3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade

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3rd Canadian Brigade
3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade
Troops from the Royal 22e Régiment getting ready to disembark, Italy, September 1943
Country Canada
Branch Canadian Army
Part of1st Canadian Division
EngagementsWorld War I

World War II

R.E.W. Turner
George Tuxford

The 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade was a formation of the Canadian Army in both World War I and World War II. The brigade fought on the Western Front during the First World War, and in Sicily and Italy during the Second World War.


World War I[edit]

First formed on 29 August 1914, the brigade was initially made up from provisional battalions that were named after their province of origin, but these titles were replaced with numerals before the brigade arrived in Britain on 14 October 1914.[citation needed] On arrival in Britain, it consisted of four infantry battalions, numbered 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th.[1] As part of the 1st Canadian Division, the brigade fought in every major Canadian engagement on the Western Front between 1915 and 1918.[citation needed] Its first commander was Colonel Richard Turner.[1] From March 1916 until the end of the war, the brigade was commanded by Brigadier-General George Tuxford.[2]

After training on Salisbury Plain in late 1914, the brigade moved as part of the 1st Canadian Division to the Western Front.[3] During its deployment on the Western Front, the 3rd Brigade fought in the following battles and engagements on the Western Front:[4]





World War II[edit]

During World War II the brigade, again as part of the 1st Canadian Division, participated in the Allied Invasion of Sicily and then later fought in the Italian campaign. It was demobilized for the second time at the end of the war.[5]

Order of battle[edit]

World War I[4]

World War II[6]


  1. ^ a b Nicholson, p. 22
  2. ^ "Brigadier-General George Stuart Tuxford". Canadian Great War Project. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  3. ^ "1st Canadian Division". Canadian Soldiers.com. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "1st Canadian Division". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "1st Canadian Infantry Division". Canadian Soldiers.com. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  6. ^ "1st Canadian Infantry Division Units: Sicily 1943". Army.ca. Retrieved 26 November 2016.

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