THE CANADIAN PIPE MAJORS
PIPE BANDS AT VIMY RIDGE
In April 1945 The Mass Canadian Army Pipe Band, consisting of fifteen Divisional Pipe Bands, performed a memorial service at Vimy Ridge under the leadership of Pipe Major Edmund Esson of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. Pipe Major William Gillis of the Cape Breton Highlanders played a lament over his fathers grave, Corporal Jack Gillis of the 85th Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders, who was killed on Easter Sunday April 15th 1917, during that epic battle.
The above photo*, taken on April 9th 1945, shows the fifteen Pipe Majors and the Conducting Officer, Major Baird - Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa.
READING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Pipe Major Frank Noble: A & S Highlanders of Canada - Pipe Major William Gillis: Cape Breton Highlanders - Pipe Major Edmund Esson : Seaforth Highlanders of Canada - Major Baird Conducting Officer: Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa - Pipe Major Sam Scott: Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa - Pipe Major Neil Sutherland: Calgary Highlanders
L.Cpl. Keay, acting Pipe Major : Black Watch (RHC) - Pipe Major Arthur Corstorphine : Royal Highland Light Infantry - Pipe Major Archie MacMillan : Canadian Scottish - Pipe Major Bob Stocker : Essex Scottish Regiment - Pipe Major Frank Knight: Toronto Scottish
Pipe Major (Wee Willie) Andy Anderson : 48th Highlanders of Canada - Pipe Major George Pate : Irish Regiment of Canada - Pipe Major Robert Wishart : Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders - Pipe Major Ross Stone : North Nova Scotia Highlanders - Pipe Major William (Bill) MacLeod : Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
*DND PHOTO received from T.H. Slaney Honorary Colonel Retired
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The Canadian Pipe Majors, further subjects
Photographs of the Pipe Majors
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