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Max – Original Mascot

See gallery below The Regimental history of the 48th Highlanders by Kim Beattie is an extremely detailed account of the 15th Battalion throughout The Great War 1914-1918 and nowhere is there any mention of unit mascots other than the beloved Belgian sheepdog Bruno adopted by Lt Col William Marshall in July 1915 while the Unit […]


It was common practice among the units of the CEF Battalions to adopt an animal as their mascot and in that regard the 15th Battalion was no exception. The regimental history records that on August 2, 1915 while the unit was out-of-the-line in billets at Grande Munque Farm and the Piggeries near Ploegsteert, Belgium: “Lt […]


On August 29, 1918, following it’s successful offensive at Amiens earlier that month, the Canadian Corps was preparing to assault a section of the formidable Hindenburg Line line known as the Drocourt-Queant Line. The 15th Battalion was assigned the task of taking a strong forward position near Hendecourt called ‘The Crow’s Nest’ which blocked the […]

Mascots of the 15th battalion

15th Battalion mascot ‘Bruno’ poses with Senior NCOs at Noeux-les-Mines, France just prior to the battle of Hill 70 in August 1917. 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. […]

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