It was not an uncommon practice amongst the CEF Battalions to adopt an animal as their battalion’s mascot and the 15th Battalion was no exception. During the war, the Battalion had two mascots. Bruno was a Belgian sheepdog adopted by the Battalion near Ploegsteert, Belgium in 1916. Fritz was a German artillery officer’s horse captured during the assault on the Crow’s Nest at Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt, France in 1918. Both mascots returned to Canada with the battalion at the war’s conclusion. For details on the story of each mascot, click on the boxes below.