|Object ID #||1955.012.005ab|
|Object Name||Bottle, Water|
|Title||World War I German Water Bottle|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1914|
|Year Range to||1918|
|Place of Origin||Germany?|
|Description||A German military-style water bottle from the First World War. It has a machine-stitched grey wool felt woolen casing / cover with a leather strip. The cover has four snap closures with quatrefoil designs impressed on them. The buckled leather strap closure goes around the neck of the bottle. This leather strapping has a slotted end that catches onto a knob present at the bottom of the bottle. It is cork-stoppered (the cork area is silvertone in finish, while the rest of the bottle is grey in colour). Unknown manufacturer. Ovoid shape bottle (German ones were oval).|
Most likely used by Arthur Clifford Husband who served overseas in World War I. Arthur, while studying medicine in Toronto, enlisted in the First World War and went overseas, receiving a commission.
Subsequently owned by his mother, Mary Husband (neé Fraser) who died not long after her son's death. Last owned by Alice Husband (neé Gilbert), the second wife of Charles Husband.
|Collection||Military, 20th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||W-13 L-24 cm|
|Found||Grey County, Ontario|
World War I (First World War/The Great War)
|Function||These were referred to as water bottles (not canteens) in their time period. They were issued to provide a means for a soldier to carry a quantity of water with him. This one would have belonged to a German or Prussian soldier.|