Four 97th Battery soldiers kneeling with large equipment

47th Battalion

1914 – 1918

The 47th Battalion (British Columbia), was recruited in New Westminster, Vancouver and Victoria. It was authorized on November 7, 1914, and embarked for Great Britain on November 13, 1915. It disembarked in France on August 11, 1916, where it fought as part of the 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. By war’s end, the 47th had lost 899 men. Approximately one-third of the fatalities were killed in the last 100 days of the war. The battalion disbanded on August 30, 1920.

For more images and artifacts featuring the 47th Battalion, visit Bruce County Museum’s Online Collections site: 47th Battalion, Bruce County Museum Online Collections.

For information about the War Diaries of the 47th Battalion, visit the Library and Archives Canada site: Archives Search 47th Battalion.

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