The Leslieville Historical Society Remembers


The 48th Highlandersbadge_02


Valentine & Sons, 1910 Toronto Public Library
Soldiers march past reviewing stand, Riverdale Park. - 1914
Soldiers march past reviewing stand, Riverdale Park 1914. The East End’s Own The 48th Highlanders drew heavily on the men of the former Riverside and Leslieville, as well as Midway east of Greenwood. They camped and trained in Riverdale Park. In many was the East End’s own Regiment, with many men from the same families enlisting.


Group of 48th Highlanders. - [between 1900 and 1914]
Group of 48th Highlanders ca 1914
48th Highlanders leaving Valcartier
The 48th Highlanders, First Contingent, C.E.F, leaving Valcartier Camp, 1914, Library and Archives Canada.

19150225TSW 48th Highlanders

Toronto Sunday World, Feb. 25, 1915

Bodies of Highlanders killed at Ypres, 1915. Photo taken by a German soldier.

15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada), C.E.F. Battle Honours –  “Ypres, 1915, ’17, Gravenstafel Ridge, St Julien, Festubert, 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Pozieres, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, ’18, Vimy, 1917, Arleux, Scarpe, 1917, ’18, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18”

Recruiting poster, 1915, Toronto Public Library. The Battle of St. Julien, April 24, 1915 to May 4, 1915.



19170804 CDNCOUR Vol. XXII. No. 10 48th Highlanders
48th Highlanders marching to Union Station to go overseas, Canadian Courier, Vol. XXII, No. 10, Aug. 4, 1917
48th Highlanders return from the war, Union Station. - [between 1918 and 1919]
48th Highlanders return from the war, Union Station. – [between 1918 and 1919]

Eleven different photos will be posted every day from November 6, to November 11.





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Welcome to the Leslieville Historical Society's website. Please feel free to join us, to ask questions, to attend walking tours and other events, and to celebrate Leslieville's past while creating our future. Guy Anderson, President, Leslieville Historical Society and Joanne Doucette, local historian and webmaster.

2 thoughts on “The Leslieville Historical Society Remembers

  1. Not sure when my dad enlisted–he was living on Boston Ave at the time I think–but I like to think he is in the shot of the regt all marching in Rivrrdale Park. He was invalided out before leaving Canada. I stll have his button to be worn proving he had enlisted, so as not to be accused of cowardice by strangers (with a substantial fine for fraudulent use).

    1. Hi Dianne, I will be posting more and when the 11 day an item period is up, I will post all the photos I have of the 48th.


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