3rd Battalion

1914 – 1918

The 3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment) was created in September, 1914, with recruits from Toronto, primarily from the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, as well as drafts from the 10th Royal Grenadiers and the Governor General’s Body Guard.

The battalion organized and trained at Camp Valcartier before leaving for England. Upon arrival, the battalion became part of the 1st Canadian Division, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade. The men fought at Ypres, Vimy Ridge, and along the Western Front.

The battalion returned to Canada and demobilized in April, 1919.

In 1920, the battalion was recreated into the Toronto Regiment and in 1936, it amalgamated with the Royal Grenadiers to form the Royal Regiment of Toronto Grenadiers (later known as the Royal Regiment of Canada).

“3rd (Toronto) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force”. The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum and Archives, https://qormuseum.org/history/timeline-1900-1924/the-first-world-war/perpetuated-battalions/3rd-toronto-battalion-canadian-expeditionary-force/, accessed on June 19, 2020.