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Other Name
MILITARY
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960033022
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
59
Length
48.5
Width
48.3
Description
OLIVE DRAB WOOL SWEATER WITH LIGHTER GREEN COTTON EPAULETS. STITCH OF BODY RUNS VERTICALLY WHILE CUFFS AND WAISTBAND AT HEM HAVE HORIZONTAL STITCH. CUFFS ARE 8CM WIDE AND WAISTBAND IS 8.5CM WIDE. SWEATER HAS ROUND NECKLINE WITH BUTTONED V-SHAPED FRONT OPENING. THIS AREA HAS A FINER WEAVE THAN THE REST OF THE BODY. OPENING HAS FIVE BUTTON HOLES AND FIVE BUTTONS, FOUR GREEN AND TOP ONE IS GREY. EPAULETS ARE SEWN TO SHOULDER ENDS AND BUTTON DOWN. EACH EPAULET HAS KHAKI SHOULDER BOARD WITH A DIAMOND PIP AND A CROWN SEWN TO IT. AT WIDE END OF BOARD A NAVY BLUE BAND IS SEWN WITH "18 FD" EMBROIDERED ON IT IN RED. BODY HAS TWO SMALL REPAIRS IN FRONT AND ONE IN BACK. BOTH SHOULDERS HAVE HOLES AT TOP SEAM AND LEFT UNDERARM HAS SMALL HOLE AS WELL. ALSO A LARGE HOLE ALONG HEM OF WAISTBAND AT LEFT FRONT. BUTTONS AT NECK ARE CRACKLING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
RANK ON SHOULDER BOARDS INIDICATE THIS BELONGED TO A LIEUTENANT COLONEL IN THE 18TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT IN LETHBRIDGE. SWEATER WAS FOUND IN STORAGE AT THE ARMOURIES AND DONATED BY 18TH AIR DEFENSE REGIMENT. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS UNABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE OBJECT BECAUSE IT WAS COLLECTED IN THE INTEREST OF REPRESENTING TYPOLOGY RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL OWNERSHIP. NO UNIQUE MARKINGS TO HELP IDENTIFY ORIGINAL OWNER.
Catalogue Number
P19960033022
Acquisition Date
1996-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
CANADIAN MILITARY UNIFORM
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1977
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19820022001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CANADIAN MILITARY UNIFORM
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1977
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Description
LONG SLEEVE KHAKI COTTON SHIRT WITH 2 BREAST POCKETS AND CUFFS SECURED WITH BUTTONS, AS WELL AS 6 FRONT BUTTON CLOSURES. EPAULETS ON SHOULDER WITH 1 BUTTON EACH. FUSED COLLAR. MARKED "39 KENT MILITARY, 538, 16 1/2-34, MITOGA B PATENT PENDING". INSIDE COLLAR INKED "KENT 1568-K, FUSED COLLAR 16 1/2". MANUFACTURER LABEL BELOW COLLAR AT REAR. TAG BELOW COLLAR. 2 BUTTONS ON OUTER BODY BELOW COLLAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
ARROW-CLUETT, PEABODY & CO. LTD. MILITARY MADE IN CANADA UNIFORM BELONGED TO FRED KING. FOR COMPLETE HISTORY SEE ATTACHED RECORDS. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING. ACCORDING TO FREDERICK “FRED” THOMAS KING’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “KING PASSED AWAY ON SATURDAY MARCH 8TH 1986, AT THE AGE OF 82 YEARS, BELOVED HUSBAND OF MRS. NANCY KING OF 1416, 15TH AVENUE SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE. BORN IN LONDON ENGLAND IN 1904, THE LATE MR. KING IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1919 TO MAPLE CREEK SASKATCHEWAN. HE LATER MOVED TO WINNIPEG, MANITOBA WHERE HE TRAINED AS A MECHANIC FOR THE CPR. FRED LATER MOVED TO ALBERTA WHERE HE BECAME INVOLVED IN THE AUTOMOBILE BUSINESS IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1927, FORMING FRED KING MOTOR CO. LTD., IN 1945, AND OPERATED A SUCCESSFUL AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP UNTIL RETIRING IN 1971. MR. KING WAS APPOINTED HONORARY LIEUTENANT COLONEL 18TH FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY IN 1965 AND HONORARY COLONEL 1969-1977. HE WAS ALSO APPOINTED TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE ARMY CADET LEAGUE OF CANADA FROM 1971-1977 AND SERVED ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE ALBERTA ARMY CADET LEAGUE FROM 1971-78 AND WAS PRESIDENT FROM 1975-1976.” ACCORDING TO THE BIOGRAPHY IN THE PERMANENT FILE, “KING ENLISTED AS GUNNER 112TH FIELD BATTERY, ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY IN 1940 AND WAS COMMISSIONED LIEUTENANT 41ST FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY IN 1944. KING WAS ALSO AN HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL STEWART BRANCH OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION (AT THE TIME OF DONATION IN 1982).” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE P19790097000.
Catalogue Number
P19820022001
Acquisition Date
1980-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
DRESS JACKET & ACCESSORIES
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1978
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19820021000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DRESS JACKET & ACCESSORIES
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
1978
Materials
WOOL, SILK, LEATHER
No. Pieces
20
Description
1) JACKET. 87(L) X 48.5(W). WOOL, SILK, GOLD WIRE, FELT, BRASS, PATENT LEATHER. COLOURS: DARK NAVY BLUE, GOLD, SILVER, BLACK. SIZE LARGE. JACKET IS DARK NAVY BLUE. TWO COLLAR BADGES DEPICT, IN GOLD WIRE, A FLAMING BOMB. 2 BREAST POCKETS W/ FLAP AND BUTTON CLOSURES (THESE BUTTONS ARE MISSING). 2 WAIST POCKETS WITH FLAP CLOSURES. FIVE BUTTONHOLES TO CLOSE JACKET (THESE 5 BUTTONS ARE MISSING) IN BETWEEN 4TH AND 5TH BUTTONHOLES AND BUTTONS ARE 2 BLACK METAL CLIPS FOR CLOSURE. AT COLLAR IS ONE BLACK METAL CLIP FOR CLOSURE. A PIECE OF BLACK PATENT LEATHER IS BEHIND THIS CLIP. AT SHOULDERS IS A 3.5 CM BLACK ELASTIC BAND AND SCREW. THESE ARE FOR THE ATTACHMENT OF SHOULDER BOARDS. ON EACH CUFF ARE 2 SILVER METAL BUTTONS THAT DEPICT A CANNON & QUEENS'S CROWN ABOVE. BLACK SILK LINING. AN INSIDE RIGHT WAIST POCKET. AN INSIDE LEFT BREAST POCKET. ON THE INSIDE OF THIS POCKET IS A TAG THAT STATES "NO. 37345-STAN'S M.W. MR. LT. COLF. KING DATE 10-28-65 SPECIAL ORDER 97624 ISSUED BY AUTHORITY AMALGAMATED CLOTHING UNION MADE CLOTHING WORKERS OF AMERICA GENERAL EXECUTIVE BOARD COPYRIGHT 1949 SERIES SSO." 2) EPAULETS (SET). WOOL, GOLD, BRASS, PATENT LEATHER. 10 PCES. 15.2 L X 6.2 W. COLOURS: BLACK, GOLD, RED, GREEN. 2 BLACK BOARDS WITH FULL COLONEL'S RANK AND SHOULDER TITLE. COLONEL'S RANK. 3) SHOULDER BOARDS (SET). WOOL, SILVER, GOLD, GOLD BRAID, PATENT LEATHER, BRASS. 8 PIECES. COLOURS: BLACK, GOLD, SILVER, RED, GREEN. 15.2 CM LGTH. 3.4 CM WDTH. TWO BLACKBOARDS WITH FULL COLONEL'S RANK AND HEAVY GOLD BRAID. COLONEL'S RANK CONSISTS OF A QUEEN'S CROWN AND 2 PIPS. 4) WAIST SASH. VINYL, MAN-MADE FIBER, GOLD PLATED STEEL, BRASS. COLOURS: BURGUNDY, GOLD. 104.5 CM L X 43 W. LENGTH IS ADJUSTABLE. A TASSEL IS AT EACH END. GOLD PLATED CLIP FOR SECURING AROUND WAIST.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
FOR HISTORY ABOUT MR. KING, SEE ATTACHED SHEET. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING. ACCORDING TO FREDERICK “FRED” THOMAS KING’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, “KING PASSED AWAY ON SATURDAY MARCH 8TH 1986, AT THE AGE OF 82 YEARS, BELOVED HUSBAND OF MRS. NANCY KING OF 1416, 15TH AVENUE SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE. BORN IN LONDON ENGLAND IN 1904, THE LATE MR. KING IMMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1919 TO MAPLE CREEK SASKATCHEWAN. HE LATER MOVED TO WINNIPEG, MANITOBA WHERE HE TRAINED AS A MECHANIC FOR THE CPR. FRED LATER MOVED TO ALBERTA WHERE HE BECAME INVOLVED IN THE AUTOMOBILE BUSINESS IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1927, FORMING FRED KING MOTOR CO. LTD., IN 1945, AND OPERATED A SUCCESSFUL AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP UNTIL RETIRING IN 1971. MR. KING WAS APPOINTED HONORARY LIEUTENANT COLONEL 18TH FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY IN 1965 AND HONORARY COLONEL 1969-1977. HE WAS ALSO APPOINTED TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE ARMY CADET LEAGUE OF CANADA FROM 1971-1977 AND SERVED ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE ALBERTA ARMY CADET LEAGUE FROM 1971-78 AND WAS PRESIDENT FROM 1975-1976.” ACCORDING TO THE BIOGRAPHY IN THE PERMANENT FILE, “KING ENLISTED AS GUNNER 112TH FIELD BATTERY, ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY IN 1940 AND WAS COMMISSIONED LIEUTENANT 41ST FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY IN 1944. KING WAS ALSO AN HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL STEWART BRANCH OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION (AT THE TIME OF DONATION IN 1982).” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE P19790097000.
Catalogue Number
P19820021000
Acquisition Date
1980-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MILITARY - MILITIA
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1914
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19739407000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY - MILITIA
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1914
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 JACKET. 73(L) X 44(W). WOOL AND COTTON. NAVY BLUE WITH BLACK LINING. 5 BRASS BUTTONED FRONT EMBOSSED WITH "CANADA MILITIA" 5 STARS, CROWN, AND BEAVER. 4 BUTTONED POCKETS ON FRONT (EMBOSSED). CHAIN MESH EPAULET WITH 2 BRASS BUTTONS INSET WITH RED AND GREEN ENAMEL. 2 BUTTON CUFFS. .2 PANTS. WOOL AND COTTON. 81.3 CM WAIST, 67.3 CM LEG. 5 BUTTONED FLY WITH REINFORCED CROTCH. 3 BUTTONED TIGHT CUFFS. 2 WHITE STRIPES DOWN OUTSIDE OF EACH LEG. MOTH HOLES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
IN USE DURING W.W.II. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO SPECULATE THE ORIGINAL OWNER TO BE CAPTAIN HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR. HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 12, 1981 IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. HE CAME TO MAGRATH, ALBERTA WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1893. HE SPENT THREE YEARS WITH THE MILITIA IN THE 23RD MOUNTED RIFLES WHICH BECAME THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE CAVALRY REGIMENT. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR’S ATTESTATION PAPER, HE ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON JULY 3, 1914, A MONTH BEFORE CANADA AND BRITAIN OFFICIALLY DECLARED WAR. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR’S PAY BOOK WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT ARCHIVES, HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT ON FEBRUARY 14, 1915 AND LATER TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN ON JANUARY 1, 1917. THE BOOK ALSO OUTLINES HIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE CANADIAN CAVALRY FROM JUNE 1, 1915 TO JULY 25, 1916. TAYLOR WAS SERVING WITH THE CANADIAN CAVALRY WHEN HE WAS CALLED TO SERVE OVERSEAS IN FRANCE ON DECEMBER 12, 1915. AFTER LANDING HIS CHARGE SAFELY IN ENGLAND HE WAS ORDERED TO CANTERBURY WHERE HE BECAME ATTACHED TO THE CAVALRY DIVISION OF THE IMPERIAL ARMY. TAYLOR SERVED WITH THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS OVERSEAS FROM JULY 25, 1916 TO DECEMBER 15, 1916. ACCORDING TO THE MAGRATH AND DISTRICT HISTORY BOOK IRRIGATION BUILDERS, TAYLOR WAS ALSO AWARDED THE MONS STAR. ACCESSIONED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE ANONYMOUS DONATION P19739414000, ARE ADDITIONAL ITEMS WHICH LACK UNIQUE IDENTIFIABLE MARKINGS. IT IS SPECULATED THAT THESE ITEMS (P19739407000, P19739408000, P19739410000, P19739411000, P19739412000, P19739413000) ALSO PREVIOUSLY BELONGED TO CAPTAIN HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR. THESE ITEMS INCLUDE TWO FLYING CORPS UNIFORMS DISPLAYING THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH THE FACT THAT TAYLOR HELD THE RANK OF CAPTAIN AT THE CONCLUSION OF WWI. ADDITIONALLY THE ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT HAS AN ALBUM WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF TAYLOR’S EXPERIENCE DURING THE WAR. PICTURES IN THE ARCHIVES EXIST WHICH SHOW TAYLOR IN A MILITIA UNIFORM AND TWO DIFFERENT R.F.C. UNIFORMS THAT ARE VISUALLY IDENTICAL TO THE ONES WE HAVE. ANOTHER PICTURE DEMONSTRATES THAT THE R.F.C. JACKET P19739411000 WHICH IS MISSING A BELT WAS WORN WITH A LEATHER BELT LIKE THE ONE MARKED L.H.T. P19739414000. FROM THE EXTENSIVE FILE OF MILITARY PAPERWORK HE DONATED TO THE ARCHIVES, IT IS EVIDENT THAT TAYLOR SAVED MANY OF HIS ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HIS MILITARY CAREER. THE ACCESSIONS LEDGER FROM 1966 SHOWS A DONATION BY CHRIS GIBSON OF TWO FIRST WORLD WAR TUNICS THAT DISPLAY CAPTAIN’S RANK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING BRITISH AND CANADIAN SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19739407000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, ALUMINUM, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950048001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOL, ALUMINUM, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. BATTLE DRESS JACKET: 61CM TALL X 43CM WIDE AT SHOULDERS X 63CM LENGTH AT ARMS. OLIVE DRAB COLORED WOOL JACKET WITH MILITARY INSIGNIA. JACKET HAS HIGH CUT NARROW WAIST WITH WOOL BELT STITCHED TO BOTTOM OF WAIST. AT RIGHT HIP IS WOOL TAB WITH ALUMINUM BUCKLE FRAME FOR FASTENING BELT. BODY OF JACKET IS SEWN TO THICK HEM AROUND BODY AND HAS SEVERAL PLEATS GATHERED IN FRONT AND AT BACK OF BODY. FRONT IS CLOSED WITH ZIPPER WHICH HAS BEEN REPLACED (NOT ORIGINAL) AND PLACKET HAS FLY FRONT COVERING. FRONT HAS TWO FLAP POCKETS WHICH ARE SEWN SHUT. COLLAR IS SIMPLE SHIRT STYLE COLLAR WITH BUTTON HOLE ON LEFT LAPEL. SLEEVES ARE TAILORED STYLE WITH SIMPLE FRENCH CUFFS WITH A COUPLE OF SHORT GATHERS AT CUFF. CUFFS HAVE ALUMINUM BUTTTONS PAINTED OLIVE DRAB. EACH SHOULDER HAS EPAULET WITH ALUMINUM BUTTON PAINTED OLIVE DRAB. HAS LIGHT GREEN COTTON HANGER LOOP SEWN AT BACK OF NECK. ALONG INSIDE OF BACK HEM IS FLY CLOSING WITH THREE BUTTON HOLES IN IT. ON INSIDE OF EACH FLAP IS LIGHT GREEN SQUARE COTTON POCKETS WITH WELT POCKET OPENINGS. RIGHT INSIDE POCKET HAS BEEN STAMPED BUT IS ILLEGIBLE. ALSO WRITTEN BY HAND IS "SB 184535" IN BLACK INK. BELOW THIS IN GREEN INK IS STAMPED A GREEN CIRCLE WITH AN ILLEGIBLE SEAL INSIDE. ON INSIDE BACK HEM IS THE LETTER "R" STAMPED. ON TOP EDGE OF EACH SHOULDER IS NAVY BLUE CURVED PATCH WHICH HAS "ROYAL CANADIAN SIGNALS" EMBROIDERED IN WHITE. JUST BELOW SIGNALS BADGE ON EACH ARM IS ACE MOBILE BADGE WHICH IS WHITE DIAMOND SHAPE WITH RED BORDER. HAS RED MAPLE LEAF IN CENTER WITH FOUR BLUE ARROWS POINTING OUTWARD EACH DIRECTION FROM LEAF. ON LEFT FOREARM IS SINGLE BEIGE CHEVRON 11CM ACROSS. ON RIGHT FOREARM IS SIGNALS BADGE WHICH HAS WHITE EMBROIDERED KING'S CROWN OVER TWO CROSSED FLAGS. ONE FLAG IS BLUE, THE OTHER HAS TWO WHITE AND ONE BLUE HORIZONTAL STRIPES. AROUND RIGHT SHOULDER AND UNDER ARM IS BLUE COTTON DOUBLE LANYARD. THE BOTTOM PORTION OF FRONT AND MOST OF BACK PART OF LANYARD IS COVERED WITH GREEN YARN AND WHITE BORDER. JACKET IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 2. BATTLE DRESS PANTS: 113CM LENGTH X 35.5CM WIDTH AT LEG X 32 CM AT WAIST. OLIVE DRAB WOOL PANTS. PANTS HAVE WIDE CUT AT THIGHS AND STRAIGHT LEG. PANTS HAVE NO DISTINCT WAIST BAND BUT DOES HAVE FOUR BELT LOOPS. LOOPS ARE 10.5CM X 3CM AND SEWN AT BOTTOM END WHILE HAVING BUTTON HOLE AT TOP. SEWN TO WAIST ARE FOUR ALUMINUM BUTTONS PAINTED OLIVE DRAB WHICH BELT LOOPS FASTEN TO. PANTS HAVE BUTTON FLY WITH FOUR BUTTONS. PANTS HAVE TWO FRONT TOP POCKETS 16CM AT OPENING. ON LEFT THIGH IS LARGE FLAP POCKET SEWN TO LEG WHICH MEASURES 28.5CM X 18.5CM. AT PANT CUFFS ARE TWO MORE BUTTONS AND A POINTED WOOL FLAP. AT BACK OF HEM ARE THREE MORE BUTTONS FOR SUSPENDERS. ON INSIDE LEFT HEM AND POCKET ARE A NUMBER OF STAMPED PIECES OF INFORMATION. AT TOP AT HEM IS BLACK CIRCLE WITH MAPLE LEAF ST CENTER. STAMPED IN BLUE IS "BATTLE DRESS TROUSERS SERGE" AND "SIZE NO. 5 HEIGHT 5'5" TO 5'6" WAIST 31" TO 32" BREECH 33" TO 36"JACK VICTOR INC. 1250 ST. ALEXANDER MONTREAL, P.Q." AND "FEB 1962". PANTS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
UNIFORM BELONGED TO ALLEN GERTH. HE JOINED THE CANADIAN MILITARY WHEN HE WAS 17 OR 18 YEARS OF AGE AND SERVED IN GERMANY. HIS NEPHEW PASSED THE UNIFORM ONTO DONOR. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE SPOKE WITH DONNA JACOBSON (WHO WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF THE LATE DONOR). JACOBSON CONFIRMED BY PHONE THAT ALLEN GERTH WAS BORN IN BARRHEAD ALBERTA AND MOVED TO BASHAW AFTER WWII ENDED AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO THE COAST. HE PASSED AWAY IN BASHAW. ALLEN GERTH HAD GIVEN THE UNIFORM TO HIS NEPHEW WILLIAM GERTH (DONOR’S BROTHER) TO KEEP WARM WHILE USING THE OPEN FRONT TRACTOR. WILLIAM GERTH NEVER USED IT AND SUBSEQUENTLY GAVE IT TO LYDIA GERTH WHO HAD THE UNIFORM AND ITEMS IN HER POSSESSION WHICH SHE STORED IN A CLOSET FOR UPWARDS OF TWENTY YEARS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950048001
Acquisition Date
1995-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20160022000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
73
Width
53
Description
GREEN WINDBREAKER JACKET WITH EMBROIDERED BADGE ON THE CHEST READING “KOREA VETERANS ASSOCIATION CANADA” IN GOLD THREAD, WITH RED MAPLE LEAF DETAILING AND A RED LOGO IN THE CENTER OF THE SHIELD; BADGE ON THE LEFT SHOULDER SHOWS A SHIELD WITH GOLD THREAD EDGING ALONG A FELT SHIELD WITH A BRASS CROWN AND SILVER TEXT “COMMONWEALTH.” RIGHT SHOULDER HAS RED FELT BADGE WITH RED EMBROIDERED EDGING, WITH BRASS-COLOURED LAUREL LEAVES SURROUNDING A MAPLE LEAF INSIDE AND BRASS-COLOURED TEXT “CANADA.” FRONT LEFT BREAST OF JACKET HAS A RED FELT POPPY PINNED WITH A GREEN METAL CENTER. JACKET HAS TWO SILVER SNAPS COVERED IN GREEN PLASTIC AT THE COLLAR. ZIPPER RUNS LENGTH OF JACKET CHEST. SLEEVES AND WAIST ARE ELASTIC. JACKET HAS TWO POCKETS ON LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES AT WAIST LINED WITH WHITE COTTON. INSIDE OF JACKET IS BLACK. JACKET HAS WHITE TAGS INSIDE AT COLLAR IN RED, BLUE AND BLACK TEXT “CORPORATE CLOTHING BY AVON SPORTSWEAR TORONTO, XXL/M,” AND BILINGUAL ENGLISH/FRENCH COLLAR TAG IN BLACK TEXT “#30, OUTER SHELL 100% NYLON, EXCLUSIVE OF TRIMMING, CA 00368, MADE IN CANADA, DRY CLEAN ONLY,” AND TAG ON LOWER LEFT INSIDE WITH BLACK TEXT “C-36.” COLLAR AND INSIDE OF JACKET HAS DIRT STAINING AND SOILING. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ON OCTOBER 17, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ERIC MORRIS ABOUT HIS ASSOCIATION WITH THE KOREA VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, PROMPTED BY THE DONATION OF A KOREA VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION MEMBER JACKET TO THE MUSEUM BY DWAYNE GOLDIE. THE JACKET ORIGINALLY BELONGED TO BILL RAMAGE OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. MACLEAN ASKED MORRIS ABOUT THE JACKET AND IF HE RECOGNIZED THE GARMENT, AND MORRIS RECALLED, “THIS IS THE GREEN DRESS JACKET THAT WE’RE ALL WEARING IN THE ASSOCIATION…EVERY DAY WEAR SORT OF THING.” “[THE BADGES ARE THE] PHANTOM AND THAT’S CANADA AS WELL. [EVERYONE WOULD HAVE THESE BADGES ON THEIR JACKETS] BASICALLY. BUT NOT THAT COLOUR. [YOU WOULDN’T BUY THE JACKET WITH THE BADGES ON IT] THERE IS A NATIONAL KIT SHOP [TO BUY BADGES]…YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET THE BADGES FROM THEM BUT THEY’RE NOT THESE…THAT’S JUST GOT THE CREST. …HE GOT THEM [THE SHOULDER BADGES] IN KOREA. THEY’RE PROBABLY THE FIRST ONES THAT WERE MADE BECAUSE ALL THE REFLECTING IS CANADA.” “[THE] MEDALS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FROM THE KIT SHOP. NOT MUCH ELSE.” “NOT MANY [OF THE LETHBRIDGE GUYS HAD OUTER SHELL JACKETS LIKE THIS]. BASICALLY [JUST] THE BLAZER. WHEN ASKED ABOUT HIS MEMORIES OF BILL RAMAGE, MORRIS SHARED, “I DIDN’T SEE TOO MUCH OF HIM [BILL RAMAGE]…HE WAS A MEMBER OF OUR ORGANIZATION. [HE WAS] ACTIVE. SUPPORTIVE. GOOD GUY. I DIDN’T SEE TOO MUCH OF HIM. HE HAD A SENSE OF HUMOUR.” MORRIS SHARED HIS MEMORIES OF HIS OWN TIME IN THE KOREA VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION IN LETHBRIDGE, NOTING, “I WAS PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS AND I’M A LIFETIME MEMBER OF KVA…THERE’S MANY KOREAN VETERANS IN THIS PART OF ALBERTA…WE HAD A MEDAL PRESENTATION LAST YEAR, THERE [WERE] ONE HUNDRED AND TEN FROM SOUTHERN ALBERTA WE INVITED TO IT. THAT’S ANYWHERE FROM SOUTHERN ALBERTA A LOT OF THEM ARE MEMBERS BUT NOT MEMBERS OF THE UNIT. THEY’RE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL SAME AS I AM NOW.” “WE WERE A FAIRLY ACTIVE UNIT…WE HAD OUR PARADES AND CEREMONIES. WE ALSO WORKED AT THE LOCAL BINGO HALL ONCE EVERY YEAR AND FROM THAT WE USED TO GET OVER THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR, WHICH OF COURSE ALL WE GOT OUT OF IT WAS ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND. WE HAD TO DISTRIBUTE THE REMAINDER TO DESERVING ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN OUR IMMEDIATE AREA WHICH WE DID. THE OTHER MEMBERS ARE STILL YOU KNOW, GOING, NOT IN GOOD HEALTH MOST OF THEM BUT THEY’RE STILL GOING. “THE LEGION [IS WHERE WE MET]. EVERYTHING OPERATED OUT OF THERE. THE LEGION DOES SUPPORT THEM [KOREA VETERAN’S ASSOCIATIONS ACROSS CANADA], [AS] MEETING PLACES.” “WE PARADED THERE [CITY HALL] ON REMEMBRANCE DAY. THAT WAS OUR PRIMARY PARADE AND IT WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL TO ALL. [IT WAS] PRETTY HARD TO GET THESE OLD GUYS OUT TO PARADE…A LOT OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS, WHICH WE FUNDED…THE KOREAN COMMUNITY HERE IS A FAIR SIZE, AND THEY SUPPORTED US…AFTER OUR PARADE FOR EXAMPLE, THEY WOULD INVITE US TO THE CHURCH FOR DINNER. OR WHEN WE HAD OUR MEDAL PRESENTATION THEY SET UP THE KITCHEN AND FED EVERYBODY…THEY WERE VERY SUPPORTIVE.” “[THE ORGANIZATION IS] VERY IMPORTANT [TO ME]. IT IS TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF ANY VETERAN’S ORGANIZATION…WHEN YOU SPEAK TO THE LEGION MEMBERS FOR EXAMPLE IT’S IMPORTANT TO THEM THAT YOU BELONG TO A COMRADESHIP…WE WERE STAUNCH MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY…BECAUSE WE VOLUNTEERED…OUR ORGANIZATION IS CLOSED DOWN, AND THE NEXT CLOSEST ONE IS IN CALGARY WHICH WE CAN GO TO ANYTIME. WE CAN GO TO ANY LEGION.” PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20160022000-GA FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING A COPY OF THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION.
Catalogue Number
P20160022000
Acquisition Date
2016-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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