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"Albert J. Lutz" Schooner

  • 82-322-7022
  • Item
  • ca. 1917

Item is a photograph of the "Albert J. Lutz", a schooner outfitted as a Canadian Q ship during World War 1. A 4" gun was mounted on its deck behind the dories. It was stationed in Sydney harbour from 1917-1918.

"B" Company marching

  • 84-80-14180
  • Item
  • ca. 1915

Item is a postcard showing soldiers of 'B' company of the 25th Battalion of the CEF marching down a street during World War 1. The officer leading the march is identified as Lieut. Simpson.

"General Byng"

  • 78-420-2170
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of the schooner "General Byng," taken during its construction during the First World War.

"In Mortal Combat"

  • 84-119-14219
  • Item
  • 1914-1920

Item is a photograph of two members of the 25th Battalion of the CEF mock-fighting each other with rods during World War 1. The reverse of the photo notes the two are "In Mortal Combat."

"Me & My Ford"

  • 84-95-14195
  • Item
  • 23 April, 1915

Item is a postcard showing Percy Willmot lying in a carriage on a road during World War 1. A note on the reverse reads: "'Me + My Ford' Very comfy. K[indecipherable] Pk. April 23/15. P."

"The Squeke"

  • 84-123-14223
  • Item
  • 1914-1920

Item is a photograph of Percy Willmot on a river or lake in his boat, identified as "The Squeke", taken during World War 1.

185th Battalion, Broughton

  • 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.

185th Battalion, Broughton

  • 77-903-1037
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

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

185th Battalion, Broughton

  • 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.

185th Battalion, Broughton

  • 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.

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.

185th Canadian Infantry Battalion fonds

  • 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 ...

185th Cape Breton Highlanders Headquarters, Broughton

  • 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.

185th Overseas Battalion, N.S. Highland Brigade

  • 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.

25th Battalion "B" Co.

  • Item
  • 8 August, 1918

Item is the nominal roll "B" for the 25th Battalion at the Battle of Ameion on August 8th, 1918. The men listed each fall under one of the following designations: Headquarters; 5th Platoon; 6th Platoon; 7th Platoon; and 8th Platoon.

94th Argyll Highlanders at Marconi Station, Louisbourg

  • 13-010-30064
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of troops of the 94th Regiment at arms in front of Marconi Station. Dozens of troops and officers are lined in rows in front of a large house, some sitting and some standing.

94th Argyll Highlanders at Marconi Station, Louisbourg

  • 13-009-30063
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of troops of the 94th Regiment at arms in front of Marconi Station. Dozens of troops are lined along a path with an officer standing at the right end. There are multiple buildings visible in the background.

94th Regiment

  • 94-931-25446a
  • Item
  • 1900-1918

Item is a photograph of 38 soldiers in full uniform at arms and with instruments posing at an unknown location, possibly Margaree. It was likely taken during World War 1.

94th Regiment

  • 94-931-25446b
  • Item
  • 1900-1918

Item is a photograph of 38 soldiers in full uniform at arms and with instruments posing at an unknown location, possibly Margaree. The exact date is unknown but it was likely taken during World War 1.

A Cape Bretoner at War: Letters From the Front 1914-1919

  • PAM 4043
  • Item
  • 2002

Item is a pamphlet which features "A Cape Bretoner at War: Letters From the Front 1914-1919," an article by Brian Douglas Tennyson. The article contains information about Percy Charles Willmot and his experience serving overseas, which w...

Abbie (MacAulay) MacDonald fonds

  • MG 12.168
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1915]

Fonds consists of correspondence, including a letter from "Bob," a soldier in Fredericton, New Brunswick, during World War 1.

MacDonald, Abbie (MacAulay)

Aldershot Camp, Nova Scotia

  • 97-871-28719
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a composite photograph of the mess rooms at Aldershot Camp and those stationed there in July, 1918. The three long buildings in the foreground surrounded by lines of soldiers are the mess halls and other buildings and tents are visible in ...

Aldershot Military Camp

  • 77-916-1050
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photographic postcard of the Aldershot Military Camp taken during the First World War. Tents, a few buildings, and soldiers are visible.

Allan Ridgway fonds

  • MG 12.110
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1973

Fonds consists of papers and medals concerning enlistment and service in World War I, including award of the Military Medal, 1915-1921; appointment as Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 1931; and clippings of obituaries of Allan and...

Ridgway, Allan

Angus McLellan fonds

  • MG 12.172
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1934

Fonds consists of documents relating to census and school in Grand Mira North, as well as McLellan's military enlistment in World War I, his appointment to Justice f the Peace, Dominion Doal Company pay slips, grocery and school receipts.

McLellan, Angus

Annie MacDonald fonds

  • MG 20.21
  • Fonds
  • 1918

Fonds consists of an autograph book of signatures and poems that Annie MacDonald collected during World War 1.

MacDonald, Annie

Beneath Flanders Fields: The Tunnellers' War 1914-1918

  • D 607.3 B34 2005
  • Item
  • 2004

Item is a book titled "Beneath Flanders Fields: The Tunnellers' War 1914-1918," by Peter Barton, Peter Doyle, and Johan Vanderwalle. The book provides information regarding the progression and use of military mining in World War 1,...

Boat Builders, Beinn Bhreagh

  • 77-85-219
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of female boatbuilders, taken by Charles Martin of the National Geographic Society. Thirteen boatbuilders pose with lifeboats built at Beinn Bhreagh, Baddeck under the supervision of Alexander Graham Bell. Those pictured are i...

Martin, Charles

Boat Builders, Beinn Bhreagh

  • 77-86-220
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of female boat builders, taken by Charles Martin of the National Geographic Society. Four women work indoors on a lifeboat in the foreground, while two others work on another boat in the background. These lifeboats were built ...

Martin, Charles

Broughton Arms Hotel

  • 77-432-566
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of the Broughton Arms Hotel with soldiers during WWI.

Burns MacDonald

  • 93-41-24015
  • Item
  • 1917

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

C.B. Highlanders

  • 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.

Canada Registration Board fonds

  • MG 20.18
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1940

Fonds consists of two wartime registration certificates issued to Mrs. Lillian Lavy Harrison in 1918 and 1940.

Canada Registration Board

Canada in the First World War and the Road to Vimy Ridge

  • PAM 3973
  • Item
  • 1992

Item is a pamphlet published by the Government of Canada's Communications Division of Veterans Affairs, written by Cedric Jennings. It outlines Canada's role in World War 1 and at the Battle of Vimy Ridge and is written in French and Eng...

Canada's Black Battalion No. 2 Construction

  • UA 602 B5 R8
  • Item
  • 1986

Item is a book titled "Canada's Black Battalion No. 2 Construction 1916-1920," written by Calvin W. Ruck. The book provides information about African Canadians who served in World War 1, and highlights their roles and the obstacles ...

Cape Breton Black/West Indian Community Scrapbook

  • SB 151
  • Item
  • 1985

Item is a scrapbook that was compiled for the 200th Anniversary of Sydney celebrations that includes reproductions of photographs, event tickets, and newspaper articles, as well as listings of Black men who served during wartime, and a history of ...

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • 77-735-869
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of the 85th Cape Breton Highlanders taken in England during the First World War. J.A. MacKinnon is identified as the sixth from the left in the second row.

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • 77-515-649
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

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

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • 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

  • 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).

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • 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

  • 77-736-870
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of the 85th Cape Breton Highlanders.

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