Images from Canada
Cabinet Photographs, Carte de Visites, Tintypes, etc.
Unidentified Officer
The King's Liverpool Regiment
c. 1893
Unidentified Officer
Canadian Militia
c. 1890s
Unidentified Captain
Royal Canadian Artillery
c. 1890's
Unidentified Sergeant
39th "Norfolk Rifles" Regiment
c. 1890s
Unidentified Soldier
in
Cold Weather Dress
c. 1890s
Cadet
G.W. Berridge

Mounted Photograph
5 1/2  by 7 3/4 inches (14cm x 19.5cm)

Montreal, Canada
March 1908
Wearing the uniform of the Montreal
Highland Cadets a young G. W. Berridge
proudly poses for the photographer. The
mount bears three separate inscriptions on
the reverse that are unfortunately to faint
to scan. One in pencil dates the photograph
to March 1908. The second in ink is a poem
in Berridge's own hand:
Unidentified Private
8th Regiment
Canadian Militia
with dogs ghost
c. 1860's
Drum Major
William Martin
1st Battalion
15th Regiment of Foot
1868
No. 416 Sergeant
William Moriarty
1st Battalion
25th Regiment of Foot
c.1869
Remember me when this you see
When this you look upon
Wrote by my hand
Long may it stand
When I am dead and gone.

G.W. Berridge
Unidentified Legionnaire
Legion of Frontiersmen
c. 1905
Unidentified Sergeant
48th Canadian Highlanders
c. 1900's
In a third note in another hand is added:
"Killed March 23, 1912". This image is as
poignant as any I that have seen.
Unidentified Private
Canadian Militia
Hand Tinted Tintype
c. 1860's
The following information regarding Capt. Luard was kindly provided by
http://www.royalengineers.ca/
Henry Reynolds Luard was born
in Warwick, Warwickshire on the
30th June 1828 the son of Dr.
Peter Luard was one of a large
immediate family of 7 children.  
His brothers take careers in the
Army or the Anglican Clergy.  
Luard learns to play the flute in
his youth and continues to play it,
with some skill, throughout his
life.

In 1845, Luard attended the Royal
Military Academy, Woolwich, as a
"Gentleman Cadet".  Cadets, who
completed their studies and
finished in the top half of their
class became Royal Engineers and
the rest became Royal Engineers
and the rest became classmates
was Robert Mann Parsons Royal
Artillery.  One of Luard's who
would later serve with him in
British Columbia.  Another cadet
was the brother of Arthur Reid
Lempriere, the young Lieutenant
of the Columbia Detachment.
On the 1st of October 1847, Luard
completed his studies at "The
Shop" and took leave till 31
October.  During that time he
received word that he had been
given a commission in the Royal
Engineers with the rank of 2nd
Lieutenant.
Captain Henry Reynolds Luard
Mounted Photograph
6  by 4 1/2 inches (15.2cm x 11.3cm)
c. 1859

Taken from a mid-19th Century album
that once belonged to an officer of the
Royal Engineers, this photograph of
Captain Luard was probably taken just
prior to his departure to Canada in 1859.
Unidentified Lieutenant
Royal Canadian Artillery
c. 1890's
Unidentified Canadian
Soldier with
Ross Rifle
c. 1905
Unidentified Private
Canadian Militia
Tintype
c. 1880
Unidentified Officer
Canadian Militia
Carte de Visite style Tintype
c. 1870's
Private
Amos Roy Pyne
69th Annapolis Infantry Battalion.
c. 1899
"Uncle Herbert"
5th Regiment
Royal Scots of Canada
c. 1900
Lieutenant-Colonel
George Taylor Denison III
Magistrate of Police
c. 1878
Unidentified Sergeant
Canadian Militia
Tintype
c. 1880
Constable Springer: "The force. You see, we arrived in this territory long before any whites moved in. The law got here first, you might say. It's the other way around in your country. The settlers come, crime gets out of hand. They pin a
star on a man. Like it or not he gets the job done... but it sure makes for a lot of dead men in the street."
                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         From the 1961 film production of The Canadians
Private Lucien LaRue
Royal Canadian Regiment
(standing, right)

Carte de Visite
Bloemfontein, South Africa
April, 1900
Marie Eugene Lucien LaRue was born in Quebec, Canada
around 1875 one of at least 10 children of Dr. Leonidas and Elise
LaRue.

As was that case with many sons of upper middle class families
Lucien LaRue served in the local Quebec militia  – as a sergeant
in the 9th Voltigeurs de Quebec and later as a lieutenant in the
87th Quebec Battalion. After completion of his scholastic studies
he took employment with the National Bank in Quebec.

With the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War LaRue volunteered
for service as a private (No. 7818) in the “F” Coy., 2nd Battalion
(Special Service), Royal Canadian Regiment shipping out of
Quebec on 30 October, 1899 on the board the
S.S. Sardinian
which touched at the Canary Islands before continuing south.

He recorded his voyage and subsequent service in South Africa
in a series of letters home and in a journal that appeared in
Le
livre d'or (The Golden Book) of the Canadian Contingents in South
Africa
by Gaston P. Labat (Montreal, 1901). These letters and...
Unidentified Canadian Bandsmen
Canadian Militia
Carte de Visite Style Tintype
July 1897
Unidentified Private
Canadian Militia
Tintype
c. 1870's
Lieutenant-Colonel
Robert Gilmour Edwards Leckie
Mounted Photograph

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
7 1'2 Inches by 5 1/2 Inches
(19cm x 14cm)
c. 1900
Square jawed, stalwart and the
epitome of the popular ideal of a
late Victorian Canadian soldier in
this circa 1900 photograph, Robert
Gilmour Edwards Leckie was born
to Robert Gilmour Leckie and the
former Miss Sarah Edwards in
Halifax, Nova Scotia on 4 June,
1869.

His primary education took place at
Bishop’s College School in
Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada while
his secondary education included a
Bachelor of Sciences in mining
engineering from King’s College
University, Windsor, Ontario,
Canada in 1895 and Royal Military
College in Kingston, Ontario were
he received the Sword of Honour
and the Governor’s Generals Medal
also in 1895. His career as a mining
engineer preceded his degree and
his work extended across Canada
from Nova Scotia to British
Columbia.

Leckie’s military service in Canada
included being commissioned as a
Lieutenant with the 75th Lunenberg
Battalion of Infantry in 1891.
Promoted Captain in 1892 and
rapidly to Major in 1895. He
transferred to Princess Louise’s New
Brunswick Hussars in 1895.
Promoted Lieutenant-Colonel in
1910 he oversaw the formation as
Officer Commanding of the 72nd
Regiment, Seaforth Highlanders of
Canada.

His foreign service included serving
as Squadron Commander of the 2nd
Canadian Mounted Rifles during the
Anglo-boer War, 1901-1902. Leckie
took part in the Somaliland
Expedition between 1902 and 1904.
Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding,
16th Canadian Battalion (The
Canadian Scottish) Canadian
Expeditionary Force - 1914-1915.
Brigadier-General - August, 1915.
Major-General - June, 1917.
Right: Private Hartley B. French
2nd Canadian Mounted Riflemen

Mounted Photograph
St John, New Brunswick, Canada
c. 1902
Hartley B. French was born in 23, June 1883 at St
John, New Brunswick the son of Benjamin and
Margaret French.

Hearing the imperial call of the Anglo-Boer War.
French, like so many other young Canadian men
enlisted for service in South Africa joining the 2nd
Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles probably soon
after the unit was authorized in late 1901. The 2nd
CMR formed part of the 3rd Canadian contingent
that set sail for southern Africa in January 1902.
The unit took part in the final phases of the war
seeing most of its action in the western Transvaal. It
also took part in the Battle of Harts River, which
after Paardeberg, was the bloodiest day for Canadian
forces during the war. Active service lasted until
May and the unit returned to Canada in June 1902.
Unidentified Rifleman
Canadian Militia
Tintype
c. 1880
Sergeant
Valentine Stewart Hitchcock
50th Regiment Canadian Garrison Artillery
Mounted Photograph
c. 1900
Noncommissioned officers of the 10th Royal Regiment of Toronto
Volunteers c. 1870. Sergeant James Pembroke Beddoes stands second from
left, third row back.

Mounted Photograph
Toronto, Canada.
c. 1870
Unidentified Militiaman
81st Battalion,Canadian Militia
Carte de Visite Style Tintype
Late 1860s
Colour Sergeant
Henry Daniel Bance
2nd Battlion, The Duke of
Wellington's (West Riding)
Regiment

Cabinet Photograph
Halifax, Nova Scotia.
c. 1890
Lance Corporal
John Nurse
2nd Battlion, The Duke of
Wellington's (West Riding)
Regiment

Cabinet Photograph
Halifax, Nova Scotia.
c. 1890
These two photographs are part of a set of seven (four cabinet photos and three carte de
visites) were found in an album belonging to a member of the 2nd Battalion, The Duke of
Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) and were all taken while the battalion was stationed
at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  sometime around 1890. All of the photographs are
identified on the reverse in ink with at least the last name of the soldier pictured. So far
the records of only two have come to light – those of Colour-Sergeant Henry Daniel Bance
and Lance Corporal John Nurse.  Further research into the other five soldiers is ongoing.
Henry Edward Baines was born around 1840
possibly at or near Brixton, Surrey. His
father's name seems to have been Henry
Egerton Ottey Baines and must have been of
some means since the younger Baines
attended the Royal Military College, Woolich
and received his commission as Lieutent in
the Royal Artillery on 3 January, 1860.

Attached to No. 5 Battery, Royal Garrison
Artillery, Baines deployed to Canada in
December 1861 during the buildup of British
forces that occurred prior to and during the
American Civil War when the possibility of
armed conflict between Britain and the
United States seemed a decided possibility.
Lieutenant
Henry Edward Baines
No. 5 Battery
Royal Garrison Artillery

Carte de Visite
Quebec, Canada
1866
Unidentified Canadian Highlander
Mounted Photograph
Early 1900s
Captain Paul Ouimet
65th Regiment (Militia)
Carabiniers Mont-Royal

Mounted Photograph
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
August 1904
Andrew Alexander Imlach
Canadian Army Service Corps
Mounted Photograph
Early 1900s