26th Battalion (New Brunswick), CEF

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The distinguishing patch of the 26th Battalion (New Brunswick), CEF.

The 26th Battalion (New Brunswick) CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. The 26th Battalion was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 15 June 1915. It disembarked in France on 16 September, where it fought as part of the 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The battalion was disbanded on 30 August 1920.[1]

The 26th Battalion recruited throughout New Brunswick and was mobilized at St. John, New Brunswick. [2]

The 26th battalion had six Officers Commanding:

  • Lt.-Col. J.L. McAvity, 15 June 1915-29 May 1916
  • Lt.-Col. A.E.G. McKenzie, DSO, 29 May 1916-2 July 1917
  • Lt.-Col. W.R. Brown, DSO, 2 July 1917-4 October 1917
  • Lt.-Col. A.E.G. McKenzie, DSO, 4 October 1917-29 September 1918
  • Maj. C.G. Porter, DSO, 28 August 1918-5 September 1918
  • Lt.-Col. W.R. Brown, DSO, 5 September 1918-Demobilization[3]

The 26th Battalion was awarded the following battle honours:

26th Battalion (New Brunswick), CEF, is perpetuated by The Royal New Brunswick Regiment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  2. ^ Meek, John F. Over the Top! The Canadian Infantry in the First World War. Orangeville, Ont.: The Author, 1971. ISBN 0906158109
  3. ^ Meek, John F. Over the Top! The Canadian Infantry in the First World War. Orangeville, Ont.: The Author, 1971. ISBN 0906158109
  4. ^ Meek, John F. Over the Top! The Canadian Infantry in the First World War. Orangeville, Ont.: The Author, 1971. ISBN 0906158109

Sources[edit]

Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 by Col. G.W.L. Nicholson, CD, Queen's Printer, Ottawa, Ontario, 1962

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