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)  

Pte Street, Kenneth Leslie

Attested on 7 July 1917 with the Service Bn CDF, 48th Highlanders CEF for overseas duty. Date of Birth is 4 July 1871 which made him 46 when he attested. Sent to NCO’s Training Depot in Militia District 2 at Niagara on the Lake for training where he was diagnosed with a hernia that required […]

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.  […]

Lieutenant William Richard Bell DCM

William Bell joined on 19 Sept. 1914 at the age of 18 as a Private in the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders). During the 2nd Battle of Ypres in April 1915, the first gas attack of the war, Private Bell was wounded in the chest by a shrapnel but returned to active duty two months later. […]