World War II battledress of Captain Robert F. Gray, 1st Battalion, SD & G Highlanders. This uniform was donated to the Historical Society by the Gray family. Capt. Gray was a former president of the SD & G Historical Society. The uniform is on display as part of the Cornwall Community Museum’s Remembrance Month exhibit.
Side view of the above uniform.
Captain R.F. Gray.
Of the 3,342 officers and men of the 1st Battalion, SD & G Highlanders, who fought their way from Normandy to Germany, 278 were killed and 781 were wounded.
Of the 4,000 Cornwallites who served throughout the conflict 183 were killed in action; ten sailors; 109 soldiers and 64 airmen. (Note on the number killed – the Highlanders included men from other parts of Canada.)