36th Battalion, CEF

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The 36th Battalion, CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The battalion was authorized on 7 November 1914, and recruited in Hamilton, Ontario and the surrounding district. The 36th Battalion embarked for Britain on 19 June 1915, where it provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until 4 January 1917, when its personnel were absorbed by the 3rd Reserve Battalion, CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 15 September 1917.[1]

The 36th Battalion, CEF, had three Officers Commanding:

  • Lt.-Col. E.C. Ashton, 16 August 1915-15 September 1915
  • Maj. A.N. Ashton, 15 September 1915-24 April 1916
  • Lt.-Col. W.S. Buell, 24 April 1916-2 January 1917[2]

The 36th Battalion was awarded the battle honour THE GREAT WAR 1915-17.

The 36th Battalion, CEF, is perpetuated by the 56th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA.[3]

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.
  3. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.

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