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Gordon Sidney Harrington - Section 1

This section contains two World War 1 era studio portrait photos of Gordon Harrington and one studio photo of Gordon Harrington and his wife Catherine.

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Gordon and Catherine Harrington

Halifax, NS

Circa 1915-1916

This studio photo was taken in Halifax shortly after Gordon enlisted. It appears he is wearing a general list cap badge and has not been issued a proper unit badge yet. In the photo he may be in the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) or still in the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders). At this point his rank would be captain or major.

Catherine Agnes (née MacDonald) was from Reserve Mines in Cape Breton.

Photographer:  Climo, Halifax
Ref. Number:  0-4 (2-1-1.3)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection

Gordon Sidney Harrington

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Aldershot, NS


This photo was taken shortly before Gordon went overseas with the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders). His rank at this time would be major and he commanded "B" Company which was formed mostly of men from Glance Bay, New Waterford and the surrounding areas.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-1 (2.2)
Image Information:  Scan of an image from a book
Source:  1916 Picture Book: Nova Scotia Overseas Highland Brigade C.E.F. - Robert MacLellan Collection

Gordon Sidney Harrington

17th Canadian Reserve Battalion


Circa Spring, 1917

This photo was taken in England in the spring of 1917. At the time, as evidenced from his collar badges, he was serving in the 17th Canadian Reserve Battalion which he commanded for a short time. His rank in the photo would be major or lieutenant-colonel.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-1 (1.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Library and Archives Canada

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