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Melvin MacLean – Section 5

This section contains one photo of the Cape Breton Highlanders Pipe Band.

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Cape Breton Highlanders Pipe Band

Connaught Ranges, Ontario

June, 1941

Left to Right:
1.  Pipe Major John Alexander "Black Jack" McDonald, Soldiers Cove, NS
2.  Piper Archie Allan MacKay, Inverness, NS
3.  Piper George Sutherland, Soldiers Cove, NS
4.  Unidentified Piper
5.  Piper Gordon "Red Gordon" MacQuarrie, River Denys, NS
6.  Piper William "Willie" Gillis, Inverness, NS
7.  Unidentified Drummer
8.  Piper John Joseph "Piper" MacMillan, Reserve Mines, NS
9.  Unidentified Drummer
10.  Unidentified Bass Drummer
11.  Piper John Joseph (Joe) MacMillan, Reserve Mines, NS
12.  Unidentified Drummer
13.  Piper Gordon Hammond MacDonald, New Waterford, NS (Killed in action in Italy on January 15, 1944)
14.  Piper John Angus MacDonnell, Inverness, NS
15.  Unidentified Drummer
16.  Unidentified Drummer

Place names mentioned above are believed to be home addresses at time of enlistment and not necessarily places of birth.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-7 (16.2b)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Lorna MacLean, Sydney Mines, NS, 2015

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