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24th Canadian Infantry Battalion [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1916-1918

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.1 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 24th Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of the battalion's activities. Volume 4121 includes the following files: Routine orders, Fiset Army, 16 Oct 1916 - 30 Dec 1917 (folder 1, file 1); Routine orders, Second Army, 23 Oct - 5 Nov 1917 (folder 1, file 2); Daily orders, Pt I and Pt II, 7 July 1917 - 17 July 1918 (folder 1, file 3).

Textual records
90: Open
Volume
4121
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 Note that this descriptive record is based on information found in finding aid 9-37 and in Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 9-37-20 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

The 24th Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized in October 1914 under the Command of Lieutenant-Colonel J.A. Gunn under the authorization published in General Order 36 of 15 March 1915. The battalion was mobilized in Montreal and recruited there also.

The battalion embarked at Montreal on 11 May 1915 aboard CAMERONIA, disembarking in England on 20 May 1915. Its strength was 42 officers and 1089 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 23rd Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 8 April 1919, disembarked in Canada on 16 May 1919, was demobilized on 17 May 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.

The battalion supported a brass band. Its air was "The Victoria Rifles March". In 1919 the battalion colours were deposited in the Church of St. James the Apostle, Montreal. The battalion published a photographic record of the period 1914-1915.

The 24th Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by The Victoria Rifles 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, 8 Dec 1914 - 9 May 1919 (RG 9, III, Vols. 4931-4932, folders 414-416); Overseas Ministry, 1915-1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 48, file 8-5-93); Records of personnel (RG 9, III, Vol. 356, file 49); Muster parades (RG 9, III, Vol. 452, file M-43-1); Promotions (RG 9, III, Vol. 980, file P-36-3); Designation (RG 9, III, Vol. 3879, folder 13, file 12); Strength, Dec 1918 - Feb 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3894, folder 58, file 1); Operations. Courcelette, 8 Sept - 17 Nov 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4089, folder 20, file 11); Defence schemes (RG 9, III, Vol. 4118, folder 1, file 5); Minor operations, 28 Feb - 11 March 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4252, folder 25, file 17); Minor operations, 22 Feb 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4279, folder 15, file 7); Minor operations, 22 Feb 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4286, folder 9, file 4); Minor operations, 17 March 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4299, folder 6, file 8); Buttons, badges, patches, 22 May - 8 June 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4353, folder 1, file 10); Correspondence re badges (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 53, file 2); Historical record (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 53, file 1); Honours and awards (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 53, file 3); Operations. St Eloi, 4-18 April 1916, 21-22 May 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 53, files 5-7); Operations. Somme, 15 April - 1 Oct 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 53, files 8-9); Operations. Hill 70, 15 Oct 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 53, file 10); Photographs (RG 9, III, Vol. 4693, folder 53, file 4); Inspection reports prior to departure from Canada (RG 9, IIB5, Vol. 5); Nominal roll on embarkation, 1915 (RG 9, IIB3, Vol. 79); Argyll House file (RG 9, III, Vol. 3002, file U-5-33); Promotions, appointments (RG 9, III, Vol. 2908, file P-39-33). For related records found in the Department of National Defence fonds, see the following files: Appointment of officers (RG 24, Vol. 1379, file HQ 593-6-1-24); Inspection reports, clothing and equipment (RG 24, Vol. 1511, file HQ 683-13-1); Mobilization accounts (RG 24, Vol. 1511, file HQ 683-13-2); Badges (RG 24, Vol. 1511, file HQ 683-13-3); Pay and paysheets (RG 24, Vol. 1511, file HQ 683-13-4); Demobilization (RG 24, Vol. 1511, file HQ 683-13-5); History (RG 24, Vol. 1511, file HQ 683-13-6); GAQ file (RG 24, Vol. 1831, file GAQ 7-55); DHS file (RG 24, Vol. 1905, file DHS 5-7-18); Mobilization accounts, reinforcing draft (RG 24, Vol. 1776, file HQ 683-656-1); Organization, 1914-1920 (RG 24, Vol. 4491, file 4D 48-24-1). This information is based on Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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