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John Frederic (Fred) Cederberg - Section 3

This section contains eleven photos pertaining to Fred Cederberg and the Cape Breton Highlanders. They were taken in England and Scotland circa 1941-1943.

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Fred Cederberg

Cape Breton Highlanders

England

Circa 1941-1943

Patriotic postcard of Fred Cederberg.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (2.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 


Group of Cape Breton Highlanders

Aldershot, England

Circa 1942

A group of Cape Breton Highlanders pose for the cameraman. Fred Cederberg is in the very back row with a bandage on his cheek. Fred’s cousin, Albert MacNeil, from Iona, Victoria County, NS, is crouching in the front row, second from the right. In the front row, second from the left is Sgt. Douglas Haig MacDonald from Florence, NS. He was killed in action in Italy on August 30, 1944. The other men are unidentified. 

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (3.2)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 


Fred Cederberg

Cape Breton Highlanders

England

Circa 1943

Fred Cederberg sits in front of a tent during training in England. Note the coffee mug on the ground next to him.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (7.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 


Three Cape Breton Highlanders

England

Circa 1942-1943

Fred Cederberg is in the centre. The other men are unidentified.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (8.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 


Group of Cape Breton Highlanders

Hadlow, England

Circa 1943

A group of Cape Breton Highlanders pose in front of the grand entrance to a country home in Hadlow, England, in 1943. The men are from No. 4 Platoon, the “Carrier Platoon,” of Support Company. They were currently billeted in the home at the time. Sitting in the centre is Fred Cederberg. Standing on the far left is Pte. Alfred James MacKeigan from Coxheath, near Sydney, Cape Breton. He was later killed in action in Holland on April 3, 1945. Standing on the far right is “Red” Roper. The other men are unidentified.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (9.2)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 


Group of Cape Breton Highlanders

England

Circa 1943

A group of Cape Breton Highlanders pose in front of one of the battalion’s bren gun carriers. The men are from No. 4 Platoon, the “Carrier Platoon,” of Support Company. Standing in the centre is Fred Cederberg. On the far left is Fred’s cousin, Albert MacNeil. The other men are unidentified.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (10.2)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 


No. 4 Platoon of Support Company

Cape Breton Highlanders

England

Circa 1943

An informal group shot of the men from No. 4 Platoon of Support Company, Cape Breton Highlanders. They were known as the Carrier Platoon. In the centre wearing a helmet is Fred Cederberg. In the second row, second from the right is Fred's cousin, Albert MacNeil. Next to Albert in the second row on the far right, is Sgt. Douglas Haig MacDonald from Florence, NS. He was kiled in action in Italy on August 30, 1944.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (11.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015 

 


Albert MacNeil in a Bren Gun Carrier

Cape Breton Highlanders

England

Circa 1943

In the driver’s seat of a bren gun carrier is Albert MacNeil from Iona, Victoria County, NS. Albert was Fred Cederberg’s cousin. He survived the war. The 62 in a rectangle was the tactical number for the Cape Breton Highlanders. The 5 in a circle stood for the 5th Canadian Armoured Division.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (12.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 


Carrier Platoon of Support Company

Cape Breton Highlanders

England

Circa 1943

Men of the Carrier Platoon of Support Company pose with their bren gun carriers. The number 62 painted on the vehicles was the tactical number for the Cape Breton Highlanders throughout the war. Fifth from the right, leaning forward and not wearing a hat, is Fred Cederberg. Fourth from the right is Fred's cousin, Albert MacNeil.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (13.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 


Fred Cederberg

Cape Breton Highlanders

Scotland

Circa 1943

In this photo Fred holds the rank of corporal.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (14.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 


Fred Cederberg and Friends

Circa 1943

Fred Cederberg is in the centre. The other two men are unidentified. The location is not identified but the photo was probably taken in England.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-8 (15.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Mike Cederberg, Mississauga, ON, 2015
 

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