1/4 Scale Martini-Henry Rifle with Socket Bayonet

A 19.5 inch (49.53 cm) by 3 inch (7.62 cm) by 3 inch (7.62 cm) quarter scale model of the Martini Henry Rifle, quite often used at the birth of the 48th Highlanders in 1891. During the development of the Martini Henry IC1 carbine, the Royal Small Arms Factory decided to utilize the same component […]

Colonials Competition Royal Military Tournament Trophy 1897 Bayonet 1st Prize

A 8.5 inch (21.59 cm) diameter by 5.5 inch (13.97 cm) high sterling silver bowl trophy dated 1897 awarded to Pte O. Stewart for most successful bayonet fighter. The Royal Tournament was the world’s largest military tattoo and pageant, held by the British Armed Forces annually between 1880 and 1999. The venue was originally the […]

Portrait of Sgt Templeman, Joseph A.

A 4.25 inch by 6 inch photograph of Musketry Instructor Jos A. Templeman taken on 24 Oct 1894. Sgt. Templeman was the 99th person to be sworn in to the 48th Highlanders on 1st October 1891.

Portrait of Pte McDonald, Duncan Alexander

A 6 inch by 8 inch photograph of Duncan Alexander McDonald in scarlet uniform. McDonald joined the 48th in 1892 and was the 243rd enlistee on 24 March 1892. Prior Military Experience 1884 Nile Expedition with Canadian Nile Contingent as one of 400 Canadian volunteers, skilled in river navigation Egypt Medal Khedive Star 1885 Northwest […]

Appointment of Capt McDougall as Adjutant

A 5.5 inch by 8 inch piece of paper mounted in a wooden frame stating that a meeting will take place at St. Andrew’s Hall 1st October 1891 where in Capt. McDougall will be placed as Adjutant.

Officers Drill Invitation

A 4 inch by 6 inch piece of paper mounted in a wooden frame stating that the receiver of this was invited to view to officers drill practice on 2nd September 1891 from seven until nine p.m. at St. Lawrence Hall on King Street East.