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.

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