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Item ID# A958.027.003
Title Bruce in Khaki, Vol. 1, No. 2
Object Name Newspaper
Dates of Creation October 19, 1917
Creator Johnston, Thomas
Description Bruce in Khaki newspaper, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 19, 1917, was 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. T. Black and Chief Censor, Capt. Farquar Shaw. "Julia Corrigan" inscribed in pencil on front page.

Includes short stories, poems, news, inside-jokes, and information about the soldiers forming part of 160th Bruce Battalion. Headings include:
"Musical Notes"
"Bruce County News"
"Heard in the Tailor Shop"
"Who's Ahead" poem
"Heard in the Que."
"The Signals at Home"
"The Side Show"
"Hut Scrapings and Sweepings"
"Camp News"
"Cheer Up" poem
"Medical Section"
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 fo 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.
Physical Description 14 p. ; 24 x 18 cm
Subjects 160th Bruce Battalion
First World War
Military camps
Military life
People Amman, Joseph Carl
Birch, Charles
Campbell, Deak
Channing, John Richard
Clark, Ross
Cole, Bert
Connell, Thomas Gordon
Connor, Ralph
Crawford, George
Davis, Frederick
Eldridge, H.E.
English, Bert
Ferguson, Annie
Garland, Elmer Anson
Hahn, Morgan
Hardy, Fred
Hendry, William John (genial Bill)
Hilditch, Willie
Hodgson, B.
Johnson, Thomas
Johnston, Thomas
Kincaid, Robert James
Kirvan, Fred
Lane, Peter
Leech, Jim
Macartney, Leonard Lorne
McCombe, Alexander T.
McCreath, David Oswald
McDonald, Neil
McEachern, John Ernest
McFarlane, Omar
McHaney, Harold Samuel
McKenzie, William Angus
McVannel, Earl
Mewhinney, William Arol
Middleton, Cecil Stanley
Nebbeling, Anthony W.
Osborne, Robert
Pegelo, Norman John
Prosser, Carleton
Robertson, Stewart
Robinson, John Alexander ("Sandy")
Shaw, James Wesley
Small, Jim
Small, Simon
Stewart, Evan A.
Thompson, William Bell
Tooke, Earl Whitfield
Veitch, Harry Stewart
Waechter, Frank
Walks, John David
West, Matthew
Wisler, Samuel
Young, Harry Alfred
Place 160th Bruce Battalion
Level of Description Item
Parent Object A958.027.002-.008