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Monday, May 9, 2016
Military Monday: It's a Long Way to Tipperary WWI Handkerchief
Mary most likely received this from one of her bandmaster brothers in Canada, Captain John Slatter of the 48th Highlanders in Toronto or Henry Arthur Slatter of the 72d Seaforth Highlanders in Vancouver or Albert William Slatter of the 7th London Fusiliers in Ontario.
popular during WWI, and troops were heard singing it all over Europe.
I did a little Web research and discovered this exact handkerchief in the collection of London's Imperial War Museum! And in other museums, including Museum Victoria in Australia and the Canadian War Museum.
The medal is the Victoria Cross.