P6361

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Black%20and%20white%20photograph%20of%20the%20Scottish%20Borderers%20boarding%20the%20train%20in%20Windsor%2C%20Ontario

Details

ID Number

P6361

Item Name

Image

Title

Aerial View of Scottish Borderers Farewell / Vue aérienne de la cérémonie d'adieux au Borderers écossais

Title (Fre)

Vue aérienne de la cérémonie d'adieux au Borderers écossais

Date

ca 1916

Description

Black and white photograph of the Scottish Borderers boarding the train in Windsor, Ontario; the photograph is an aerial view showing the Detroit River and the City of Detroit in the background; the train station is in the foreground and throngs of people are visible on the platform.

History

The 241st Battalion, Canadian Scottish Borderers was a unit raised in Windsor during the summer of 1916 as a scheme to increase recruitment. The company adopted the McGregor tartan, after Commanding Officer Lieut. Col. Walter L. McGregor. The unit was fragmented when it reached England. Men from both Essex County and American men joined the regiment, drawn to the distinct Highland garb of the unit. Many of the volunteers for the 241st came from the ranks of the 21st Essex Fusiliers, known today as the Essex & Kent Scottish Regiment.

Place made

Canada - Ontario - Windsor

Collection Name

Museum Windsor

Subjects

21st Regiment, Essex Fusiliers

241st Battalion, Canadian Scottish Borderers

Aerial views / Vues aériennes

Americans in foreign countries / Américains à l'étranger

Canadian Army

Detroit (Mich.)

Essex & Kent Scottish Regiment

Farewells / Adieux

Military life / Vie militaire

Military mobilizations / Mobilisations militaires

Military officers / Officiers militaires

Military personnel / Personnel militaire

Railroad stations / Gares

Rivers / Cours d'eau

Soldiers / Soldats

World War, 1914-1918 / Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918

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