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Newly inherited ww1 items. Would like some help idetifying.

Article about: I recently inherited my great grandfathers belongings from the first world war and I am very interested in learning as much as possible. If anyone could offer any advice possibly some inform

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    Beautiful trench mace, those are amazing.
    Great items.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    I have yes. I ordered well over a month ago but I suppose it takes some time.

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    Yes they take their sweet time

    OK. Well, I'm guessing you need a piece by piece identification so lets get started:

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    1. Canadian Engineers Cap Badge
    2. Canadian General Service Button - shoulder strap/pocket size
    3. Canadian General Service Button - front of jacket size
    4. Collar Badge 92nd Bn, Canadian Infantry
    5. Canadian Engineers Collar Badge (also had other uses, but in this context that's what it is)
    6. Black Watch (British) Cap Badge
    7. I first thought a 92nd collar badge, but will have to check up on this...
    8. General Service (British) Cap Badge
    9. Canadian Shoulder Strap Title (worn on base of each strap)
    10. No 2 Identity Disc (usually worn with red No 1 disc on cord around neck)

    I think the lump between 6 and 10 is a piece of wax from a sewing kit.

    Rob

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    I appreciate you taking the time Rob. the object between 6 and 10 is metal. There are several pieces like this in the box that I could only assume would be shrapnel.

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    11. Wellington Battalion Cap Badge (New Zealand)
    12. Canadian Engineers Cap Badge
    13. I have a feeling its a school badge.. but i cant read it properly. What does it say?
    14. Belgian coin (I believe)

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    It says Mcgill University.

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    15. Canadian Army Gymnastics Staff Cap Badge (I think... hard to see)
    16. Shoulder Strap Number, 92nd Bn, Canadian Infantry
    17. Cap Badge 92nd Bn, Canadian Infantry
    18. Metal version of No 1 ID Disc
    19. British General Service Button - shoulder strap/pocket size
    20. British General Service Button - front of jacket size
    21. Royal Garrison Artillery (British) Shoulder Title
    22. Divisional Arm Patch (1st Div Engineers)
    23. 3 years Service Stripes (worn point up on right lower sleeve)
    24. Lance-Corporal (or 2nd Corporal in the engineers) rank stripe
    25. British War Medal 1914-1920
    26. Looks like .303 Lee-Enfield rounds in a charger
    27. British Victory Medal
    28. Canadian Field Artillery Shoulder Title

    That's got most of the commonwealth badges I think .. who's going to do the German stuff?

    Rob

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    It says Mcgill University.
    Of course it is! I knew I recognised it.

    It's a McGill University Canadian Officer Training Corps Cap Badge. I have a feeling this is a later badge, was he a student there maybe? Or one of the staff in the corps?

    Rob

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    To be honest I don't really know. His victory Medal says that he was a Private and he enlisted as a Private so I don't believe he was one of the staff in the corps. And no he did not attend Mcgill.

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    Quote by Adam L View Post
    To be honest I don't really know. His victory Medal says that he was a Private and he enlisted as a Private so I don't believe he was one of the staff in the corps. And no he did not attend Mcgill.
    I meant after the war. Some ex-military men liked to take part in cadet and COTC corps as instructors. Just a thought...

    Rob

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