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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.

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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

MG 20.5-B-6-1 · Item · November 14, 1916
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a typewritten letter from the Assistant Deputy Assistant & Quartermaster General to the Nova Scotia Highland Brigade’s Officer Commanding regarding declaration and attestation papers for the 185th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F. Included are two lists, one listing all the declaration and attestation papers that were handed in to Camp Headquarters at Aldershot, Nova Scotia and the other listing the declaration and attestation papers that had not yet been received at Camp Aldershot.

MG 20.5-B-7-2 · Item · [March 9, 1918]
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a typewritten nominal roll of men in the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders), including first initials, last names, and regimental numbers, who were transferred to the 17th Reserve Canadian Battalion, Bramshott, England. There are four copies of the list with various handwritten notes on each copy.

Absentee Lists
MG 20.5-B-7-3 · Item · August 1, 1916 - October 1, 1916
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is two handwritten and typewritten absentee lists for 'C' Company of the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) during World War I (WWI).

MG 20.5-B-8 · Item · [19--]
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a photocopied and oversize photograph of the 185th Overseas Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) Regimental Band taken in Nova Scotia by photographer W.G. MacLaughlan.

Included in the photograph are:

1st row (sitting): Bdsn Joseph Mullings, Bdsn William P. Laurence, Bdsn John McOuigan, Bdsn John T. Green, Bdsn Gerald Liscombe, Bdsn Daniel Guthro, Bdsn A.J. MacLean (L. Corp.).

2nd row (kneeling): Bdsn Joseph Dunn, Bdsn James A. Ross, Bdsn Mark Conway, Bdsn Harry Beaddock, William Williams (Sergt. Bandmaster), Col. F.P. Day, Capt. F.P. Munro, Bdsn D. Mck Weir, Bdsn joseph Davies.

3rd row: Bdsn Samuel Hayward, Bdsn Fred Ferryhough, Bdsn John Harracks, Bdsn Malcom O'Hanley, Bdsn Ben Hitchens, Bdsn James F. MacDonald, Bdsn Thomas Denny, Bdsn John Nicholson, Bdsn Elsmer Bulmer, Bdsn Burns MacDonald, Bdsn James Bowers.

4th row: Bdsn Alex Brown, Bdsn Frank MacKinnon, Bdsn James Critchley, Bdsn John Hitchens, Bdsn Robert Weilding, Bdsn Herbert Poycott, Bdsn William MacLaverty, Bdsn Albert Beresford, Bdsn Thomas Saunderson, Bdsn Walter Cosman.