The West Nova Scotia Regiment is one of the oldest Canadian Militia units, formed from both the 69th (Annapolis Regiment, 1717) and the 75th (Lunenburg Regiment, 1870) in 1936. Both
Regiments descend from the 40th Regiment of Foot (Prince of Wales Volunteers), which was raised on August 23, 1717 at Fort Anne, Annapolis Royal, NS. The West NS Regt also perpetuates the 112th and 219th Battalions of Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force, which were formed for service in World War I.
This exhibit showcases artifacts from the war, as well as many photos of the troops.