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Melvin MacLean – Section 7

This section contains one photo of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders Pipe Band.

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North Nova Scotia Highlanders Pipe Band

This is a photo of the pipe band of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, who were based out of Truro, NS. The photo was taken in Canada before the battalion went overseas in July of 1941.

On the far left is Pipe Major Ross Stone from Truro. Third from the left is Piper Alex Ingram of Stellarton, NS. Eighth from the left is Piper Duncan MacIntrye of French Road, Cape Breton, and later Amherst, NS.

Also in the photo (as noted in a war time newspaper clipping) are Pipers Cecil Archibald of Kemptown; Alex Cooper and Ralph Boston of Truro; Davie Matheson of Stellarton; Ira C. MacPhee of Truro; and Frank Carrigan. Drummers are Frank Carrigan Jr., Melville Blackmoore and Ben Mitton, all of Truro.

Note that not all men have been issued North Nova Scotia Highlander cap badges yet. At least two men have no cap badges at all, and the man to Pipe Major Stone’s left, in the front row, has what appears to be a Pictou Highlanders cap badge.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-7 (10.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo (postcard photo)
Source:  Lorna MacLean, Sydney Mines, NS, 2015

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