197th Battalion (Vikings of Canada), CEF
The 197th (Vikings of Canada) Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the unit began recruiting during the winter of 1915/16 throughout western Canada. After sailing to England in January 1917, the battalion was absorbed into the 11th Reserve Battalion on February 6, 1917. The 197th (Vikings of Canada) Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. H. G. Fonseca.
Meek, John F. Over the Top! The Canadian Infantry in the First World War. Orangeville, Ont.: The Author, 1971.
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