3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade

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3rd Canadian Brigade
3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade
Active 1914–1919
Country  Canada
Branch  Canadian Army
Type Infantry
Size Brigade
Part of 1st Canadian Division
Engagements Second Battle of Ypres
Battle of the Somme
Battle of Vimy Ridge
Battle of Passchendaele
R.E.W. Turner
George Tuxford

First formed on 29 August 1914, 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.


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. As part of the 1st Canadian Division, the brigade fought in every major Canadian engagement on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918.

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 (World War II). It was demobilized for the second time at the end of the war.

World War 1 - Order of Battle[edit]

Battles and engagements on the Western Front[edit]