Dear Old Pal of Mine Sheet Music

An 8.5 inch (21.59 cm) by 11 inch (27.94 cm) copy of Dear Old Pal of Mine sheet music, which is a World War I song written by Harold Robe and Gitz Rice. The song was first published in 1916 by G. Ricordi & Co.in New York, NY. Irish tenor John McCormack earned the nickname the […]

Gift Box from Trinidad, Grenada & St.Lucia to the Naval & Military Forces

A 9 inch by 4 inch by 1 inch high black and gold coloured tin box with printed text “The gift of the colonies of Trinidad, Grenada & St. Lucia to His Majesty’s Naval & Military forces.” Inside a gift of chocolates made from cocoa grown in the Caribbean Islands. Long rectangular tin with hinged […]

Gift Box from Princess Mary

A 3 inch by 5 inch gold coloured gift box with an embossed head of Princess Mary. The Princess Mary Gift Fund box is an embossed brass box that originally contained a variety of items such as tobacco and chocolate. It was intended as a Christmas present to those serving at Christmas in 1914 and was paid […]

Gift Box from Princess Mary

A 3 inch by 5 inch gold coloured gift box with an embossed head of Princess Mary. The Princess Mary Gift Fund box is an embossed brass box that originally contained a variety of items such as tobacco and chocolate. It was intended as a Christmas present to those serving at Christmas in 1914 and was paid […]

Shrapnel

The term “shrapnel” is commonly, although incorrectly from a technical standpoint, used to refer to fragments produced by any explosive weapon. However, the shrapnel shell, named for Major General Henry Shrapnel of the British Royal Artillery, predates the modern high-explosive shell and operates by an entirely different process. A shrapnel shell consists of a shell […]

Bullet Lighter – trench art

A 3-inch (7.62 cm) long bullet lighter, trench art.  ‘Trench art’ is a term used to describe objects made from the debris and by-products of modern warfare. Trench Art is usually associated with the First World War, although similar items have been produced in other conflicts too. Most trench art was made by servicemen to […]

It’s a Long, Long way to Tipperary sheet music

“It’s a Long Way to Tipperary” (or “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary” is an Irish music hall song first performed in 1912 by Jack Judge, and written by Judge and Harry Williams, though authorship of the song has long been disputed. This is an 8.5 inch by 11 inch copy of the sheet […]

The Landing of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade in France 1915

A 6 inch by 9 inch wooden framed picture of the Landing of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade in France 1915. The Brigade was made up of the 13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada) the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada), the 16th Canadian Scottish and the Royal Montreal Regiment. These members were faced with […]

Season Greetings from 48th Highlanders Officers 1914

A 3.5 inch (8.89 cm) by 5 inch (12.7 cm) season’s greetings card from the officers of the 48th Highlanders for Christmas of 1914 and New Years 1915. Printed on card: “With The Season’s Greetings and all Good Wishes From The Officer Commanding, and Officers of the 48th Highlanders of Canada Canadian Expeditionary Force New […]

Portable Gramophone

This Gramophone belonged to the officers of No. 3 Company during World War I. It was taken up to the trenches when the Regiment was in the line during trench duty. The officers entertained themselves with it when “Heine” behaved himself and kept quiet. It was taken with the Company into Germany when the Regiment […]