132nd Battalion (North Shore), CEF

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The 132nd Battalion (North Shore), CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Chatham, New Brunswick, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in North Shore and Northumberland Counties. After sailing to England in October 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 13th Reserve Battalion on January 28, 1917. The 132nd Battalion (North Shore), CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. G. W. Mersereau.

The 132nd Battalion is perpetuated by The Royal New Brunswick Regiment.[1]

132 off to Valcartier for training


  1. ^ 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.


A former member of the 132nd Battalion, Pte. Benjamin Edward Kaine later served with the 87th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment. Kaine was killed on June 9, 1917. Canadian Virtual Memorial record

A former member of the 132nd Battalion, Pte. Sydney Allen Matchett later served with the 26th Battalion, New Brunswick Regiment. Matchett was killed by a stray bullet while on sentry duty on April 29, 1918. http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/558031