125th Battalion, CEF

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The 125th Battalion (1st Overseas Battalion of 38th Regiment Dufferin Rifles), CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Brantford, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 throughout Brant County. After sailing to England in August 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 8th Reserve Battalion[1] on April 16, 1918. The 125th Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. M. E. B. Cutcliffe.

The 125th Battalion is perpetuated by the 56th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA.[2]

Canadian Expeditionary Force, 125th Overseas Battalion, Agricultural Park, Brantford, Ontario, May 18, 1916. No. 501 (HS85-10-32549)


  1. ^ Canadian Collections
  2. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.

Meek, John F. Over the Top! The Canadian Infantry in the First World War. Orangeville, Ont.: The Author, 1971.