Personal Profile Collections

 

Joseph Robert (Bob) Armstrong Lyons - Section 1

This section contains three WW1 era studio portrait photos of Robert Lyons.

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Robert Lyons

193rd Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Canada

Circa 1916

This photo was probably taken at Camp Aldershot, NS, shortly before the battalion left for overseas in October, 1916. At the time, Robert was a sergeant in the Regimental Band of the 193rd Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders).

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-5 (9-5-1.1)
Image Information:  Scan of an image from a book
Source:  1916 Picture Book: Nova Scotia Overseas Highland Brigade C.E.F. - Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Robert Lyons

193rd Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

Glace Bay, NS

Circa 1916

At the time of this photo, Robert was a sergeant in the Regimental Band of the 193rd Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders).

Photographer:  Russell, Glace Bay, NS
Ref. Number:  18-5 (9-2.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Terry McCully Collection, Calgary, Alberta
 


Robert Lyons

17th Canadian Reserve Battalion

England

Circa 1917

In this studio portrait photo postcard, Robert wears the uniform of the 17th Canadian Reserve Battalion. A large majority of the men in the 17th Battalion were from Nova Scotia and disbanded Nova Scotia units. At the time of the photo, Robert was the drum major of the Regimental Band of the 17th Battalion. Note the small drum trade badge located just above the sergeant's stripes on his left arm. The 17th Battalion cap and collar badges are clearly visible in this photo.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-5 (9-1.1)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Terry McCully Collection, Calgary, Alberta
 


Reverse of the Above Postcard

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