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15th Canadian Infantry Battalion [textual record]. 

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0.6 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 15th Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of the battalion's activities.

Textual records
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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. 9-37-13 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

The 15th Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized at Valcartier under Camp Order 241 of 2 September 1914, and was composed of recruits from Toronto area. The battalion was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel J.A. Currie.

The battalion embarked at Quebec on 3 October 1914 aboard MEGANTIC, disembarking in England on 14 October 1914. Its strength was 46 officers and 1109 other ranks. The battalion disembarked in France on 14 February 1915, becoming part of the 1st Canadian Division, 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade. It was later reinforced by the 5th Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 24 March 1919, disembarked in Canada on 7 May 1919, was demobilized on 10 May 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.

The battalion's mascot was a dog named Bruno. The battalion air was "Hielan Laddie". The battalion colours were turned over to the 48th Highlanders in 1919.

The 15th Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by The 48th Highlanders of Canada.

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