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185th Battalion, Broughton

  • NSSXA 81-1605-6685
  • Item

Item is a postcard of the 185th Battalion marching in Broughton, Cape Breton during World War 1. The soldiers in full uniform are marching past the rear of the Broughton Arms Hotel, which is visible in the background.

185th Battalion, Broughton

  • NSSXA 77-903-1037
  • Item

Item is a postcard of the 185th Battalion marching past the Broughton Hotel taken during the First World War. Item has a handwritten caption in the bottom right hand corner reading: "185 Batt, Broughton C.B."

185th Canadian Infantry Battalion fonds

  • NSSXA MG 20.24
  • Fonds

The 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) was authorized on the first day of February, 1916 by the appointment of Lt.-Col. F. P. Day, as its commanding Officer. Cape Breton Island, particularly the industrial sections, had already contributed a long list of men in various units such as the 17th, 36th, 25th, 40th, 64th, 85th, and 106th infantry units. It was felt, however, that the authorization of a Battalion recruited from all sections of the Island would be met with a strong response, and the authorities were not disappointed. Within a period of three weeks from the day the first recruit was signed on, the battalion was up to strength and ready to mobilize. For recruiting purposes, the 185th divided the Island into four districts: "A" Company from Inverness, Richmond and Victoria Counties; "B" Company from the towns of Glace Bay, New Waterford, and adjacent districts; "C" Company from Sydney Mines, North Sydney and suburbs; "D" Company from Sydney and the Mira district.

Fonds consists of the register of recruits ledger, casualty forms, nominal rolls for drafts, absentee list, declaration and attestation papers, and the list of members of the 185th during World War 1.

185th Cape Breton Highlanders Headquarters, Broughton

  • NSSXA 84-704-14804
  • Item

Item is a photographic postcard showing the Headquarters of the 185th Cape Breton Highlanders in Broughton during the First World War. A heading below the photo identifies the Broughton Arms and General Offices.

5th Armoured Regiment

  • CA HM 09.05.00
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1947

Fonds consists of Orders from 1940-1941, Regimental Orders of 1940-1946 Mobilization and General Orders and Routine Orders for 1940-1942.
Army:
3 photocopies pages of "Canadian Army in Canada 1943." 1 handwritten page of the formation of the 8 NB Regiment. 13 photographs of Camp Utopia in 1944. Minute book for Officers Meetings at Camp Sussex. Included are original programs for Home Coming Reception 1946, 1 for Memorial Church Parade 1946 and 1 for The Army Show, date unknown and Also included 1 Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon book.
Intelligence:
Military and Air Force Intelligence Summary 1931-1938 and 1944.
Tanks
Photograph and accompanying article of the 8th NB Hussars tanks lined up on a shoot at the Tollo crossroad, 30 + photographs of tanks. Photograph and description of a Thompson Machine Gun and a Lee-Enfield Rifle.
Personnel
Newspaper clippings of Men serving from Kings County, Attestation Papers, Active Service, Canadian Travel Certificate, Paybook, Physical Standards, Personnel Lists and Record Book of Officers Service. Casualty lists/ Honour rolls of 8th NB Hussars plus all other Canadian Armoured Regiments. Photographs, obituary and various memorabilia Burton McAlary.
Borden:
Regimental Orders from Camp Borden April 25-September 23, 1941. Also included is a Certificate of Discharge for Cpl. Fairweather January 1940 and photograph of Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicles School July 1938.
Princess Louise
Included are photocopied photographs and 6 actual photographs of the horse, Princess Louise in Italy and on her arrival in Canada. A booklet, "A Colt that Became a Hussar" by Douglas How and a booklet "Autobiography of Princess Louise I" by Lt. Col R S McLeod. Records also included are 6 newspapers articles.
Training:
Major Black - Signal and Wireless Training plus materials about the North African Campaign.
Training syllabus for Camp Sussex and Camp Borden, Courts Martial Training, Problem Solving and Exercises and Message and Signal Training .Also included are 22 Pamphlets.
1942: Field Craft and Battle Drill, Notes on Japanese Army
1941: Prevention of Fraud, Handbook on District Courts-Martial, Infantry Training Supplements 2 & 3. Inspection, Maintenance and Care of Army Vehicles. Military Training Pamphlets 46 & 50. Basic Training, Advanced Training and Pistol Training.
1940: Military Training No 3, 33, 34, 37 & 38. Small Arms Training
1939: Protection against Gas and Air Raids. Physical Training Tables Warden .

5th Armoured Regiment

6 Canadian Mounted Rifles

  • CA HM 09.03.00
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

Fonds consists of Photocopies of photographs: Saint John and Sussex Detachments of 2nd Contingent. Hussar Officers of the 26th Battalion in 1914. Regiment training at Valcartier and staff at Shorncliffe. Also includes an original bound copy of Records of Service for 1910-1920. 5 photocopied pages of General Orders for Tank battalion and Machine gun corps, one photocopy of General Orders 1918 re organization of Canadian Tank Corps. Also includes a pamphlet of Canadian Cavalry Association By-laws. One page photocopied from Canada Gazette listing Appointments, Promotions and Retirements in 1918.
Photograph of Canadian Army setting sail October 1914. Included are photographs of officers and men and a photograph of regimental Billets in Belgium, 1915. One pamphlet on the Vimy Ridge Memorial. Cablegram and postcard from J.A. Bain which includes his pay book and service book from 1917. Typed copies of letters written by soldiers, together in a binder. Original Certificates, pay book, berthing card and 2 handwritten notebooks from Sgt. R J Stapleford which includes numerous photographs acquired by him. A original copy of cartoons from the "Bystanders Fragments from France" and a copy of the story of the Fourth Overseas Siege Battery from 1914-1919.

6 Canadian Mounted Rifles

94th Argyll Highlanders at Marconi Station, Louisbourg

  • NSSXA 13-009-30063
  • Item

Item is a photograph of troops of the 94th Regiment at arms in front of Marconi Station. Dozens of troops are lined along a path with an officer standing at the right end. There are multiple buildings visible in the background.

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