33rd Battalion, CEF

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The 33rd Battalion, 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 Great Britain on 1 April 1916. It was redesignated as the 33rd Reserve Battalion, CEF on 6 April 1916 and it provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field until 6 July 1916, when its personnel were absorbed by the 36th Battalion, CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 17 July 1917.[1]

The 33rd Battalion recruited and was mobilized in London, Ontario. [2]

The 33rd Battalion had two Officers Commanding:

  • Lt.-Col. A Wilson, 17 March 1916-2 June 1916
  • Maj. A.E. Bywater, 2 June 1916-2 August 1916[3]

The 33rd Battalion was awarded the battle honour The GREAT WAR 1916.

The 33rd Battalion, CEF, is perpetuated by The Royal Canadian Regiment. [4]

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. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003/AF-001 Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments - Part One: Armour, Artillery and Field Engineer Regiments

Sources[edit]

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