Objects and Photographs

Uniforms and Insignia

Identity Bracelet, Robert Bush
Identity Bracelet, Robert Bush

This sterling silver identity bracelet belonged to Robert Bush, who spent much of the Second World War serving in Canada's merchant navy.

The bracelet bears the merchant navy crest (top centre) as well as Bush's name (bottom). In the first years of the war, Bush served in two British ships that were torpedoed, another one that was attacked by aircraft, and a fourth that was sunk by a mine. After transferring to Canada's merchant navy in 1941, he served in the SS Lady Rodney, as well as in the hospital ship Lady Nelson, and remained a merchant mariner on the Great Lakes until 1948.

Identity Bracelet
CWM 20080094-007

Lieutenant John Shand's Sweater
Commander James Leslie Harries Medal Set
White Ensign, LCI(L) 250
Chaplain James Harold Graven's Pyx
Royal Canadian Navy Beach Commando Battle Dress Blouse
Canadian Blue Ensign
Medal Set, Dennis Thompson Forster, HMS Nabob
Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship Service Dress Jumper
Canadian Pacific Cap Badge and Cap Band
Merchant Navy Sweetheart Brooch
Merchant Navy War Service Badge, Somer Oscar James
Merchant Navy Uniform, Clovis Ira Bordeleau
Balaclava, Clovis Ira Bordeleau
Identity Bracelet, Robert Bush
Memorial Cross, Third Engineer Alfred Henry Perry, SS Fort Longueuil
David McMillan's Merchant Navy Uniform
Uniform, Rear Admiral Sturton Mathwin Davis
Ship's Crest, HMCS Porte de la Reine
HMCS Labrador's White Ensign
Uniform, Reverend Ernest Gordon Blair Foote
Sea Cadet Jumper
Uniform, Rear-Admiral Kenneth L. Dyer
Service Dress Jacket, Chief Petty Officer James Richard Ross
Denim Working Dress Uniform