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17th Battalion

  • CA BI 77-924-1058
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a photograph of six members of the old 17th Battalion with the first Sydney court house in the background.

17th Battery Artillery Unit

  • CA BI 77-889-1023
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of the 17th Battery Artillery, taken at Victoria Park, Sydney.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

185th Overseas Battalion, N.S. Highland Brigade

  • 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.

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.

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.

94th Argyll Highlanders: First Canadian Militia Unit Organized in Cape Breton

  • Item
  • 1 January, 1940

Item is a series of notes pertaining to the 94th Argyll Highlanders and their role as one of the First Canadian Militia Units in Cape Breton. The notes also detail how the group was absorbed into various troops overseas in World War 1. This piece was published in the Sydney Post Record.

94th Band, Baddeck

  • CA BI 77-617-751
  • Item
  • 1898

Item is a photograph of the 94th Band, Baddeck, with the names of numbers listed on the back of the picture.

94th Highlanders

  • CA BI 77-192-326
  • Item
  • ca. 1895

Item is a photograph of the 94th Highlanders at camp in Big Baddeck.

94th Highlanders Summer Camp

  • CA BI 77-198-332
  • Item
  • ca. 1898

Item is a photograph of the 94th Victoria Battalion "Argyll Highlanders" summer camp at Big Baddeck.

94th Regiment

  • CA BI 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

  • CA BI 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.

94th Regiment at Camp

  • CA BI 77-195-329
  • Item
  • ca. 1898

Item is a photograph of the 94th Regiment at camp in Big Baddeck.

94th Regiment at Camp

  • CA BI 77-196-330
  • Item
  • ca. 1898

Item is a photograph of the 94th Regiment at camp in Big Baddeck.

94th Regiment at Camp

  • CA BI 77-193-327
  • Item
  • ca. 1898

Item is a photograph of the 94th Regiment at camp in Big Baddeck.

94th Regiment at Camp

  • CA BI 77-194-328
  • Item
  • ca. 1898

Item is a photograph of the 94th Regiment at camp in Big Baddeck.

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

  • CA BI 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 was documented through letters. This piece was originally published in Canadian Military History, Volume 11.1.

Broughton Arms Hotel

  • CA BI 77-432-566
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

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

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.

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.

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).

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 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

Cape Breton Members of the Canadian Army

  • 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.

Cape Breton Members of the Canadian Army

  • 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.

Cape Breton Members of the Canadian Army

  • CA BI 77-703-837
  • Item
  • 20th century

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

Cape Breton Members of the Canadian Army

  • CA BI 77-705-839
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of two unidentified members of the Canadian Army from Cape Breton taken during the First World War. One member sits while the other stands. Both are in full uniform.

Cape Breton Members of the Canadian Army

  • CA BI 77-707-841
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of 12 unidentified members of the Canadian Army from Cape Breton during the First World War.

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.

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.

Court House

  • CA BI 77-593-727
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the Sydney 17th Field Battery in front of the first Cape Breton County court house at Victoria Park.

Echoes from Labor's Wars: The Expanded Edition

  • CA BI PS 8511 R37 E231 1992
  • Item
  • 1992

Item is a book titled, "Echoes from Labor's Wars: The Expanded Edition," written by Dawn Fraser. The book features narrative verse and stories concerning Cape Breton during World War 1, among other topics.

First World War Officers

  • CA BI 97-211-28049
  • Item
  • 1919

Item is a photograph of four medical personnel officers inside Moxham's Castle, stationed there during World War 1 when the castle functioned as a military hospital. The photo was taken in 1919 and shows them sat around a large desk facing the camera.

Five soldiers after "Champagne Supper"

  • CA BI 84-89-14189
  • Item
  • 18 November, 1916

Item is a postcard showing five members of the 25th Battalion of the CEF taken during World War 1. The photo was taken after a "champagne supper" the night before and is noted as being "taken with a small hand camera." The soldiers are identified on the reverse as: RSM Hinchcliffe (died at Vimy), CQMS Hills (Susie), Sgt. P.C. Willmot, Cpl. P. Walker, and Pte. Dr. 'Pete' Murray.

Gerald Liscombe and Burns MacDonald

  • 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.

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.

Hal McCurdy

  • CA BI 93-07-23981
  • Item
  • 1914-1918

Item is a photograph of Hal McCurdy in full uniform during his service in World War 1.

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.

James Day and William Blackwood

  • CA BI 77-834-968
  • Item
  • 1914

Item is a photograph of James Day and William Blackwood, members of the 17th Battery, leaving for World War I.

John Bernard Croak

  • CA BI 84-1341-15441
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of John Bernard Croak, later awarded the Victoria Cross, in full uniform during World War 1.

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.

Maddin, James William

  • File
  • 1978-1980

File contains a series of records related to the life of James William Maddin, a Cape Breton judge and politician who served in World War 1. Included in the file is two copies of a report titled "James William Maddin, 1874-1961," two newspaper clippings about Mrs. J.W. Maddin, and a newspaper clipping about Maddin's career in law.

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