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Roderick Colin Jackson - Section 11

This section contains a selection of thirty-six photos taken during a 1938 sightseeing trip to Europe in the summer of 1938 by Roderick Jackson, his wife Lily, and their teenage daughter Evangeline. The original photos are all captioned and are from a photo album put together by Evangeline after their trip. The Jacksons spent a month in Europe visiting France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and the U.K. The photos show many famous European landmarks, and include photos of World War 1 cemeteries and monuments in France and in particular graves of many of Roderick's fellow officers from 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders).

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Jackson Family Passport Photo

Circa 1938

Roderick Jackson with his wife Lily and their teenage daughter Evangelene.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-2.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Evangeline Jackson

Somewhere at Sea

Circa July, 1938

Roderick Jackson's daughter Evangeline is pictured on board their cruise ship while headed to Europe. The caption for the original photo reads "Somewhere at sea."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-4.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Evangeline Jackson and the Eiffel Tower

Paris, France

August 1, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "La Tour Eiffel from last year's exhibition grounds. Aug. 1." This is a reference to the International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life that was held in Paris in 1937.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-6.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Roderick Jackson

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Under the Arc de Triomphe

Paris, France

August 1, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Dad at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arch of Triumph."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-5.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Roderick Jackson

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Under the Arc de Triomphe

Paris, France

August 1, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "L'Arc de Triomphe and the Tombeau du Soldat Inconnu. Daddy in the foreground. Aug. 1."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-7.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Lily and Evangeline Jackson

Hotel des Invalides

Paris, France

August 2, 1938

The caption for the original photo redas "Mother and I at the Hotel des Invalides, the Tomb of Napolean. Aug. 2."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-8.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Roderick Jackson

Geneva, Switzerland

August 7, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Monument to the Reformation in Geneva. Sunday, Aug. 7."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-11.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Rhine River

Circa August, 1938

The caption for the original photo redas "On a bridge crossing the Rhine. The Black Hills of Germany could be seen to the right."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-14.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Grave of Major Ivan Steele Ralston

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Hillside Cemetery

Near Quesnel, France

August 10, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Grave of Col. Ralston's brother in the Hillside Cemetery near Quesnel, out from Amiens. Aug.10." 

Ivan Steele Ralston was born in Amherst, NS. A lawyer before the war, he enlisted in the 60th Battalion (Victoria Rifles of Canada) with the rank of captain, in September, 1915. While with the 60th Battalion at the front, he was awarded a Military Cross for his actions at Hill 60. He briefly commanded the 87th Battalion (Canadian Grenadier Guards) before transferring into the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) in June of 1918. His brother, Lt-Col. James Layton Ralston was the commanding officer of the 85th Battalion at the time. Ivan was killed in action in France on August 10, 1918, during the battle of Amiens. He was 28 years old.

The above photo of Ivan Ralston's grave was taken exactly 20 years to the day after he was killed.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-16.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Grave of Lieut. Herbert Franklin Lockhart

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Hillside Cemetery

Near Quesnel, France

August 10, 1918

The caption for the original photo reads "Grave of Lieutenant H.F. Lockhart who also served in the Boer War."

Herbert Franklin Lockhart was born in Kentville, NS. He was an electrician and was a veteran of the Boer War in South Africa. In November, 1914, in Victoria, BC, he enlisted as a private in the Canadian Expeditionary Force . He served in the trenches in France with the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) where he rose to the rank of sergeant. In June, 1916, Herbert received a shrapnel wound and was returned to England to recover. In August, 1916, Herbert returned to Canada and received his commission as an officer in the 246th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders). Herbert returned to England with that battalion in June, 1917, where he was transferred to the 17th Reserve Battalion. On November 11, 1917, he was transferred to the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), where he joined them at the front. Herbert was killed in action in France on August 10, 1918, during the battle of Amiens. He was 36 years old.

The above photo of Herbert Lockhart's grave was taken exactly 20 yeras to the day after he was killed.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-19.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Roderick Jackson Stands Near a Canadian War Monument

Near Villers Bretonneux, France

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads " Canadian monument near Viller Bretonneux."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-21.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Former Battlefield of the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Near Rosieres, France

August 10, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "The site of the old sugar mill and the field where Dad was wounded and won the Military Cross exactly 20 years ago today. Aug. 10."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-22.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Evangeline Jackson Stands in Front of the Australian National Memorial

Near Villers Bretonneux, France

August 10, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "The new Australian War Memorial near Villers Bretonneux which was dedicated by the King and Queen on July 22."

The Australian National Memorial is the main memorial to military personnel killed on the Western Front in World War 1. It was dedicated on July 22, 1938 and severely damaged during World War 2.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-24.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Grave of an Unknown Canadian Soldier

France

August, 1938

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-26.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Vimy Ridge, France

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Rain at Vimy Memorial."

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a memorial site at Vimy Ridge in France, and is dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary members killed during World War 1. It was opened on July 26, 1936.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-27.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Vimy Ridge, France

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Canadian Monument on Vimy Ridge."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-29.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Ablain St.-Nazaire French Military Cemetery

Near Ablain-Sainte-Nazaire, France

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "French cemetery where 40,000 were buried on Notre Dame de Lorette."

Notre Dame de Lorette, also known as Ablain St.-Nazaire French Military Cemetery, is the world's largest French military cemetery. It is the name of a ridge, basilica, and French national cemetery northwest of Arras at the village of Ablain-Saint-Nazaire. The high point of the hump-backed ridge stands 165 metres high and, with Vimy Ridge, utterly dominates the otherwise flat Douai plain and the town of Arras.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-28.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Grave of Lance Corporal Arthur Colin MacLennan

87th Battalion (Canadian Grenadier Guards)

Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery

Noeux-les-Mines, France

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Cemetery near Vimy Ridge and Arras."

Arthur Colin MacLennan was born in Pictou, NS. His address upon enlistment was Millsville, Pictou County, NS. He served in the 87th Battalion (Canadian Grenadier Guards), a unit that was based out of Montreal, Quebec. Arthur was killed in action on August 16, 1917. He was 21 years old.

Roderick Jackson grew up in Pictou County and his wife, Lily, was from Millsville. Arthur MacLennan was probably an acquaintance or relative of Roderick or Lily.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-31.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Evangeline Jackson Stands in Front of a Memorial Inscription

Unidentified British Cemetery

France

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Inscription in all British cemeteries suggested by Kipling". This is a reference to Rudyard Kipling.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-32.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Lily and Evangeline Jackson in Front of a French Dugout

La Targette Corners

France

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Old French dugout at La Targette Corners. We found it when our car broke down."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-33.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Roderick Jackson in Front of a French Dugout

La Targette Corners

France

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads " Same dugout in which Dad's battalion was quartered one night. "Open Every Day"."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-34.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


French Cemetery

La Targette Corners

France

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "A French cemetery at La Targette Corners. About 15,000 are buried here."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-35.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Evangeline Stands in Front of a French Cemetery

La Targette Corners

France

August, 1938

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-36.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Graves of 85th Battalion Soldiers

Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery

Haucourt, France

August 11, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Graves of Jimmy Holland and Eric Lane. Aug. 11. Ten Tousand buried here."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-37.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Double Grave

Lieut. Eric Stannage Hamilton Lane and Pte. Rannel McEachern

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery

Haucourt, France

August 11, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Daddy was the captain who is quoted. Note the dahlia which was one of several given me in Arras."

Eric Stannage Hamilton Lane was born in Lunenburg, NS. Prior to the war he was a bank clerk and had militia experience in the 75th Regiment. He enlisted in the 246th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) as a lieutenant, on June 2, 1917, and proceeded overseas with them to England the same day. Upon reaching England, he was transferred to the Nova Scotia Regiment, a reserve battalion formerly designated the 17th Reserve Battalion. In February, 1918, he crossed the English Channel and joined the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders). Eric was killed in action in France on September 2, 1918 during the Battle of Scarpe.

Rannel McEachern was born in Bridgewater, NS. He originally joined the 193rd Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) as a private in February, 1916. His trade upon enlistment was farmer. He transferred to the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) in March of 1917. Rannel was killed in action in France with the 85th Battalion, on September 2, 1918 during the Battle of Scarpe.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-41.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Double Grave

Lieut. James Albert Holland and Pte. James Williams

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery 

Haucourt, France

August 11, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Grave of Jimmy Holland. Only 19".

James Albert Holland was born in Westville, Pictou County, NS, on February 1, 1897. His attestation papers state that he was a clerk before the war and had four years militia service in the 94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders" in Cape Breton. In April, 1917, after the outbreak of war, he enlisted in the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) who at that time were recruiting and training in Broughton, NS. His rank upon enlistment was lieutenant. James went overseas with the 185th Battalion, and while in England, in the summer of 1917, was transferred to the Nova Scotia Regiment, a reserve battalion formerly designated the 17th Reserve Battalion. Two months later, on August 8, 1917, he proceeded across the channel to join the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) in France. On October 25, 1917, after only a couple of months in the trenches, he received a gunshot wound to his left ear lobe. He initially remained on duty, but was later sent to a hospital in England for medical treatment. While in England, he was again attached to the Nova Scotia Regiment before rejoining the 85th Battalion back at the front, in April, 1918. Albert was killed in action in France on September 2, 1918, during the Battle of Scarpe. His headstone lists him as being 19 years old, but his birth date as listed in his military records would make him 21 years old.

James Williams was born in Ellershouse, Hants County, NS. He enlisted in the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) in Halifax, in November, 1915. His rank upon enlistment was private. James was killed in action while serving with the 85th Battalion in France, on September 2, 1918, during the Battle of Scarpe.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-43.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Grave of Lieut. John Owen MacLeod

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Dury Mill British Cemetery

Dury, France

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Grave of J.O. MacLeod in Dury Mill Cemetery. About 2000 buried here, nearly one-half unknown."

John Owen MacLeod was born in Six Mile Brook, Pictou County, NS. He enlisted in the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) and was killed in action with them in France, on September 2, 1918, during the Battle of Scarpe. He held the rank of lieutenant and was 27 years old.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-44.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Roderick Jackson in Front of the Peace Palace

The Hague, the Netherlands

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Peace Palace, the Hague."

The Peace Palace is an international law administrative building in the Hague, the Netherlands. It houses the International Court of Justice.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-47.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Tower Bridge

London, England

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "London Bridge is not falling down. Anyway this is the Tower Bridge."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-52.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Roderick Jackson in Front of Whitehall

London, England

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Whitehall, the British War Office, and the Horse Guards' parade ground. At right is the statue of Lord Roberts. On July 1, 1902 he reviewed the corronation contingent of King Edward VII."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-56.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Roderick Jackson Stands in Front of a Statue of Field Marshal Haig

Edinburgh, Scotland

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Field Marshal Douglas Earl Haig's statue just outside Edinburgh Castle. We could hear bagpipes playing as this pictures was taken."

Field Marshal Haig commanded the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front in World War 1.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-57.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Roderick Jackson With His Daughter Evangeline

London, England

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Candid photography English style. Probably Aug. 17."

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-58.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Jackson Family at Dinner on Board Ship

Circa August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "At sea on the way home. Our dinner table."

Roderick, his wife Lily, and their daughter Evangeline, are at the corner table in the background. They are looking directly at the camera.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-61.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Docked Ocean Liners

New York City, USA

August, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Huge funnels of the "Normandie" at the pier next to ours. "Ile de France" in the foreground."

During World War 2, the Ile de France was converted to a troop transport and carried many Canadian soldiers home after the war, including the Cape Breton Highlanders in January of 1946.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-62.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


New York City Skyline

August, 1938

The photo was taken as the Jackson family returned from their European trip.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-63.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Evangeline Jackson at Home in the USA

September 2, 1938

The caption for the original photo reads "Home again. Sept. 2."

Evangeline is dressed in a traditional Dutch women's Volendam costume, probably a souvenir from her trip to Europe.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-3-66.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 

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