Finding information about former members of the Lorne Scots

The Regimental Association often gets asked if we can help provide information about the service of former members.  Usually these asks are through are our Facebook page or  website. These requests will be passed to the Regimental Museum, which holds a collection of artifacts, documents and information relating to the Regiment and its’ preceding units. […]

William Dwight Sharpe and the British Naval hospital in Belgrade

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 in Brampton is the Major William Dwight Sharpe Branch, and there’s a Major Wm Sharpe Drive in the city. William Sharpe (1867-1928) was born in Concord, Massachusetts – when he signed up as Medical Officer for the 234th (Peel) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1916 he was careful to point […]

Percy Chambers, soldier and pilot

When Percy Chambers visited some friends in West Toronto, before the outbreak of the first world war, he joined the 36th Peel Regiment as a private. He came from Pontypool in the Kawarthas, and had worked on the family farm before becoming a medical student at Belleville College. He was the youngest of a large […]

Captain Frank Ott, MC

Franklin Walter Ott, MC (1893-1918) Frank Ott was born in Brantford, son of Charles and Emma Ott. His father was a lieutenant in the Dufferin Rifles, and his uncle, E.W. Hagarty, was principal of Harbord Street Collegiate in Toronto, and would raise the 201st Battalion, CEF (it was to be a ‘liquorless battalion’). Frank had been a […]

Lieutenant-Colonel B.M. Green, 164th Battalion CEF

In the summer of 1917, the 164th Battalion was in Witley, and the CO, Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Domville, had to give up command for medical reasons. The new CO was Byron Malcolm Green, who had enlisted as a lieutenant in Hamilton in 1915, in the 36th Battalion. He had spent some time in France with the […]

Casualties of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Soldiers from Battalions perpetuated by the Lorne Scots who died during the attack on Vimy Ridge, April 1917 Robert Battla; born in Scotland; enlisted with the 76th Battalion at Niagara in August 1915; transferred to the 4th Battalion in July 1916; was promoted to Lance Corporal; 33 years old. Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Thelus.  Corporal William Bellas; born […]

Lorne Scots at Dieppe

When the Lorne Scots were mobilized in 1941, their role was to provide protective units for the brigades, divisions and corps of the Canadian Army, and for the army headquarters itself. The newly mobilized regiment trained at Standard Barracks in Hamilton, then went to England, where it was dispersed to the many components of the […]

Museum acquires another Fenian medal, Corporal Christian Barnes

The Regimental Museum recently acquired another Fenian Raid medal, that had been awarded to Corporal Christian Barnes, of the Stewarttown Infantry Company. The Oakville Rifle Company, formed during the American Civil War, in 1861, was the oldest independent company in Halton County. Soon after it started, the United States Navy intercepted a British mail packet, […]

Private Thompson Biggar’s Fenian Raid Medal

The museum has just acquired the Fenian Raid medal that was awarded to Private A.T. Bigger, of the Oakville Infantry Company. Andrew Thompson Bigger (1841-1924) was named after his father, Andrew Pettit Bigger, and his mother, Jessie Thompson. He was probably born near Omagh in Trafalgar township, where the family had a farm. In the […]