26th Battalion, CEF

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26th Battalion embarking for Europe, 1915

The 26th Canadian Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (also known as the 26th (New Brunswick) Battalion, CEF) was composed of volunteers from the province of New Brunswick.

The 26th (New Brunswick) Battalion, CEF, was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 15 June 1915. It arrived in France on 16 September 1915, where it fought as part of the 5th Infantry Brigade, Second Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of World War I. It participated in all of the major battles in which the Canadian Corps was involved. The battalion was disbanded on 30 August 1920.[1][2]

The battle honours for the 26th (New Brunswick) Battalion, CEF are held by the Royal New Brunswick Regiment.[3]


  1. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  2. ^ http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/37cbg_hq/units-unites/1rnbr-eng.asp
  3. ^ http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/37cbg_hq/units-unites/1rnbr-eng.asp