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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19739062000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.9
Length
28.8
Width
3.1
Description
"....PEXT? MADE IN U.S." STAMP MARK ON TANG. WOODEN HANDLE ATTACHED TO STEEL BLADE BY RIVETS. TANG BADLY RUSTED. HANDLE SHOWS SOME WEAR.
Subjects
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
TRADES
History
*UPDATE* RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED INTO THE DONOR “R. E. ANKILL,” AS ONE OF HIS ARTIFACTS FELL UNDER A 2018 COLLECTIONS AUDIT PERFORMED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK. IT WAS CONFIRMED BY HIS GRAVE MARKER THAT THE DONOR’S FULL NAME WAS ROBERT E. “BOB” ANKILL. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANKILL WAS BORN ON JULY 6, 1922 IN PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA. THE OBITUARY STATES, “HE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMY IN 1942 AND WAS POSTED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS FIRST ARMORED DIVISION. AFTER TAKING A WIRELESS OPERATORS COURSE, HE MET HIS FUTURE WIFE PEGGY. HE WAS THEN POSTED IN ITALY AND TOOK PART IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN FROM SAN VITO TO MONTE CASINO. SHORTLY AFTER HE WAS POSTED IN HOLLAND AND TOOK PART IN MANY “MOP UP” OPERATIONS AT THE END OF THE INVASION. AFTER HOSTILITIES CEASED HE JOINED AN R.C.A. DANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT BAND AND ENTERTAINED THE TROOPS FOR SIX DAYS A WEEK. IN JULY OF 1945 HE MARRIED THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE PEGGY SIMS AFTER WHICH HE RETURNED TO EUROPE TO PREPARE FOR HIS RETURN TO CANADA…” ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR’S NEXT-OF-KIN FOR ITEM-RELATED HISTORY WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ANKILL’S MILITARY CAREER, PLEASE SEE ARTIFACT RECORD P19662374000, AS IT INCLUDES EXCERPTS FROM AN ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY GALT STAFF IN 2012 WITH ANKILL’S DAUGHTER, JEANNE SHEA. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT RECORD FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING A COPY OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19739062000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
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