May 4th 1952, Church Parade

An 8.5 inch (21.59 cm) by 11 inch (27.94 cm) bifold program on the 48th Highlanders Church Parade for May 4th, 1952. in attendance LCol M.E. George, CO HCapt The Revered Ross K. Cameron, M.A.

Statuette of Lt. Col. C. E. Bent, CMG, DSO, VD

It is believed that this statuette of Lt. Col. Bent was presented to him at a reunion of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) held after WWI, on the weekend starting 9 November 1929, marking the 10th anniversary of the end of the war.. It reflects the high esteem that the Highlanders in the 15th Battalion […]

Barb Wire Cork Screw

The 36-inch (99.14 cm) screw pickets, used as supports for barbed wire defences, were introduced c. 1915 as a replacement for timber posts. Crown Iron Works Co. (Minneapolis, MN) made over 10 million of these screw post pickets for WW1, WW2 and the Cuban Missile Crisis. The French name for this type of “steel stake” […]

British Brass N°80 fuze

The time and percussion fuze N°80 was the fuze usually used with the British shrapnel shells of the famous 18 pounders field-guns in WW1. Designed by the German company Krupp in 1905 and manufactured under license in England before the war and during it, its peculiar story will feed the arguments of the believers of […]

485443 Sgt. Virag, Wendel N. M. I., CD- Military Band

Wendel Virag served two periods – 1937 to 1961 and again 1963 to 1965. The first Entry No. 49 Brass Band – Virog [misspelled in enlisting record] W. 485443 shows him enlisting at the age of 17 on 18/10/37 and was discharged on 25 Oct 1961 at his own request. He reenlisted with the Military […]

Swagger Stick of LCol W. W. G. Darling, DSO, ED, (MID)

Bamboo swagger stick, 27″ long with silver head 2″. Silver head has 48th Highlanders diamond badge in relief on top. Swagger stick is missing the silver bottom clasp. Carried by LCol W. W. G. Darling, DSO, ED (MID) when wearing blue Patrol uniform.

Mitchell Oke – Envelope of family photos – after war

Envelope contains family photos, mostly from after the war. Includes parents.  Mostly fading and damaged, in fair condition Pte Mitchell Oke , Wishe Khahientahaha, was a Mohawk of Handenosaunee Turtle Clan in Cornwall Ontario and lived on the Akwesasne Mohawk Native Reservation.  He enlisted in the 253rd Infantry Battalion in April 1917 and sailed to […]