Published By Ben Hillidge
Canadian Imperial Forces.
2 Bn Canadian Mounted Rifles
The 2 Bn Canadian Mounted Rifles was raised in November 1914, sailed for England in June 1915 and arrived in France that September. It was originally, as the name suggests, a mounted battalion but were dismounted in January 1916 and fought as infantry men.
7 Bn Canadian Infantry, (British Columbia Regiment) 2 Brigade, 1 Canadian Division.
The 7 Bn Canadian Infantry was raised on 2 September 1914 and was mainly composed of men from British Columbia. The Battalion spent time at the vast army camp at Valcartier, Quebec before embarking for England on 25 September 1914 aboard the troop ship Virginian. They arrived in England on 14 October, a total strength of 49 Officers and 1083 other ranks. After disembarkation they moved to Salisbury Plain to begin training. It was at this time that Private 17094 Warren Addison Ash died on 21 November.
The battalion went over to France on 10 February 1915, served ———–
After the war the battalion returned to England on 23 March 1919 and then left for Canada arriving on 18 April 1919. It was demobilized on 25 April 1919, and was disbanded on 15 September 1920.
10 Battalion Canadian Infantry
Calgary Highlanders – kilted
Calgary Highlanders Web site 10 Bn Canadian Infantry
The Provisional 10 Bn of the Canadian Expeditionary Force was created around cadres of Militiamen from two existing units; the 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) and the 106th Regiment (Winnipeg Light Infantry). The unit was assembled at Valcartier in Quebec, and sailed for the United Kingdom with the first Canadian contingent in late 1914. Their commanding officer was Lieutenant Colonel Russ L. Boyle, a veteran of the war in South Africa and in 1914 the commander of the 15th Light Horse, an Alberta cavalry unit.
The unit left Quebec on the 29 September 1914 aboard the “Scandinavian” and disembarked in England on the 14 October 1914. The unit trained on Salisbury Plain. They arrived in France on the 7th February 1915, and went into the trenches in France in early 1915 with the rest of the Division.