35th Battalion, CEF

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The 35th Battalion, CEF was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The 35th Battalion was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 16 October 1915. The battalion was redesignated the 35th Reserve Battalion, CEF on 9 February 1915, and provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until 4 January 1917 when its personnel were absorbed by the 4th Reserve Battalion, CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 8 December 1917.[1]

The 35th Battalion recruited and was mobilized at Toronto, Ontario.[2]

The 35th battalion had two Officers Commanding:

  • Lt.-Col. F.C. McCordick, 16 October 1915 – 24 October 1916[2]
  • Maj. F.C. Dunham, 24 October 1916 – 4 January 1917[2]

The 35th Battalion was awarded the battle honour THE GREAT WAR 1915-17.

The 35th Battalion, CEF, is perpetuated by The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (RCAC).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  2. ^ a b c Meek, John F. Over the Top! The Canadian Infantry in the First World War. Orangeville, Ont.: The Author, 1971. ISBN 0906158109
  3. ^ 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