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 and 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