57th Battalion (Canadien-Français), CEF

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The 57th Battalion (Canadien-Français), CEF (in French, 57e Bataillon (Canadien-Français), CEF) was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The 57th Battalion was authorized on 20 April 1915 and embarked for Britain on 2 June 1916. On 8 June 1916, its personnel were absorbed by the 69th Battalion, CEF to provide reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field. The battalion was disbanded on 11 April 1918.[1]

The 57th Battalion recruited in and was mobilized at Quebec City.[2]

The 57th Battalion had two Officers Commanding:

  • Maj. A.L.H. Renaud
  • Lt.-Col. E.T. Paquette[3]

The 57th Battalion was awarded the battle honour THE GREAT WAR 1916.[4]

The 57e Bataillon (Canadien-Français), CEF is perpetuated by Les Voltigeurs de Quebec .[5]

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

Sources[edit]

Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 by Col. G.W.L. Nicholson, CD, Queen's Printer, Ottawa, Ontario, 1962