Strathcona's Horse Pic and Waterbottle Sterilization tablets

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    ypres
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    Strathcona's Horse Pic and Waterbottle Sterilization tablets

    Post by ypres on Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:53 pm

    Hi guys,

    Picked these up today. Photo was taken in Halifax probably before they sailed to South Africa. Tablets are interesting since they are Canadian made.

    All the best,

    Ypres

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    LdSH Photo and Tablets

    Post by edstorey on Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:16 pm

    Nice find!
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    Re: Strathcona's Horse Pic and Waterbottle Sterilization tablets

    Post by recceboy on Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:00 pm

    Might not be Strathcona's Horse, seeing putties worn, might think it might be a CMR trooper. Was there any other paperwork that came with it, that might mention Strathcona's Horse ?


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    Re: Strathcona's Horse Pic and Waterbottle Sterilization tablets

    Post by Mountie on Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:50 pm

    The revolver he is holding looks like a Colt DA Model 1878 New Frontier in 45 cal. One thousand and one of these were purchased by the Canadian Govt for the troops that fought in the North West Rebellion. Some were used by the troops that went to the Boer War. I believe these revolvers were also used by the Yukon Field Force during the Klondyke Gold Rush in 1898.
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    Re: Strathcona's Horse Pic and Waterbottle Sterilization tablets

    Post by Tankermike on Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:51 am

    Anthony, did the LDSH wear only Strathcona boots exclusively while overseas?

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    Re: Strathcona's Horse Pic and Waterbottle Sterilization tablets

    Post by recceboy on Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:56 pm

    From the known photos of the SH in the Boer War , going over, on operations, returning , most all had Strathcona's "high browns", which made then stand out.

    Not saying it never happened, but I have yet to see a confirmed photo of members wearing putties.

    Thus, thinking that the photo would be CMR, which also departed from Halifax.

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