3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade
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|3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade|
|Active||1914–1919 and 1939-45|
|Engagements||Second Battle of Ypres
Battle of the Somme
Battle of Vimy Ridge
Battle of Passchendaele
First formed on 29 August 1914, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade was a formation of the Canadian Army in both World War 1 and World War II. The brigade fought on the Western Front during the First World War, and in Sicily and Italy during the Second World War.
The brigade was initially made up from provisional battalions that were named after their province of origin, but these titles were replaced with numerals before the brigade arrived in Britain on 14 October 1914. As part of the 1st Canadian Division, the brigade fought in every major Canadian engagement on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918.
During World War II the brigade, again as part of the 1st Canadian Division, participated in the Allied Invasion of Sicily and then later fought in the Italian Campaign (World War II). It was demobilized for the second time at the end of the war.
World War 1 - Order of Battle
- 13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada), CEF. August 1914 – November 11, 1918.
- 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment), CEF. August 1914 – November 11, 1918.
- 15th Canadian Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada), CEF. August 1914 – November 11, 1918.
- 16th Canadian Battalion (The Canadian Scottish), CEF. August 1914 – November 11, 1918.
Battles and engagements on the Western Front
- Second Battle of Ypres
- Battle of Festubert—May 15–25
- Second Battle of Givenchy—June 15–16
- Battle of Mount Sorrel—June 2–13
- Battle of the Somme
- Battle of Vimy Ridge—April 9–14
- Battle of Arleux—April 28–29
- Third Battle of the Scarpe—May 3–4 (including the capture of Fresnoy)
- Second Battle of Passchendaele—October 26 – November 10
- Battle of Amiens—August 8–11
- Actions round Damery—August 15–17
- Battle of the Scarpe—August 26–30
- Battle of Drocourt-Quéant—September 2–3
- Battle of the Canal du Nord—September 27 – October 1
- Battle of Cambrai—October 8–9