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10th Canadian Infantry Battalion [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1914-1918

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.8 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 10th Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of the battalion's activities. Volume 4070 includes files relating to casualties at St. Julien, 26 Feb 1915 - 21 Nov 1917 (folder 1, file 1). Volume 4070, (folders 1-3); volume 4071, (folders 4-6); and volume 4072, (folder 7) contain 87 Army books containing material on a variety of subjects, 1915-1918. Volume 4072 includes the following files: Defence schemes, 1916-1918 (folder 8, file 1); Dispositions, 1917 (folder 8, file 2); Gas, 1916 (folder 8, file 3); Machine and Lewis guns (folder 8, file 4); Maps (folder 8, file 5); Report on mining, 27 Feb 1917 (folder 8, file 6); Moves and reliefs, 1916-1917 (folder 8, file 7); Nominal rolls (folder 8, file 8); Reports on officers, 1916-1917 (folder 8, file 9); Operations. Courcelette, 1916 (folder 8, file 10); Operations. Souchey Sector, 1916 (folder 8, file 11); Orders, 16 July 1915 - 20 Feb 1917 (folder 8, files 12-16); Battalion orders, 15 Nov 1914 - 26 Nov 1915 (folder 9, files 2-5). Volume 4073 includes the following files: Battalion orders, 26 Nov 1915 - 31 Oct 1916 (folder 10, files 1-6); Battalion orders, 3 Nov 1916 - 17 Sept 1917 (folder 11, files 1-5); Organization of battns., 16-17 Dec 1916 (folder 12, file 1); Pay, 1917 (folder 12, file 2); Personnel, 1916-1918 (folder 12, file 3); Signal service, 1915-1916 (folder 12, file 4); Situation reports (folder 12, file 5); Strength (folder 12, file 5A); Training (folder 12, file 6); Transport and traffic (folder 12, file 7); Trenches and dugouts (folder 12, file 8); Visits (folder 12, file 9); War loan (folder 12, file 10); Wind reports, 22 Jan 1917 (folder 12, file 11); Issue of Yukon parks, May 1917 (folder 12, file 12).

Textual records
90: Open
Volume
from 4070 to 4073
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Textual records The finding aid's file level descriptions can be accessed through the consists of fields in the MIKAN record. A paper copy is also available in the Reference room. The finding aid is a typed list consisting of volume number, file number, title and outside dates. Note that this descriptive record is based on information found in finding aid 9-37 and in Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 9-37-11 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

The 10th Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized at Valcartier under Camp Order 241 of 2 September 1914 and was composed of recruits from Calgary and Winnipeg. The battalion was commanded successively by Lieutenant-Colonels R.L. Boyle, J.G. Rattray and D.M. Ormond.

The battalion left Quebec on 29 September 1914 aboard SCANDINAVIAN, disembarking in England on 14 October 1914. Its strength was 43 officers and 1051 other ranks. The battalion disembarked in France on 7 February 1915, becoming part of the 1st Canadian Division, 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade. It was later reinforced by the 9th Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 16 March 1919, disembarked in Canada on 18 April 1919, was demobilized on 23 April 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.

The battalion supported a brass band. The battalion colours were deposited in Knox Presbyterian Church, in Calgary on 19 July 1919.

The 10th Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by The Winnipeg Light Infantry and by The Calgary Highlanders.

Additional information

Accruals
No further accruals are expected.

Related materials
For related records found elsewhere in this fonds, see the following files: War diary, 19 Oct 1914 - 28 Feb 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4919-4921, folders 372-381); Records of personnel (RG 9, III, Vol. 356, file 44); Band (RG 9, III, Vol. 390, file B-9-1); Promotions (RG 9, III, Vol. 979, file P-26-3); Promotions, appointments (RG 9, III, Vol. 984, file P-84-3); Minor operations. Petit Douve, 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3858, folder 84, file 6); Minor operations. Enterprise, 1-2 March 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3858, folder 84, file 11); Badges, 1915-1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3876, folder 6, file 2); Trophies. Machine guns, 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3890, folder 46, file 11); Strength. Dec 1918 - Jan 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3894, folder 57, file 31); Defence schemes, Nov 1915 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4001, folder 1, file 3); Minor operations, Feb 1916 and March 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4017, folder 34, files 9-10); Collar badge (RG 9, III, Vol. 4045, folder 2, file 3); Dispositions (RG 9, III, Vol. 4047, folder 6, file 3); Machine and Lewis guns (RG 9, III, Vol. 4049, folder 14, files 1-4); Move to 2nd Brigade (RG 9, III, Vol. 4051, folder 18, file 5); Officers' records of service (RG 9, III, Vol. 4051, folder 18, file 8); Operations. Thiepval, 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4051, folder 19, file 6); Operations. Somme, 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4051, folder 19, file 8); Operations. Passchendaele, 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4052, folder 21, file 2); Operations. Amiens, 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4052, folder 22, file 4); Operations. Drocourt - Queant Line, 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4052, folder 22, file 6); Operations. Canal du Nord, 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4052, folder 22, file 7); Operations. Sensu Canal, 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4052, folder 22, file 8); Operations. Arleux, 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4052, folder 22, file 10); Minor operations, March 1916 - July 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4053, folder 24, file 2); Reports on operations, 9-28 Sept 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4053, folder 24, file 23); Operation orders, Oct 1916 - July 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4055, folder 30, file 3); Orders, 23 July 1917 - 17 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4062, folder 10, file 6); Operation orders, 10 March - 16 April 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4067, folder 6, file 3); Operations orders, 20 April 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4077, folder 4, file 17); Minor operations, March-June 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4106, folder 23, files 4-5); Report on minor operations (RG 9, III, Vol. 4116, folder 4, file 6); Defence scheme, 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4210, folder 1, file 4); Badges (RG 9, III, Vol. 4691, folder 49, file 6); Historical record (RG 9, III, Vol. 4691, folder 49, file 5); Honours and awards (RG 9, III, Vol. 4691, folder 49, file 7); Operations. Hill 63 (Messines), Jan 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4691, folder 49, file 9); Operations. St-Eloi, 15 April 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4691, folder 49, file 10); Minor operations, 4 May 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4691, folder 49, file 11); Operations. Mount Sorrel, June 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4691, folder 49, files 12-13); Operations. Passchendaele, 9-10 Nov 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4691, folder 49, file 14); Photographs (RG 9, III, Vol. 4691, folder 49, file 8); Nominal roll on embarkation, 1914 (RG 9, II B3, Vol. 79); Promotions, appointments (RG 9, III, Vol. 2908. file P-29-33). For related records found in the Department of National Defence fonds, see the following files: Badges and colours (RG 24, Vol. 1717, file HQ 683-490-1); Demobilization (RG 24, Vol. 1717, file HQ 683-490-2); History (RG 24, Vol. 1717, file HQ 683-490-3); Appointment of officers (RG 24, Vol. 1378, file HQ593-6-1-10); Battle honours (RG 24, Vol. 4689, file 13D. 12-13); DHS file (RG 24, Vol. 1904, file DHS 5-7-8); GAQ file (RG 24, Vol. 1827, file GAQ 7-11); Special badge (RG 24, Vol. 6422, file HQ 216-10); Copy of pamphlet "The Story of the Tenth Battalion" (RG 24, Vol. 1493, file HQ683-1-12 (vol 2). This information is based on Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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