Cape Breton Highlanders


They will never know the beauty of this place,
See the seasons change, enjoy nature's chorus.
All we enjoy we owe to them..
Men who lie buried in the earth of foreign lands
We, the members of
The Cape Breton Highlanders Association
Dedicate ourselves to the memory of
Our comrades who died over seas
In the service of their country
And so preserved our heritage.
We will remember them.

To their everlasting honour and glory
In gratitude
The people of Cape Breton


Roll of Honor

The 22nd  Cheshire Cairn and Oak Tree planted at Louisbourg in 1989 by the 2NSH(Cape Breton)


To our fallen comrades,
Two hundred and one in number,
Some very young,
Their average age a mere twenty-three years,
Their term in uniform, at times but
A few short months...
Yet, in their short lives,
By their immortal service and supreme sacrifice,
They have set for us to remain
A noble example of the true Canadian-
A defender of freedom and decency,
A champion of democracy,
A lover of truth, righteousness, and justice.
To their immortal memory
In humble and reverend gratitude
We, The Cape Breton Highlanders Association,
Remember and honour them,
Whose names live for evermore
In the annals of history.

Casualties Sustained


Cape Breton Highlanders W.W.II

Fatal 201
Wounded 700 plus
Died on Active Service 13

85th Bn C.E.F. Nova Scotia Highlanders WWI

Fatal 610
Wounded 2639
In WWI and W.W.II;

The Cape Breton Highlanders won over 300 Decorations and Awards which include:

  • 6 - Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
  • 1 - Bars to Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
  • 40 - Military Cross (MC)
  • 3 - Bars to Military Cross (MC)
  • 20 - Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
  • 176 - Military Medal (MM)
  • 12 - Bars to Military Medal (MM)


The 85th Nova Scotia Highlanders   World War 1 Monument At :

Passchendale - Zonnebeke, Belgium