9th Battalion, CEF

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The 9th Battalion, CEF, an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, was authorized on 10 August 1914 and embarked for Britain on 1 October 1914, where it was redesignated as the 9th Reserve Infantry Battalion, CEF, on 29 April 1915, to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. The battalion was formally disbanded on 15 September 1917.[1]

The battalion recruited in Edmonton, Alberta and Ottawa, Ontario and was mobilized at Camp Valcartier, Quebec.[2]

The 9th Reserve Battalion formed part of the Canadian Training Depot at Tidworth Camp on the Salisbury Plain.[3]

The 9th Battalion, CEF, had three Officers Commanding:

  • Lt.-Col. S.M. Rogers, 22 September 1914 – 4 May 1915
  • Lt.-Col. E.E.W Moore, 8 May 1915 – 25 April 1916
  • Lt.-Col. E.B. Clegg, 25 April 1916 – 2 January 1917[4]

The 9th Battalion was awarded the battle honour "THE GREAT WAR 1914–17."[5]

The 9th Battalion, CEF, was originally perpetuated by the 19th Alberta Dragoons and is now perpetuated by the South Alberta Light Horse.[6]

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