Camp Borden, Ont. 1917
Standing outside my tent
I only put my kilt on for special occasions in camp as it is so dusty with sand blowing all day.
Capt. Slatter's hat is the same as he's wearing in the earlier photo below, taken in Toronto, where he has on a dress kilt and is holding a baton. (A bandmaster?) I can't distinguish the insignia, rank, etc. on either uniform. Any ideas would be much appreciated!
Camp Borden was the WWI training grounds of Canada's Royal Flying Corps. Mary and her brothers John, Albert, and Harry Slatter (and sister Mrs. James F. Baker) came from England to Winnipeg, and the rest stayed in Canada. Exactly who Captain Slatter is, I can't tell (yet). Mary died in 1925 and her obit mentions her sister and three brothers, but no "E. Slatter." Perhaps he died before Mary. And how Mary got to Toledo, Ohio, by 1898 (when and where she married James Edgar Wood) is a mystery, as well!
Anthony R. Percival's page from the University of Toronto. I've written the 48th, with the photos, to ask for confirmation. A very good start! Darcy, your help is much appreciated.
*Update: This is Captain John (Jack) Slatter. The 48th Highlanders identified him for me! See my later post here. Stay tuned for more soon.