Constructed of paper on cardboard, a pair of printed certificates of service issued by the recruiting authorities in Ireland. Issued to brothers Thomas and John Watson, both enlisted at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Despite enlisting in their home town of Newtownhamilton a month apart, Thomas would serve in the North Irish Horse while John served with the Highland Light Infantry. Evidently John ended up wounded in action, though I have been unable to find either service record at this time.
World War One British / Irish Active Service Certificates to Two Brothers (HLI &NIH)
Constructed of paper on cardboard, a pair of printed certificates of service issued by the recruiting authorities in Ireland.
A gilt and white metal stamped badge features King George's crown and unit sigil overlaying a Maple Leaf. The unit motto "SIOL NA FEAR FERAL" translates to "Breed of Manly Men".
Constructed of non-magnetic meganese and a steel rim, this second pattern Mk. I retains most of the exterior finish. Inside, the liner remains largely intact though missing the chinstrap.
Adopted by the British and Canadians in the later half of the 19th century. The Glengarry would see widespread use by Scottish units in both the First World War and Second World War.
Constructed of hardened brown leather, a regimental sporran with accompanying belt. The sporran is assembled from multi-piece leather by running stitches, and rivets. Firmly stamped into the flap, the number 42 suggests issue to the 42nd Battalion CEF (Royal Highlanders of Canada).
Constructed of non-magnetic meganese and a steel rim, this second pattern Mk. I retains the majority of exterior finish. Inside, the liner remains largely intact including the rarely seen paper tag.
Each cardboard packet contains 10 snapshot photographs of their titled areas. The Stubbs Vimy set appearing to be close to the unveiling due to the cemented trenches. The Nels series may likely have been taken in late 1918 to early 1919.