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Object ID # 1955.012.007
Object Name Pin, Military
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1918
Place of Origin Great Britain
Description An Irish military pin in the shape of a harp. The harp motif is surmounted by a royal crown.
Provenance This item was a souvenir of the Great War (later called the First World War, 1914-1918).
Most likely collected by Arthur Clifford Husband of Kemble area, Keppel Township, Grey County, who served overseas in World War I.

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
Material Metal
People Husband, Charles
Husband, Arthur
Function Function: This would have been worn by a man during the First World War. Many Canadian soldiers and civilians enjoyed collecting various war-time badges as souvenirs and this one was collected by Arthur Husband of Kemble, Ontario and brought home to Canada.