181st Battalion (Brandon), CEF

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The 181st Battalion (Brandon), CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

Based in Brandon, Manitoba, the unit began recruiting during the winter of 1915, 1916 & 1917 in that city and the surrounding district. The 181st CEF Battalion embarked on the H.M.T Grampian in Halifax on the 16th of April, 1917. After sailing to England in Liverpool on April 29th 1917, the battalion was absorbed into the 18th Reserve Battalion on April 29, 1917 and stationed in Dibgate Camp, Shorncliffe, England.

The 181st Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. David Wilson Beaubier.

The 181st Battalion is perpetuated by the 26th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery.[1]


  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.