Four 97th Battery soldiers kneeling with large equipment

1st Battalion

1914 – 1918

The 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion was created on September 2, 1914, with recruits from “Military District 1”, which was Western Ontario. It arrived in England on October 14, 1914. The battalion became part of the 1st Canadian Division, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, where it saw action at Ypres and along the western front. The 1st Battalion returned to Canada on April 21, 1919, and was demobilized on April 24, 1919 (and disbanded soon after).

For more images and artifacts featuring the 1st Battalion, visit Bruce County Museum’s Online Collections site: 1st Battalion, Bruce County Museum Online Collections.

For information about the War Diaries of the 1st Battalion, visit the Library and Archives Canada site: Archives Search 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion.


Acret, Wilfred Maitland
Agnew, James
Agombar, Bert
Aiken, Milton John
Aitchinson, Cleveland
Aitchison, Alymer
Ames, Royden Coleman
Anderson, Louis
Ankenmann, George
Babcock, Thomas
Baker, James Daniel
Baker, Robert Frank
Barber, William Walter
Barker, Joseph Henry
Becker, John Herman
Bleich, John
Boyle, Ernest
Boyle, Frank Stewart
Bridge, Harold Percy
Buckley, John Albert
Bulger, Thomas Charles
Cairns, Norman Orville
Caldwell, William Henry
Cameron, Ewen MacIntosh
Campbell, Alexander Collin
Campbell, Stewart Laughlan
Cleave, James Garfield
Clitheroe, Walter
Cole, Frederick
Cook, Gordon
Craig, William
Crawford, William John
Cunningham, Chester Archie
Cunningham, George
Currie, Neil H.
Curry, Johnston
Damm, Clarence A.
Damm, John M.M.
Daniel, Roy Lancaster
Davison, Wilfred Moran
Denny, Adam
Denvil, T. Manfred
Desmond, Daniel Joseph
Douglas, John Miller
Ebel, William Robert
Eby, Harvey
Evers, Milton Edward
Farley, John Brill
Farquharson, Norman William
Fear, Thornton Douglas
Finlayson, John Stanley
Fisk, Norman Edward
Fletcher, George
Foster, James Clyde
Fraser, Harold
Fraser, James Elgin
Fraser, William L.
Fry, Carl
Fry, Herbert
Fry, Lawrence
Fry, Lester
Gateman, William Martin
Geddes, John Rowand
Glenn, Franklin Oliver
Godfrey, Arthur
Gray, Robert John
Green, George
Gregg, James Elmer
Grover, George Edward
Grover, Lucius Halen
Groves, Albert William
Hagenbach, Wilfred
Harrison, Harold Bert
Haskins, Sterling
Henry, Alexander Bruce
Herd, Frederick Thomas
Hopkins, Charles Henry Jr.
Hopkinson, Keith Clark
Hudson, John Wesley
Hughes, Thomas Victor
Jay, Douglas Pierce
Jaye, Douglas
Jewitt, William Albert
Johnson, Hilton
Kaufman, Norman Emerson
Keating, Richard Harry
Kemp, Christian
Kewenzie, Isaac
King, Thomas Richard
Knechtel, Clayton
Knight, George
Kyle, Norval Webster
La Pointe, Alfred Joseph
Lamb, Walter James
Lamky, John Milton
Leeder, Herbert Nicholas
Lembke, Earl William
Lewis, Henry Albert Walter
Lochead, Robert A.
Lovett, Walter Ernest
MacPherson, George
Mahoney, Henry Roscoe
Mann, Charles William
Marmelstein, Peter F.A.
McDonald, Murdock Norman
McDonald, Norman
McFadyen, Duncan Franklin
McGill, Peter Alex
McGillivray, Donald Duncan
McKelvie, Gordon C.
McLay, Daniel
McLay, Murdock
McLean, Neil Bruce
McMillan, Joseph
McNeel, Harlo Franklin
McNeel, Ralph E.
McNeill, Neil Alexander
McPherson, Stuart
Miller, James
Moore, William Percy
Murch, Edward James
Nickel, Clarence John
Parsons, Ernest
Penrose, James Ledran
Pense, Henry Edward
Peterbaugh, John Alexander
Plante, Chester
Ramsden, Herbert
Reid, Adam Ernest
Robinson, Frederec Wilfred ("Fritz")
Routhier, George Stanley
Ruhl, William Alfred
Russell, Adam Leith
Russell , Wendell Ramsay
Serle, George
Sharp, Robert
Shields, John William
Sloan, Archibald McNeill
Sloan, Thomas Edgar
Steel, James
Steven, John Keith
Taylor, George Ross
Taylor, Robert
Tranter, Joseph "Lionel"
Tranter, William Victor
Van Hees, John Cornelis
Van Os, Joost Wilhelm (Jack William)
White, William James
Whittington-Ince, Wm. B.
Whittmann, Herbert
Williams, Henry Alfred
Wilton, Alvin Edward
Woods, John
Yorke, George John
Young, Samuel Leslie
Zettel, Urban Joseph
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