56th Battalion (Calgary), CEF
|56th Battalion, CEF|
|Branch||Canadian Expeditionary Force|
|Battle honours||The Great War, 1915–16|
|Commanding officer||Lt-Col W.C.G. Armstrong|
The 56th Battalion (Calgary), CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. The 56th Battalion was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 20 March 1916. It provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field until 6 July 1916, when its personnel were absorbed by the 9th Reserve Battalion, CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 15 September 1917.
The battalion was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel W.C.G. Armstrong from 1 April 1916 to 6 July 1916.
The 56th Battalion was awarded the battle honour The Great War, 1915–16.
Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 by Col. G.W.L. Nicholson, CD, Queen's Printer, Ottawa, Ontario, 1962