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Canadian Harry Howard Bettle 6 days 11 hours ago #71725

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Thank you!! I’m on the right track then!! I’m surprised my dad never showed it to me, we had done some research into Harry’s life. His medals were apparently stolen in the 50’s, but were sold in an online auction just a couple years before we started researching our family.

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Canadian Harry Howard Bettle 6 days 1 hour ago #71729

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Might the monogram be NWCo ?
In some way then referencing the North West Company the fur trading campany of the late 1700s.
Their coat of arms features a tree with beaver to right below and PERSEVERANCE over.
Does this significantly predate Strathcona's use of this motif ?
Is there a Canadian explanation for the word Hundale ?
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Canadian Harry Howard Bettle 5 days 17 hours ago #71731

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You figured it out Pete.......

www.bing.com/search?q=northwest+fur+trad...&FORM=ANNTA1&PC=ACTS

The thing being marked "Sterling" when did they start doing that.....

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The NWC did predate both Harry and the Boer War. I just don’t know if there is a link between the regiment and the NWC? Our family has no link to the NWC .

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An internet search finds this
By far the vast majority of qualifying items made in the US ca. 1860 to 1970–especially items made before 1940–are marked sterling or sterling silver.

Any ideas on "Hundale"

Pete

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