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) 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 […]