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Roderick Colin Jackson - Section 5

This section contains eight photo postcards showing scenes of the Nova Scotia Highland Brigade at Camp Aldershot, Aldersot, NS, in 1916.

In May of 1916 the original four battalions of the Nova Scotia Highland Brigade came together for the first time in Camp Aldershot. The brigade was composed of the 85th Battalion (Nova Scota Highlanders), raised from throughout Nova Scotia; the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders), raised in Cape Breton; the 193rd Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), raised from northern Nova Scotia; and the 219th Battalion (Overseas Highland Battalion), raised from southern Nova Scotia. The Brigade trained at Camp Aldershot until October, 1916, at which time they departed Halifax for England, on the troopship SS Olympic.

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Nova Scotia Highland Brigade Encampment

Camp Aldershot

Aldershot, NS

1916

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-25.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo postcard
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Nova Scotia Highland Brigade Encampment

Camp Aldershot

Aldershot, NS

1916

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-27.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo postcard
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Nova Scotia Highland Brigade Encampment

Camp Aldershot

Aldershot, NS

1916

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-29.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo postcard
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Nova Scotia Highland Brigade Encampment

Camp Aldershot

Aldershot, NS

1916

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-28.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo postcard
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Nova Scotia Highland Brigade Encampment

Camp Aldershot

Aldershot, NS

1916

This postcard was from a numbered series of postcards. Note the groups of men formed up in the far background.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-31.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Nova Scotia Highland Brigade Encampment

Camp Aldershot

Aldershot, NS

1916

This postcard was from a numbered series of postcards.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-26.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo postcard
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Nova Scotia Highland Brigade Encampment

Camp Aldershot

Aldershot, NS

1916

An interesting view of the tent encampment at dusk

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-30.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo postcard
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Striking Tents

Nova Scotia Highland Brigade

Camp Aldershot

Aldershot, NS

1916

Soldiers are striking tents at the sound of a bugle. The men are from one of the battalions of the Nova Scotia Highland Brigade, possibly the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders).

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-32.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo postcard
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 

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