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MG 20.5-E-1-3 · File · April 20, 1975 - May 3, 1975
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

File consists of photographs taken by former Cape Breton Highlanders, Ralph Davies and Sharkey MacDonald (Charles MacDonald), during the “30th Anniversary: The Canadians in Italy” delegation sent to Italy by the Canadian Department of Veterans Affairs to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Italy during the Second World War.

‘C’ Bus Group
MG 20.5-E-2-1-36 · Item · May 1985
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a photograph of Canadian delegates and Second World War veterans who were part of the ‘C’ bus tour group standing together in Rome during a trip to Italy commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy during the Second World War.

‘C’ Bus Group Rome Tour
MG 20.5-E-2-1-34 · Item · May 1985
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a photograph of Canadian delegates and Second World War veterans who were part of the ‘C’ bus tour group standing around a tour guide in Rome during a trip to Italy commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy during the Second World War.

MG 20.5-B-8 · Item · [19--]
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a photocopied and oversize photograph of the 185th Overseas Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) Regimental Band taken in Nova Scotia by photographer W.G. MacLaughlan.

Included in the photograph are:

1st row (sitting): Bdsn Joseph Mullings, Bdsn William P. Laurence, Bdsn John McOuigan, Bdsn John T. Green, Bdsn Gerald Liscombe, Bdsn Daniel Guthro, Bdsn A.J. MacLean (L. Corp.).

2nd row (kneeling): Bdsn Joseph Dunn, Bdsn James A. Ross, Bdsn Mark Conway, Bdsn Harry Beaddock, William Williams (Sergt. Bandmaster), Col. F.P. Day, Capt. F.P. Munro, Bdsn D. Mck Weir, Bdsn joseph Davies.

3rd row: Bdsn Samuel Hayward, Bdsn Fred Ferryhough, Bdsn John Harracks, Bdsn Malcom O'Hanley, Bdsn Ben Hitchens, Bdsn James F. MacDonald, Bdsn Thomas Denny, Bdsn John Nicholson, Bdsn Elsmer Bulmer, Bdsn Burns MacDonald, Bdsn James Bowers.

4th row: Bdsn Alex Brown, Bdsn Frank MacKinnon, Bdsn James Critchley, Bdsn John Hitchens, Bdsn Robert Weilding, Bdsn Herbert Poycott, Bdsn William MacLaverty, Bdsn Albert Beresford, Bdsn Thomas Saunderson, Bdsn Walter Cosman.

1914 - 1919
MG 20.5-B · Series · 1914 - 1919
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Series consists of ledgers, regimental histories, correspondence, a menu, and military records created during the First World War (World War I, WWI).

1947 - 1990
MG 20.5-E · Series · 1939 - 1990
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Series consists of materials created in the years following the Second World War (World War 2, WW2), including photographs and documents from the Canadian delegations sent to Italy to commemorate the 30th and 40th anniversaries of the Liberation of Italy in 1945.

MG 20.5-E-1 · Subseries · 1939 - 1975
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Sub-series consists of correspondence, programmes, schedules, scrapbooks, and photographs belonging to Ralph Davies and Sharkey MacDonald (Charles MacDonald), former Cape Breton Highlanders and World War 2 (WW2) veterans, who were chosen to be delegates for the “30th Anniversary: The Canadians in Italy” delegation sent to Italy to commemorate the Italian Campaign and the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Italy. Delegates visited memorials, battlefields, and war cemeteries and took part in cultural and religious ceremonies to mark the occasion.

MG 20.5-E-1-1-4 · Item · 1975
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a typewritten copy of a newspaper article published in an unidentified newspaper regarding Ralph Davies and Charles MacDonald (Sharkey MacDonald) returning from the 30th Anniversary: The Canadians in Italy delegation that travelled to Italy between April and May 1975. Attached to the article is a full schedule of events for the trip.

MG 20.5-E-2 · Subseries · May 1985
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

File consists of four photo albums compiled by Joseph Oldford, a veteran of the Cape Breton Highlanders, during his trip to Italy as an official Canadian delegate sent to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Liberation of Italy during the Second World War. The photo albums include photos of stops in the Italian towns of Rome, Cassino, Anzio, Sicily, Ortona, Montecchio, Coriano Ridge, Ravenna, Cesena, and Florence.

MG 20.5-D-4 · Item · [1939 or 1944]
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is one typewritten Cape Breton Highlanders regimental history which includes information about the First World War, including various battalions (85th, 185th, 193rd, 219th), Battle Honours, and casualties; changes made to the regiment in the inter-war years; and, a list of Honorary Colonels from 1871 to 1939. A note was typewritten at the bottom of page 3 in 1944 to announce that the Highlanders had taken part in a battle on the Arielli River in Italy and on the same page handwritten annotations were added to the list of colonels sometime after 1959.

MG 20.5-A-1 · Item · September 1910
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a group photograph of the 94th “Victoria” Battalion of Infantry, “Argyll Highlanders” regiment brass band and officers posing in a grassy field at Camp Aldershot in Aldershot, Nova Scotia with a number of bell tents erected in the background. The men are in uniform surrounding a large drum and the band members are holding clarinets, tubas, trumpets and French horns.

Included in the photograph are:
Front row (sitting): [unknown], Joe Valentine, D. MacKeigan, Eddie O’Brien, Grover Hull, J. Johnstone, J. Taylor MacDonald, and [unknown].

Middle row (kneeling): Bandmaster Walter Carmichael, Norman MacDonald, Noddie Morrison, Sam Mosely, Tom Fraser (kneeling the left of the drum), John MacNaughton (kneeling on the right of the drum), D. Weir, and Davy Seaton.

Back row: [unknown], Rannie MacDonald, [unknown], R. Bramwell, [unknown], James Mosley, Stewart [?], [unknown], Alex McLeod, George Weir, Allan MacDonald, Charles Anderson, [unknown], [unknown], and [unknown].

Absentee Lists
MG 20.5-B-7-3 · Item · August 1, 1916 - October 1, 1916
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is two handwritten and typewritten absentee lists for 'C' Company of the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) during World War I (WWI).

Administrative Papers
MG 20.5-B-7 · File · [1914] - 1919
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

File consists of lists, nominal and absentee rolls, and daily orders related to the 185th Overseas Battalion, CEF (Cape Breton Highlanders) while on active duty during World War I (WWI).

MG 20.5-E-2-4-53 · Item · May 1985
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a photograph of unidentified Canadian veterans and delegates at the airport and getting ready to return to Canada after participating in the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy delegation trip to Italy.

MG 20.5-E-2-4-54 · Item · May 1985
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a photograph of unidentified Canadian veterans and delegates at the airport and getting ready to return to Canada after participating in the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy delegation trip to Italy.

MG 20.5-E-2-4-52 · Item · May 1985
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a photograph of unidentified Canadian veterans and delegates at the airport and getting ready to return to Canada after participating in the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy delegation trip to Italy.

MG 20.5-E-1-3-2-9 · Item · April 23, 1975
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is one photograph of “30th Anniversary: The Canadians in Italy” delegates Ralph Davies (centre) and Paul Triquet, VC (left), standing with Alberte Triquet (right) and two unidentified men with their backs to the camera in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City, before having an audience with Pope Paul VI. Triquet was one of three men awarded the Victoria Cross taking part in the commemorative trip to Italy.

Almost Sun Stroke
MG 20.5-E-2-2-29 · Item · May 1985
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a photograph of a group of Second World War veterans and Canadian delegates seated at a table while in Italy as part of the official Canadian delegation to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy during the Second World War. One of the men is holding a cool cloth to the back of his neck.

MG 20.5-D-1-5-31 · Item · 1945
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is one postcard featuring a photograph of Cape Breton Highlanders and other military personnel sitting at tables at the Amalfi Club in Leeuwarden, Holland just after the end of World War 2 (WW2). Lieutenant-Colonel Sylvester MacKinnon is seated at the front left table, facing the camera with his legs crossed.

MG 20.5-B-6-1 · Item · November 14, 1916
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a typewritten letter from the Assistant Deputy Assistant & Quartermaster General to the Nova Scotia Highland Brigade’s Officer Commanding regarding declaration and attestation papers for the 185th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F. Included are two lists, one listing all the declaration and attestation papers that were handed in to Camp Headquarters at Aldershot, Nova Scotia and the other listing the declaration and attestation papers that had not yet been received at Camp Aldershot.