1st Battalion Memorial plaque in Ortona, Italy: Battle Honour “Ortona”

This plaque commemorates the battle of Ortona 20-28 Dec 43 for which the 48th was awarded the battle honour “Ortona.” It was erected in Ortona’s Canadian Heroes Square on 24 December 2021. A bulletin, entitled Project Blue Puttees, describing the event, the committee members and donors was issued to the Regimental family early in 2022. […]

15th Battalion Memorial at Zillebeke, Belgium: Battle Honour “Observatory Ridge”

Monument erected by the 48th Highlanders’ 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project to commemorate the role of the 15th Battalion in the Ypres Salient at Observatory Ridge on 2/3 June 1916. “The mad crescendo runs On the woeful waiting ones The huddled world in waiting ‘Neath the Guns.” Throughout the First World War, the town of […]

15th Battalion Memorial in Hendecourt, France: Battle Honour “Crow’s Nest”

Monument erected by the 48th Highlanders’ 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project to commemorate the role of the 15th Battalion in the September 1-2, 1918 offensive against the Drocourt Queant (D-Q) Line and specifically the attack on the Crow’s Nest. The D-Q Line was part of the heavily defended Hindenburg Line and the assault on it by […]

15th Battalion Memorial east of Festubert, France: Battle Honour “Festubert”

Monument erected by the 48th Highlanders’ 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project to commemorate the role of the 15th Battalion in the May 20, 1915 battle of Festubert. Following the chlorine gas attack and heavy defensive righting in the Ypres Salient in April 1915, the depleted Battalions, of the First Canadian Division were reinforced, pulled out of […]

15th Battalion Memorial near Marquion, France: Battle Honour “Canal du Nord”

Monument erected by the 48th Highlanders’ 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project to commemorate the action that won the battle honour “Canal du Nord.” The memorial is located near Marquion, France In March 1918 the German High Command commenced a series of large scale offensives along the Western Front. Although German forces achieved initial significant gains, […]

15th Battalion Memorial in Warvillers, France: Battle Honour “Amiens”

Monument erected by the 48th Highlanders’ 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project to commemorate the battle of “Amiens” “The deeds performed were outstanding and the utter disregard of danger shown by them was largely instrumental in determining the success of this battalion throughout these operations.” War Diary In March 1918 the German High Command commenced a […]

15th Battalion Memorial in Courcelette, France: Battle Honour “Thiepval Ridge”

Monument erected by the 48th Highlanders’ 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project to commemorate the role of the 15th Battalion in the September 26-27, 1916 battle of Thiepval ridge – Regina Trench. The battle honour Thiepval Ridge was awarded for operations conducted by the 15th Bn 26-28 September 1916. This battle was a part of the […]

15th Battalion Memorial at Benifontaine, France – Battle Honour “Hill 70”

Monument erected by the 48th Highlanders’ 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project to commemorate the role of the 15th Battalion in the August 15-16, 1917 offensive for which the Battalion was awarded the battle honour “Hill 70.” ­In June 1917, Field Marshal Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force, ordered the First Army to capture […]