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Subject: [ONTARIO-L] military memorabilia
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 16:56:07 EST
Before all the thoughts about this day disappear, I have a question, or rather
I understand my late brother Harold Townsend, who lived at Shelburne ON had a
large collection of military memorabilia. I was informed his wife & son held
an auction of it all shortly after his death in 1992.
Is there anyone out there who may have seen this collection, or knows of its
I believe most of the collection was from W.W.II, although he once mentioned
acquiring a sword mounted on wooden shield which was supposedly from our
family castle in Ireland.
All I know is what my brother mentioned during occasional phone
conversations. I never had opportunity to see the collection, nor do I have
any contacts to tell me about it. It would be nice to have some information
on this to add to notes in my genealogy records.