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85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) CEF

 

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In the late spring of 1918, the 85th Battalion was pulled out of the front lines for rest, refitting and training. Some of the training took place on the expansive grounds of a chateau in Lozinghem, France, where the battalion was billeted in huts for six weeks. During their stay at Lozinghem, the battalion was finally issued kilts for the first time which was certainly a highlight of their stay. The tartan was that of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, the same as worn by the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) in England. The following series of photos were taken in July on the grounds of the chateau.

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Officers

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Lozinghem, France

Circa July, 1918

The officers are pictured on the steps of the chateau.

Refer to the following photo for a list of names.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-1-6.3)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection 
 

To the best of my knowledge, the men in the photo are as follows:

1.   Lieut. Arthur Wyckoff Rogers, Amherst, NS
2.   Lieut. Harold L. McInnis, Pictou, NS
3.   Capt. Miles Gillespie Brown (Medical Officer), St. Stephen, NB
4.  Capt. Robert Inglis Donaldson, Nappan Station, NS
5.   Lieut. Daniel Mooney (Band Master), Stellarton, NS
6.   Lieut. Edgar Harold Small, Halifax, NS (Became Commanding Officer of the Cape Breton Highlanders in World War 2, Nov 1, 1940 to April 1, 1942)
7.   Lieut. Harold Raymond Theakston, Sydney, NS
8.   Major John MacIntosh Millar, Amherst, NS
9.   Capt. Harry Allan Love, Halifax, NS
10.   Capt. Thomas Malcolm McLean, Bridgewater, NS (Died of Wounds August 10, 1918)
11.   Capt. Edwin John Hallet, Halifax, NS
12.   Capt. Martin William McKinnon, Beaver Cove, NS (Killed in Action August 10, 1918)
13.   Lieut. James Archibald Anderson, Baddeck, NS
14.   Lt-Col. James Layton Ralston (Commanding Officer), Halifax, NS
15.   Major Ivan Steele Ralston, Amherst, NS (Killed in Action August 10, 1918)
16.   Lieut. Grover Cleveland Beazley, Hantsport, NS
17.   Lieut. Hugh Archibald Dickson, Truro, NS
18.   Capt. Roderick Douglas Graham, Halifax, NS
19.   Lieut. William Burns Ross, Middleton, NS
20.   Lieut. Alexander Daniel Archibald, Guysboro, NS
21.   Lieut. Murray Reginald Chipman, Wolfville, NS
22.   Capt. Roderick Colin Jackson, Pictou, NS
23.   Lieut. MacNeil
24.   Lieut. James A. Holland, Westville, NS (Killed in Action September 2, 1918)
25.   Believed to be the owner of the chateau (?)
26.   Lieut. Herbert Franklin Lockhart, Kentville, NS (Killed in Action August 10, 1918)
27.   Lieut. Earle Cyril Shields, Halifax, NS
28.   Lieut. Smith
29.   Lieut. Cyril Ansell Evans, Halifax, NS (Died of Wounds August 4, 1918)
30.   Hon. Capt. James Gallagher (Pay Master), Edmonton, AB
31.   Lieut. George Delmar Crowell, Sydney, NS
32.   Lieut. Percy T. Andrews, New Glasgow, NS
33.   Lieut. Aubrey Evelyn Beattie, Amherst, NS
34.   Lieut. MacDonald
35.   Lieut. Douglas Mack Lawson, Amherst, NS (Died of Wounds September 7, 1918)
36.   Hon. Capt. John Bruce Hunter (Chaplain), Toronto, ON
37.   Lieut. James Matthew Soy, New Glasgow, NS
38.   Lieut. Edgar Rand Power, Kingston, NS
39.   Lieut. John Alexander MacKinnon, Beaver Cove, NS
40.   Lieut. Clement MacLeod, Halifax, NS
41.   Lieut. Douglas Morgan Wiswell, Halifax, NS
42.   Lieut. Inkster, Brandon, MB
43.   Lieut. John D. MacKenzie, Baddeck, NS

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 in July, 1918.

 


Group of Soldiers

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Lozinghem, France

Circa July, 1918

The unidentified group is posed on the steps of a chateau. The man on the far left is Pipe Major of the 85th Battalion Pipe Band.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (3-6.2)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 


Pipe Band

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Lozinghem, France

Circa July 1918

The men are posed on the steps of a chateau.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (3-9.2)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 


Group of Soldiers

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Lozinghem, France

Circa July, 1918

The unidentified group of soldiers, probably company strength, are formed up on the grounds of a chateau. Note the steel helmets the men are wearing and the Lewis machine guns lined up in front of the men. It appears that the roof of the building on the far right has sustained some blast damage.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (3-7.2)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 


Guard Detail

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Lozinghem, France

Circa July, 1918

This guard detail were winners of a Brigade guard competition. The unidentified men are on the grounds of a chateau.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (3-8.3)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 

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