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Archival description
Kenneth Morrison fonds
CA BI MG 6.65 · Fonds · 1917-1958

Fonds consists of correspondence between Kenneth Morrison and Alick Morrison of Glasgow, Scotland, concerning the Morrisons of Berneray (1950-1958). Records also include miscellaneous papers including material on World War 1 victory loans and a reproduction of the will of Kenneth's father, Roderick Morrison.

Morrison, Kenneth
James W. Maddin fonds
CA BI MG 12.80 · Fonds · 1905-1961

Fonds consists of correspondence, including letters from the Right Honourable Arthur Meighen, clippings, poetry, addresses, scrapbooks, and army service records.

Maddin, James William
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.

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.

Frances Dodd
CA BI 77-686-820 · Item · ca. 1915

Item is a photograph of Frances Dodd (Ridgway) of Bridgeport, a member of Queen Alexandra's Nursing Reserve from 1914-1918.

CA BI 77-704-838 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of two unidentified members of the Canadian Army from Cape Breton taken during the First World War.

CA BI 77-706-840 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of two unidentified members of the Canadian Army from Cape Breton during the First World War. Both are in full uniforms, including kilts.

Naval Personnel
CA BI 77-410-544 · Item · ca. 1942

Item is a photograph of naval and civilian personnel and the Sydney Harbour defences during WWII.

Sydney Harbour Convoys
CA BI 77-416-550 · Item · ca. 1940

Item is a photograph of convoys in Sydney Harbour during WWII.

CA BI 77-433-567 · Item · ca.1914

Item is a photographic postcard of a rear view of the Broughton Arms Hotel with roughly 22 soldiers assembled in a loose line.

St. Andrew's Church, Judique
CA BI 77-438-572 · Item · 1975

Item is a photograph of the war memorial monument at St. Andrew's Church, Judique.

Crowdis family fonds
CA BI MG 12.123 · Fonds · 1883-1949

Fonds consists of personal papers of the Crowdis family over generations, including legal papers, correspondence, ephemera, and birth certificates of various family members.

Crowdis, Edward
Malcolm A. MacDonald fonds
CA BI MG 12.134 · Fonds · 1908-1950

Fonds consists of personal correspondence covering subjects such as remembrances of World War II, social life in Cape Breton in the 1940's, and various Christmas cards and postcards.

MacLeod, Malcolm Angus
James MacMillan fonds
CA BI MG 12.147 · Fonds · 1874-1976

Fonds consists of correspondence, legal documents, diaries, and clippings. It includes Anthony's MacMillan's wartime correspondence with his cousin, Cecilia MacMillan, in addition to other wartime correspondence.

MacMillan, James
William L. Chirgwin fonds
CA BI MG 12.176 · Fonds · 1906-1961

Fonds consists of William Chirgwin's textual records, including correspondence concerning a ship that was seized by the Peruvian government in World War 1.

Chirgwin, William L.
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.

82-176-6876 · Item · ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of a military parade that took place on Charlotte Street in Sydney during World War 1. A band is leading a procession down the middle of the road while bystanders view from both sides of the street.

82-527-7227 · Item · 1914

Item is a photograph of a naval convoy moving along the coast near Plymouth, England during World War 1. Taken on October 14, 1914, the ink description on the photo reads "The largest fleet of liners to cross the Atlantic at one time (32 in number) with 33,000 Canadian troops on board."

Abrahams and Sons, Devonport
Naval Sentry Stanley, Sydney
82-532-7232 · Item · 1918

Item is a photograph of a naval sentry guard stationed in Sydney during World War 1. The sentry is identified by his first name, Stanley. He is standing in front of a large house in full uniform with a rifle. Women are visible on the balcony of the house in the background.

82-760-7460 · Item · 1919

Item is a photograph of J.E. Burchell and his granddaughter Dorothy Clarke on a snowy day towards the end of the First World War. Burchell is holding a roll of papers and a house is visible in the background.

Military Funeral
CA BI 80-763-4943 · Item · 1918

Item is a photograph showing the first military funeral from Sacred Heart Church during World War 1. Soldiers at arms and part of a marching band on Charlotte Street are pictured.

Dieppe Raid
CA BI 79-1065-4045 · Item · 19-Aug-1942

Item is a photograph of a view of the Dieppe Raid with a caption in German.

Dieppe Raid
CA BI 79-1066-4046 · Item · 19-Aug-1942

Item is a photograph of a view of the Dieppe Raid with a caption in German.

Dieppe Raid
CA BI 79-1069-4049 · Item · 1942

Item is a photograph of a view of the Dieppe Raid with a caption in German.

Dieppe Raid
CA BI 79-1076-4056 · Item · 19-Aug-1942

Item is a photograph of a view of the Dieppe Raid with a caption in German.

Dieppe Raid
CA BI 79-1078-4058 · Item · 1942

Item is a photograph of a view of the Dieppe Raid with a caption in German.

Hugh P. MacKinnon, Inverness
CA BI 80-107-4287 · Item · ca. 1915

Item is a photograph of Hugh P. MacKinnon in his World War 1 uniform, taken with his wife and family.

DISCO Victory Loan Committee
CA BI 80-180-4360 · Item · 1918

Item is a photograph of members of the DISCO Victory Loan Committee of 1918, organized during the First World War. Those pictured are listed below but not so as to allow for identification. A large board tracking the work of the committee is visible behind the assembled members. Smokestacks, power lines, a small building, and a large Union Jack flag are also visible.

Cape Breton Highlanders
CA BI 79-979-3959 · Item · 1945

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

Moxham's Castle Hospital
87-960-17490 · Item · ca. 1918

Item is a photograph of the interior of Moxham Castle and its staff during its time as a hospital during the First World War. Officers, nurses, and others are assembled in chairs on the floor, the stairs, the landing, and the second floor. The exact date and identities of those pictured are unknown.

HMT Saxonia, May 1915
CA BI 84-71-14171 · Item · 1915

Item is a photograph of four soldiers on the deck of the HMT Saxonia during World War 1.

Halifax exercise
84-76-14176 · Item · ca. 1916

Item is a postcard showing soldiers of the 25th Battalion of the CEF in an exercise during World War 1. The exercise took place in Halifax and the Armories and Park Street Church are visible in the background.

Halifax exercise
CA BI 84-77-14177 · Item · ca. 1916

Item is a postcard showing an exercise of the 25th Battalion of the CEF in Halifax during World War 1. A note on the reverse reads: "Getting ready to form an 'outpush' for the protection of a force encamped. Small parties are being detailes to various duties - scouts - patrols sentry groups + detached posts."

Six unidentified soldiers
CA BI 84-83-14183 · Item · 1914-1919

Item is a photograph of six uniformed soldiers of the 25th Battalion taken during World War 1.

Portrait of three soldiers
CA BI 84-88-14188 P512 · Item · 1914-1919

Item is a postcard showing three unidentified soldiers of the 25th Battalion of the CEF taken during World War 1.

Two soldiers in the woods
CA BI 84-90-14190 · Item · 1914-1919

Item is a photograph of two unidentified soldiers of the 25th Battalion of the CEF taken during World War 1.

Two soldiers by tree
CA BI 84-91-14191 · Item · 1914-1919

Item is a postcard showing two members of the 25th Battalion of the CEF taken during World War 1.

Nurse and soldier
CA BI 84-104-14204 · Item · 1914-1919

Item is a photograph of a nurse and a soldier standing outside a building during World War 1.

Nurses and patient
CA BI 84-106-14206 · Item · 1914-1919

Item is a photograph of two nurses and a patient inside a hospital or infirmary during World War 1.

CA BI 84-114-14214 · Item · 12 June, 1918

Item is a photograph of Percy Willmot with his mother and sister in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. A note on the reverse of the item bears the caption "Style on the Stile" and specifies the photo was taken "on the packway between Shottery - Anne Hathaways [sic] Cottage and Stratford. P.".

Six unidentified soldiers
CA BI 84-115-14215 · Item · 1914-1920

Item is a photograph of six members of the 25th Battalion of the CEF during World War 1.

Two soldiers wrestling
CA BI 84-116-14216 · Item · 1914-1920

Item is a photograph of two soldiers wrestling on a rock. The two are members of the 25th Battalion of the CEF and served in World War 1.

CA BI 84-121-14221 · Item · 1914-1920

Item is a photograph of a soldier of the 25th Battalion of the CEF during World War 1. The unidentified soldier is standing in front of a building.

CA BI 92-17-23192 · Item · 1918

Item is a photograph of Mary Belle MacNeill sitting at a table with her brother during World War 1. The photo was likely taken in England.

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.

Mary Belle MacNeill
CA BI 95-346-26437 · Item · 1917

Item is a photograph of Mary Belle MacNeill, a nursing sister, sitting in bed with a book in France during World War 1. It is noted that the picture was enclosed along with an address she delivered at the Savoy Theatre at some point after.

World Wars Monument
CA BI 99-94-29865 · Item · 1998

Item is a photograph of a monument in Wentworth Park commemorating those from Sydney who died in the First and Second World Wars. Only the side dedicated to World War 1 is visible.