WWI: Galt Kiltie Band
The Kilties During the Great War
In 1914 when the 29th. Regiment had no brass band, right after the outbreak
of the war‚ were sworn in during one of their rehearsals by the late Col.A.J.
Oliver. The bandsmen wore khaki and played all regimental parades (later tartan
trews) and played the send-off for Galt's contribution to the First Contingent
in charge of the late Capt. Tom Lockhart. George Nightingale, a member of the
band and also a member of the First Contingent detachment was the first casualty
to be returned. As told by an anonymous OLD BOY from Kitchener to the Galt
Daily Reporter and published April 22, 1947.
- Galt Kiltie Band Newsletter: Issue #2, spring 1994, written by Bob Fox
- Retyped and posted to the web by band member, Graham Nasby, in 1999.
- Reformated for new website on April 3, 2005.