110th Battalion (Perth), CEF

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The 110th Battalion (Perth), CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Great War Canadian Expeditionary Force, the 110th Battalion was authorized on 22 December 1915 and embarked for Great Britain on 31 October 1916, where, on 2 January 1917, its personnel were absorbed by the 8th Reserve Battalion, CEF to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. The battalion disbanded on 17 July 1917[1]

The 110th Battalion recruited in Perth County, Ontario and was mobilized at Stratford, Ontario.[2]

The 110th Battalion was commanded by Lt.-Col. J.L. Youngs from 31 October 1916 to 2 January 1917.[3]

The 110th Battalion was awarded the battle honour THE GREAT WAR 1916-17.[4]

The 110th Battalion (Perth), CEF, is perpetuated by The Perth Regiment, currently on the Supplementary Order of Battle.[5]

Canadian Expeditionary Force, 110th O.S. Battalion, Camp Borden, August 31, 1916 (HS85-10-32561)

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