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22nd Canadian Infantry Battalion [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1915-1918

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.3 m of textual records

English
Added language of material: French

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 22nd Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of the battalion's activities. Volume 4119 included the following files: Aircraft, 22 May - 29 Oct 1917 (folder 1, file 1); Ammunition, 21 Aug 1917 (folder 1, file 2); Badges, 12 June 1917 (folder 1, file 3); Bands, 19 Sept 1917 (folder 1, file 4); Billeting and billets, 28-30 May 1917 (folder 1, file 5); Burials, 5 Nov 1916 (folder 1, file 6); Canada in Flanders: draft chapter on French Canadians (folder 1, file 7); Casualties, Hill 70, 15-17 Aug 1917 (folder 1, file 8); Clothing and equipment, 12-23 Feb 1915 (folder 1, file 9); Codes, 21-25 July 1917 (folder 1, file 10); Conference and lectures, 9 Sept 1917 (folder 1, file 11); Congratulatory messages, 1 Oct 1916- - 15 Nov 1917 (folder 1, file 12); Commemoration service, 5 Aug 1917 (folder 1, file 13); Convalescents (folder 1, file 14); Defences - Kemmel (folder 1, file 15); Defence schemes, July 1917, Aug 1916 (folder 1, files 16-17); Work and working parties, 27 July - 5 Sept 1917 (folder 1, file 18); Establishment, corps typographical sections, 20 Dec 1916 - 31 Jan 1917 (folder 1, file 19); Gas, 23 Oct 1917 (folder 1, file 20); Greetings from 17th Canadian Res Battn, 1 Jan 1917 (folder 1, file 21); Grenades, 23 June 1917 (folder 1, file 22); Honours and awards, 8 Sept 1917 (folder 1, file 23); Intelligence summaries, 1916-1917 (folder 2, files 1-3); Inspection, 19 Oct 1917 (folder 2, file 4); Leave, 1 Jan - 22 March 1917 (folder 2, file 5); Maps and aeroplane photographs, 12 July - 19 Aug 1917 (folder 2, file 6); Medical arrangements, etc., 29 June - 28 July 1917 (folder 2, file 7); Mining, 30 July 1917 (folder 2, file 8); Moves and reliefs, 20 Aug - 2 Nov 1917 (folder 2, file 9); Nominal rolls, 22 July 1916 (folder 2, file 10); Observation, 28 Oct 1917 (folder 2, file 11); Officers, 4 Jan 1916 - 21 Sept 1917 (folder 2, file 12). Volume 4120 includes the following files: Operations. Hill 70, 14-19 Aug 1917 (folder 3, file 1); Report on French operations, Oct- Dec 1916 (folder 3, file 2); Minor operations, First Army, Jan 1917 (folder 3, file 3); Minor operations, 4-5 July 1916 (folder 3, file 4); Orders, 5th Canadian Infantry Bde, Sept 1916 (folder 3, file 5); Orders, 30 June 1916 - 11 Nov 1917 (folder 3, file 9); Routine orders, 5th Canadian Infantry Bde, 7 Sept 1917 (folder 3, file 10); Routine orders, 3 July 1917 - 30 Aug 1918 (folder 3, file 11); Battalion orders, Pt I and Pt II, 14 Nov 1914 - 7 June 1915 (folder 4, file 1); Standing orders, 30 Dec 1915 (folder 4, file 2); Patrols, 2 Nov 1917 (folder 4, file 3); Pay and paymasters, 2 Feb 1915 - 8 Dec 1916 (folder 4, file 4); Personnel, 11 March 1915 - 5 Feb 1917 (folder 4, file 5); Region Service, 10 Aug 1917 (folder 4, file 6); Prisoners of war, Canadian, 17 Sept 1917 (folder 4, file 7); Reinforcements, 15 April 1917 (folder 5, file 1); Salvage, 26 July - 19 Aug 1917 (folder 5, file 2); Receipts for trench stores, 23 Aug 1917 (folder 5, file 3); Tents and shelters, 26 May - 20 June 1917 (folder 5, file 4); Corp rifle meeting, 26 June - 10 Sept 1917 (folder 5, file 5); Trench strength, 9 Feb - 13 April 1917 (folder 5, file 6); Training, 9 April 1915 - 20 Sept 1917 (folder 5, file 7); Road signs, 17 Aug - 22 Oct 1917 (folder 5, folder 8); Tump lines, 26 Feb 1917 (folder 5, file 9); Fisets, 6 Jan - 26 Aug 1917 (folder 5, file 10); List of war diary appendices, Aug 1917 (folder 5, file 11); Work report, 20-23 July 1917 (folder 5, file 12).

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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. 9-37-19 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

The 22nd Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized in October 1914 under the command of Col. F.M. Gaudet, under the authorization published in General Order 36 of 15 March 1915. The battalion was mobilized at St-Jean, Québec and recruited throughout the province of Québec.

The battalion embarked at Halifax on 20 May 1915 aboard SAXONIA, disembarking in England on 29 May 1915. Its strength was 36 officers and 1097 other ranks. The battalion arrived in France on 15 September 1915, becoming part of the 2nd Canadian Division, 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade. It was later reinforced by the 10th Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 8 April 1919, disembarked in Canada on 16 May 1919, was demobilized on 18 May 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.

The battalion colours were deposited in Notre Dame Cathedral, Montreal in 1919 and were handed over to the Royal 22nd Regiment in 1921. The battalion supported a brass band. Its air was "Sambre et Meuse".

The 22nd Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by Royal 22nd Regiment.

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, 22 Oct 1914 - 30 April 1919 (June-Dec 1917 missing) (RG 9, III, Vol. 4931, folders 412-413); Muster parades (RG 9, III, Vol. 452, file M-42-1); Command of battn (RG 9, III, Vol. 611, file C-71-2); Promotions (RG 9, III, Vol. 980, file P-35-3); Gradation, officers (RG 9, III, Vol. 1266, file G-4-5); Strength, June 1916 - Jan 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3894, folder 57, file 39); Operation orders, 26 July 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4062, folder 10, file 8); Operations. Courcelette, 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4089, folder 20, file 11); Minor operations, 25-27 May 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4092, folder 27, file 3); Minor operations, 27-28 May 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4106, folder 23, file 13); Defence schemes, 21 Dec 1915 - 29 June 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4118, folder 1, file 5); Operations. Passchendaele, 4-7 Nov 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4118, folder 2, file 7); Operation orders, 25 April 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4118, folder 3, file 5); Minor operations, 26 Feb 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4122, folder 4, file 6); Orders, 22 July 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4122, folder 6, file 6); Orders, 14 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4239, folder 7, file 4); Orders, July 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4339, folder 5, file 14); Badges (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 52, file 19); Historical record (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 52, file 18); Honours and awards (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 52, file 20); Patrol work, 21 May 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 52, file 24); Operations. St Eloi, 4 April 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 52, file 23); Patrols, 4-5 July 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 52, file 25); Operations. Courcelette, 15 Sept 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 52, file 26); Operations. Hill 70, 14-15 Aug 1917 RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 52, file 27); Correspondence re routine orders, Feb-Sept 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 52, file 21); Inspection reports prior to departure from Canada (RG 9, IIB5, Vol. 5); Nominal roll on embarkation, 1915 (RG 9, IIB3, Vol. 79); Promotions, appointments (RG 9, III, Vol. 2908, file P-38-33). For related records found in the Department of National Defence fonds, see the following files: Appointment of officers (RG 24, Vol. 1378, file HQ 593-6-1-22); Outbreak of diptheria (RG 24, Vol. 1514, file HQ 683-22-1); Transfer from St-Jean de Québec Barracks (RG 24, Vol. 1514, file HQ 683-22-2); Complaint re ill treatment by officers (RG 24, Vol. 1514, file HQ 683-22-3); Inspection returns, clothing and equipment (RG 24, Vol. 1514, file HQ 683-22-4); Badges and colours (RG 24, Vol. 1514, file HQ 683-22-5); Request for story of battn (RG 24, Vol. 1514, file HQ 683-22-6); Pay and paysheets (RG 24, Vol. 1514, file HQ 683-22-7); Demobilization (RG 24, Vol. 1515, file HQ 683-22-8); History (RG 24, Vol. 6550, file HQ 683-22-9); DHS file (RG 24, Vol. 1905, file DHS 5-7-17); History (RG 24, Vol. 1830, file GAQ 7-44); Organization, 1914-1920 (RG 24, Vol. 4491, file 4D 48-22-1); Recruiting, 1915 (RG 24, Vol. 4561, file 6D 133-3-3). This information is based on Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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