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Murdock Dan MacKeigan - Section 5

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.

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

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Officer With Civilians in a Car

94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders"

Main Street, Louisbourg, NS

Circa 1914-1915

Left to right are Mr. Lawton, Mrs. Herbert (wife of Capt. Power Herbert), Mrs. Mary M. Florence (wife of  military chaplain Hon-Capt. Ephraim W. Florence) and Major O'Neil.

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

The two buildings in the background are located on Main Street, Lousidbourg, and still stand today.

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


Fortification

Louisbourg, NS

Circa 1914-1915

Left to right are, Mr. Lawton, Mrs. Mary M. Florence (wife of military chaplain Hon-Capt. Ephraim W. Florence), Mrs. Herbert (wife of Capt. Power Herbert) and Capt. Murdock MacKeigan. 

The names are as per a hand printed caption that went with the original photo. Also captioned is the following, "Note sketch I previously sent you of this fort like structure."

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-4 (13.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Paul MacKeigan
 


Officers With Civilians in a Car

94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders"

Louisbourg, NS

Circa 1914-1915

In the front seat are Capt. Murdock MacKeigan and Thomas Scubb. In the back seat are military chaplain Hon-Capt. Ephraim W. Florence and his wife Mary. Standing is Capt. A.J. McNeil.

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

The photo was taken on the approaches to the Fortess of Louisbourg. Today, the rebuilt portion of the fortress stands on the land in the background directly behind the car. The houses and buildings in the backgound of the photo are located on what is now Parks Canada land and no longer exist.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-4 (21.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Paul MacKeigan
 


Group of Soldiers

94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders"

Louisbourg, NS

1915

This is part of the detachment of 94th soldiers sent to Louisbourg to guard the Marconi wireless facility. It is believed the officer on the ground in the centre row, not looking at the camera, is Capt. Murdock MacKeigan. The other men are not identified.

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


Group of Soldiers

94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders"

Louisbourg, NS

July, 1915

This group of 94th Regiment soldiers is part of the detachment sent to guard the Marconi wireless facility at Louisbourg. In the front row, sitting on the ground, left to right are Capt. A.J. McNeil, Capt. Murdock MacKeigan and possibly Lieut. D. McKenzie. The other men are unidentified.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-4 (16.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Paul MacKeigan
 

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