34th Battalion, CEF

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The 34th 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 Britain on 23 October 1915. It provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until 27 November 1916, when it was reorganized as the 34th Boys' Battalion, CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 17 July 1917.[1]

The 34th Battalion recruited in Guelph, Ontario, and district and was mobilized at Guelph.[2]

The 34th Battalion had one Officer Commanding, Lt.-Col. A.J. Oliver commanded the Battalion from 23 October 1915 to 6 July 1916.[3]

The 34th Battalion, CEF, is perpetuated by The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada.[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 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.

Sources[edit]

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