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 […]

Dileas by Kim Beattie – Sgt Lloyd Tucker copy

Dileas by Kim Beattie with dust cover and overwrapped in clear plastic. Dileas is the history of the 48th Highlanders of Canada from 1928 to 1956 with focus on the 1st Battalion overseas from 1939 to 1945. Inside front cover is a hand drawn map of northern Europe and England showing the route of the […]

Family of Volunteers by Maj. George W. Beal

Family of Volunteers, An Illustrated History of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, covers the period from the founding of the Regiment in 1891 to the 110th Anniversary in 2001. Chapters, richly illustrated with pictures, show the major periods and activities of the regiment: Early Years 1891 – 1914; three war times – South Africa 1900, […]