178th Battalion (Canadien-Français), CEF

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Recruitment poster for the 178th (Canadien-Français) Battalion, 1915

The 178th (Canadien-Français) Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

Based in Victoriaville, Quebec, the unit began recruiting during the winter of 1915/16 in Military Districts 4 and 5, and in eastern Ontario. After sailing to England in March 1917, the battalion was absorbed into the 10th Reserve Battalion on March 15, 1917.

The 178th (Canadien-Français) Battalion had one officer commanding: Lieutenant-Colonel L. de la B. Girouard.

The battalion is perpetuated by the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada.


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