41st Battalion (French Canadian), CEF

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The 41st Battalion (French Canadian), CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The 41st Battalion was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 18 October 1915. The battalion provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until 13 July 1916, when its personnel were absorbed by the 69th Battalion, CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 15 September 1920.[1]

The 41st Battalion recruited in the Province of Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario and was mobilized at Quebec City.[2]

The 41st Battalion had one Officer Commanding, Lt-Col. L.H. Archambeault 18 October 1915 to 4 April 1916.[3]

The 41st Battalion was awarded the battle honour THE GREAT WAR 1915-16.

The 41st Battalion (French Canadian), CEF, is perpetuated by Le Régiment de Maisonneuve.[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