138th (Edmonton, Alberta) Battalion, CEF

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138th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF
Active 1915–1916
Country Canada
Branch Canadian Expeditionary Force
Type Infantry
Officer commanding LCol Robert Belcher

The 138th Battalion, CEF, was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in that city. After sailing to England in August 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 47th, 50th, 137th, and 175th Battalions, CEF, on December 8, 1916. The 138th Battalion, CEF, had one officer commanding: Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Belcher.[1]

The perpetuation of the 138th Battalion was assigned to the Edmonton Fusiliers in 1929. This regiment merged into the 19th (Alberta) Armoured Car Regiment, RCAC, in 1946. The 19th in turn amalgamated into the South Alberta Light Horse in 2006, and the SALH now perpetuates the 138th Battalion.[2]


  • Meek, John F. (1971). Over the Top! The Canadian Infantry in the First World War. Orangeville, Ontario: The Author. 
  1. ^ "Declaration Paper of Robert Belcher". Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The South Alberta Light Horse". Official Lineages: Volume 3, Part 1: Armour, Artillery and Field Engineer Regiments – Armour Regiments. Directorate of History and Heritage. June 11, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2011.