28th Battalion (Northwest), CEF

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The distinguishing patch of the 28th Battalion (Northwest), CEF.

The 28th Battalion (Northwest), CEF was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The Battalion was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 29 May 1915. It disembarked in France on 18 September 1915, where it fought as part of the 6th 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 28th Battalion recruited in Regina, Moose Jaw and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Fort William and Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), Ontario and was mobilized at Winnipeg, Manitoba. [2]

The 28th battalion had five Officers Commanding:

  • Lt.-Col. J.F.L. Embury, CMG, 29 May 1915-17 September 1916
  • Lt.-Col. A. Ross, DSO, 17 September 1916-1 October 1918
  • Maj. G.F.D. Bond, MC, 2 October 1918-6 November 1918
  • Maj. A.F. Simpson, DSO, 6 November 1918-16 December 1918
  • Lt.-Col. D.E. MacIntyre, DSO, MC, 16 December 1918-Demobilization[3]

The 28th Battalion was awarded the following battle honours:

28th Battalion (Northwest), CEF, is perpetuated by The Royal Regina Rifles.

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