209th (Swift Current) Battalion, CEF

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209th (Swift Current) Battalion, CEF
Active 1916–1917
Disbanded 1917
Country Canada
Branch Canadian Expeditionary Force
Type Infantry
Commanders
Officer commanding Lieut-Col. W.O. Smyth

The 209th Battalion, CEF, was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, the unit began recruiting in early 1916 in that city and surrounding district. After sailing to England in November 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 9th Reserve Battalion on January 4, 1917. The 209th Battalion, CEF, had one officer commanding: Lieutenant-Colonel W.O. Smyth. The battalion was disbanded on May 21, 1917.[1]

On January 15, 1930, the perpetuation of the 209th Battalion was assigned to the 1st Regiment (209th Battalion, CEF), 14th Canadian Light Horse. The 14th Canadian Light Horse, now named 14th Canadian Hussars, was placed on the Supplementary Order of Battle in 1968.[1]

References[edit]

Meek, John F. Over the Top! The Canadian Infantry in the First World War. Orangeville, Ont.: The Author, 1971.

  1. ^ a b "14th Canadian Hussars". Official Lineages Volume 3, Part 1: Armour, Artillery and Field Engineer Regiments – Armour Regiments. Directorate of History and Heritage. Retrieved 5 April 2017.