Captain John Slatter, MBE, VD

Captain John Slatter, MBE, VD – Bandmaster 1896 to 1946 For fifty years, Captain John Slatter led the 48th Highlanders Military band. Before his eleventh birthday, he was in the Royal Navy and two years later, giving his age as fourteen, he joined the Royal Fusiliers (Imperial). At seventeen, he was cornet soloist in the […]

Fraser, Pte Gerald Edward

Enrolled in the 48th Highlanders on 10 October 1927 and was discharged 30 September 1929. Fraser was in The Shore Patrol in WW2 because of his age and size. He was the brother-in-law of RSM (WOI) Tiny Shaw.

Studio portrait of Lt. Edward Martin MacLachlan

-Studio Portrait of Edward Martin MacLachlan -Shows him wearing the Divisional patch and insignia of the 48th -likely taken before going overseas Lieutenant Edward Martin MacLachlan (age 23) was killed in action while serving with the 1st Division, 48th Highlander of Canada on July 15th, 1943. MacLachlan has the unfortunate distinction of being the first […]

Lt. Edward Martin MacLachlan with brothers Graham (left) and Campbell (centre)

Group photo of the three MacLachlan brothers. Left: Capt Graham MacLachlan, Royal Regiment of Canada Middle: Lt(N) Campbell MacLachlan, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Right: Lt Edward Martin MacLachlan, 48th Highlanders of Canada   Graham MacLachlan was in command of the rear party of the Royal Regiment of Canada that was left behind in camp […]

Capt. Philip F. Seagram – Medals

Capt. Philip F Seagram medals – three medals and the memorial ribbon/medal. Canadian Defence medal Volunteer service medal 1939-45 war medal Memorial medal and ribbon in original black hinged box ( separate accession) Capt. Seagram (age 30) was the first officer of the 48th Highlanders to be killed in the Second World War – March […]

Capt. Philip F. Seagram Memorial Medal with case

Capt. Philip F. Seagram – Memorial Cross with purple ribbon in original black plastic case. Capt. Seagram (age 30) was the first officer of the 48th Highlanders to be killed in the Second World War – March 8, 1941. While on leave from the Junior Staff College during the bombing blitz of London on March […]

Capt. Philip F. Seagram – Letter from Countess Annovazzi ( daughter)

Hand written card from Captain Philp Seagram’s daughter  Countess Sandra Annovazzi – Seagram of Italy giving Philip’s medals and Memorial Cross to the museum. Capt. Seagram was the first officer of the 48th Highlanders to be killed during the war. He was sheltering in a basement in London when a German bomb struck the building, […]

Lt. Edward MacLachlan – letters

large volume of photocopies of the hand written letters during the war between Edward and his brothers, his parents and his grandmother. Lt. Edward MacLachlan was the first 48th Highlander to be killed in action in WWII.  On 15 July 1943 at the age of 23, Lt MacLachlan was leading his carrier group towards the […]

May 4th 1952, Church Parade

An 8.5 inch (21.59 cm) by 11 inch (27.94 cm) bifold program on the 48th Highlanders Church Parade for May 4th, 1952. in attendance LCol M.E. George, CO HCapt The Revered Ross K. Cameron, M.A.