Honour Roll of the Nova Scotia Overseas Highland Brigade 85th, 185th, 193rd, 219th Battalions

By: MacDONALD, W. James

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MacDONALD, W. James. Honour Roll of the Nova Scotia Overseas Highland Brigade 85th, 185th, 193rd, 219th Battalions. Sydney, N.S.: Cape Breton University Press, (2007). First Edition. Pp (5),6-277,(1),+ 10 folding plates/maps.Large 8vo, Lismer -art illustrated brown card covers. Forewo rd by John Cl arke. "The Nova Scotia Highland Brigade sailed from Halifax on the SS Olympic on October 12, 1916, and played a significant role in battles and victories of the First World War, including the now infamous Vimy Ridge in 1917. Historian James MacDonald has catalogued information about members of the Highland Brigade (the 85th, 185th, 193rd and 219th Battalions) killed or mortally wounded in action. The Honour Roll collates, for the first time in a single publication, the name, date of birth, family origin, vocation, enlistment details, date and where they were killed in actions and the final resting place of each member. Fifteen battle maps showing troop movements are included, along with descriptions of Commonwealth war graves where the soldiers are buried. Also included are examples of campaign and memorial medalsand citations bestowed upon various personnel listed in the Honour Roll, a s well as examples of dispatches and correspondence received by the families of soldiers killed in action." (from the back cover). Three examples : Young, Pte. Alexander. 877475. Born August 15,1897 Sydney Mines, Cape Breton County, NS, miner TOS 185th Battalion, Sydney Mines, NS, on March 18,1916. Overseas seconded to the 85th Battalion. Wounded on March 18, 1918 at Oppy and died of those wounds on March 20,1918. Next of kin Robert Young, SydneyMines, NS. Buried at Houchin British Cemetery, France. PAC 10643. Collins, Pte. Joseph. 222501. Born September 1,1892 Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, dri ver. TOS 85th Battalion, Sydney, NS, on October 5, 1915. Overseas seconded to the 13th Battalion. Killed in action on April 10,1917, at Vimy Ridge at age 25. Son of Martha (Collins) Fuller, North Sydney, NS. Name inscribed onthe Vimy Memor ial, France. PAC 1881-4 map 7. icLean, Pte. Hector Norman. 222635. Born September 3, 1894. Big Island, Pictou County, NS, plumber. TOS85th Battalion, Halifax, NS, on October 19,1915. Killed in action at Lens at age 23 on January 12,1918. Son of Laughlin and Elizabeth MacLean of Big Island, Pictou County, NS. Buried at Thelus Military Cemetery, France. PAC7041-37. Very good. 35.00

Title: Honour Roll of the Nova Scotia Overseas Highland Brigade 85th, 185th, 193rd, 219th Battalions

Author Name: MacDONALD, W. James

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Publisher: Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, N.S., 2007, ISBN:9781897009147:

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