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Cape Breton Island (NS) World War 1, 1914-1918
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WW1 Officers in Moxham's Castle

  • 81-854-5934
  • Item
  • 1919

Item is a photograph of four medical personnel officers inside Moxham's Castle, where they were stationed during World War 1 when the castle functioned as a military hospital.

WW1 Military Parade on Charlotte Street, Sydney

  • 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.

WW1 Military Parade on Charlotte Street, Sydney

  • 82-175-6875
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of a military parade that took place on Charlotte Street in Sydney during World War 1. The photo features a large number of uniformed soldiers with rifles marching down the middle of the road with bystanders viewing on both sides of the street.

Victoria Park and the Army: The First Two Centuries

  • Item
  • 1984

Item is a report titled "Victoria Park and the Army: The First Two Centuries," written by Colonel I.D. MacIntyre. The report focuses on the history of Victoria Park Armories since their formation, and provides information about Cape Breton men who enlisted for service during World War 1.

The Northside Militia - 1800-1950 - With an Emphasis on Sydney Mines

  • Item
  • 10 April, 1990

Item is a report titled "The Northside Militia - 1800-1950 - With an Emphasis on Sydney Mines," written by Cheryl Keagan. The report provides information about the militia composed of men from North Sydney and Sydney that served between the years 1800 and 1950, and includes information about the units in which Sydney Mines militiamen served in during World War 1 and those who stayed at home to protect the island.

The North Sydney Flight: The Farewell Issue

  • CA BI PAM 4061
  • Item
  • 1 December, 1918

Item is a pamphlet, published by the Personnel of the U.S. Naval Air Station in North Sydney, on December 1st, 1918. The pamphlet contains the staff muster roll, some pieces of poetry, jokes, and an editorial.

Sydney, Nova Scoia and the U-Boat War, 1918

  • Item
  • 1998

Item is a report titled "Sydney, Nova Scotia and the U-Boat War, 1918," which was written by Brian Tennyson and Roger Sarty. The report focuses on actions taken to protect the waters around industrial Cape Breton, and the experiences of servicemen and the citizens who interacted with them.

Sydney Harbour, WWI

  • CA BI 77-1376-1510
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a composite photograph of the first convoy during World War I in Sydney Harbour. More than 20 ships are visible in addition to buildings along the shore.

Sydney Academy Cadet Corps 306

  • CA BI 81-229-5299
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of the Sydney Academy Cadet Corps. Judge George Morrison is identified as the fifth from left in the front row, seated to the right of the boy with the trophy.

Sydney Academy Cadet Corps #306

  • 81-234-5304
  • Item
  • 1917

Item is a photograph of the Sydney Academy Cadet Corps #306 in the winter of 1917. Almost all of the Cadets are in full uniform, with the first row sitting and the back rows standing on steps.

Stella Mann Fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.224
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1987

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs that were collected and created by the Mann familiy, including information about Gabarus residents who were involved in World War 1.

Mann, Stella

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.

Soldiers at the Broughton Arms Hotel

  • 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.

Railway Car, Dominion

  • CA BI 86-325-16523
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of a railway car in a Dominion railyard containing soldiers of World War 1. Children are in the foreground on the tracks.

Port Hastings Historical Society fonds

  • CA BI MG 14.155
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1967

Fonds consists of textual records including correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, voters lists, and documents related to Port Hastings History.

Port Hastings Historical Society

"Park Opens"

Item is a photograph clipped from a newspaper of the opening of John Bernard Croak VC Memorial Park.

Olive Liscombe's Diary

Item is Olive Liscombe's diary, detailing her life in Sydney from September 6, 1914 to December 31, 1914.

Olive Liscombe's Diary

Item is Olive Liscombe's diary, detailing her daily life in Sydney from January 1, 1914 to March 22, 1914.

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.

Naval Sentry Stanley, Sydney

  • 82-533-7233
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of a naval sentry guard sentry stationed in Sydney during World War 1. The sentry is identified by his first name, Stanley.

Naval Air Station: North Sydney, 1918

  • Item
  • 2008

Item is a report titled "Naval Air Station: North Sydney 1918," written by Peter E. Lawson. The report outlines the experiences and issues that faced American servicemen who assembled a naval air station in North Sydney and patrolled Canadian waters off Cape Breton Island in search of German submarines that threatened merchant ship convoys in the fall of 1918. The report includes copies of photographs, and a list of the North Sydney naval station staff.

Moxham's Castle/Hospital

  • 81-853-5933
  • Item
  • 1919

Item is a photograph of the rear of Moxham's Castle taken after the end of World War 1. During the war, the castle served as a military hospital.

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.

Moxham's Castle

  • CA BI SB 133
  • Item
  • 1914-1966

Item is a scrapbook composed of clippings pertaining to Moxham's Castle, Sydney. The included clippings were published between the dates June 11, 1914 and April 26, 1966 in the Chronicle Herald and the Cape Breton Post and provide information about the castle's conversion to a World War 1 military hospital and its destruction in 1966.

Moxham Castle: The Beaton Institute Holdings

  • Item
  • 2002

Item is a series of notes concerning the Beaton Institute's Holdings related to Moxham Castle. These notes include information about the castle's use as a military hospital during World War 1.

Morien Remembers: A Salute to Our Veterans

  • CA BI FC 2349 P67 Z48 2005
  • Item
  • 2005

Item is a book titled "Morien Remembers: A Salute to Our Veterans," by Paulette MacDougall, Diane MacLachlan and LeRoy Peach. The book features biographies and photographs of veterans from Port Morien and area.

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.

Military Funeral

  • CA BI 80-765-4945
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph showing the first military funeral from Sacred Heart Church during World War 1. Photo shows a crowd of non-military men, women, and children, likely following the procession.

Military Funeral

  • CA BI 80-762-4942
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph showing the first military funeral from Sacred Heart Church during World War 1. Soldiers and marching band on Charlotte Street and in front of a church are pictured. Photograph appears to have been taken from a second storey building looking out on the street.

Military Funeral

  • CA BI 80-766-4946
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph showing the first military funeral from Sacred Heart Church during World War 1. Photo was taken by an unknown photographer, possibly from the second storey of a building opposite Sacred Heart Church, and shows the large assembly outside Sacred Heart.

Military Funeral

  • CA BI 80-764-4944
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph showing the first military funeral from Sacred Heart Church during World War 1. Photo was taken by an unknown photographer next to an open grave and shows a partially obscured officer standing in the left foreground and a number of soldiers with raised rifles.

Johnstone, Captain L.H.

  • File
  • ca. 1989

File contains documents related to the life of Captain Lewis Howard Johnstone, a World War 1 serviceman from Victoria Mines. Included within the file is a clipping titled "Letters relate final action for soldier," written by Lois Beaton. The article includes transcriptions of Capt. Johnstone's letters that describe battle conditions.

J.E. Burchell and Dorothy Clarke

  • 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.

J.E. Burchell and Dorothy Clarke

  • 82-760-7460
  • Item
  • 1919

Item is a photograph of J.E. Burchell and his granddaughter Dorothy Clarke on a snowy day during World War 1. Burchell is holding a roll of papers and a house is visible in the background.

James MacMillan, Sydney

  • CA BI 89-460-18655
  • Item
  • 1914-1918

Item is a photograph of James MacMillan in full uniform with rifle during World War 1. MacMillan was killed in the war. The photo was taken by C.H. Woodill in Sydney, likely prior to MacMillan's departure.

Woodill, C.H.

Iona Soldiers

  • CA BI 76-89
  • Item
  • 1914-1918

Item is a photograph of approximately twenty young men, some in uniform, prior to their departure for Europe during World War One.

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