147th Battalion


The 147th Overseas Battalion was formed in the winter of 1915-1916, through recruitment primarily in the area of Grey County.  Their commanding officer was Lieutenant Colonel G. F. McFarland.  Over 1,000 men attested to this Battalion.  In January

1917, the 147th Battalion ceased to exist when it and the 110th and 159th Battalions became the nucleus of the 8th Reserve Battalion.