Pte Dewar, R

Robert (Bob) Dewar is the youngest of the four Dewar brothers, all of whom learned to play bagpipes in the 48th Highlanders Pipes and Drums.  Bob joined the RCAF in 1940 and also played in the RCAF Pipes and Drums during the War.  He remained in the RCAF after the War and became an officer […]

Pipe Major BEATON Farquhar

Pipe Major 48th Highlanders 1898-1913 Bjornstad in Edinburgh Farquhar Beaton served as Pipe Major of the 48th Highlanders of Toronto from 1898-1913. He was known for his tunes ‘The Midlothian Amateur Pipe Band’ and ‘Colonel D.M. Robertson’. Pipe-Major Beaton led the band until 1913 and experimented with part-playing on Highland bagpipes. He has introduced a […]

RSM (WO1) Lewis E De Harte (MiD)

Regimental Sergeant Major Lewis E DeHarte, (MiD) 48th Highlanders (1910-1914) (1921-1927) Company Sergeant Major No 1 C0y 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) (1914-1915) Prisoner of War (1915-1919)