Canadian Militia, 1912.

27th Lambton Regiment (St. Clair Borderers).

The regiment was raised 14 Sept. 1866 as the 27th Lambton Battalion of Infantry at Sarnia, Ontario. It was redesignated 27th Lambton Battalion of Infantry St. Clair Borderers 1 Mar. 1872 and the 27th Lambton Regiment (St. Clair Borderers) on 8 May 1900. It was redesignated as the Lambton Regiment on 1 Dec. 1920 and disbanded upon conversion to artillery and engineers as the 26th Lambton Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery and the 11th (Lambton) Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers and the 1st (Lambton) Field Park Company, RCE on 15 December 1936. During the Great War 1914-19, the regiment raised the 70th and 149th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force. The uniform is scarlet with blue facings. I cannot make out the collar badge, but it is described as the number "27" supported by maple leaves and a beaver. These men are of course buglers. This photo postcard, by Hadden's Art Studio, Alvinston, Ontario, was mailed to Miss A.K. Stafford in London, Ontario. It reads, "Hello Annie. Here's the people. Am having a great time. Walter."

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