Military Monday: CEF Infantry Battalions

I wish I’d known about this before I started blogging about CEF burials at Beechwood Cemetery.
At the Library and Archives Canada website follow links Military Heritage > First World War> Sources Relating to Units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Scroll down to find a list of 31 pdf files, typically less than 200 KB.
There’s one very large file, Infantry Battalions (PDF 3,020 KB). It has a numerically ordered list of the CEF battalions, 1 to 260 plus two named battalions.

For each there’s a boxed section Background Information, the example is for the 28th Battalion in which my great uncle served. Then there’s an extensive list of sources from RG9 and RG24 at LAC. None have links.

Knowing about this obscure resource earlier would have simplified writing the CEF Beechwood posts.

2 Replies to “Military Monday: CEF Infantry Battalions”

  1. Thank you so much for this information, John. I have a great uncle that died in France in WWI. He served in the CEF Infantry 38th Battalion. I did not know there was this resource at the Library and Archives Canada.

  2. My grandfather, Henry James Dawson, was with the 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Alberta Regiment. He died on Sept 27, 1928 during the battle of Bourlon Wood and is buried in the Triangle cemetery, Inchy-en-Artois, France. I hope to access this site for more info. Thank you for your great work in genealogy.

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