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I have had this shako plate for many years, but have never been able to discover who wore it. A standard pattern plate, as you see, but with only the words "Terra Nova" to distinguish it . Does this represent a battle honour or an indication of its origin in Nova Scotia? If anyone has any thoughts on this or can identify it beyond doubt, it would be good to hear from you.

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I have had this shako plate for many years, but have never been able to discover who wore it. A standard pattern plate, as you see, but with only the words "Terra Nova" to distinguish it . Does this represent a battle honour or an indication of its origin in Nova Scotia? If anyone has any thoughts on this or can identify it beyond doubt, it would be good to hear from you.

It might be Newfoundland, which is what "Terra Nova" roughly translates to. The Royal Newfoundland Companies existed from 1843 to 1862, and then were amalgamated into the Royal Canadian Rifles.

Newfoundland did not become part of Canada until 1949.

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