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Murdock Dan MacKeigan - Section 4

Upon declaration of war in August, 1914, the 94th Regiment was mobilized and its eight companies sent to various locations within industrial Cape Breton and also to Canso on the mainland, for garrison, guard and outpost duties. "E" Company, under the command of Capt. Murdock MacKeigan, were dispatched to Louisbourg to guard the Marconi wireless station located there near there.

This section contains six photos pertaining to Murdock MacKeigan and 94th Regiment troops near Louisbourg, circa 1914-1915.

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Encampment

94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders"

Near Louisbourg, NS

1914

Wooden barracks were later constructed for the troops guarding the Marconi wireless station. They were located near the Marconi site itself.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-4 (11.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Paul MacKeigan
 


Marching Troops

94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders"

Near Louisbourg, NS

January, 1915

The location is probably Kennington Cove, near Louisbourg.

The man in civilian clothes bringing up the rear, is identified from a hand printed caption with the original photo, as Joseph McDonald (barrister from North Sydney).

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-4 (9.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Paul MacKeigan
 


Troops on Maneuvers

94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders"

Near Louisbourg, NS

January, 1915

The location is probably Kennington Cove, near Louisbourg.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-4 (4-17.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Paul MacKeigan
 


Troops on Maneuvers

94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders"

Near Louisbourg, NS

January, 1915

The location is probably Kennington Cove, near Louisbourg.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-4 (4-18.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Paul MacKeigan
 


Troops on Maneuvers

94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders"

Near Louisbourg, NS

January, 1915

The location is probably Kennington Cove, near Louisbourg.

The men standing behind the prone soldiers are, left to right, Joseph McDonald (civilian clothes), Capt. Murdock MacKeigan, Capt. Angus McNeil (Iona), Lieut. J.L. MacKinnon and Lieut. A. McInnis.

The names are as per a hand printed caption that went with the original photo.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-4 (10.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Paul MacKeigan
 


Troops on Maneuvers

94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders"

Near Louisbourg, NS

January, 1915

The location is probably Kennington Cove, near Louisbourg.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-4 (4-9.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Paul MacKeigan
 

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