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Photos and Photo Postcards - WW2 - Canada - 1939-1941

 

Panoramic Photos

This section contains four large panoramic photos pertaining to the Cape Breton Highlanders taken at Connaught Ranges, Ontario, in June of 1941. Photos include a battalion photo, "C" Company, Sergeants Mess, and the Pipe Band.

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Battalion Photo

Cape Breton Highlanders

Connaught Ranges, Ontario

June, 1941

The commanding officer was Lt-Col. Edgar (Ted) Harold Small who was from Halifax, NS, and commanded the battalion from November, 1940 to April, 1942. He is pictured in the front row, thirteenth from the left. Note the newly acquired battalion vehicles in the background.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-4 (11-1-2.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


"C" Company

Cape Breton Highlanders

Connaught Ranges, Ontario

June, 1941

Only a few of the men in the photo have been positively identified.

Front Row, From the Left:
9.  Sgt. Charles MacLean, Sydney Mines, NS
11.  Company Sergeant-Major D. Smith, Sydney Mines, NS
12.  Capt. A.O. Gunn, Sydney, NS
13.  Major Carl Arnold, Sydney, NS (Company Commanding Officer)
14.  Lieut. J.K. Sullivan, Sydney, NS
15.  Company Quartermaster-Sergeant Daniel Fraser, New Waterford, NS (Killed in action in Italy on January 17, 1944)
17.  Cpl. W.L. Snow, Sydney Mines, NS
18.  Cpl. S.G. Herald, Sydney Mines, NS
20.  Cpl. Malcolm MacAulay, Sydney Mines, NS

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-4 (11-1-4.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Sergeants Mess

Cape Breton Highlanders

Connaught Ranges, Ontario

June, 1941

Only some of the men in the photo have been positively identified.

Front Row, From the Left:
7.  Company Sergeant-Major D. Smith, Sydney Mines, NS
8.  Company Sergeant-Major G. McAulay, Sydney, NS
10.  Company Sergeant-Major J.D. MacLean, Washabuck, NS
11.  Regimental Sergeant-Major Johnny E. Toms, Glace Bay, NS
12.  Major G.M. MacNeil, Grand Narrows, NS (Second in Command)
13.  Lt-Col. Edgar Harold Small, Halifax, NS (Commanding Officer)
14.  Capt. Alex C. Ross, Sydney, NS (Adjutant)
15.  Bandmaster F.L.F. Christie, Glace Bay, NS
16.  Company Quartermaster-Sergeant W.V. Murphy, Sydney, NS
17.  Company Quartermaster-Sergeant J. MacLean, Washabuck, NS
18.  Company Quartermaster-Sergeant R. MacDonald, Glace Bay, NS
19.  Company Quartermaster-Sergeant Daniel Fraser, New Waterford, NS (Killed in action in Italy on January 17, 1944)
20.  Company Quartermaster-Sergeant F.R.E. Roe, Sydney, NS

Back Row, From the Left:
6.  Pipe Major John Alexander "Black Jack" McDonald, Soldiers Cove, NS
13.  Sgt. Charles MacLean, Sydney Mines, NS
17.  Sgt. C.H. Robinson, Sydney, NS
19.  Sgt. W. MacInnis, Glace Bay, NS

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-4 (11-1-3.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Pipe Band

Cape Breton Highlanders

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.  Drummer Melvin MacLean, Sydney Mines, NS

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

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-4 (11-1-1.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 

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