32nd Battalion, CEF

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The 32nd Battalion, CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The Battalion was authorized on 3 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 23 February 1915. It was redesignated as the 32nd Reserve Battalion, CEF on 18 April 1915 and on 4 January 1917 its personnel were absorbed by the 15th Reserve Battalion, CEF, to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. The battalion disbanded on 1 September 1917.[1]

The 32nd Battalion recruited in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and was mobilized at Winnipeg. [2]

The 32nd Battalion had three Officers Commanding:

  • Lt.-Col. H.J. Cowan, 7 March 1915-15 September 1915
  • Lt.-Col. C.D. MacPherson, 15 September 1915-1 August 1916
  • Lt.-Col. F.J. Clarke, 2 August 1916-2 January 1917[3]

The 32nd Battalion was awarded the battle honour The GREAT WAR 1915-17.

The 32nd Battalion, CEF, is perpetuated by The 12th Manitoba Dragoons, currently on the Supplementary Order of Battle.[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