n.p. c. 1918. A hand-carved wooden frame (we believe it to be oak) designed to house the image of a soldier who served in W.W. I. At top "CANADA" and a crown are carved into a large maple leaf which supports both an axe and an adze, while lower down are two peaveys leaning against posts. All the tools of the trade are being supported by a substantial two-man crosscut saw carved along the bottom. "FRANCE" where the 42nd served, underscores it all at the very bottom of the frame. The troops' designation "42. COY. C.F.C." (No. 42 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps) is carved directly into the blade of the crosscut saw. The frame measures 9-7/8 inches tall x 5-3/4 inches wide and is in fine condition. A beautiful handmade object, quite possibly unique and made by an obviously talented woodsman/carver. Fine. Item #3598
"No. 42 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps (No. 1 District, Central Group) [was] organized in 1917 as the Vancouver Forestry Company under the command of Captain Cosmo Bruce. Recruited throughout British Columbia. Became No. 1 Company, 230th Battalion at Brockville. Redesignated as No. 42 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps at Sunningdale. Arrived in France 11 June 1917. Returned to England in February and March 1919." Page 54, LAC Guide to Sources Relating to Units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force - Canadian Forestry Corps.
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