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Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 16th Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of the battalion's activities.
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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. 9-37-14 90 (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
The 16th Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized at Valcartier under Camp Order 241 of 2 September 1914 and was composed of recruits from Victoria, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Hamilton. The battalion was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel R.G.E. Leckie.
The battalion embarked at Quebec on 30 September 1914 aboard ANDANIA, disembarking in England on 14 October 1914. Its strength was 47 officers, 1111 other ranks. The battalion arrived in France on 7 February 1915, becoming part of the 1st Canadian Division, 3rd Infantry Brigade. It was later reinforced by the 14th Canadian Reserve Battalion, and later by the 11th Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 27 March 1919, disembarked in Canada on 4 May 1919, was demobilized on 8 May 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.
The battalion mascot was a goat. The battalion published "The Brazier" between 15 Feb 1916 and 1 April 1917 (see RG 9III, Vol. 5077) and also published the "Canadian Scottish". The battalion supported a pipe band and had a concert party in France (see the War Diary of the 1st Labour Battalion, 25 Jan 1918). Its air was "Blue bonnets over the border". The battalion colours were transferred to the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders on 17 July 1919.
The 16th Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by The Canadian Scottish Regiment.
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