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Item ID# A988.030.006
Title Bruce in Khaki, Vol. 1, No. 4
Object Name Newspaper
Dates of Creation November 2, 1917
Creator Johnston, Thomas
Description Bruce in Khaki newspaper, vol. 1, no. 4, November 2, 1917. 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.

Front cover includes photograph of No. 10 Platoon "C" Company.

Contents include short stories, poems, news, and information about the soldiers forming part of 160th Bruce Battalion. Headings include:
"Musical Notes"
"Heard in The Tailor Shop"
"Editorial" looking back on the first 12 months of the "Bruce Army"
"Here and There"
"Vimy Ridge" poem
"Bruce County News"
"Bruce Ten Years Hence" (Annual 160th Bruce Battalion reunion"
"If Only" poem
"Hut Scrapings and Sweepings"
"'Bull and the Bear'" with photo of D.W. Stephens and Teddy the Mascot
"Camp News"
"Number Ten Platoon"
"The Concert"
"My Mother" poem
"The Weather"
"Stop Press News - Thursley Common Bombed".
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 Byers, Albert M. fonds
Physical Description 15 p. ; 24 x 18 cm
Subjects 160th Bruce Battalion
First World War
Military camps
Military life
People Ard, William Craig
Arnold, John
Barkley, John Henry
Belrose, Howard Alvin
Blue, George
Bochoven, John
Butchard, Ivan
Butler, Alex
Campbell, Bill
Clark, Hugh
Clark, Hugh
Cook, Luman
Cooper, James Martin
Cousins, Almer
Crawford, George
Davidson, Earl Ernest
Desjardine, Peter
Finlayson, Stewart (David Stewart)
Fowler, Frank
Garland, Gordon Crawford
Golden, Charles
Golden, Thomas Albert
Hackett, Percival
Hawke, Stewart
Hendry, Lovat
Hepburn, Samuel James
Hill, Thomas Alexander
Hopkins, James Whitmore
Hopkins, Thomas Andrew
Hopkins, Thomas Andrew
Hunter, Russell Gordon
Hyndman, Matthew William
Inkster, John Herbert
Jack, William
Johnson, Walter
Johnston, Matthew
Johnston, Oliver
Johnston, Thomas
Kalbfleisch, George
Kalbfleisch, Thomas Conrad
Kaufman, Norman Emerson
King, George Arthur
Kreutzweiser, William Allen
Krug, Harold
Kyte, Edward Thomas
Lamb, Thomas Gordon
Loney, Daniel Russell
Loney, Hiram
Lowndes, Ernest
MacAulay, John
Madwayosh, Henry Wellington
Martin, John Alexander, b. 1884
Martin, Robert James
McCallum, Dugald David
McCallum, John
McCannell, Alexander Neil
McCartney, Thomas Alexander
McCombe, Alexander T.
McElrae, Herbert Samuel
McFarlane, William Earle
McGillivray, Peter Hugh
McKay, Walter Scott
McKay, Wilfred Laurier
McLaren, Stewart Alexander
McLeod, Roy
McPhail, John
Molloy, John Lucas
Moore, Thomas Roy
Petteplace, William
Plowright, John
Reinhart, Tom
Rowland, John
Rowland, Robert C.
Seigfried, Michael George
Seiling, David
Shackleton, Howard Ebenezer
Shaw, Farquhar
Signock, Dan
Smith, Daniel F.
Spicer, Robert Amos
Stephens, David William
Stowe, William
Sturgeon, Sam
Sutherland, Donald
Sutton, Charlie
Todd, Allan P.
Waechter, Frank
Webb, Norman
Weir, Adam
Wilson, George
Wismer, Floyd Hallick
Young, J.W.
Zimmerman, Edward Frederick
Place 160th Bruce Battalion
Level of Description Item
Parent Object A958.027.002-.008