Collector’s Corner

Here in the Collector’s Corner we feature monthly highlights from our members’ collections. Discover items you never knew about or one-of-a-kind ocean liner treasures. We encourage our members to submit items to be shared in future posts!

1000’s of soldiers traveled on Olympic from Halifax to Europe to fight during WWI, many never to return home. One soldier who sailed to the UK was Frederick S Pearce. On April 5, 1916 Fred left Halifax and arrived in the UK on April 11th. On the way he bought this hat tally as a souvenir. He was injured twice in action but he was one of the lucky ones to make it home. His brother was not so fortunate.

Fred (left) with his brother – 1914

Submitted by TIS Trustee Mike Beatty