133rd Battalion (Norfolk's Own), CEF

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133rd Battalion (Norfolk's Own), CEF
133rdBattCEFBadge.jpg
Pin design for the 133rd Battalion (Norfolk's Own), CEF
Active December 22, 1915-July 17, 1917
Country Canada
Branch Army
Part of Canadian Expeditionary Force
Garrison/HQ Simcoe, Ontario

The 133rd Battalion (Norfolk's Own), CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

Based in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, the unit began recruiting during the later months of 1915 in Norfolk County; recruiting more than 400 men in the process.[1] After sailing to England in November 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 23rd Reserve Battalion, CEF on November 11, 1916 in order to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps who were active in the field. The 133rd Battalion (Norfolk's Own), CEF had one officer commanding: Lieutenant-Colonel A. C. Pratt.[2] The battalion was disbanded on July 17, 1917.

The 133rd Battalion is perpetuated by the 56th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shari Clayton Handley. "Daniel and James Clayton's Attestation Information". Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Officers' Declaration Paper". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  3. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  • Meek, John F. Over the Top! The Canadian Infantry in the First World War. Orangeville, Ont.: The Author, 1971.