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Item ID# A958.027.002
Title Bruce in Khaki, Vol. 1, No. 1
Object Name Newspaper
Dates of Creation October 12, 1917
Creator Johnston, Thomas
Description Bruce in Khaki newspaper, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 12, 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:
"Introductory Note"
"Our Colonel"
"What I Think"
"The Victoria Cross" poem
"Bruce County News"
"Heard in the Que"
"Lost and Found"
"Hut Scrapings"
"Camp News"
"Heard in the Tailor Shop"
"The Sergeants' Mess"
"The Sports"
"Musical Notes"
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.
Physical Description 16 p. ; 24 x 18 cm
Subjects 160th Bruce Battalion
First World War
Military camps
Military life
People Anderson, Jack
Armstrong, Wilfred William
Atchison, Russell
Baird, Patrick
Bartley, Charlie
Bennett, George
Benson, William Robert
Biebighauser, Benjamin Bernhardt
Boyle, William
Bray, John Wesley
Butchart, Ivan
Cameron, Duncan
Corrigan, Julia
Court, William
Cousins, Almer
Cronin, Timothy David
Currie, William James
Curtis, Courtland
Davidson, Earl Ernest
Davis, James
Donahue, Melville Anderson
Drummond, Belle
Drummond, Jennie
Eidt, Edward
Eidt, Walter
Farmer, Thomas
Garner, John Stewart
Graham, Donald
Gray, John
Henderson, Herbert Earle
Hodgson, Hubert
Hogg, David Gordon
Hunt, Alfred Longley
Hunter, William
Irwin, St. Clair
Jack, William
Johnson, Walter
Johnston, Thomas
Kaufman, Norman Emerson
Keeshig, Barney
King, Thomas Richard
Krug, Harold
Lamb, Thomas Gordon
Lavalley, Frederick William
Lemcke, Elgin
Love, Samuel
Matheson, Angus Donald
McArthur, Angus
McArthur, Christie
McArthur, Colin
McArthur, Hugh
McCallum, Dugald David
McCulloch, John Edward
McDougall, Donald Archibald
McDougall, Duncan
McElrae, Herbert Samuel
McIver, Richard
McLay, Angus
McLay, John Allan
McLay, Murdock
McMullen, Stanley Edward
McMullen, William
McPhatter, Archie
Miller, Harold
Murray, George
Murray, George Francis
Nebbeling, Anthony W.
Nelson, Ernie
Norris, Issac
Patton, James Daniel
Pettigrew, Ernest
Phillips, Charles George
Poore, Ed
Robinson, William Thomas
Ross, Gordon
Ruhl, William Alfred
Runstadtler, Victor George
Scott, Gordon Cleave
Shaw, Farquhar
Shaw, James Wesley
Shewfelt, Gordon Archibald
Span, Delbert
Stephens, David William
Stringer, John William
Swanson, Walter
Thompson, William
Wallace, James Scott
Wendt, Charles Edward
West, George
Wright, Herbert Roy
Young, Henry
Young, Leslie
Zettel, Urban
Place 160th Bruce Battalion
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