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 […]

Pte Hughes, Calvin – 134th Battalion

800114 Pte Calvin Hughes attested to the 134th Battalion in 1915, trained at Camp Niagara-on-the-Lake earning his Certificate of Military Instruction which qualified him for the rank of Corporal. He sailed to England with the 134th Battalion in 1916 and was later assigned to the 4th Battalion in France. He received a gunshot wound to […]

Bugler DUDLEY, M

15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) Killed in Action 29 September 1915 Bugler Morgan Dudley attested into the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) at Valcartier camp in Quebec on September 22, 1914. His attestation papers state that he was born in Birmingham, England and that he had served three years in the Canadian Militia with the 48th Highlanders.  […]