256th Battalion, CEF

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The 256th Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1916 in that city. The unit later became the 10th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops. The 256th Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. W. A. McConnell.

Fred Ogilvie Loft[1][2] was a part of this battalion.


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