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Canadian Corps Championships Winners & Photo Opportunity Politicians Part 2


ejwalshe

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100 YEARS AGO TODAY:  Canadian Corps Championships Winners & Photo Opportunity Politicians Part 2

 

MIKAN 3404909 Imperial Troops passing General Mewburn, Canadian Minister of Militia. Resting on roadside are Canadians. 2nd July, 1918.
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MIKAN 3404910 General Mewburn, Minister of Militia, interested in the Mascot of a Canadian Scottish Battalion. 2nd July, 1918.
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MIKAN 3404911 General Mewburn talking to a man of a Canadian Infantry Btn. 2nd July, 1918.
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MIKAN 3406035 Sir Robert Borden watching 15th Battalion march past. 2nd July, 1918.
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MIKAN 3522168 Sir Robert Borden and Mr. Calder with Canadian Officers. 2nd July, 1918.
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interesting photo #3 the soldier appears to have arm band with what looks like a cross, also sporting a ribbon, any idea of what the arm band is??

 

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Bob R.

also soldier sitting to his left, can make out similar arm band

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Good eye,Bob.  Never noticed these before, and came up empty searching online.

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unusual arm band, never seen one like it before, wonder if it was just used for the games???

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I am thinking it must have religious connotations...perhaps a sign of a Catholic?

Worn on day of mass perhaps?

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