7th Battalion (1st British Columbia), CEF

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The distinguishing patch of the 7th Battalion (1st British Columbia), CEF.

The 7th Battalion (1st British Columbia), CEF was a battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force that saw service in the First World War. It was created on 2 September 1914 with recruits from British Columbia. The battalion set off for England on board the Virginian berthed in Quebec. They arrived in England on 14 October 1914 with a strength of 49 officers and 1083 men. The battalion became part of the 1st Canadian Division, 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade where it saw action at along the Western Front. The battalion returned to Canada on 18 April 1919, was demobilized on 25 April 1919, and disbanded soon after.[1]

The 7th Battalion (1st British Columbia), CEF is perpetuated by The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own).[2]


  1. ^ "7th Infantry Battalion". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  2. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.