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)  

Maj-Gen G. Brock (Nemo) Chisholm, CC, CBE, MC*, ED

Major General George Brock Chisholm, CC, CBE, MC*, ED (Captain) – 15th Battalion, 48th Highlanders)  (Extracts from the Canadian Encyclopedia Entry “Brock Chisholm”) Brock Chisholm joined the 15th Battalion on 17 July 1915 and served in the trenches in France rising through the ranks. By  01 January 1917, when he was made a Lt, he […]

Major RM Shaw (CAMC)

Medical Officer 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada) Dr. Shaw was born in Victoria Corner, New Brunswick. He obtained his BA at Dalhousie and his MD at McGill University before his education was interrupted by World War I. Canada, Appointed Captain in the Canadian Army Medical Corps (CAMC) April 14th. 1915, he served as Medical Officer (MO) of the 15th Battalion and was promoted […]

RSM (WO1) JR Cotterill

Sergeant Major 92nd Battalion (48th Highlanders) CEF Jocylyn Ross Cotterill was appointed Sergeant Major of the 92nd Battalion and attested to that unit on 28-Aug-15.    He arrived in the UK on the Empress of Britain on 29-May-16. He was returned to Canada for medical reasons on. 26-Jan-17 and medically discharged from active service.

RSM (WO1) Robert Grant Henderson

Sergeant Major 134th Battalion (48th Highlanders) 1916-1918 Robert Grant Henderson was an original 48th Highlander (#91). In 1916 he was appointed to be Sergeant-Major of the 134th Battalion (48th Highlanders) CEF and arrived in the UK on board the SS Scotian 19-Aug-16.   In Aug-1917 he returned on furlough to Canada and was released from […]

Sgt-Mjr Alexander Rose

Sergeant Major 48th Battalion/Regiment “Highlanders” 1896 – 1913 Sgt Alexander Rose was an original 48th Highlander.  He and his brother George were numbers 54 and 55 on the original roll.  On 24-May-1892 when the Regiment was presented its first stand of Colours by Governor General Lord Stanley  served in the Colour Party as one of […]

Sgt-Mjr JW Kirkness

Sergeant Major 48th Regiment “Highlanders” 1913-1919 James W Kirkness (No 357) was an original 48th Highlander serving in B Company. In 1913 he became the third Sergeant Major of the 48th Highlanders succeeding Sergeant Major Rose and remained Sgt Mjr of the Home Battalion from 1914 to 1919.