106th Battalion (Nova Scotia Rifles), CEF

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106th Battalion (Nova Scotia Rifles), CEF
Active 1915–1918
Country  Canada
Branch  Canadian Army
Type Infantry
Size Battalion
Garrison/HQ Truro, Nova Scotia
Motto(s) None So Reliable
Engagements World War I
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Innes

The 106th Battalion (Nova Scotia Rifles), CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Truro, Nova Scotia, with two additional companies in Pictou and Springhill, the unit began recruiting on 18 November 1915. The battalion was the first rifle regiment in Maritime Canada. The motto was "None So Reliable". The battalion sailed to England on 16 July 1916 and trained at Lower Dibgate, Shorncliffe. It was later broken up and most were absorbed into the 40th Battalion (Nova Scotia), CEF. The officer commanding was Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Innes.

Private Jeremiah Jones, who enlisted with the 106th Battalion, was awarded the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service for valour at the Battle of Vimy Ridge with The Royal Canadian Regiment.[1] The 106th Battalion is perpetuated by The Nova Scotia Highlanders.[2]


  1. ^ tridentnews.ca Accessed 24 February 2012. Archived 2012-02-26.
  2. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.

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