103rd Battalion, CEF

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The 103rd Battalion, CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Great War Canadian Expeditionary Force, the 103rd Battalion was authorized on 22 December 1915 and embarked for Britain on 23 July 1916. There, it provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field until 7 January 1917, when its personnel were absorbed by the 16th Reserve Battalion, CEF, the battalion disbanded on 1 September 1917.[1]

The 103rd Battalion recruited in, and was mobilized at, Victoria, British Columbia.[2]

The 103rd Battalion was commanded by Lt.-Col. E.C.J. Henniker from 23 July 1916 to 7 November 1916.[3]

The 103rd Battalion was awarded the battle honour THE GREAT WAR 1916-17.[4]

The 103rd Battalion, CEF, is perpetuated by The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's).[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