15th Battalion, in the first assault wave on the right flank of the Canadian …, other-memorabilia memorabilia1914-1919
Bisley Medal Ontario Eight 1905 - Won by Henry Kerr
Bisley Medal Ontario Eight 1905 – Won by Henry KerrBisley Medal Ontario Eight 1905 Medal won by Henry Kerr at the Bisley Competition (shooting) for the British Empire countries. Passed on by granddaughter (Mary Kerr). He died in 1930s. He is buried in the 48th gravesites at Mt. Pleasant Cemeterytrophies1891-1913
WO1 (RSM) S Montgomery MM CD miniature medals
WO1 (RSM) S Montgomery MM CD Miniatures10 Medals a) Military Medal b) The 1939-1945 Star c) The Italy Star d) The France & Germany Star e) The Defence Medal f) Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with bar g) The 1939-1945 War Medal h) Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal – 1953 I) Canadian Efficiency Medal (George VI) j) Canadian Forces Decoration These are miniature medals, mounted., , medals1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Islington Award 1897 for Bayonet Competition - Sgt. A Rankin
Islington Award 1897 for Bayonet Competition – Sgt. A RankinIslington Award 1897 belonging to Sgt. A. Rankin. The Islington Award – gold medal is for the Islington Royal Military Tournament of June 1897. A team of 10 Highlanders  went to England to participate in the bayonet competition, winning first the Colonial Competition, then the Regulars versus the Colonials and finally the mixed Regulars against the 48th Highlanders making the 48th Highlanders the overall winners in the British Empire for …trophies1891-1913
Sgts Sash belonging to Sgt. Rankin
Sgts Sash belonging to Sgt. RankinRed worsted Sgt’s Sash belonging to Sgt. A. Rankin. Affixed to the sash, for display purposes by Sgt. Rankin’s family and the Museum, is the Islington Award for the Islington Royal Military Tournament of June 1897. A team of 10 Highlanders  went to England to participate in the bayonet competition, winning first the Colonial Competition, then the Regulars versus the Colonials and finally the mixed Regulars against the 48th Highlanders …uniforms1891-1913
Communion Kit of H/Major Stuart East, MBE, MC
Communion Kit of H/Major Stuart East, MBE, MCBrown leather case with 4 compartments; 2 cruets in glass with silver caps; Silver host container with cross engraved on top; silver chalice; white altar cloth; white cleaning cloth; sheet of note paper, folded, with notes made by Padre Eastaccoutrements1939-1945
Commander of the Order of St John
BGen Peter A..G. Cameron medal – Order of St. JohnCommander of the Order of St. John (medal with black cloth strap to be worn around the neck)medals1946
Medals - BGen Peter Alfred Gordon Cameron
BGen PAG Cameron, OMM, CStJ, CD – Medals7 Medals – Court Mounted: a) Order of Military Merit – Officer b) Commander of the Order of St. John c) 1968 Confederation Centennial Medal d) Silver Jubilee Medal – Queen Elizabeth II e) 125th Canadian Confederation Medal f) 50th Jubilee Medal – Queen Elizabeth II g) Canadian Forces Decoration with 2 bars (signifying 32 years of service)medals1946
Military Cross in original Case - Capt A C H Andrews
Capt. A.C.H. Andrews MCMilitary Cross; medal is in original maroon leather case; shipping box with issue certificate holds the leather case. Captain Arthur Claud Henry Andrews, MC was with the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders)medals1914-1919
Leather case containing Military Cross of Capt. A C. H. Andrews
Capt. A. C. H. Andrews MC – caseoriginal maroon leather case for Military Cross; leather case comes in mailing box with issue certificate in the inside bottom of box. Capt. Arthur Claud Henry Andrews was 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders)medals1914-1919
LT. Col. George T. Chisholm VD medals
LT. Col. George T. Chisholm VD medals5 medals: a) British War Medal b) Victory Medal c) King George VI Coronation Medal 1937 d) Colonial Long Service and Good Conduct Medal e) Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers’ Decoration, Victoria Medals are mounted in a shadow box case with glass lid. Plate with “Lieutenant-Colonel George T. Chisholm VD  48th Highlanders  World War I” on bottom rim of case Service with 48th Highlanders: Commanding Officer 92nd Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1916 …, , medals1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938
Capt. G. Outhwaite medals
Cpl Gordon Outhwaite medals7 medals, court mounted: a) 1939-1945 Star b) Italy Star c) France Germany Star d) Defense Medal e) Canadian Volunteer Long Service Medal f) 1939-1945 War Medal g) Efficiency Service Medal. Also Ecumenical Hospitaller Order of Saint John Knights of Malta. This is an Unofficial Order, not recognized as a military decoration. Only worn with civilian dress., , medals1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Brigadier Ian Johnston and His Majesty King George VI - Italy, June 1944
Brigadier Ian Johnston and His Majesty King George VI – Italy, June 1944Brigadier Ian Johnston, Officer Commanding the 11th Canadian Infantry Brigade, escorts His Majesty King George VI during inspection and visit to 11 Brigade in Italy, shortly after Johnston was promoted to its command on 24 June 1944.images1939-1945
Letter to Capt J.I. Davidson, 1891, authorizing recruiting of Highlanders
Letter to Capt J.I. Davidson, 1891, authorizing recruiting of HighlandersOrder to begin enrolling men, from Lt. Col. W.D. Otter, DA.G., dated 20 October 1891. This letter from the Deputy Commander of the militia district was the first order received, four days after the 48th Battalion (Highlanders) had been gazetted officially. Captain Davidson had been selected as the 1st Commanding Officer and was awaiting his promotion to Lt. Col.  and appointment to Command. in a black wooden frame with glass …, official-correspondence documents1891-1913
They Also Buy Victory Bonds Poster
They Also Buy Victory Bonds PosterPainting of 1st Division advancing in Italyimages1939-1945
Soldier with binoculars at observation post
Soldier at observation post with bare-legs looking with binocularsSoldier with bare-legs at an observation post looking with binoculars.images1914-1919
Aleck Sinclair
Picture of Soldier in Marching Order South Africa – Private Aleck SinclairPte Aleck Sinclair in full Marching Order. Aleck Sinclair, born 27 July 1892 served in 3 wars – South Africa, WWI and WWII.  His service was: 48th Highlanders 1899 – 1914; South Africa with RCRI 1899 – 1900; 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1914 – 1916 – wounded at Sanctuary Woods, 3 June 1916; WWII -Officer Commanding Bermuda Defense Forces. Total Service with the 48th Highlanders from 1900 to 1944. In …, , , images1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945
Watercolour of Rimini 1944 by D. J. Mathison - 1st Bn 48th Highlanders
Watercolour of Rimini 1944 by D. J. Mathison – 1st Bn 48th HighlandersWatercolour by D.J. Mathison painted following the battle for Rimini, Italy. Framed with glass cover.art1939-1945
48th Bn on Parade 1899
48th Bn on Parade 1899Original Painting of the 48th Battalion (Highlanders) in full scarlet dress uniform. In the foreground on horseback is LCol Cosby, Commanding Officer. The picture is signed by the artist, Arthur H. Hider. The city of Toronto skyline is in the distant background. Notice the pipers are wearing the Davidson Tartan. In 1913 pipers changed to the Stewart of Fingask Tartan. The painting was later published in lithograph as a supplement …art1891-1913
48th Bn on parade 1899
48th Bn on parade 1899Lithograph of the original painting of the 48th Battalion (Highlanders) in full scarlet dress uniform, displayed in the museum on the south wall. Under the painting on the left side: ‘Supplement to the Christmas Globe, 1899’. In the foreground on horseback is LCol Cosby, Commanding Officer. The picture is signed by the artist, Arthur H. Hider. The city of Toronto skyline is in the distant background. Notice the pipers are …images1891-1913
Marching past Canada Life Bldg - 1897
Marching past Canada Life Bldg – 1897This painting by the watercolour artist Jos Biehn shows the 48th Highlanders in full scarlet dress uniforms marching south on University Avenue in front of the Canada Life Assurance Building. It is signed by the artist in the bottom left corner with the date 1897.art1891-1913
Flag marker advance Vimy Ridge
Flag marker advance Vimy RidgeFlag marker placed on Vimy Ridge battlefield to mark the furthest advance of the 1st Division which included the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders).  Donated in 1927 to the 48th Highlanders by Lord Byng of Vimyequipment1914-1919
Oil  Painting - LCol C. E. Bent, CMG, DSO, VD
Lt. Col. C. E. Bent, CMG, DSO, VD – oil paintingOil painting on canvas of Lt. Col Bent, painted post war.art1914-1919
Miniatures medals of RSM George Stephen in cigarette case
RSM G.M Stephen Miniature medals10 medals – Miniatures a) 1914-15 Star b) British War Medal c) Victory Medal d) 1939-1945 Star e) Italy Star f) Defence Medal g) Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp h) 1939-1945 War Medal i) Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal (George V) j) Canadian Efficiency Medal (George VI) with two clasps Medals in a silver cigarette case. Engraved on the inner lid is ” Presented to RSM G M …, , medals1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945
Medals of LCol D.A. Mackenzie, DSO, (DSC - USA)
LCol Donald A. Mackenzie DSO, (USA-DSC) – Medals8 Medals a) Distinguished Service Order b) The 1939-1945 Star c) The Italy Star d) The France & Germany Star e) Defence Medal f) Canadian Volunteer Service medal with Clasp g) The 1939-1945 War Medal h) Distinguished Service Cross (U.S.). The medals are encased in a wood, gilded frame with glass cover and Davidson Tartan background upon which the medals are placed.medals1939-1945
Medals of Captain John Slater, MBE, VD
Captain John Slater, MBE, VD – Medals5 Medals a) Member of the Order of the British Empire b) North West Canada Medal with bar Saskatchewan c) 1935 Jubilee Medal d) Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal (George V) e) Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers Decoration (George V) Captain Slater was the Director of Music for the 48th Highlanders from 1896 to 1946, a remarkable 50 years., , , , medals1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
134th BN CEF Officers Memorial Tablet from St. Bonar's Church wall
134th BN CEF Officers Memorial Tablet from St. Bonar’s Church wallRectangular bronze tablet with raised frame like edge. On the Top is a 134th Bn cap badge surrounded by thistles and maples leaves and framed in a knotted square. Below are the words “IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS OF THE 134TH BATTALION * 48TH HIGHLANDERS * WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE * 1914* IN THE GREAT WAR * 1918 *” 9 names are recorded below and “ERECTED BY THEIR BROTHER …, trophies1914-1919 1920-1938
W.J. Baird medals
Sgt. W.J. Baird Medals4 Medals a) The Atlantic Star b) Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with bar c) The 1939-1945 War Medal d) Canadian Forces Decoration (King George VI), medals1939-1945 1946
Lt. William Richard Bell, DSC - Medals
Lt. William Richard Bell, DSC – Medals4 Medals a) Distinguished Conduct Medal b) 1914-15 Star c) British War Medal d) Inter-Allied Victory Medal. William Bell joined on 19 Sept. 1914 at the age of 18 as a Private in the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders). During the 2nd Battle of Ypres in April 1915, the first gas attack of the war, Pte. Bell served in No. 2 Company. He was wounded in the chest by shrapnel but …, medals1914-1919 1920-1938
92nd Battalion Service Dress - Marching Order 1916
Pte. 92nd Battalion Service Dress, Marching Order, 1916Private of 92nd Battalion in Service Dress – Marching Order 1916 – tunic and webbing. (British Style) Khaki Serge Tunic, 5 large buttons, 6 small buttons, 2 collar badges (92nd), 2 Cdn Badges (Shoulder), 2 “92nd” Number Badge (Shoulder), 2 “Inf” Badges (Shoulder). Oliver Equipment, Belt (Waist), 2 Shoulder straps, 2 Ammo pouches, 1 Lark pack, 1 Mess tin cover British style Service Dress with 92nd Bn brass insignia. The …uniforms1914-1919
Side Drum 48th - 1940
Side Drum 48th – 1940Side Drum emblazoned with 48th Crest plus WWI Battle honours and South Africa 1899-1900. During the 48th Highlanders brief foray into France in June 1940 the Pipes and Drums had to abandon their drums before being evacuated back to England. Later that year in September Mr. Ernest F. Cooper Esq. of the Gillette Razor Company of Great Britain presented the band with a new set of eight side drums (one …equipment1939-1945
Regimental Colour (Orig.) - 1892
Regimental Colour (Orig.) – 1892Regimental Colour (orig. – 1892). Silk with gold cords. Blue ground – Union Jack (small) ay staff side, Falcon over XLVIII (48) – surrounded by Maple Leaves “Dileas Gu Brath” scrolled below. Battle Honours scrolled below: Ypres 1915; Festubert, Mount Sorrel; Somme 1916; Vimy Ridge; Hill 70; Amiens; Scarfe 1918; Drocourt Queant. Wooden Staff (corded) topped by crown on top of which is a lion (crowned) The 48th Highlanders’ first …, , equipment1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938
Blue Serge Patrol Jacket worn by LCol C W Darling - 1896 - 1924
Lt. Col. C. W. Darling Blue Serge Patrol Tunicblue serge tunic officer patrol jacket; Highland cuffs; cutaway ribbon Colonial Auxiliary Force Officer’s decoration; red whistle cord Falcons in brass/ L. Col. Rank on epaulettes pip and crown Worn by Lt. Col. C. W. Darling, VD from 1896 to 1924. Colonel Darling was Commanding Officer of the 48th Highlanders home battalion from 1915 – 1919 and 1919 – 1923., , uniforms1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938
Laurel Wreath for King's Colour
Laurel Leaf Wreath for King’s Colour – 1919Laurel Leaves forming a circle with a plaque on the middle bottom of the wreath inscribed with “Presented by the 48th Highlanders Chapter IODE & attached to the Colours on their return from Germany  May 1919”. The metal wreath was attached to the top of each of the Colour Standards (King’s Colour and Regimental Colour) for the parade and ceremony in Toronto marking the return of the 15th Battalion (48th …, equipment1891-1913 1914-1919
48th Side Drum, Yellow WWI
48th Side Drum, Yellow WWIA side drum with 48th Buckle badge crest – painted (chipping); rope tension – 9 brass – possibly used by 92nd Bn of the 48th Highlandersequipment1914-1919
Bass Drum 15th Bn - Bullet Hole
Bass Drum 15th Bn – Bullet HoleBase Drum: wooden shell 13 lug ( brass) professional paint job no record of maker. Fake “heads” – new rope only original portions are : wooden shell, wooden cord hoops, 3 metal feet Among the several bass drums used by the 15th Bn. (48th Highlanders) this one is unique. In France, in 1917, German shrapnel pierced this bass drum while Drummer Fraser was carrying it, wounding him in the leg. …equipment1914-1919
Bass Drum 15th Bn - Fragment
Bass Drum 15th Bn – FragmentThis portion of a bass drum shell was picked up on the battlefield near St. Julien in April 1915 by Lt. R.D. Pank of the Royal Engineers. This battle featured the first German gas attack of the war and decimated the ranks of the 15th Bn. during which this drum must have been lost. No record of this incident was made at the time. The drum shell bears the British …equipment1914-1919
Side Drum 48th  1929
Side Drum 48th 1929Side Drum with 48th Crest and WWI Battle honours and South Africa 1899-1900. This drum has a silver plate presentation attached. The drum is a “Guards’ Style” drum (so called because it is 19″ in diameter) as opposed to the “Line Regiments’ Style” (18″ diameter). On the inside of the drum shell appear the names of two drummers who used this drum in the 1950s, J. Spears and L. Tucker. …, , equipment1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Side Drum  - Ropes - 1960
Side Drum – Ropes – 1960Rope Tension drum manufactured by George Potter & Co. Ltd. In the mid 1960s the Pipes and Drums received its final set of rope tension drums. This final set was emblazoned with the battle Honours of the 48th Highlanders earned in South Africa and both World Wars. This third set of snare drums introduced snares below the batter head (top skin). A throw off lever was provided to allow the …equipment1946
Side Drum -  Rod Tension - 1960s
Side Drum – Rod Tension – 1960sWhile the 48th Pipes & Drums used rod tension drums from the mid 1950s on for competition work it wasn’t until the late 1960s that this model of side drum replaced ropes with rod tension devices on parade and other occasions. Several sets of “rods” have seen service with the band over since the 50s. These rod drums were streamlined in appearance when compared with rope drums. The “rods” made …equipment1946
Bass Drum 48th - WWII
Bass Drum 48th – WWIIBase Drum with Royal Coat of Arms; 48th Crest and WWI Battle honours and South Africa 1899-1900. During the 48th Highlanders brief foray into France in June 1940 the Pipes and Drums had to abandon their drums before being evacuated back to England. Later that year in September Mr. Ernest F. Cooper Esq. of the Gillette Razor Company of Great Britain presented the band with a new set of eight …equipment1939-1945
Sgt Odlum - South Africa   medal
306 Sergt. E.L. Odlum – Queen’s South African MedalQueen’s South African medal. Victoria Regina – front; South Africa – back; 2 bars: Cape Colony – bar; Orange Free State – bar. On the back of the medal is inscribed : 306 Sergt. E. L. Odlum CS. Sgt Odlum volunteered for South Africa while with the 48th Highlanders and is believed to have served in South Africa with the Canadian Scouts.medals1891-1913
48th Highlanders Tenor Drum Pre WWI
48th Highlanders Tenor Drum Pre WWIThis wooden shell tenor drum may pre-date the First World War but in any event it very likely is one of the drums carried overseas by the 15th Bn (48th Highlanders) in 1914 even though it carries no identification marks other than the Regimental Crest. The crest (buckle badge) is  hand painted in gold and red. There is a band of colours along the top batter rim in black/red/green/red/black and …, equipment1891-1913 1914-1919
Lt. J.W. Osborne Medal
Lt. J.W. Osborne MedalQueen’s South African medal. Victoria Regina – front; South Africa – back; Relief of Ladysmith – Bar; on rim of medal in scroll type letters “Lieut J.W. Osborne Sco. Rif.” As a 48th Highlander, Lt. Osborne volunteered for service in South Africa.medals1891-1913
Lt Maurice E. (Mike) Malone, MC Medals
Lt Maurice E. (Mike) Malone, MC MedalsLetter from Buckingham Palace accompanying the Memorial Plaque ; Memorial Plaque; 3 Medals a) 1914-15 Star b) British War Medal c) Victory Medal Lt. Malone was killed in action on 03 June 1916.medals1914-1919
Miniature Medals on Mess Kit - RSM (WO1) Frederick Wigmore, MM, CD
WO 1 Frederick Wigmore Miniature Medals10 Medals a) Military medal b) General Service Medal (George VI) c) The 1939-1945 Star d) The Italy Star e) The France & Germany Star f) Defence medal g) Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp h) 1939-1945 Medal i) 1953 Coronation Medal j) Canadian Forces Decoration (George VI) WO1 Frederick Wigmore, MM, CD was Regimental Sergeant Major 1951 to 1956. He was an “original” of the 1st Battalion, 48th Highlanders, …, , medals1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Vimy Pilgrimage Medal - 1936 - Lt William Bell
Lt. William Richard Bell, DSC – Vimy Pilgrimage MedalCanadian Legion Vimy Pilgrimage 1936. Ribbon stripped with blue, yellow, blue. Vimy memorial surmounted a cross under a bed of poppies. Lt. Bell was one of four 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) veterans to attend as a member of the Guard of Honour at the Vimy Pilgrimage in 1936 to commemorate the Vimy Monument erected by Canada on Vimy Ridge., medals1914-1919 1920-1938
U.S. Enfield 1917 Rifle (Redband, Eddystone)
U.S. Enfield 1917 Rifle (Redband, Eddystone)U.S. Enfield 1917 rifle; # 835259; Bolt action; Cal .306 (7.9 mm?); Has a red band to denote different ammunition needed. On rifle ” U.S. Model 1917 Eddy Stone 835259″; Bayonet “1917 Remington” U.S.weapons1914-1919
SMLE =Standard Military Lee Enfield
Lee-Enfield Short Rifle Mk III No. 1 1917Lee-Enfield Short Rifle Mk III* No. 1 1917 ShtLE Mk III* (BSA Co.) Birmingham Small Arms; # 94280 Special Match, bolt action; Barrel length 25 3/16″ (640 mm); Cal .303 British (7.7 mm); Magazine (10 round capacity); Bayonet IR 132 1907 Wilkinson; Parkers sight 9.0 bayonet “IR 132” “1907 Wilkinson”; GR BSA Co. 1917 SMTLE III *; Listed as 94280G. Bolt removed and to the left of butt of the …weapons1914-1919
SMLE No. 1 MK III Rifle (England 1918)
SMLE No. 1 MK III Rifle (England 1918)Lee-Enfield Short Rifle Mk III No. 1 1918 ShtLE Mk III* (Enfield) Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield (RSAF(E)); Bolt action, Cal .303 British (7.7 mm); Barrel length 25 3/16″ (640 mm); Magazine (10 round capacity); Bayonet “1907 Wilkinson” GR “214”; rifle “SMLE MK III*” Enfield 1918 # 9098, weapons1891-1913 1914-1919
Ross MK III Rifle (M-10) 1916
Ross MK III Rifle (M-10) 1916Ross Mk III Rifle (M-10); bolt action, Barrel length 25 3/16″; Cal .303 British (7.7 mm); Magazine (5 round capacity);Bayonet “28” “11” “8/16”; “Ross Rifle Co Quebec patent 1907″; rifle # 50661536;  ” Ross Rifle Co Canada M-10″ Bolt removed and mounted to the left of gun butt in case Disabled: Barrel cut through and plugged.weapons1914-1919
P/M J.R. Fraser Medals
P/M J.R. Fraser Medals6 Medals a) India General Service Medal – Bars – Relief of Chitral, Punjab frontier 1897/98, Tirah 1897/98 b) Queens South African Medal with Bars – Cape Colony, Paardeburg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Belfast c) Kings South African Medal with Bars – S.A. 1901, S.A. 1902 d) 1933 Coronation Medal King George V e) Long Service & Good Conduct (British)(Edward VII) f) Canadian Efficiency Medal (George V) In 1913, after 21 years …, , , , medals1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Ross MK II (1905-1914) Rifle (Quebec)
Ross MK II (1905-1914) Rifle (Quebec)(48th) Long #438; Bolt action, Barrel length 775 mm; Cal .303 British (7.7 mm); magazine (5 round capacity); Bayonet For all practical purposes, the Mk III was an entirely new design. It incorporated the 30.5 inch barrel and flag safety of the Mk II**, taking that re-design much further. The internal double-stack magazine was replaced with an exposed single-stack magazine. The “dump loading” lever was gone, and a charger guide …weapons1891-1913
Ross MK III 1905 Rifle
Ross MK III 1905 RifleLong #4019, bolt action, British length 775 mm, Cal .303, British (7.7 mm); magazine (5 round capacity). Bayonet. This rifle was an adaptation of the Rifle, Ross Mk II to use the Sight, Sutherland Mk II. Some internal improvements were made as well. The original sliding button safety and the magazine cut-off were retained, along with the 28 inch barrel and the stylish older rear hand-guard. None of this model …, , weapons1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938
Lee-Enfield MK I (1896) Rifle
Lee-Enfield MK I (1896) Rifle# 1328, Lee Enfield magazine rifle MK I 1896 (LSA Co. Ltd.) Birmingham Small Arms, Mark 1*; bolt action; barrel length 30 3/16 (767 mm); Cal .303 British (7.7 mm); Magazine (10 round capacity); Bolt No. 17527; overall length 49 1/2; weight 9 1/4 pounds; Markings: on action “L.S.A. Co. Ld” 1896 L.E.I; butt “M&D” on butt place; on action # “1328”; on bayonet “12 / 220” “9 96 Sanderconsheffield” …weapons1891-1913
Martini Henry Mk III  1882 Rifle - BSA & M Co.
Martini Henry Mk III 1882 Rifle – BSA & M Co.Martini Henry Rifle (48th) #1; Single shot, breech loaded, 33 inch barrel length; Cal. .557/450 (Bullet Cal .45); bayonet;  on butt “BSA & M Co” Birmingham; “48” H 1; Bayonet Classified as Antiqueweapons1891-1913
Snider Enfield MK II 1872 Rifle BSA Co.
Snider Enfield MK II 1872 Rifle BSA Co.Snider-Enfield short rifle; single shot, breech loaded;  30 3/4″ barrel length; bayonet 23 inch sword bayonet markings on hilt “34 1/6” picture on blade; “54” on hilt and blade; on rifle crown markings on rifle, barrel, breech block, etc; on butt “DC” “39” “360” .577 cal bullet beside butt of gun Classified as Antique.weapons1891-1913
Snider Enfield MK II No. 2 1863 Rifle (MKII **)
Snider Enfield MK II No. 2 1863 Rifle (MKII **)Single shot, breech loaded, Snider-Enfield long rifle 36 1/2″ barrel length; 18″ bayonet; bayonet markings “4”; on breech “B.S.A. Co”; rifle on action 1863 Enfield rifle butt “DC”; 48 H 337 on Butt plate; butt 39/360 .577 cal bullet by butt of the gun Rifle classified as Antiqueweapons1891-1913
SMLE No. 4  MK I * 1943 Rifle
SMLE No. 4 MK I * 1943 RifleSMLE No. 4. Mk 1* 1943 rifle, Small Arms Limited; on rifle “No. 4 MK I*” Long Branch 1943; Bolt action; barrel length 25 3/16″(640 mm); Cal .303 British (7.7 mm); Magazine (10 round capacity); bayonet; Special peek sight., weapons1939-1945 1946
SMLE No. 4 MK I 1942 Rifle (England)
SMLE No. 4 MK I 1942 Rifle (England)SMLE No. 4 Mk I 1942 rifle, Birmingham Small Arms; # 7168 (7168 bolt), Bolt action, Barrel length 25 3/16″ (640 mm); Cal .303 British (7.7 mm); Magazine (10 round capacity); Bayonet listed as E7168. on bayonet “GMR No. 4 MK I SMC” “052”; on rifle “England”; “1942” “7168” “E”; on bolt “7168”weapons1939-1945
Silver cigarette case, wedding present to Captain Donald Mackenzie - 1940
Silver cigarette box – gift to Capt. Donald MackenzieSilver cigarette box, gift to Captain Donald Mackenzie upon his marriage to Louise Oxley at St. George’s Church in late February 1940. Silver rectangular prism – box with hinged lid; inscription on lid – “Donald Mackenzie on the occasion of his marriage from Trumbull Warren”; lined in wood , two compartments. Subsequently, Captain Mackenzie was ADC to General Montgomery, returning to the 48th Highlanders as second-in-command in time for the …, other-memorabilia memorabilia1939-1945
Sgt. Drummer Full Dress
Sgt. Drummer Full DressThe uniform of a Sergeant Drummer of the Pipes and Drums, or Military Band, circa 1939 – 1981. Feather bonnet – white plume – 48th buckle badge – Drummer’s scarlet doublet (tunic) with 2 epaulettes with white braiding upon which are crowns. Similar braiding around collar and down both sleeves;  Davidson tartan Kilt; black horse hair sporran with 2 white tails on a black leather backing with leather top edged …, uniforms1939-1945 1946
Winchester Model 52 Long Rifle used in Bisley Competitions
Winchester Model 52 Long Rifle used in Bisley CompetitionsNo. 40325A; “Winchester” model 52 .22 long rifle, bolt action, barrel length 711 mm, Cal .22, magazine (10 round capacity); Competition rifle. Rifle secured with a trigger guard in a locked glass cabinet. This competition rifle was used by Lt. Gilmour Boa of the 48th Highlanders in the 1951 Bisley Competition in England. On 21 July 1951 Lt. Boa won the most coveted award of military marksman of the British …, , , , weapons1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Brig EW  Haldenby CBE MC VD CD - Medals
Brig EW Haldenby CBE MC VD CD – Medals13 medals a) Military Cross b) British War Medal c) Inter-Allied Victory Medal d) The 1939-1945 Star e) The Italy Star f) The Defence Medal g) Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (bar is missing) h) The 1939-1945 War medal with Mentioned-in-Dispatches insignia I) King George V Silver Jubilee Medal – 1935 j) King George VI Coronation Medal – 1937 k) Canadian Centennial Medal – 1967 l) Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers Decoration …, , , medals1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
BGen. I. Johnston, CBE, DSO, CD (MID) medals
BGen. I. Johnston, CBE, DSO, CD (MID) medals14 Medals a) Distinguished Service Order with Bar b) 1939-1945 Star c) The Italy Star d) The France & Germany Star e) Defence medal f) Canadian Volunteer Service medal with Clasp g) The 1939-1945 War medal with Mentioned in Dispatches Insignia h) 1953 Coronation Medal i) 1967 Centennial Medal j) 1977 Jubilee Medal k) Canadian Efficiency Decoration l) Canadian Forces Decoration m) Knight of the Legion of Honour (France) n) …, , medals1920-1938 1939-1945 1946
Pioneer Sword - 1890 issue
Pioneer Sword – 1890 issueA pioneer sword approximately 24 inches long with a steel blade and teeth on upper side There is a black leather scabbard with brass tip and fittings with a white leather frog. The sword grip handle is brass. The British army has had several patterns of saw-back bayonets but few saw-back swords. The pattern 1856 infantry Pioneers’ short sword (hanger) was issued to the Pioneers within each infantry battalion. In …equipment1891-1913
Brough's Pipe Clay
Bar of Brough’s Pipe ClayBar of Brough’s Army and Navy squares are all “pure Pipe clay” – for cleaning white canvas shoes,  leather belts, etc.  When used for whitening purposes if applied with milk it will not easily rub off.equipment1891-1913
Sergeant's Undress Tunic - 1894
Sgt. Tunic – Undress, Drill Order, 1894Sgt’s Undress, Drill Order (also called white shell) tunic; 10 brass buttons – Gaunt ( Montreal); Sgt’s Red Sash; White leather waist belt – with frog for bayonet;  buckle reads “Dieu Et Mon Droit” – Crown with Lion superimposed; 1894 pattern tunic. Beyond the 3 stripe chevron of his rank on his sleeve Sergeants also wore shoulder protectors and a red sash. His White Shell tunic was also made of …uniforms1891-1913
Full Dress Musketry Order 1893
Pte. Full Dress – Musketry Order 18936 large buttons – Brent & Parker (Birmingham); 14 small buttons – as above; white leather belt with Frog W.D. and ball bag; belt buckle – brown; haversack 48 H – 17S; canteen. The haversack is also referred to as a bread bag, usually made of undyed canvas and used to hold a soldier’s food rations. 1893 pattern tunicuniforms1891-1913
Mess Tin holder - (black with strap) and canteen on uniform
Mess Tin Holder – 1890sHolder for mess tin and cup  in white canvas tarred black with a white strap; next to it is a canteen on a strap hanging from the shoulder of the Full Dress Musketry Order 1893 uniform.uniforms1891-1913
Cpl Full Dress Musketry Order 1897
Corporal Full Dress – Musketry Order 1897Cpl. Full dress – red serge; Long Service Patch on the right sleeve and Musketry N.C.O badge; 2 small buttons – 28 large buttons (Bent & Parker – Birmingham); 4 – 8 ?? 2 small falcons (collar); white canvas strap & haversack; waist belt – leather – buckle “???” Crown and Lion; ball bag??; Bayonet Frog (side); On his leather scabbard is a  Lee Enfield MK I bayonet with sealbord …uniforms1891-1913
Hon/Maj. SB East, MBE, MC - Medals
Hon/Maj. SB East, MBE, MC – Medals8 medals a) Member of the Order of the British Empire b) Military Cross c) The 1939-1945 Star d) The Italy Star e) The France & Germany Star f) The Defence Medal g) Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with bar h) The 1939-1945 War Medal East was the Padre of the 1st Battalion, 48th Highlanders in England, Sicily and Italy. He served also in The Netherlandsmedals1939-1945
Col. C. E. Bent, CMG, DSO, VD miniature medals
Col. CE Bent, CMG, DSO, VD – Miniatures8 miniatures a) Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George b) Distinguished Service Order with Bar c) 1914-15 Star d) British War Medal e) Inter Allied Victory Medal with Mentioned in Dispatches emblem f) Canadian Volunteer Service Medal g) 1939-1945 War Medal h) Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers Decoration (GRI), , medals1914-1919 1920-1938 1939-1945
Cpl W K Tooze medals
B/M W.K. Tooze Medal4 medals a) British War Medal b) Inter-Allied Victory Medal c) Coronation Medal George VI 1937 d) Canadian Efficiency Medal (George V) with bar, , medals1914-1919 1920-1938 1946
RSM (WO1) L. DEHARTE medals
RSM (WO1) L. DEHARTE (MID) – Medal SetFour Medals: (1) 1914-15 Star.  Awarded for service at the Front before 31 Dec 1915  15th Battalion members who were serving at St Julien during the gas attack of 23 April 1915 received this medal. (2) British War Medal  Awarded those who served on Actual Service between 5 Aug 1914 and 11 Nov 1918 (3) Allied Victory Medal with Mention in Dispatches device  awarded for CSM DeHarte’s  gallant conduct while …medals1914-1919
LCpl T. Hart medals
L/Cpl T. Hart Medals4 medals a) India General Service Medal. – Bars, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 – Tirah 1897 -98 b) 1914-15 Star c) British War Medal d) Victory Medal, medals1891-1913 1914-1919
Wolsley Helmet
Wolsley HelmetCard: “Wolsley Helmet Officers Pattern 1910-1914 (Col. C.W. Darling) worn with Tartan Pugaree and Cap Badge”; (48th Buckle Badge – red background; Davidson tartan pugaree – all attached) One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (present elsewhere in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard to the present day only construction materials have changed. The Balmoral style headdress was introduced …uniforms1891-1913
Officer's Glengarry - 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders)
Officer’s Glengarry – 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders)On card: “15th Battalion Officer’s Glengarry 1915 (carries early 48th Buckle Badge) One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet  (present elsewhere in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard to the present day only construction materials have changed. The Balmoral style headdress was introduced in 1914 to regimental service and only construction materials have changed. uniforms1914-1919
Balmoral - Woolen
Balmoral – WoolenOn Card: “Original Pattern Woolen Balmoral 1914-1916. Unique to the 48th Highlanders make – in the winter” Red patch behind cap badge One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (accessioned elsewhere in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard to the present day only construction materials have changed. The Balmoral style headdress was introduced in 1914 to regimental service and …uniforms1914-1919
Forage Cap Blue
Forage Cap BlueOn card: “Bandsman Forage Cap worn by members of the Military Band during night concerts using a carbide lamp attachment” (Carries 48th Buckle Badge with red patch behind centre) One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (accessioned elsewhere in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard to the present day only construction materials have changed. The Balmoral style headdress was …, , uniforms1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938
Balmoral WWII
Balmoral WWIIon card: “WWII Balmoral 1942-1945 Issued to the Reg’t in England” Carries 48th Buckle Badge – Red background and Davidson patch. Red tourri changed in England during WWII from khaki One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (accessioned  elsewhere in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard to the present day only construction materials have changed. The Balmoral style headdress …uniforms1939-1945
Glengarry - 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) Standard issue
Glengarry – 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) Standard issueon card: “15th Battalion Issue Glengarry 1915” One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (present elsewhere in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard to the present day only construction materials have changed. The Balmoral style headdress was introduced in 1914 to regimental service and only construction materials have changed. uniforms1914-1919
Forage Cap - Special Duty Personnel in Canada - 1914 - 1918
Forage Cap – Special Duty Personnel in Canada – 1914 – 1918On card “standard issue Forage Cap 1914-1918 issued to Special Duty Personnel until assigned to oversea duty” One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (present elsewhere in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard to the present day only construction materials have changed. The Balmoral style headdress was introduced in 1914 to regimental service and only construction materials have changed.uniforms1914-1919
Original pattern Glengarry, 1892
Original pattern Glengarry, 1892Original pattern Glengarry 1892 (Sgt. H. Rose?) note the leather binding and the distinctive black patch behind the badge; Red felt behind badge centre. No tails One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (present elsewhere in the museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard to the present day only construction materials have changed. The Balmoral style headdress was introduced in …uniforms1891-1913
Wolsley Helmet - 1910 - 1914
Wolsley Helmet – 1910 – 1914Wolsley helmet with khaki cover and  chin straps On card “Wolsley helmet 1910-1914. White helmet with field cover worn without a cap badge by other ranks” One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (not present in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard to the present day only construction materials have changed. The Balmoral style headdress was introduced in 1914 …uniforms1891-1913
Service helmet - White - 1902 - 1910
Service helmet – White – 1902 – 1910White service helmet – Davidson tartan Pugaree, Buckle cap badge with red felt behind badge centre This helmet was worn from 1902-1910 on courses and special parades with the authorized Pugareeuniforms1891-1913
Full Dress - Officers 1890's - Lt. Col. John Irvine Davidson, 1st Commanding Officer - 1891 - 1898
Full Dress – Officers 1890’s – Lt. Col. John Irvine Davidson, 1st Commanding Officer – 1891 – 1898This Full Dress, Review Order is the original Uniform worn in 1892  by Lt. Col. John Irvine Davidson, first Commanding Officer  from 20 November 1891 to 1898. Glengarry with original cap badge – glengarry has marking W6D 1913 Tunic with gold cords and rank, pips and crown of  Lt. Col. ;  buttons x 22 by Crean & Rowan;  “Stillwell & Son London” Tailors tag “Austin & Workman” Toronto Horse hair sporran …uniforms1891-1913
Balmoral - 92nd Battalion - 1916 - 1918
Balmoral – 92nd Battalion – 1916 – 1918On card: “British style balmoral 92nd Battalion 1916-1918 (carries 92nd buckle badge)” Badge mounted on Davidson tartan patch with red felt behind badge centre One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (present elsewhere in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard to the present day only construction materials have changed. The Balmoral style headdress was introduced in 1914 to regimental …uniforms1914-1919
Balmoral - British Style - 1916 - 1918
Balmoral – British Style – 1916 – 1918On card: “British style balmoral 1916-1918 issued in England 1916 carries 48th buckle badge”. Badge mounted on Davidson tartan patch with red felt behind badge centre One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (present elsewhere in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard to the present day only construction materials have changed. The Balmoral style headdress was introduced in 1914 …uniforms1914-1919
U.N. Beret
U.N. BeretCard: “blue beret – U.N. pattern issued to 48th personnel serving on United Nations duty in the Far East and Cypress” U.N. badge Highlanders volunteering on UN or NATO service were permitted to wear their regiment headdress, glengarry or Balmoral, when not on formal duty One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (present elsewhere in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is …uniforms1946
Winter Cap - 1942 - 1945
Winter Cap – 1942 – 1945On card: “Cap – cloth – winter melton 1942-1945, issued with a brass cap badge due to shortage of nickel” (Cap badge is attached with red felt backing behind) One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (present elsewhere in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard to the present day only construction materials have changed. The Balmoral style headdress was …uniforms1939-1945
Balmoral - 134th Battalion - 1914 - 1916
Balmoral – 134th Battalion – 1914 – 1916On card: “134th Bn Type Balmoral 1914-1916. Made in Canada and worn until replaced by British Issue” Hand knit headband – Fuzzy Wool. Carries 134th Battalion (48th Highlanders) cap badge Sewn inside is Lieut A. Eric Jackes One of a complete collection of regimental headdress with the exception of the feather bonnet (not present in museum). The original Glengarry from 1892 is still standard and worn to the present day …uniforms1914-1919
Queen's Colour (original)  - 1892
Queen’s Colour (original) – 1892Queen’s Colour (orig. – 1892), Silk with gold cords. Union Jack with falcon over XLVIII (48) – Fringed. Wooden staff (corded) topped by crown on top of which is a lion (crowned). The 48th Highlanders’ first Stand of Colours was made by the Ladies of Toronto and presented by Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor General of Canada, at a ceremonial parade on the grounds of the University of Toronto …, , equipment1891-1913 1914-1919 1920-1938
Claymore  - LCol Trumbull Warren, OBE, ED
Claymore – LCol Trumbull Warren, OBE, EDScottish Claymore sword with decorated blade Basket hilt decorated with red tassel.  Steel scabbard. Blade is engraved on both sides typical of a Scottish Highland tradition. On one side GR VI below a crown and on the other also below a crown the Royal cypher and the phrase Honi Soit qui Mal E Pense. This sword is more correctly called a Scottish infantry basket hilted broad sword. The word Claymore, …weapons1939-1945
Major G. D. Leckie, Serge Service Tunic  - 1945
Officer’s Serge Tunic – Major G. D. Leckie. (M.I.D.)Officer’s Khaki Serge Tunic: 6 small buttons, 4 large buttons, Officer’s Falcons (collar), 2 Canada Shoulder titles, LCol rank on shoulder strap. Sam Browne Belt. Medal Ribbons: 5 + Oak Leaf (M.I.D.) – 1939-45 Star, France – Germany Star, Defence of Britain Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Maple Leaf, Officer’s Efficiency Decoration (ED). Khaki shirt. Davidson Tie (Officers)uniforms1939-1945
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