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Cape Breton Highlanders member lists

File consists of an original and a copy of a list of Cape Breton Highlanders' soldiers that includes names of ranks between private and warrant officer, and a list of members of "D" company at Aldershot, England in 1942 that includes names of members and their home address on enlistment.

Battle maps of the Italian front

File contains reproduction maps of various battle fronts of the Italian Campaign during World War II. The maps were reproduced by the Armey Survey Establishment R.C.E. and compiled and drawn by the Historical Section, G.S.


Folio consists of photographs of the Cape Breton Highlanders during World War II taken in locations such as Canada, England, Italy and the Netherlands.

Commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Italy photographs

Folio consists of photographs taken on the trip to Italy for the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Italy that prominently feature Charles "Sharkey" MacDonald and Ralph Davies, veterans of the Cape Breton Highlanders. Photos consist of those taken in Ottawa before departure, various places in Italy that the delegation traveled to including various war cemeteries where Cape Breton Highlanders are buried and photos of Highlanders who gave their lives during the war.


Folio consists of various post-World War II publications including The General By-Laws of the Royal Canadian Legion, The Veterans' Land Act, a Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia holiday planner, The National War Memorial, A Reference Guide to Navy, Army, & Air Force Insignia, the 58th annual report of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The Canadian Army in the Netherlands 1944-1945, The Canadian War Museum, issues of Legion Magazine from March to July 1979 and issues 62,63, 65, and 68 of the History of the Second World War magazine publication.

Poster boards

File consists of eight large poster boards that contain items related to the Cape Breton Highlanders such as newspaper clippings, photographs, cartoons, a copy of a war savings certificate, programs from the 1982 and 1984 Cape Breton Highlanders Association reunions, and reports detailing the recommendations for medals for four Cape Breton Highlanders (Lt.-Col. Boyd Sommerville, ACpl Angus Donald MacLeod, Lt. Lindsay Eaton Brannen and Sgt. Michael Bernard MacDonald).

Cape Breton Highlanders World War II war diary

File consists of 5 reels of microfilm that contains the full war diary for the Cape Breton Highlanders World War II service.

Unit war diaries were submitted monthly by units and chronicled the daily activities of the unit. In addition to the monthly diary were appendices that consisted orders and instructions issued during the month as well as other information of worth. The diaries cover the periods as follows:
1.) August 26, 1939 - January 31, 1943
2.) February 1, 1943 - October 31, 1943
3.) November 1, 1943 - August 31, 1944
4.) September 1, 1944 - August 31, 1945
5.) September 1, 1945 - January 26, 1946