WO1 James E (Tiny) Small

Regimental Sergeant Major 4th Princess Louise’s Dragoon Guards (1941-1945) Platoon and Company Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, 48th Highlanders (CASF) (1940-1942) Drum Major 48th Highlanders of Canada (1932-1937) James E Small tried three times to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)  during World War I. In 1916 he was released from the 182nd Battalion.  His medical described […]

Pipe Major (WO1) Archie Dewar, CD

Pipe Major 48th Highlanders of Canada 1952-1965 Pipe Major 1st Battalion 48th Highlanders (CASF) 1945   Archie Dewar emigrated to Ontario in 1926 as a boy of 16. “I became friends with some people in The Toronto Scottish Regiment.  Of course, they had a pipe band, just as they do now.” Archie, with his brother Peter, […]

Pte Dewar, A (Alec)

Alex Dewar followed his brothers Archie and Peter into the Pipes and Drums in 1935.  On mobilization in September 1939 he volunteered for service with 1st Battalion, 48th Highlanders (CASF) and sailed for the UK in December 1939.