A First World War Canadian identification disc constructed of non-ferrous fibre measuring 4cm by 3.5cm. The disc retains the stamped information of Emanuel Bithell of the 12th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops. Enlisting December 31st 1915, Emanuel made it to France with the 1st Canadian Labour Battalion in January of 1917. At some point after arriving in France Emanuel was wounded by a “bomb to the face” and once recovered was transferred to the 12th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops before being demobilized at the end of the war. The identification disc came with a blackened piece of unknown origins and will be sold together as found. Emanuel’s service file leaves much to be researched and would be an excellent addition to any collection. Provided above under “sources” is a direct link to Emanuel’s file.
World War One Canadian Dog Tag Emanuel Bithell 730288 Bomb to the Face
SKU: A-0137 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).