Constructed of green enamel and covered in a fine condition khaki wool this First World War canteen retains both its cork and string. Unlike Second World War variants, no metal loop can be felt at the top and the string is secured around the neck of the bottle in a knot. The canteen retains its original Pattern 1903 leather harness which remains supple and in-tact. Stamped to the side is the Ottawa maker “Hugh Carson”, the date “1915” and a broad c arrow acceptance stamp. Etched into two of the straps of the harness are the initials “E.A.” and service number “3060016”. The canteen likely belonged to Pte. Erwin Allen who enlisted in Kingston Ontario in May of 1918 making it to England as part of the 6th Canadian Reserve Battalion. Under “Sources” above Erwin’s shrive file can be found.
World War One Canadian Canteen Maker Marked Named And Identified Broad C Arrow Stamp.
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SKU: A-0138 Categories: Allied Powers, Canada, Great Britain, and Commonwealth, The First World War 1914 - 1918
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).