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Roderick Colin Jackson - Section 6

This section contains four photos pertaining to Roderick Jackson taken at Camp Aldersot, NS, and another four photos of him and Capt. John Alexander Munro and Mrs. Munro, taken in Grand-Pre, NS during a sightseeing expedition. All the photos were taken during the summer of 1916 when the 185th Battalion was encamped at Camp Aldershot.

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Capt. Roderick Colin Jackson

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Camp Aldershot

Aldershot, NS

Circa 1916

Roderick sits in a chair in his tent at Camp Aldershot. Note his medal bar on his chest for medals he was awarded for service in the Boer War.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-1-2-4.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Capt Roderick Colin Jackson

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Camp Aldershot

Aldershot, NS

Circa 1916

Roderick stands outside his tent. The tent to the right belongs to the Lt-Col. Frank Parker Day, the commanding officer of the 185th Battalion.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-1-3.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Capt Roderick Colin Jackson

185th battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Camp Aldershot

Aldershot, NS

Circa 1916

This is a similar photo to the previous one. Roderick sits outside his tent. The tent to the right belongs to the Lt-Col. Frank Parker Day, the commanding officer of the 185th Battalion.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-34.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


A Dog Named Thistle

Camp Aldershot

Aldershot, NS

Circa 1916

Thistle sits inside a tent at Camp Aldershot. It's not clear who owns him, possibly Roderick Jackson.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-36.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Officers and Family Members Sight Seeing

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Grand-Pre, NS

Summer, 1916

The sign reads "Acadian Willows". Grand-Pre was the centre of Acadian settlement from 1682 to the time of their deportation in 1755. The weeping willow trees were planted by the original Acadians in the 1600's. After the deportation the only traces left of the Acadians were the dykelands and the willows.

Left to right are Mrs. Munro, Capt. Roderick Jackson and Capt. John Alexander Munro, the battalion medical officer.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-37.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Officers and Family Members Sightseeing

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Grand-Pre, NS

Summer, 1916

The sign reads, "Site of Priest's House Col. Winslow's Headquarters in 1755". Lt-Col. John Winslow was a British officer who was in charge of the deportation of the Acadians at Grand-Pre. His headquarters was in a priest's house. Many Acadians were locked up in the nearby church.

Left to right are Capt. Roderick Jackson, Mrs. Munro, Capt. John Alexander Munro.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-38.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Officers and Family Members Sightseeing

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Grand-Pre, NS

Summer, 1916

The sign reads, "Acadian Burying Ground (?) 1755". Presumably the monument was related to the deportation of the Acadians.

Left to right are Capt. Roderick Jackson, Mrs. Munro and Capt. John Alexander Munro, the battalion medical officer.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-39.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Officers and Family Members Sightseeing

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Grand-Pre, NS

Summer, 1916

Left to right are Capt. Roderick Jackson, Mrs. Munro and Capt. John Alexander Munro, the battalion medical officer.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-2-40.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 

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