Land Transport sword regimentally marked

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Land Transport sword regimentally marked

Postby Will Mathieson » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:03 am

One of the plain type swords Land Transport Corps, but what is rare is the Canadian regimental marking, being a double edged blade of 24 inches long, not 19 to 22 inches.
Marked 6th Fusi, J. Martin & Co Montreal.
6th Battalion Fusiliers Montreal.

The 6th Battalion "Fusiliers" originated in Montréal, Quebec on 31 January 1862, when the '6th Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles, Canada' was authorized to be formed.11 It was redesignated: 'Sixth Battalion Volunteer Militia, Canada, or "Hochelaga Light Infantry"' on 5 June 1863;12 '6th Battalion "Hochelaga Fusiliers"' on 3 December 1875;13 and '6th Battalion "Fusiliers"' on 28 January 1876.14 On 2 May 1898, it was amalgamated with 'The First (or Prince of Wales's) Regiment of Volunteer Rifles of Canadian Militia.

The Fenian Raids

The First Regiment of Volunteer Rifles of Canadian Militia was called out on active service on 8 March 1866. The battalion, which served on the South-eastern frontier, was removed from active service on 31 March 1866.

The Sixth Battalion Volunteer Militia, Canada was called out on active service from 8 to 31 March and from 1 to 22 June 1866. The battalion served on the South-eastern frontier.

The First Regiment of Volunteer Rifles of Canadian Militia was called out on active service on 24 May 1870. The battalion, which served on the South-eastern frontier, was removed from active service on 31 May 1870.

The Sixth Battalion Volunteer Militia, Canada was called out on active service on 24 May 1870. The battalion, which served on the South-eastern frontier, was removed from active service on 31 May 1870.
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