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19th Canadian Infantry Battalion [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1915-1918

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.6 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 19th Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of the battalion's activities. Volume 4115 includes the following files: Aircraft, 1916-1917 (folder 1, file 1); Small arms and ammunition, Jan 1916-Sept 1917 (folder 1, file 2); Hostile artillery, instructions re, 13 Sept 1915 (folder 1, file 3); Claims for damage to fields, Oct 1917-Jan 1918 (folder 1, file 4); Congratulatory messages, 1916 (folder 1, file 5); Trench distribution, etc. 1916 (folder 1, file 6); Trench dress, trench mask (folder 1, file 7); Defences, 15 April 1916 (folder 1, file 8); Trenches and dugouts, 4 April 1916 (folder 1, file 9); Instructions re wire, 22 April 1916 (folder 1, file 10); Work and working parties, 1916 (folder 1, file 11); Establishment, Nov 1917 (folder 1, file 12); Field messages, April 1915 (folder 1, file 13); Orders and instructions, re fires, 1918 (folder 1, file 14); Gas attacks, April-July 1916 (folder 1, file 15); Grenades, 1916-1917 (folder 1, file 16); Machine and Lewis guns, 1916-1917 (folder 1, file 17); Steel helmets, 7 March 1916 (folder 1, file 18); Instructions re investiture, 1916 (folder 1, file 19); Intelligence, 1915-1918 (folder 2, file 1); Intelligence summaries, 1916-1918 (folder 2, files 2-7); Intelligence reports, 18 Oct-26 Nov 1916 (folder 3, file 1); Administrative instructions, 30 Oct 1917 (folder 3, file 2); Return of leave, 1917 (folder 3, file 3); Maps, 1916 (folder 3, file 4); Medical arrangements, 3 Nov 1917 (folder 3, file 5); Moonlight chart (folder 3, file 6); Miscellaneous, 1917 (folder 3, file 7); Moves and reliefs, 1916 (folder 3, file 8); Nominal rolls, 1917 (folder 3, file 9); Trench observation report, 1915-1918 (folder 3, file 10); Officers, 1916-1917 (folder 3, file 11). Volume 4116 includes the following files: Operations, The Bluff, 1916 (folder 4, file 1); Operations, Hill 60, 1916 (folder 4, file 2); Operations, Somme, 1916 (folder 4, file 3); Operations, Courcelette, 1916 (folder 4, file 4); Operations, Paschendaele, 1917 (folder 4, file 5); Minor operations, 1915-1916 (folder 4, file 7); Minor operations, 29 July 1916 (folder 4, file 8); Minor operations, lessons learned from 1916 (folder 4, file 9); Notes on and lessons learned from operations, 1915-1918 (folder 4, file 10); Operations orders, 14 Dec 1915 - 21 Dec 1916 (folder 4, file 15); Trench orders, 1915 (folder 5, file 1); Special orders of the day, 1915-1918 (folder 5, file 2). Volume 4117 includes the following files: Battalion orders, Pt I and Pt II, 30 Oct 1915-31 Dec 1917 (folder 7, files 1-3); Patches, 1916-1917 (folder 8, file 1); Region service, 1 May 1916 (folder 8, file 2); Rations, 1917-1918 (folder 8, file 3); Reinforcements, 1916-1917 (folder 8, file 4); Remounts, 29 June 1917 (folder 8, file 5 ); Salvage, 10 July 1916 (folder 8, file 6); Scouts, snipers, patrols, 1916 (folder 8, file 7); Signals, 1917 (folder 8, file 8); Situation reports, 12-15 Feb 1916 (folder 8, file 9); Sports, July 1916-Oct 1917 (folder 8, file 10); Strengths, 24 Aug 1915 - 22 Dec 1916 (folder 8, file 11); Strengths, 29 Dec 1916 - 28 Dec 1917 (folder 9, files 1-2); Training, 1917 (folder 9, file 3); Transport, 1917 (folder 9, file 4); Returns of trophies, 22 Nov 1917 (folder 9, file 5); Visits, 11-12 Nov 1915 (folder 9, file 6); Correspondence re war diaries, 1916 (folder 9, file 7); Wireless news, 1916 (folder 9, file 8).

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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. 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. 9-37-17 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

The 19th Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized in October 1914 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel John I. McLaren under the authorization published in General Order 36 of 15 March 1915. The battalion was mobilized at Toronto and recruited in Toronto, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Brantford, Sault Ste Marie.

The battalion embarked at Montreal on 13 May 1915 aboard SCANDINAVIAN, disembarking in England on 22 May 1915. Its strength was 41 officers, 1073 other ranks. The battalion arrived in France on 14 September 1915, becoming part of the 2nd Canadian Division, 4th Infantry Brigade. It was later reinforced by the 3rd Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 6 April 1919, disembarked in Canada on 22 May 1919, was demobilized in Toronto, on 24 May 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.

The battalion supported both pipe and brass bands. The battalion did not have a King's or Regimental colour: "All they have is a bunting flag that was carried by the unit into Germany". This flag was deposited in St. Paul's Church, Hamilton (HQ683-35-5).

The 19th Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the sub-series.

Accruals
No further accruals are expected.

Related materials
For related records found elsewhere in this fonds, see the following files: War diary, 6 Nov 1914-30 April 1919 (RG 9, III, Vols. 4926-4930, folders 400-407); Overseas Ministry file 1915-1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 49, file 8-5-121); Muster parades (RG 9, III, Vol. 452, file M-39-1); Sale of clothing (RG 9, III, Vol. 625, file C-271-2); Promotions (RG 9, III, Vol. 980, file P-32-3); Promotions, appointments, commissions (RG 9, III, Vol. 1654, file P-9-10); Mining. Report of explosion, 11-14 March 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3839, folder 34, file 10); Strength, Dec 1918- Jan 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3894, folder 57, file 36); Minor operations, 3 April 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4028, folder 17, file 9); Minor operations, March 1917-June 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4092, folder 27, file 2); Defence schemes, 15 Jan 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4101, folder 7, file 8); Minor operations, 1916-1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4106, folder 23, files 7-9); Operation orders, Nov 1915-Jan 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4109, folder 30, file 2); Daily Part I Orders, 16 Nov 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4110, folder 36, file 2); Minor operations, 28 April 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4132, folder 13, file 8); Operation orders, 8 June - 12 Sept 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4134, folder 9, file 7); Minor operations, June 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4357, folder 13, file 7); Minor operations, 21 Dec 1915 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4403, folder 7, file 15); Badges (RG 9, III, Vol. 4692, folder 51, file 12); Historical record (RG 9, III, Vol. 4692, folder 51, file 11); Operations. St Eloi, April 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4692, folder 51, file 14); Minor operations, 29 July 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4692, folder 51, file 15); Minor operations, 15 Aug 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4692, folder 51, file 16); Operations. Somme, Sept -Oct 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4692, folder 51, file 17); Operations. Hill 70, 15-17 Aug 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4692, folder 51, file 18); Photographs (RG 9, III, Vol. 4692, folder 51, file 13); Inspection reports prior to going overseas (RG 9, IIB5, vol. 5); Nominal roll on embarkation, 1915 (RG 9, III, Vol. 2908, file P-35-33); ); Promotions, appointments (RG 9, III, Vol. 2908, file P-35-33); Colt guns (RG 9, III, Vol. 11, file 4-5-4). For related records found in the Department of National Defence fonds, see the following files: Visit to Hamilton (RG 24, Vol. 1518, file HQ 683-35-1); Inspection reports, clothing and equipment (RG 24, Vol. 1518, file HQ 683-35-2); Badges (RG 24, Vol. 1518, file HQ 683-35-3); Pay and paysheets (RG 24, Vol. 1518, file HQ 683-35-4); Demobilization (RG 24, Vol. 1518, file HQ 683-35-5); History (RG 24, Vol. 1518, file HQ 683-35-6); DHS file (RG 24, Vol. 1905, file DHS 5-7-14). This information is based on Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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