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CA BI 80-286-4466 · Item · 1916

Item is a composite photograph of the 185th Overseas Battalion, N.S. Highland Brigade of Lt. Col. Day O.C. during World War 1. Photo was taken in Sydney by H.O. Dodge.

Dodge, H. O.
CA BI MG 20.24 · Fonds · 1915-1918

The 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) was authorized on the first day of February, 1916 by the appointment of Lt.-Col. F. P. Day, as its commanding Officer. Cape Breton Island, particularly the industrial sections, had already contributed a long list of men in various units such as the 17th, 36th, 25th, 40th, 64th, 85th, and 106th infantry units. It was felt, however, that the authorization of a Battalion recruited from all sections of the Island would be met with a strong response, and the authorities were not disappointed. Within a period of three weeks from the day the first recruit was signed on, the battalion was up to strength and ready to mobilize. For recruiting purposes, the 185th divided the Island into four districts: "A" Company from Inverness, Richmond and Victoria Counties; "B" Company from the towns of Glace Bay, New Waterford, and adjacent districts; "C" Company from Sydney Mines, North Sydney and suburbs; "D" Company from Sydney and the Mira district.

Fonds consists of the register of recruits ledger, casualty forms, nominal rolls for drafts, absentee list, declaration and attestation papers, and the list of members of the 185th during World War 1.

185th Battalion, Broughton
CA BI 77-903-1037 · Item · ca. 1914

Item is a postcard of the 185th Battalion marching past the Broughton Hotel taken during WWI.

CA BI 88-503-18013 · Item · 27 September, 1916

Item is a composite photograph of the Signalling Section 185th Battalion of the CEF Cape Breton Highlanders during World War 1. The soldiers are sitting and standing in three rows in full uniform bearing their flags. The photo was taken at Aldershot Camp on September 27, 1916.

185th Battalion, Broughton
CA BI 77-904-1038 · Item · ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of the 185th Battalion at Broughton with the Broughton Hotel in the background. The photograph was taken during WWI. A row of soldiers are assembled in the rear of the hotel and stand before officers in full uniform.

CA BI 93-33-24007 · Item · 9 October, 1918

Item is a photograph of Gerald Liscombe (on the left) and fellow 185th Battalion member Burns MacDonald (on the right) in full uniform during World War 1. The photo was taken in France.

185th Battalion, Broughton
CA BI 94-1121-25636 · Item · 1915

Item is a photograph of the 185th Battalion parading in Broughton, where they were stationed during the beginning of World War 1.

Gerald Liscombe and soldier
CA BI 93-39-24013 · Item · 1914-1918

Item is a photograph of Gerald Liscombe (sitting) and another soldier (standing) in full uniform in a formal portrait during World War 1.

185th Battalion, Broughton
CA BI 91-621-22582 · Item · ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of the 185th Battalion parading in Broughton, where they were stationed during the beginning of World War 1.

Burns MacDonald
CA BI 93-41-24015 · Item · 1917

Item is a photograph of Burns MacDonald in full uniform in Qurchel, France during World War 1.

185th Battalion, Broughton
81-1605-6685 · Item · ca. 1915

Item is a postcard of the 185th Battalion marching in Broughton, Cape Breton during World War 1. The soldiers in full uniform are marching past the rear of the Broughton Arms Hotel, which is visible in the background.

84-704-14804 · Item · 1914-1918

Item is a photographic postcard showing the Headquarters of the 185th Cape Breton Highlanders in Broughton during the First World War. A heading below the photo identifies the Broughton Arms and General Offices.

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.