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Item ID# A995.018.038-.039
Title Bruce in Khaki, Vol. 1, No. 7
Object Name Newspaper
Dates of Creation January 15, 1918
Creator Johnston, Thomas
Description Bruce in Khaki newspaper, vol. 1, no. 7, January 15, 1918, with New Year 1918 colour cover. This is a production of the Officers, N.C.O.s and men of the 160th Battalion, edited by Pte. Thomas Johnston. Additional staff included: Business Manager, Corpl. N. Black and Chief Censor, Apt. F. Shaw. (Two copies)

Includes short stories, poems, news, and information about the soldiers forming part of 160th Bruce Battalion. Headings include:
"The Orderly Room Gang" poem;
"Camp News", including information about how the soldiers spent Christmas 1917 and achievements concerning Victory Loans;
"Hut Scrapings and Sweepings"
"Music Notes" including information about the band and musical entertainment.
"Christmas Day, 1917 Menu"
"No. 1 Platoon, A. Company" including comments about its individual members.
"The Boss of 'Em All" poem about the Colonel
"Heard in the Tailor Shop"
"That Mobilization" poem

Admin/Biographical History "The Battalion paper, "Bruce in Khaki,' was the entire production of the Officers, N.C.O.'s and men of the [160th] Battalion. It was printed at A. Lindsay's Printing Office, Godalming, Surrey, where the Editor and his helpers were generously allowed full use of the office and equipment. Private Tom Johnston was appointed Editor and Corporal N. Black, business manager, and they had entire charge of the editing, printing and distribution of the paper. The first copy was printed on October 12, 1917, and copies were printed weekly up to the sixth copy, after which, owing to the difficulty in securing paper and the War Office requiring to censor the contents, etc., it was almost impossible to get it printed; however a final copy, No. 7, was published as a New Year's Edition, on the 1st of January, 1918."

Source: "Bruce in Khaki: A History of the Bruce Battalion and Complete Nominal Roll of all Men who were at any time on the strength of the Battalion" by F. Treve James and Thomas Johnston,, 1934.
Collection Cameron, Ewart Dryden fonds
Physical Description 15 p. ; 24 x 18 cm (each)
Subjects 160th Bruce Battalion
First World War
Military camps
Military life
People Alexander, Earl Thomas
Bluhm, George Albert
Bluhm, William Alexander
Boyle, Ernest
Craig, George Buchanan
Denny, Adam
Denny, Phillip
Garland, Gordon Crawford
Hogg, David Gordon
James, Treve (Lieut.)
Johnston, E.F.
Johnston, Thomas
McCardy, W.H.
McCaw, George James Ernest
McCaw, William Stewart
McNally, Arthur W.
McNally, Gordon Flett
McNeil, Neil Alexander
O'Neil, John Hewitt
Plaunt, Alexander
Plowright, John
Riehl, William George
Runstadtler, Victor George
Seibert, Percy T.
Seigfried, Michael George
Small, William George
Sparling, Henry Philip
Sullivan, William
Swanson, Walter
Trendyle, Hugh Andrew
Welfare, James
Woelfle, John Martin
Woods, Herbert West
Young, William
Zettel, Urban
Place 160th Bruce Battalion
Level of Description Item
Parent Object A958.027.002-.008