Objects and Photographs

Uniforms and Insignia

Sailor's Summer Uniform, Lionel Channing, HMCS Shearwater
Sailor's Summer Uniform, Lionel Channing, HMCS Shearwater

This light-weight linen summer uniform belonged to Lionel Channing, who was only 15 when he joined the Royal Canadian Navy.

Channing was a boy sailor, much like an apprentice in a civilian trade. He served in many ships, including HMCS Shearwater, the name of which appears on the uniform's cap tally, or ribbon. Following Shearwater's move to Halifax in 1917, Channing was transferred to HMCS Niobe. Remaining in the military after the war, Channing was part of the Canadian contingent that visited London, England, in 1937 for the coronation of King George VI. He also served overseas with the Royal Canadian Engineers during the Second World War.

Sailor's Uniform, Lionel Channing
Cap, CWM 19810718-004
Jumper, CWM 19810718-006
Trousers, CWM 19810718-066

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