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Item ID# A958.027.007
Title Bruce in Khaki, Vol. 1, No. 6
Object Name Newspaper
Dates of Creation November 16, 1917
Creator Johnston, Thomas
Description Bruce in Khaki newspaper, Vol. 1, No. 6, November 16, 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:
"Sold Again!" poem
"Editorial"
"The Brass Band" with photograph
"A Good Word for 'Bruce in Khaki'"
"Musical Notes"
"Camp News"
"Bruce County News"
"Scraps from the Officer's Mess"
"Hut Scrapings and Sweepings"
"Stop Press News: Tank Coming to Witley"
"No. 13 Platoon, "D" Company" with photograph
"Ramblings"
"Slandering the Soldiers"
"The Village Blacksmith"
"Heard in The Tailor Shop"
"The Cave in the Hill"
"The Answer"


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 12 p. ; 24 x 18 cm
Subjects 160th Bruce Battalion
First World War
Military
Military camps
Military life
Soldiers
People Abbs, James Albert
Ahmed, Albert Edward
Akiwenzie, Peter
Amman, Joseph Carl
Atchison, Russell
Barnes, Percy
Bell, Duncan
Bennett, Frederick James
Brown, John Duncan
Cameron, Donald William
Carlton, Neil
Clinton, Jim
Conway, Albert
Cronin, Jim (James Albert)
Curtis, Courtland
Davis, Melville
Dobson, William Ambrose
Dunlop, Hugh
Fraser, William Edward
Groves, Albert William
Hahn, Morgan
Heath, Percy
Hodgson, Hubert
Inkster, John Herbert
Johnston, Hilton
Johnston, Thomas
Kean, Clare
Kincaid, Robert James
Kitchen, John
Matheson, Archibald
McAfee, Edgar Joseph
McCannell, Alexander Neil
McClure, Malcolm H. ("Bert")
McCombe, Alexander T.
McDermid, Neil
McDonald, Mac
McDonald, Neil
McDonald, Norman
McDougall, Arthur
McDougall, Donald Archibald
McFadyen, Martin
McKay, Wilfred Laurier
McKinnon, Jack
McKinnon, Mac
McNamara, Denny
McNamara, Robert
Nebbeling, Anthony W.
Nuttal, Robert
Prince, William
Prosser, Carleton
Robinson, Andrew Ernest
Rowland, Robert C.
Shaw, Farquhar
Small, William George
Taylor, Harry
Taylor, Ted
Thompson, James
Thompson, John "Jack", 1896-1969
Thompson, William
Trout, John Harold
Walker, Gordon
Wisler, Samuel
Wismer, Floyd Hallick
Wright, Herbert Roy
Place 160th Bruce Battalion
Level of Description Item
Parent Object A958.027.002-.008