button, military
button, military
button, military

button, military


Accession Number
A Canadian Army tunic button. Design on the front is the word "Canada" in relief above a crowned crest of a maple leaf surrounded by the motto "honi soit qui mal y pense" (shame on him who thinks ill of it). Back has metal shank. Original surface finish is a rich gold colour.
This brass button from a WWI-era Canadian army seven-button dress tunic was found in the drain outside Craigdarroch’s northeast basement door in September 2002. It is almost certainly from a uniform worn by a patient, employee or visitor at Craigdarroch Military Hospital. This is the only known item of costume related to Craigdarroch Military Hospital known to exist, making it an important addition to the museum collection.
History of Use
This button was lost in a drain outside Craigdarroch northeast basement door sometime between 1919 and 1921 and found there in 2002. Since 2002, it has been in the custody of The Castle Society’s maintenance department. Craigdarroch’s curator learned of its existence in May, 2017 and recommended its accession into the museum’s collection.
1914 – 1920

Diameter: 20 mm
Metal, brass
Country of Origin

Related Association
Craigdarroch Military Hospital (was used in)
Related Publications
Craigdarroch Military Hospital: A Canadian War Story (Relates to)