222nd Battalion, CEF

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The 222nd Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the unit began recruiting in early 1916 throughout the province. After sailing to England in November 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 19th Reserve Battalion on January 2, 1917. The 222nd Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. W. O. Smyth.

This battalion is perpetuated by the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.