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 […]

PTE. HILEY, John Arthur Gordon

John Arthur Hiley, having served with the Irish regiment from 15 Mar 33 to 29 Sep 33, enlisted in the 48th Highlanders of Canada on 2 Oct 1933 and remained with the reserve battalion until 6 Nov 1935, then again from 3 May 37 to 1939. He attested with the 1st Battalion on 6 Sept […]

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.