NNSH "Original" footlocker

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    Cameraguy
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    NNSH "Original" footlocker

    Post by Cameraguy on Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:23 am

    Not sure if I posted thes before,but it is something I just lucked out to find in the Kijiji listings last summer. This footlocker is of  "Original" C.S.M. Yorston,William W.F 59815.
    An "Original" is a NNSH who travelled to England in 1941 with their first contingent aboard the "Orion".
    Very fortunate to have picked this up for $40!  Unfortunately,it will probably cost me $120 to get it to Alberta!  Either way,a great pick in my mind.
    Love to se any footlockers you may have.
    Cheers!



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    Re: NNSH "Original" footlocker

    Post by pylon1357 on Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:47 am

    Oh how I love these. Heavy as heck. I have one of similar design to a member of the Irish Regiment of Canada. It came from Holland. My man was not an original member of the Irish Regiment, but rather a much later replacement. Still, he was Irish Regiment of Canada, and therefore I had to have it.


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    Re: NNSH "Original" footlocker

    Post by Jonhno on Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:28 am

    I remember you mentioned this box, still useful for storage, like to see you got a hang of posting pics

    Cheers

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    Re: NNSH "Original" footlocker

    Post by cmpman on Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:00 am

    I only have two: One wartime and one postwar. Mind you, I still have many of mine from the 80s and 90s, some of which followed me overseas in more recent years.

    The first one shown is second world war, and belonged to a Doctor from MD10. He received the DSO, which was awarded to only 8 RCAMC officers during the war. The box was part of his estate. I got to read portions of his diary, which was very interesting. I believe he attained the rank of Col. post war.

    CORRIGAN, Cecil Edwin, Major - Distinguished Service Order - RCAMC (8 Canadian Field Dressing Station) - awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 7 October 1944 and CARO/4986 dated 14 October 1944.

    The actual box is 1943 dated, and I believe of British origin as the Broadarrow marking would indicate.












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    Re: NNSH "Original" footlocker

    Post by cmpman on Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:10 am

    Here is the second box I have, which came to me full of the original owners military and DCRA belongings. It belonged to a WO Wiltshire, a RCEME NCO who served the last of his career in Ottawa, and as the box shows, went to Bisley as part of the Cdn shooting team. Included in the box were a lot of Enfield parts, some Webley parts, battle dress and patrol dress, DCRA shooting jacket and hat, and various shooting prizes (spoons and ashtrays) which he and his wife had won in competitions. Some of the wood sets were quite rare. There were two different sets of LongBranch laminated wood, and 4 of the PH5C rear sights.

    I am not sure if the box was private purchase or issued back then, but I have seen others like it with service markings.







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    Footlockers

    Post by Cameraguy on Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:16 pm

    Thanks for the pics guys,nice stuff! I only wish I had my community display area setup for my items..working on it though.

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    Ammunition Box

    Post by edstorey on Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:39 pm

    Recycled Ammunition Box


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    Re: NNSH "Original" footlocker

    Post by Cameraguy on Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:08 pm

    Nice Ed.Keep 'em coming guys

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    Re: NNSH "Original" footlocker

    Post by Infanteer on Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:44 pm

    cmpman wrote: There were two different sets of LongBranch laminated wood, and 4 of the PH5C rear sights.

    I am not sure if the box was private purchase or issued back then, but I have seen others like it with service markings.






    I have a box like this that came from a vet who told me it was issued to him when he joined the military in 1948. I would be very interested in seeing the Long Branch laminated stock pieces. I don't recall having seen those before.

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    Re: NNSH "Original" footlocker

    Post by cmpman on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:10 pm

    I would be very interested in seeing the Long Branch laminated stock pieces. I don't recall having seen those before.
    There were at least two types of laminated wood produced, horizontal and vertical. I think I have read about a third type which differred in the thickness of the laminates. The wood sets were serialized  (the set shown was set no 25) and a lot of it was for DCRA shooters. It is thought that there were only a few hundred of this type, and a smaller number of the vertical laminate.


    Not sure I have a photo of my other set, but it has a look to it almost like the surface of plywood.

    There are threads on this subject on both gunnutz and on milsurps.com

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    Re: NNSH "Original" footlocker

    Post by Perth-Regiment(M.G.) on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:16 pm

    Cameraguy can you send me the measurements of the foot locket I want to build a replica for reenacting.

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    Re: NNSH "Original" footlocker

    Post by Cameraguy on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:22 pm

    The footlocker is actually closer to you than me at the moment Perth. It's at my moms in Sydney,NS,but I'll see what I can do. I haven;t even seen it on person yet!
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    Re: NNSH "Original" footlocker

    Post by Cameraguy on Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:09 pm

    Finally picked up the trunk from Nova Scotia,and have it in my home here in Alberta. Air Canada had it lost for 24 hours,I was really afraid I would not see it again.
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    Re: NNSH "Original" footlocker

    Post by coococachu on Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:39 pm

    I just picked this one up awhile ago, and it also was on a Cunard Line.






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