World War 1, 85th Battalion

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85th Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders C.E.F.

File contains a typescript and two copies of a report that details the appointment of honorary colonel of the Nova Scotia Highlanders, Hon. Sir Robert Laird Borden in 1916, the organization and World War I service and honours of the 85th Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders, the 1932 request of the Cape Breton Highlanders to adopt the uniform of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, the appointment of Cape Breton Highlanders honorary colonel Hon. James Layton Ralston and a list of Cape Breton Highlander commanding officers between 1871 and 1962.

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • 77-710-844
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  • 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

  • 77-711-845
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  • 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.

Honour Roll of the Nova Scotia Overseas Highland Brigade

  • UA 602 N69 M33 2007
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  • 2007

Item is a book titled, "Honour Roll of the Nova Scotia Overseas Highland Brigade," written by W. James MacDonald. The book includes biographical information pertaining to fallen comrades of the 85th, 185th, 193rd, and 219th Battalions.

Liscombe Genealogy

File contains the following documents: a poem titled "Who Killed cock Robin" from the Westminister Gazette; "The War Graves of the British Empire: "The War Graves of the British Empire: The South-East Belgium Group of Cemeteries" with an attached note expressing sympathies to the Liscombe family over the loss of Gerald Liscombe; a photocopy of a chart explaining the relationships between members of the Liscombe family; a pedigree chart; a family tree; three photos of a family record; a letter to Susan Liscombe from H. Gornall, Captain of the 85th Battalion, dated April 22, 1919, expressing sympathies over the loss of Mrs. Liscombe's son, Gerald; and two copies of the family record.

Maddin's Declaration Paper

Item is a copy of James William Maddin's Declaration Papers, signed by Lieut. Col. Joseph Hay, medical officer of 85th Overseas Battalion.

Military (General) 1915

  • SB 125A
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  • 1915-1983

Item is a scrapbook that features newspaper clippings, transcriptions, and photographs pertaining to members of the military from Cape Breton 1915-1983. Included in the scrapbook are the following: Complete service roll of the 24th battery of Canadian Overseas Field Artillery (January 29, 1915); "Lieut. Col. McLeod is Laid to Rest in Flanders; Sixth Battery Mourns for Chief" (December 31, 1915); A newspaper printed photograph of the 25th Battalion CEF (taken 1915, printed August 3, 1963); Transcription of war-related poetry, originally published in the Sydney Post (May 30, 1917); "Rising of N.S. Highland Brigade Recalled" (July 31, 1965); "85th Battalion Had Glorious Service Record in World War 1" (August 9, 1965); and "Memory of 85th Battalion Evoked at Province House" (August 10, 1970).

Officers of the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

  • 77-735-869
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  • Jul-1918

Item is a photograph of Officers of the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) taken on the steps of a chateau in Lozinghem, France. The officers are wearing their newly issued kilts. J.A. MacKinnon is identified as the sixth from the left in the second row.

The 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders in France and Flanders

  • UA 601 N6 H3
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  • 1920

Item is a book titled, "The 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders in France and Flanders," written by Lt. Col. Joseph Hayes, D.S.O., C.A.M.C. It features chapters concerning the following: organization and early training; from Witley Camp to Vimy Ridge; Vimy Ridge; From Vimy Ridge to Passchendaele; From Passchendaele to Amiens Arleux and Fampoux; the tables turned at Amiens; the Scarpe Operation Drocourt-Queant line smashed; Bourlon and Cambrai; Valenciennes; the last battle at the Gates of Mons; sports and pastimes at the front; and the Armistice and the happy homecoming.

The Breed of Manly Men: The History of Cape Breton Highlanders

  • D 768.15 M67
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  • 1994

Item is a book titled "The Breed of Manly Men: The History of the Cape Breton Highlanders," written by Alex Morrison and Ted Slaney. The book outlines the history of the Cape Breton Highlanders during World War II including mobilization, training, travel overseas and their experiences fighting in Italy and North-West Europe.