As all Mad Padre readers know, the military goat is a subject much beloved here.
Today, while working on a WW1 writing project, I came across this terrific photo of a soldier of Canada’s Queen’s Own Rifles with the regiment’s dimunitive mascot.
In another photo of the same mascot and soldier, the handler is identified as a stretcher bearer. The goat is wearing a “coat” showing the QoR’s designation in the CEF as the 3rd (Toronto) Battalion.
The goat may be the same chap shown in this photo, identified as being from May 1918.
Sadly thus far, this goat is nameless. In later decades the QoR had a Great Dane as their mascot. At least one other famous Canadian regiment, the Royal 22nd or VanDoos, had a famous goat mascot known as Baptiste, who will feature in a later post, I hope.