The First World War (1914-1918)
Purchased directly from family, the belt is named to E. J. McIntosh of Guelph, a graduate nurse who enlisted in the Nursing Sisters July of 1918 serving until June of 1919.
William would witness the closing 100 days offensive by the Canadians. William writes about a “close shave” with an artillery shell, being gassed twice, the push on Canal du Nord, the burning of Cambrai, and “Armistice with Germany” on November 11th.
Excellent bronze framed telescope, finished in leather. The optics remain fully intact with no visible cracks or clouding. Made by Marchand of Paris and engraved "Signal Glass", it was likely a private purchase.
Machine woven on khaki wool, the badge features two crossed flags. The left flag of royal blue and the right pearl white with a royal blue streak.
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.
Stamped from sheet metal, the M16 helmet retains little original paint having been reissued twice. The top coat appears to be very late-war, likely 1945 (sloppy application).
Private Hyman Katzman of the 75th battalion (Mississauga) service number 1087124 .
The Service Dress was tailored in Toronto in 1942 for Captain/Dr. John Edgar Williams of the R.C.A.M.C.
The tank, a British Mk IV known as "Dop Doctor" was used during the third Ypres (Battle of Passchendale). Due to the swampy ground of July/August 1917 many tanks succumbed to the mire, receiving direct hits.
Often incorrectly identified as a Tam O' Shanter, the balmoral bonnet was pattern sealed in March 1915 despite earlier use.
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 though missing the rubber doughnut.
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.