Major Lyman Crawford-Brown’s Kilt

Major Lyman Crawford-Brown’s 48th Highlanders Davidson kilt with internal satin garment protection. Shown on mannequin with LCol Bent’s tunic.

Nursing Sister Jean Elizabeth Sword, medals and photograph

Medals: 1. Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), G.V.R., silver and enamels, mounted on original investiture bow; 2. 1914-15 Star (N. Sister J. E. Sword. Can: A.M.C.); 3. British War Medal (N. Sister J. E. Sword.) 4. Victory Medal (N. Sister J. E. Sword.) Photograph: Nursing Sister J E Sword in Bluebird nursing uniform. Jean […]

FN Browning Handgun (Disabled)

FN Browning 1900, Fabrique Nationale Herstal (FN), #650713, semi-automatic, 7.65mm, 7 rounds, barrel length 105mm, leather holster. Disabled permanently. The pistol was used by J. R. (Tiny) Shaw during his service in WWI and he retained it during ongoing service in the home battalion after the war. In WWII, as Regimental Sergeant Major 1942 – […]

LCol Bent, DSO with 15th Battalion Officers after The Somme, 26 Sept. 1916

A 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 […]

LCol C. E. Bent, DSO with 15th Battalion officers 10th October 1916

A black and white 5 inch by 3.5 inch photograph of the officers of the 15th Battalion taken 10th October 1916. The 15th Battalion had completed its time at The Somme including the battle that began 26 September in which the battalion lost 117 killed in action and 223 wounded. The total casualty list for […]

LCol C E Bent DSO – Head and Shoulder image – 1916

Lieutenant 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) […]