Private John Bartholomew Whitton of the 73rd Battalion carried this rosary. Whitton was scouting German positions at Vimy Ridge when he was seriously wounded in the head by a shell. As Whitton was being transported to an aid station, a Franciscan monk handed him this rosary. Whitton returned to the front, and kept the rosary. He was wounded again at Amiens in August 1918, but left the hospital early to return to the front. He was one of the first ten soldiers to enter Mons on 11 November 1918.