C010090 WWI 50TH OVERSEAS SERVICE CANADA "Captain E.M. Gladney" GROUPING.
This extensive grouping consists of a Service Dress Cap, Officer’s "Trench Warm" overcoat, officer tunics, Sam Browne grouping, photographs, documents, map case with maps and two Reunion (1934 and 1944) groupings.
1. Khaki cotton construction officer's visor cap with a brown leather chinstrap is attached via a pair of brass British Coat of Arms buttons and can be adjusted by a sliding leather loop. To the front of the body is a 50th Overseas cap badge that is affixed by a pair of lugs and cotter pin. There are four metal grommets to the underside of the crown. The interior has a silk/rayon lining and sweatband. A partial manufacture cloth label is visible to the lining which appears to be for London Co. Hatters. The cap is roughly a size 52. Shows typical usage and wear.
2. The "Trench Warm" officer’s double breasted overcoat has four double rows of leather covered wooden buttons that leads to a lay down collar with hooks and eyelets. The integral button shoulder straps to each side of the neck bear three brass rank pips that represent the rank of Captain. A label to the interior shows the manufacture as being "The House of Hobberlin, Toronto, CAN" with the name "E.M. Gladney, Marmora, Ont." along with a date of "3-9-15". The interior is partially lined in a tartan pattern wool. The wool shows some mothing holes and tracking. The chest measures approximately 40".
3. A five brass button front tunic with lay down collar with two breast and hip pockets, as well as integral shoulder straps that has had the three rank pips removed. Each arm also bears formation badges for the 50th Battalion. A brass belt hook is present to each side seam. The unlined interior is stamped to the cotton lining of the pockets with a War Department acceptance marking . A 1919 dated dressing is present I the pocket allocated for it to the right. All buttons bear the British Coat of Arms and appear to have most of their original stitching. The chest measures approximately 36".
4. The Service Dress tunic, of khaki construction, is a private purchase tunic featuring a four brass button front, lay down collar and integral, button shoulder straps. Three pips are to each shoulder strap that represent the rank of Captain. A pair of brass shoulder tiles for "50 Canada" are attached via lugs and cotter pin, as well as having collar badges for the 50th Overseas Canada. Two overseas chevrons to the lower right sleeve. A pleated, button scallop flap pocket is to each breast, as well as larger, straight flapped button hip pockets. Above the left breast pocket is a pair of ribbon bars that represent the Bitish War Medal 1914-1915 and a WWI Victory Medal. All the buttons are embossed "50th Overseas Battalion" with most of their original stitching. The lined interior has a manufacture tage for "Tailors to the Canadian Gentleman, The House of Hobberlin Limited and is named to "E.M. Gladney". Chest size is roughly a 34".
5. A "Sam Browne" harness assembly which consists of the belt, single cross strap and sword frog. The belt measures approximately 34" in length. Leather remains strong in all the items.
6. There are various other personal items that include a black and white portrait postcard that is dated to the reverse "Jan 1917" with notation, two framed black and white photographs, two black and white mounted photographs, a photocopy of Officer’s Declaration Papers for Lieutenant E.M. Gladney, three documents for Officer’s Training, Militia (49th Regiment), two "Officer’s in Land Forces Appointment to "Captain" dated for 1916.
7. A brown leather wallet from the "National Service Committee" that contains five unused postcards, a map case that contains two oil cloth maps (Amiens and France) along with a booklet titled "Field Notes on the Belgian, French, German Armies 1914" that has the owner’s name handwritten on the front cover, as well as to the oil cloth maps.
8. The last items are reunion beret, armbands, and service tie from both the 1934 and 1944 reunions of the 50th Overseas. The wool shows mothing and wear to one grouping.
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