|Heirloom belt from WWI|
three military bandmasters in the Slatter family.
Capt. Jack was very close to his sister, Mary Slatter Wood (who married James Edgar Wood in Ohio). We have a couple of photos of him: One, above, shows him at Camp Borden in Canada in 1917, where he trained dozens of military bands and 1,000 buglers.
According to the 48th Highlanders Regimental Museum, Capt. Jack's military record was:
1874-6 Training Ship Royal Harry
1876-81 Royal Fusiliers
1881-6 "A" Battery Royal Canadian Artillery (Quebec City and Northwest Battalion)
1916-9 Officer-in-Charge of Training Bands & Buglers, Military District #2
1896-1946 48th Highlanders of Canada (based in Toronto)
Because he was in charge of training, he would have been able to trade badges with many of the military men he trained.
Above and below are the first closeups of the badges on this incredible heirloom belt. More to come soon, leading up to Canada Day on July 1st.