Objects and Photographs

Uniforms and Insignia

Medal Set, Robert Brett
Medal Set, Robert Brett

Robert Benney Brett survived injuries suffered in the Halifax Explosion, and served in the Royal Canadian Navy until 1920.

Brett's medals reflect service at sea in both world wars. After Brett's recovery, he trained, like many other Canadians, in British warships, including the battleships HMS Canada and HMS Barham. In 1920, epilepsy ended his career in the Royal Canadian Navy, but he nevertheless continued an association with the sea. By the mid-1920s, Brett was working for Canadian Shipping Brokers Ltd., in London, England, and during the Second World War served in the British merchant navy.

Medal Set, Robert Brett
Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals
CWM 19800258-001

Service Dress Jacket, Admiral-of-the-Fleet Sir John Arbuthnot "Jackie" Fisher, around 1910
Bicorn Hat, Rear-Admiral Sir Charles E. Kingsmill
Sailor's Summer Uniform, Lionel Channing, HMCS Shearwater
Medal Set, Sub-Lieutenant J.M. Paul, HMCS Niobe
H.M.C.T.B. Grilse Cap Tally
Pin, RMS Missanabie
Merchant Navy Cap Badge, Thomas Moore
Medal Set, Thomas Moore
Albert Medal, Chief Motor Mechanic Ernest Alfred Pooley
Cap Badge, Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve
Sailor's Uniform, Leading Seaman Roland White
Service Dress Cap, Royal Naval Air Service
Service Dress Jacket, Royal Naval Air Service
Medal Set, Air Vice Marshal Raymond Collishaw
Wristwatch, Flight Lieutenant Henry Botterell
Medal Set, Captain Arthur Brown
Memorial Plaque, Flight Lieutenant Harry Wambolt
Albert Medal, First Class Lieutenant Commander Thomas Kenneth Triggs
Albert Medal, Second Class Able Seaman William Becker
Medal Set, Robert Brett
Boy's Civilian Sailor Suit, RMS Missinabie
Full-dress Uniform, Commander Frank Llewellyn Houghton
Sun Helmet, Horatio Nelson Lay
Nurse's Uniform, Sub-Lieutenant Georgia Hayes