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John (Jack) Metcalfe – Section 4

This section contains five World War 2 era group photos pertaining to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders including one showing the pipe band.

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North Nova Scotia Highlanders Pipe Band

Canada

Circa 1940-1941

This is a nice post card photo of the pipe band of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. It would have been taken in Canada early in the war, between 1940 and 1941, before the battalion went overseas.

On the far left is Pipe Major Ross Stone of Truro, NS. Third from the left is Piper Alex Ingram of Stellarton, NS. Eighth from the left is Piper Duncan MacIntyre of French Road, Cape Breton, and later Amherst, NS.

Also in the photo (as noted in a war time newspaper clipping) are Pipers Cecil Archibald of Kemptown; Alex Cooper and Ralph Boston of Truro; Davie Matheson of Stellarton; Ira C. MacPhee of Truro; and Frank Carrigan. Drummers are Frank Carrigan Jr., Melville Blackmoore and Ben Mitton, all of Truro.

Note that not all men have been issued North Nova Scotia Highlanders cap badges yet. At least two men have no cap badges at all, and the man to Pipe Major Stone’s left, in the front row, has what appears to be a Pictou Highlanders cap badge.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-10 (6.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Heather Almon, Sydney, NS, 2015
 


North Nova Scotia Highlanders

Fort Beausejour Museum, NB

Circa 1940-1941

This is a post card photo of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders formed up in front of the Fort Beausejour Museum located in New Brunswick, near the border with Nova Scotia. It would have been taken in 1940 or 1941, before the battalion went overseas. Note the pipe band on the far left.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-10 (21.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Heather Almon, Sydney, NS, 2015
 


North Nova Scotia Highlanders

No infomation is known about this photo. The men in uniform appear to be North Nova Scotia Highlanders.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-10 (45.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Heather Almon, Sydney, NS, 2015
 


A Group of North Nova Scotia Highlanders

This is an unidentified group of North Nova Scotia Highlanders. The photo was probably taken in England between 1941 and 1944. The hand written caption on the back of the photo read, “One of our guards. You see Max in the centre rank.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  15-10 (20.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Heather Almon, Sydney, NS, 2015
 


A Group of North Nova Scotia Highlanders

Amherst, NS

Circa 1940-1941

An unidentified group of North Nova Scotia Highlanders. The photo was probably taken in Amherst, NS, in 1940 or 1941, before the battalion went overseas. Jack Metcalfe is in the middle row, fourth from the right.

Photographer:  Pridham Studio, Amherst, NS
Ref. Number:  15-10 (63.1)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Heather Almon, Sydney, NS, 2015
 

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