226th Battalion (Men of the North), CEF

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The 226th Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Dauphin, Manitoba, the unit began recruiting in March of 1916 in the area of Dauphin & Minnedosa, Manitoba. After sailing to England in December 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 14th Reserve Battalion on April 7, 1917. The 226th Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. R. A. Gillespie.

The 226th Battalion is perpetuated by The Fort Garry Horse, the 49th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, and The Royal Winnipeg Rifles.[1]


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

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

Library and Archives Canada - Soldiers of the First World War, CEF