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Old 12-16-2011, 03:47 PM   #11
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Default Re: 85th Nova Scotia Battalion

In regards to CEF battalions and Nova Scotia, a lot of the information is contained here:



The 217th was absorbed by the 15th Reserve.

Hope this helps.

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Old 12-16-2011, 04:06 PM   #12
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Default Re: 85th Nova Scotia Battalion

17th - Pictou Highlanders
25th - North Nova Scotia Highlanders
85th - Cape Breton Highlanders
106th - North Nova Scotia Highlanders (no Pipes & Drums?)
185th - Cape Breton Highlanders
193rd - North Nova Scotia Highlanders
246th - Pictou Highlanders

Aboode, Going from memory the 17th must have had a band since MacKenzie Baillie was the PM.
25th were known as the Nova Scotia Rifles and not NN Scotia Highlanders.
85th was Nova Scotia Highlanders as was 193rd. The 193rd did not have a pipe band.
246th is listed , without the Pictou designation, but Baillie is shown as the PM of this group. Baille and his son are wearing 78th Pictou Highlanders waist belts, so they must have gone there from the 17th.
The photo I have shows Baillie and his son, and about a dozen other pipers who served in other units at vaious times during the War. Including AA Maclellan, a piper who was seconded to the RCR and who was killed by a German sniper after Armistice was declared on November 11, 1918, technically after the war had ended.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:10 PM   #13
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Default Re: 85th Nova Scotia Battalion

Originally Posted by Peter Finlay View Post
Andrew - can you post a picture of the kilt?

I have not tried to upload a picture before, how best to do this?

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