This week in history
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|24 May 1892|
1st Colours presented by Lord Stanley of Preston, Governor General
On grounds of U of T; Colours made by "Ladies of Toronto"
|24 May 1893|
Arrival at Hamilton train Station by 48th for Queen's Birthday weekend
|24 May 1918||Fallen this day: click HERE for more detail.|
|24 May 1925|
2nd Stand of Colours presented
emblazoned with 10 Battle Honours of First World War
|25 May 1895|
Parade at Hiram Walker Offices, Walkerville.
|25 May 1896|
Camp at Dundurn Park, Hamilton. Victoria Day weekend
4 photos: shave; pajamas; Capt MacLean; Officers dinner in the field
|25 May 1896|
Sham Battle at Jockey Club, Hamilton. Victoria Day weekend
scarlet dress; Defemce by 38th Bn and field battery under Major William Hendrie
|25 May 1949|
Lt. Ken E, Cunningham is first Highlander to serve in peacekeeping with UN. India and Pakistan.
Begins tradiation of Highlanders serving in UN and NATO committmens by Canada.
|26 May 1916|
Private George Robertson27398 Private George Robertson was an 18 year old carpenter originally from Glasgow and serving in the 48th Highlanders when he attested into the 15th Battalion in September 1914 at Valcartier. He was assigned to No. 2 Company and was wounded at 2nd Ypres in April 1915. He served at Festubert in May 1915 and throughout the Fall/Winter of 1915 and the Spring of 1916 in the Ypres salient at Ploegsteert and Hill 60. The battalion suffered a number of casualties at Hill 60 from sniper fire, including LtCol Marshall on May 19, 1916. Hill 60 was an infamous site for sniping because of the close proximity of the front line trenches to the enemy positions on the higher ground allowing German snipers to fire down into the trenches. Exposing one’s head above the trench parapet even momentarily could mean certain death. Private Robertson was killed in action on May 26, 1916 when he was shot in the head by a sniper. He is buried at Railway Dugouts Burial ground.
|26 May 1946|
519 Church opened as 48th Highlanders Memorial Hall by Field Marshall Viscount Alexander of Tunis
Association and Trusts purchased the building, the former Granite Club. Open 27 years
|27 May 1892|
1st Strength report issued; 350 all ranks
|28 May 1916|
Funeral for Lt. Col Marshall, DSO at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
|28 May 2016|
48th Highrs conduct a Tattoo at Fort York Nataional Historic Site to celebrate 125th Anniversary
WWII veterans take the salute from the Reviewning Stand
|29 May 1981|
80th Anniversary Weekend Events
|30 May 1913|
L/Cpl James R. Fraser enlists and is appointed Pipe Major…..
Fraser enlisted with Gordon Highlanders on 01 Aug 1892 and served at Dargai battle.