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Cape Breton Highlanders regimental history 1871-1947

File consists of multiple versions of a regimental history of the Cape Breton Highlanders including an original handwritten, two typescript, and two photocopies. The history covers the period of 1871 to 1947 and includes history on the pre-World War I, World War I, World War II, periods (predominantly WWII) as well as a list of commanding officers from 1871 to 1946 as well as affiliated cadet corps units.

Major Sylvester B. MacKinnon

Item is a photograph of Cape Breton Highlander Major Sylvester B. MacKinnon standing in front of a military vehicle in France on the way to North-West Europe following the conclusion of fighting in Italy.

C.M. Archibald

Item is a photograph of Cape Breton Highlander (A Company) Captain Archibald, of Truro, N.S., who was killed in combat on May 25, 1944, and is buried at the Cassino War Cemetery.

Canadian soldiers

Item is a photograph of two unidentified Canadian soldiers standing next to a military vehicle with various parts laid on the ground before it. The vehicle is marked with the number 51 which identifies the unit but is unknown.

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.

C.B. Highlanders

  • CA BI 77-1152-1286
  • Item
  • 1943

Item is a photograph of the Cape Breton Highlanders arriving in Italy, with piper John MacMillan in the foreground.

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • CA BI 77-515-649
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of the Cape Breton Highlanders and band at Broughton, WWI.

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • CA BI 77-694-828
  • Item
  • 1925

Item is a photograph of the Cape Breton Highlanders (G.O.C. and Staff M.D. 6 and Officers of the 1st Bn., 85th Bn. C.E.F.) taken in August 1925.

C.B. Highlanders

  • CA BI 77-700-834
  • Item
  • 1917

Item is a photograph of four members of the Cape Breton Highlanders during the First World War. Those pictured are identified as J.W. MacKenzie of Boularderie, D.N. MacDonald, David Livingstone of Boularderie, and Lt. Paul MacGillivary of Antigonish.

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • CA BI 77-710-844
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of two members of the Cape Breton Highlanders taken during the First World War. The two members, identified as D.J. MacDonald and Harold Wadden of the 85th Battalion, are both standing in uniform in front of a wall.

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • CA BI 77-711-845
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of two members of the Cape Breton Highlanders taken during the First World War. The two members, identified as D.N. MacLeod and Frank Robbins of the 85th Battalion, are both standing in uniform in front of a wall.

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • CA BI 77-712-846
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of five members of the Cape Breton Highlanders taken during the First World War. Four of them are identified from as Tom Buckley, Michael MacLean, Wilson MacLean, Lieut. P. MacDonald (94th Battalion).

Officers of the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

  • CA BI 77-735-869
  • Item
  • Jul-1918

Item is a photograph of Officers of the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) taken on the steps of a chateau in Lozinghem, France. The officers are wearing their newly issued kilts. J.A. MacKinnon is identified as the sixth from the left in the second row.

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

  • CA BI 77-736-870
  • Item
  • Jul-1918

Item is a photograph of the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) taken on the steps of a chateau in Lozinghem, France.

Cape Breton Highlanders

Item is a photograph of soldiers from the "A" Company, Cape Breton Highlanders in Bolsward, Holland, celebrating the end of World War II in Germany. The man step dancing in the center is identified as Louis Michael Broussard of Pomquet, N.S. Also identified are Leo ? of New Waterford, Earl [?]ilson of Sydney, Hikam Connelly of Annapolis Valley, McLeod (with fiddle) of Inverness, White of Halifax, and Curtis of Sydney with the rest being unidentified.

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • CA BI 79-979-3959
  • Item
  • 1945

Item is a photograph of Cape Breton Highlanders at VE Day celebrations.

Pre-World War I

Series consists of a photograph of the 94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders" and a regimental history of the Cape Breton Highlanders from 1871 to 1947.

Cape Breton Highlanders Association

Series consists of records for the Cape Breton Highlanders Association including reunion photographs, newspaper clippings, a publication about the history of the unit, a regimental history, pamphlets from different reunions, minutes of meetings, correspondence, newsletters and membership rolls.

The Breed of Manly Men: The History of Cape Breton Highlanders

  • CA BI D 768.15 M67
  • Item
  • 1994

Item is a book titled "The Breed of Manly Men: The History of the Cape Breton Highlanders," written by Alex Morrison and Ted Slaney. The book outlines the history of the Cape Breton Highlanders during World War II including mobilization, training, travel overseas and their experiences fighting in Italy and North-West Europe.

Cape Breton Highlanders Collection

  • CA BI MG 20.5
  • Collection
  • 1910-2000

Collection consists of records related to the Cape Breton Highlanders including documentation spanning a century of service. Various iterations of the unit are included beginning with the 94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders," 185th Overseas Battalion Cape Breton Highlanders, Cape Breton Highlanders (World War II), 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton Highlanders) as well as records of the Cape Breton Highlanders Association. The records focus heavily on activity during World War 2 and post-war service by members of the Association.

Cape Breton Highlanders

Songs of the 185th Overseas Battalion

  • CA BI PAM 1003
  • Item

Item is a pamphlet containing a collection of wartime songs, some written about the Cape Breton Highlanders. Many of the songs within the pamphlet were written by people from Cape Breton.