Lieutenant CE “Beaver” Read MC – The Lucky Tie

“Beaver Read and the “War Luck Tie” This tie was worn by Lieutenant Chas. E. (Beaver) Read MC of the 15th Battalion 48th Highlanders of Canada in October 1918 in the Regiment’s last major action of World War I in which Highlanders were killed or wounded. In the vicinity of Waller Wood a machine gun […]

Maj George W (Geordie) Beal MC

1st Battalion, 48th Highlanders of Canada (CASF) 1940 – 1945 Former Argo QB (28-32) At 33 (Apr 08) …older than most officers in the Battalion Arrived in UK as a 48th Officer in 1940. Stayed in UK as part of OP Pouch with 48th Coy 4 CIRU and sent forward after Sicily joining the Battalion […]

Sgt Worth, Jerry E. – Medals

B487456  Sgt. Worth, Jerry E. medals, mounted (6) 1939-1945 Star France and Germany Star Defence Medal Volunteer Service Medal 1939-1945 War Medal Can. Forces Service Decoration plus bar. TOS — 13 Feb 48 SOS — 11 Apr 70 RPOR 17/70

1st Battalion Memorial plaque in Ortona, Italy: Battle Honour “Ortona”

This plaque commemorates the battle of Ortona 20-28 Dec 43 for which the 48th was awarded the battle honour “Ortona.” It was erected in Ortona’s Canadian Heroes Square on 24 December 2021. A bulletin, entitled Project Blue Puttees, describing the event, the committee members and donors was issued to the Regimental family early in 2022. […]

The Globe and Mail 7th May 1945

A 24 inch by 34 inch quad-fold newspaper of the Globe and Mail Ontario Edition 7th May 1945 with headline “WAR END MATTER OF HOURS” The photograph shows the German Delegation signing the instrument of surrender of the entire German military forces world-wide at the close of the Second World War. The signing took place […]

L/Cpl Harold James Yeomans – 1st Battalion

B74110 In Newspaper photo wearing Balmoral KIA Dec 31, 1943 Page 489 Dileas. Cpl Yeoman was killed during the advance to attack the German forces retreating after they had abandoned the fight in Ortona. Prior to the advance the 48th Highlanders had penetrated over a kilometer behind the German lines, west of the town of […]

Dileas by Kim Beattie – Sgt Lloyd Tucker copy

Dileas by Kim Beattie with dust cover and overwrapped in clear plastic. Dileas is the history of the 48th Highlanders of Canada from 1928 to 1956 with focus on the 1st Battalion overseas from 1939 to 1945. Inside front cover is a hand drawn map of northern Europe and England showing the route of the […]