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185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) CEF

 

Photos and Photo Postcards - WW1 - Studio Portrait and Miscellaneous Photos

 

Photos and Photo Postcards

This section contains eleven studio portait photos of soldiers from the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders).

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Unidentified Soldier

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

England

Circa 1917-1918

This young enlisted man wears a khaki balmoral, a highland cut 1913 Canadian seven button service dress jacket, and kilt. The front skirts of the jacket appear to have been tailored to accommodate the sporran. He also wears a 1908 pattern web belt and "other ranks" sporran. On his legs are diced hose tops with khaki spats. Note the swagger stick in his hand.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (1-31.3)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 


Sergeant

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Circa 1916-1918

This is a nice portrait photo of a sergeant from the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders). It was probably taken in either Canada or England between 1916 and 1917. He wears a khaki balmoral with full length feathers and a clearly distinguishable 185th Battalion cap badge. He also wears a standard 1913 Canadian seven button service dress jacket and a 1908 pattern web belt. Note the unusual position of the collar badges so far back on his collar.

The man may be Sgt. Major John Kellock who was originally from Scotland, but he has not been positively identified.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (1-32.3)
Image Information: Scan of original postcard photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 


Unidentified Soldier

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

England

Circa 1917-1918

This enlisted man wears a khaki balmoral with cap badge and full height feathers, a highland cut standard British five button pattern jacket, a 1908 pattern web belt, kilt, and "other ranks" sporran. On his legs are diced hose tops worn with khaki spats.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (1-33.3)
Image Information: Scan of original postcard photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 


Unidentified Soldier

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

England

Circa 1917-1918

This enlisted man wears a khaki balmoral with cap badge and full height feathers, a highland cut standard British five button pattern jacket, a 1908 pattern web belt, kilt, and a sporran. The sporran appears to be a "sergeants" pattern although he has no rank stripes on his arms. He is holding a swagger stick. 

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (1-39.2)
Image Information: Scan of original postcard photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 


Two Unidentified Soldiers

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

England

Circa 1917-1918

These two enlisted men wear khaki balmorals with cap badges and full height feathers, highland cut standard British five button pattern jackets, 1908 pattern web belts, kilts, and "other ranks" sporrans. On their legs are diced hose tops worn with khaki spats. The man on the right appears to be wearing a kilt badge. It is just visible on the lower part of his kilt on his right side.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (1-40.3)
Image Information: Scan of original postcard photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 


Unidentified Soldier

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

England

Circa 1917-1918

This enlisted man wears a khaki balmoral with cap badge and full height feathers, a highland cut standard British five button pattern jacket, a 1908 pattern web belt, kilt, and "other ranks" sporran. On his legs are khaki hose tops worn with puttees instead of spats. He appears to be holding a swagger stick behind his back.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (1-41.3)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 


Unidentified Sergeant

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

England

Circa 1917-1918

This sergeant wears a khaki balmoral with cap badge and full height feathers, a highland cut standard British five button pattern jacket, a 1908 pattern web belt, kilt, and "sergeants" style sporran. On his legs are diced hose tops worn with khaki spats. Note the cane and a kilt pin.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (1-42.3)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 


Unidentified Soldier

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Circa 1916

This corporal wears a new khaki balmoral with full height feathers and a clearly identifiable 185th Battalion cap badge. His uniform jacket is a standard 1913 Canadian army seven button service dress jacket. The cord on his shoulder is attached to a whistle in his breast pocket. The photo was probably taken in Canada before the battalion went overseas.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (1-49.3)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 


Unidentified Soldier

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

England

Circa 1917-1918

This enlisted man wears a khaki balmoral with cap badge and full height feathers, a highland cut standard British five button pattern jacket, a 1908 pattern web belt, kilt, and "other ranks" sporran. On his legs are diced hose tops worn with khaki spats.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-4 (8-1-1.2)
Image Information: Scan of original photo postcard
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Unidentified Soldier

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

England

Circa 1917-1918

This enlisted man wears a khaki balmoral with cap badge and full height feathers, a highland cut standard British five button pattern jacket, a 1908 pattern web belt, kilt, and "other ranks" sporran. On his legs are diced hose tops worn with khaki spats.

Photographer:  G. West & Son, Godalming, England
Ref. Number:  13-7 (1-37.2)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 


Unidentified Lance Corporal

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Circa 1917-1918

In this studio portrait photo, the unidentified soldier wears a khaki balmoral with full height feathers and back ribbon tails. The details of his 185th cap badge and collar badge, are clearly visible. 

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-4 (8-1-17.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 

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