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85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) CEF

 

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Photos

This section contains five group photos showing showing soldiers of the 85th Battalion. They were taken in Europe during or shortly after the war. Three of the photos are groups of officers.

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Officers

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Circa 1916-1917

This is a quirky photo showing the officers of the 85th Battalion wearing gas masks. It was probably taken in England.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-4 (3-4.3)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Officers

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Belgium

Circa 1919

1st Row, Front Row, Left to Right:
1.  Lieut. Clarence Reginald Gass, Bayfield, NS
2.  Lieut. Stanley Westover, Hubbard's Cove, NS
3.  Lieut. Edgar Rand Power, Weston, NS

2nd Row, Left to Right:
1.  Capt. James Campbell Bruce Inkster, Brandon, MB
2.  Lieut. John Alexander MacKinnon, Beaver Cove, NS
3.  Capt. Basil Burke Currie, Halifax, NS
4.  Lieut. Harold Raymond Theakston, Sydney, NS
5.  Lt-Col. James Layton Ralston (Commanding Officer), Halifax, NS
6.  Maj. John MacIntosh Millar, Louisbourg, NS
7.  Capt. Robert Inglis Donaldson, Nappan Station, NS
8.  Capt. Miles Gillespie Brown (Medical officer), Moore's Mills, NB
9.  Lieut. Daniel Mooney (Band Master), Stellarton, NS

3rd Row, Left to Right:
1.  Capt. Roderick Douglas Graham ("A" Company), New Glasgow, NS
2.  Capt. Charles Edwin Fulcher Hiscocks ("B" Company), Pincher Creek, AB
3.  Capt. Hugh Allison Crawley, Wolfville, NS
4.  Capt. Glenn Harlan Keeler, Dartmouth, NS

4th Row, Back Row, Left to Right:
1.  Interpreter (probably Belgian)
2.  Capt. Archibald Francis MacKay, Truro, NS
3.  Lieut. James Matthew Soy, Hastings, NS
4.  Lieut. Edmund Albern Crawley, Wolfville, NS
5.  Lieut. Gladstone MacDonald, Antigonish, NS
6.  Lieut. Warren Waitstell Goodwin, Truro, NS
7.  Lieut. James Harper MacNeill, Lorne Valley, PEI

Please note that the place names above are home addresses at the time of enlistment and not necessarily places of birth. Military ranks are ranks at the time the photo was taken.

Thanks to Terry McCully for researching and providing the names, ranks and communities of the officers in the photo.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-2 (2-7.2)
Image Information: Received as electronic file
Source:  Library and Archives Canada PA-004107
 


Officers

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Mons, Belgium

Circa November - December, 1918

The photo was taken in Hyon, a suburb of Mons, Belgium. The battalion was billeted there from late November to mid December, 1918. The men on the steps and on the balcony have not been identified.

1st Row, Front Row, Left to Right:
1.  (?)
2.  Lieut. Earle Cyril Shields, Halifax, NS
3.  Lieut. Grover Cleveland Beazley, Hantsport, NS
4.  Lieut. Henry McLaren Wylie, Halifax, NS, born in Dundas, ON
5.  Lieut. Stanley Westover, Hubbard's Cove, NS
6.  Lieut. Gladstone MacDonald, Antigonish, NS
7.  Lieut. Warren Waitstill Goodwin, Truro, NS, born in Boston, USA

2nd Row, Left to Right:
1.  Capt. Roderick Douglas Graham ("A" Company), Halifax, NS, born in New Glasgow, NS
2.  Capt. Charles Edwin Fulcher Hiscocks, Pincher Creek, AB, born in England
3.  Maj. Roderick Colin Jackson, Millsville, Pictou Co., NS, born in Napa, California, USA
4.  Col. Kircaldy
5.  Brig-Gen. MacBrian
6.  Lt-Col. James Layton Ralston (85th Battalion Commanding Officer), Halifax, NS, born in Amherst, NS
7.  Capt. Ainley Thompson Croft, Halifax, NS, born in Musquodobit, NS
8.  Capt. Harvey Edwin Crowell ("C" Company), Yarmouth, NS, born in Barrington, NS
9.  Capt. James Archibald Anderson ("D" Company), South Side Baddeck, born in Big Baddeck, NS

3rd Row, Back Row, Left to Right:
1.  (?) (Medical Officer)
2.  Capt. Archibald Francis MacKay, Truro, NS
3.  Capt. John Alexander Munro, Aldershot, NS, born in Truro, NS
4.  Lieut. James Harper MacNeill, Wolfville, NS, born in Lorne Valley, PEI
5.  Lieut. Murray Reginald Chipman, Wolfville, NS, born in Kentville, NS
6.  Capt. Basil Burke Currie, Aldershot, NS, born in Halifax, NS
7.  Interpreter (probably Belgian)
8.  Capt. Glenn Harlan Keeler, Dartmouth, NS
9.  Maj. John MacIntosh Millar, Louisbourg, NS
10.  Lieut. Daniel Mooney (Bandmaster), Stellarton, NS
11.  (?)
12.  Capt. Robert Inglis Donaldson (Quartermaster), Nappan Station, NS, born in Scotland

Military ranks are ranks at the time the photo was taken. Place names are home addresses at time of enlistment. If different, the places of birth are also listed. 

Thanks to Terry McCully for researching and providing the names, ranks and communities of the officers in the photo.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-1-5.2)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan 
 


Group of Soldiers

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Circa 1918-1919

This photo was probably taken sometime after the end of the war. The location has not been positively identified.

Only one man has been identified in the group. In the third row from the front, where the soldiers appear to be seated on a bench, the man sixth from the left is Pte. Verne Millen from Harmony, Colchester County, NS.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-4 (3-8.1)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Walter Millen, Great Village, NS
 


Group of Soldiers

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Chateau Rixensart

Rixensart Belgium

Circa April, 1919

This photo was taken on the ground of Chateau Rixensart in Belgium. After the war ended, the 85th Battalion was billeted in Rixensart from January 6, 1919 to April 25, 1919.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-5 (4.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Terry McCully Collection, Calgary, Alberta
 

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