Answer 3

Not quite, but close!

Not quite, but close!
Lottie and Joe were trying to find a uniform for a private in the Canadian Expeditionary Force – but this particular uniform clearly belongs to an officer.

This uniform belonged to Major Sidney Burwash, Canadian Forestry Corps, Canadian Expeditionary Force. During the war, Burwash married a 25-year old Scottish schoolteacher—and had a son before the war was over!

Besides the distinctive breeches, this Officer’s uniform has the crossed-over Sam Browne belt, a side arm holster, leather puttees, and the rank insignias. The three stripes and crown on the sleeve of the uniform indicate the rank of Major.

To find out more about the uniform, and an Officer who not only was the heavyweight champion of the world but also brought a dog to war, keep reading!