37th Battalion (Northern Ontario), CEF

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The 37th Battalion (Northern Ontario), CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The 37th Battalion was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Great Britain on 27 November 1915. It provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until 9 July 1916, when its personnel were absorbed by the 39th Battalion, CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 21 May 1917.[1]

The 37th Battalion recruited in Northern Ontario was mobilized at Niagara Falls, Ontario.[2]

The 37th battalion had one Officer Commanding, Lt-Col. C.F. Bick from 28 November 1915 to 6 July 1916.[3]

The 37th Battalion was awarded the battle honour THE GREAT WAR 1915-16.

The 37th Battalion (Northern Ontario), CEF, is perpetuated by The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment).[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