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Item ID# A958.027.004
Title Bruce in Khaki, Vol. 1, No. 3
Object Name Newspaper
Dates of Creation October 26, 1917
Creator Johnston, Thomas
Description Bruce in Khaki newspaper, Vol. 1, No. 3, October 26, 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.

Includes short stories, poems, news, inside-jokes, and information about the soldiers forming part of 160th Bruce Battalion. Headings include:
"No. 2 Platoon. "A" Company" with photo
"Editorial"
"Godalming Y.M.C.A." (lectures / discussions for soldiers)
"The Religion of the Soldier"
"Bruce County News"
"The Sergeants' Mess"
"A Soliloquy"
"Musical Notes"
"Heard in The Tailor Shop"
"Hut Scrapings and Sweepings"
"Camp News"
"Heard in "A" Company"
"Our Aim" poem
"Order of Batmen"
"That Three Days Bivovac" poem
"My Mother" poem
"Advertisements"
"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 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 30 p. ; 24 x 18 cm
Subjects 160th Bruce Battalion
First World War
Military
Military camps
Military life
Soldiers
People Bishop, W.A.
Brown, Henry
Craig, William
Cunningham, Chester
Grenzenbach, Earl
Haig, Allister Park
Hoover, Norman Elmer
Hunter, Russell Gordon
Hutchison, John
Johnston, Thomas
Laidlaw, Bower
Lavalley, Mike
Leake, Sam
McCarter, James
McCombe, Alexander T.
McDougald, Harry
McEachern, Wesley
Norman, Edward Shoemaker
Parker, Horace
Pilkington, William
Prince, William
Prosser, Carleton
Reichenback, Joe
Ruhl, William Alfred
Shaw, Farquhar
Stephens, David William
Wolfe, William
Place 160th Bruce Battalion
Level of Description Item
Parent Object A958.027.002-.008