Category: 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I

Categories: Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I


The 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Great War Canadian Expeditionary Force. The 85th Battalion was authorized on 14 September 1915 and embarked for Great Britain on 12 October 1916. Disembarking in France on 10 February 1917, it fought as part of the 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The battalion disbanded on 15 September 1920. The battalion is most famous for capturing Hill 145 in their first battle. Today, the Vimy Memorial stands on Hill 145.

The 85th Battalion recruited throughout Nova Scotia and was mobilized at Halifax.

The king's and regimental colours of the battalion are laid up in Government House in Halifax.

The 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), CEF is perpetuated by The Cape Breton Highlanders.

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Person Profiles (28)

A

28 Jan 1898 Baillie, Saint James, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada - 21 Oct 1918
06 Nov 1876 Margaree, Inverness, Nouvelle-Écosse, Canada - 09 Apr 1917 photo

B

18 Mar 1897 Upper Dyke Village, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada - 12 May 1917

C

12 Mar 1896 Springfield, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada - 30 Oct 1917
29 Apr 1893 Northeast Margaree, Inverness County, Nova Scotia - 09 Apr 1917

D

abt 11 Mar 1893 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

F

14 Apr 1897 Joggins Mines, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada - 28 Jun 1917
09 Dec 1888 Thorburn, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada - 07 Nov 1917

G

18 Dec 1894 Isaacs Harbour, Guysborough, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada

H

26 Jul 1896 Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada - 29 Nov 1971

H cont.

abt 23 Jan 1895 Sheet Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 07 Aug 1962
15 Jul 1893 Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom - 11 Nov 1971

L

02 Apr 1882 Kentville, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada - 10 Aug 1918

M

23 Mar 1891 Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada - 01 Jun 1950 photo
30 Jul 1888 Marion Bridge, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada - 31 Dec 1962 photo
25 Jun 1897 River Philip, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada - 25 Mar 1958 photo
10 Oct 1890 Bear River, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada - 09 Apr 1917
08 Dec 1898 Port Richmond, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada - 22 Aug 1917 photo
30 Sep 1891 Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 30 Mar 1918

R

02 Feb 1890 Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada - 10 Aug 1918 photo
27 Sep 1881 Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada - 22 May 1948 photo
29 Sep 1894 Allendale, Shelburne County - 21 May 1976

T

11 Dec 1897 Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 09 Nov 1917 photo
21 May 1896 Sheet Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

V

16 Mar 1894 Digby, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada - 22 Mar 1943

W

31 Oct 1893 Rockport, Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada - 06 Nov 1918 photo
19 Apr 1881 Bouctouche, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada - 22 Nov 1968

Y

14 May 1894 Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada - 27 Jun 1951




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