Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | November 5, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Battledress Captain Robert F. Gray, SD & G Highlanders.

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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.

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Side view of the above uniform.

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Captain R.F. Gray.

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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.)

 

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