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28th Canadian Infantry Battalion [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1915-1919

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.66 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 28th Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of the battalion's activities. Volume 4137 includes the following files: Administration, 30 June 1917 - 14 Sept 1918 (folder 1, file 1); Damage to crops, 17 June 1916 - 18 July 1918 (folder 1, file 2); Aircraft, 18 Oct 1915 - 4 Oct 1918 (folder 1, file 3); Identification of German shells, 17 Nov 1915 - 25 March 1916 (folder 1, file 4); Arm bands, 22 March 1918 (folder 1, file 5); Armistice (folder 1, file 6); Silhouette of French armoured car, 25 April 1918 (folder 1, file 7); Arms and ammunition, 19 Sept 1915 - 2 Nov 1918 (folder 1, file 8); Artillery, 11 Oct 1915 - 16 Oct 1918 (folder 1, file 9); Badges and patches: request from RUSI (folder 1, file 10); Balloons, 20 March 1916 (folder 1, file 11); Bands, 14 April 1916 - 15 July 1918 (folder 1, file 12); Circular letter re battle stops, 3 Nov 1915 (folder 1, file 13); Billeting, 24 Jan 1916 - 23 Oct 1918 (folder 1, file 14); Body shields, 28 July 1917 (folder 1, file 15); Instructions re bombs and grenades, 25 Sept 1917 - 24 March 1918 (folder 1, file 16); Boundaries, Beaurains Switch, 13 April-17 Oct 1918 (folder 1, file 17); Instructions re burials and cemeteries, 24 Oct 1915 - 6 April 1918 (folder 1, file 18); Prohibition of cameras, 27 Jan-28 Feb 1918 (folder 2, file 1); Camouflage screens, 1 March-27 April 1916 (folder 2, file 2); Rest camps, 2 June 1916 - 18 April 1918 (folder 2, file 3); Canteen committee minutes, 14 Sept 1918 (folder 2, file 4); Reporting of casualties, 16 Oct 1915 - 23 Sept 1918 (folder 2, file 5); Cdn War Contingent Assn, 28 March 1916 (folder 2, file 6); Circular letter re censorship, 20 June 1916 (folder 2, file 7); Service churons, 30 April 1918 (folder 2, file 8); Notes for chaplains, 1 Oct 1915 (folder 2, file 9); Circular re self-inflicted wounds, 12 July 1915 - 19 Oct 1916 (folder 2, file 10); Claims for loss of kits, 22 Feb 1916 - 23 March 1918 (folder 2, file 11); Correspondence re clothing and equipment, 5 June 1918 (folder 2, file 12); Codes, 16 March 1916 - 25 July 1918 (folder 2, file 13); Congratulatory message from Joffre, 29 May 1916 (folder 2, file 14); Court of inquiry re loss of blankets, 14 Nov 1915 - 11 March 1918 (folder 2, file 15); Lectures re machine guns, 1 Jan 1916 - 3 Nov 1918 (folder 2, file 16); Commanding officer conferences, n.d. (folder 2, file 16); Defences, 23 Jan 1917 - 4 March 1918 (folder 3, file 1); Guards, 11 Dec 1915 - 2 Feb 1919 (folder 3, file 2); Defence scheme. Kemmel Sector, Feb-March 1916 (folder 3, file 3); Defence scheme. St Eloi Sector, April 1916 (folder 3, file 4); Defence scheme. Bluff Sector, July 1916 (folder 3, file 5); Defence scheme. 6th CIB, 20 Feb 1915 - 8 Oct 1918 (folder 3, file 6); Defence scheme. 28th Battn, 11 Oct 1917 - 8 June 1918 (folder 3, file 7); Defences, strong points, Spy Farm Vroilandhoer, 9 Oct 1915 - 27 Feb 1916 (folder 3, file 8); Trenches and dugouts, 8 Nov 1915 - 19 April 1918 (folder 3, file 9); Wire, 26 Dec 1915 - 30 May 1918 (folder 3, file 10); Work and working parties, 23 Oct 1915 - 20 Oct 1918 (folder 3, file 11). Volume 4138 includes the following files: Denominations, returns of, July 1918 (folder 4, file 1); Dental officers, 23 April-22 May 1916 (folder 4, file 2); Details to advance HQ, 7 April 1917 (folder 4, file 3); Discipline, 26 Dec 1915 - 26 Oct 1918 (folder 4, file 4); Identity and raid discs, 2 June 1916 - 17 June 1918 (folder 4, file 5); Distribution of battns, 6th CIB, 7 Dec 1915 - 10 Sept 1918 (folder 4, file 6); Trench dispositions, 22 Dec 1915 - 6 Dec 1918 (folder 4, file 7); Dump locations, 8 June 1916 - 31 March 1918 (folder 4, file 8); German acid-spraying device, 8 Oct 1916 - 7 May 1918 (folder 4, file 9); Erection of bridges, 21 Jan 1916 - 8 Sept 1918 (folder 4, file 10); Corps Commander's ensign, 14 March 1918 (folder 4, file 11); Establishment, 16 Jan 1916 - 14 May 1918 (folder 4, file 12); Entertainment, 23 Dec 1915 - 15 March 1918 (folder 4, file 13); Fraternization with enemy, 11 Dec 1915 - 25 Feb 1918 (folder 4, file 14); Orders re fires, 22 Feb - 21 July 1918 (folder 4, file 15); Gas, 7 Dec 1915 - 3 Nov 1918 (folder 4, file 16); Report on Mills grenades, 17 Oct 1915 - 29 May 1918 (folder 4, file 17); Machine and Lewis guns, 22 Dec 1915 - 4 Sept 1918 (folder 5, file 1); Steel helmets, 22 March 1916 (folder 5, file 2); Request for historical record, 18 Sept 1916 (folder 5, file 3); Honours and awards, 29 Oct 1915 - 27 Nov 1917 (folder 5, file 4); Inspections, 18 March - 28 Oct 1918 (folder 5, file 5); Instructions for the offensive, 31 March - 6 April 1917 (folder 5, file 6); Intelligence summaries, 1916 (folder 5, files 7-10); Intelligence re territory east of Loos, 30 Sept 1915 - 4 Oct 1918 (folder 5, file 11); Reports on unskilled labour, 23 Jan 1917 (folder 5, file 12); Leave to England, 22 Feb - 15 March 1918 (folder 6, file 1); Liquid fire, 18 Feb - 2 March 1916 (folder 6, file 2); Locations, 25 Nov 1917 - 30 March 1918 (folder 6, file 3); Instructions for keeping log books, 22 Feb 1916 (folder 6, file 4); Looting, Arras, 21 Oct 1918 (folder 6, file 5); Trench magazines, 5 Feb 1916 (folder 6, file 6); Correspondence re maps, 26 Oct 1915 - 31 March 1918 (folder 6, file 7); Medical arrangements, 23 Oct 1915 - 29 Oct 1918 (folder 6, file 8); Memorials, Somme, 21 Jan 1918 (folder 6, file 9); Mining, 9 Dec 1915 - 31 Dec 1918 (folder 6, file 10); Moves and reliefs, 10 Oct 1915 - 6 Nov 1918 (folder 6, file 11); Observation, 10 Nov 1915 - 13 March 1916 (folder 6, file 12); Instructions for offensive, 22 Oct 1915 (folder 6, file 13); Officers, 12 Nov 1915 - 28 Sept 1918 (folder 6, file 14); Organization, 20 Feb 1916 - 12 April 1918 (folder 6, file 15). Volume 4139 includes the following files: Operations. Kemmel Sector, 10 Sept-10 Oct 1915 (folder 7, file 1); Operations. Courcelette, 30 Sept 1915 - 18 Sept 1916 (folder 7, file 2); Operations. Loos, 6 Oct 1915 (folder 7, file 3); Operations. St Eloi, 12 April-10 June 1916 (folder 7, file 4); Operations. The Bluff, 12 March-16 June 1916 (folder 7, file 5); Operations. Somme, 21 Aug- 3 Nov 1916 (folder 7, file 6); Operations. Vimy Ridge, 3 May 1917 (folder 7, file 7); Operations. Lens, 2-15 Aug 1917 (folder 7, file 8); Operations. Passchendaele, 22 Feb 1918 (folder 7, file 9); Operations. German advance, 30 March 1918 (folder 7, file 10); Operations. Somme, 27 March-5 Aug 1918 (folder 7, file 11); Operations. Avion Sector, 30 March-15 April 1918 (folder 7, file 12); Operations. Arras, 15 July-30 Aug 1918 (folder 7, file 13); Operations. Canal du Nord, 25 Sept 1918 (folder 7, file 14); Operations. Cambrai, 30 Sept-12 Oct 1918 (folder 7, file 15); Operations. Field messages, 1915-1918 (folder 7, file 16); Operation summaries, 6th CIB, 7 Feb 1917 - 20 March 1918 (folder 7, file 17); Minor operations, 1916-1918 (folder 8, files 1-14); Operations, French and German, 11 Oct 1915 - 6 April 1918 (folder 8, files 15-16); Lessons drawn from operations, 4-10 Oct 1917 (folder 8, file 17); Notes on operations, 3 Nov 1915 - 15 July 1918 (folder 8, file 18); Reports on operations, 5 Feb-19 Sept 1916 (folder 8, file 19); Operations orders, 1915-1918 (folder 9, files 1-16). Volume 4140 includes the following files: Patrols, 30 April 1917 - 27 April 1918 (folder 10, file 1); Instructions re aeroplane photographs, 23 Sept 1915 - 5 April 1917 (folder 10, file 2); Prisoners of war, 11 April 1916 - 5 Nov 1918 (folder 10, file 3); Enemy propaganda balloons, 6 March-16 July 1918 (folder 10, file 4); Postal service, 17 Oct 1918 (folder 10, file 5); Railways, 24 Sept 1917 (folder 10, file 6); Instructions re reconnaissance, 22 Sept 1917 - 25 April 1918 (folder 10, file 7); March to Rhine, 30 Nov-20 Dec 1918 (folder 10, file 8); Correspondence re Ross Rifles, 3 May 1916 (folder 10, file 9); Correspondence re Russian subjects, 18 March 1918 (folder 10, file 10); Salvage, 29 Dec 1917 - 31 June 1918 (folder 10, file 11); Circulars re sanitation, 17 May 1916 - 27 July 1918 (folder 10, file 12); Scouts, snipers and patrols, 30 Sept 1915 - 28 March 1918 (folder 10, file 13); Signals, 27 Sept 1915 - 29 Oct 1919 (folder 10, file 14); Instructions re situation reports, 10 Nov 1915 - 2 April 1918 (folder 10, file 15); Sports, 31 May 1917 - 27 July 1918 (folder 10, file 16); Trench stores, 4 March 1916 - 13 Sept 1918 (folder 11, file 1); Trench strength, 9 Dec 1915 - 9 Sept 1918 (folder 11, file 2); Supply service, 7 May 1918 (folder 11, file 3); Tanks, 20 March 1917 (folder 11, file 4); Reports by town majors, 27 June 1916 (folder 11, file 5); Bangalore torpedoes, 3 Jan-6 March 1916 (folder 11, file 6); Reports on trench mortars, 15 Dec 1915 - 26 April 1916 (folder 11, file 7); Trench wardens, 4 Jan 1916 (folder 11, file 8); Visits, 13 Sept 1915 - 11 Nov 1916 (folder 11, file 9); Water supply, 17 Dec 1915 - 31 July 1918 (folder 11, file 10); Work and working parties, 17 April-30 Sept 1917 (folder 11, file 11); Minor operations, 28 Jan 1916 - 23 Sept 1917 (folder 1, file 11).

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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. 9-37-24 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

The 28th Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized in October 1914 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel J.F.L. Embury under authorization published in General Order 36 of 15 March 1915. The battalion was mobilized in Winnipeg and recruited in Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Fort William, Port Arthur and Prince Albert.

The battalion embarked at Montreal on 29 May 1915 aboard NORTHLAND, disembarking in England on 8 June 1915. Its strength was 36 officers and 1084 other ranks. The battalion arrived in France on 17 September 1915, becoming part of the 2nd Canadian Division, 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade. It was later reinforced by the 15th Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 12 April 1919, disembarked in Canada on 27 May 1919, was demobilized on 1 June 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.

The battalion supported a brass band. The battalion colours were deposited in the Parliament Building in Regina on 1 November 1919.

The 28th Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by The Regina Rifle 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, 1 July 1915 - 18 May 1919 (RG 9, III, Vols. 4935-4936, folders 425-426); Muster parades (RG 9, III, Vol. 452, file M-49-1); Promotions (RG 9, III, Vol. 981, file P-40-3); Pte Herbert Brown, POW, 6 June 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3866, folder 102, file 6); Strength, 4 Dec 1918 - 16 Feb 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3894, folder 58, file 5); Operations. Somme, 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4089, folder 20, file 5); Minor operations, 11 Sept 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4107, folder 24, file 24); Operations. Hill 70, 21-28 Aug 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4125, folder 5, file 3); Operations. Passchendaele, Oct-Nov 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4125, folder 6, file 1); Minor operations, 2 Feb-6 Oct 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4125, folder 6, file 6); Operation orders, 14 Aug-1Dec 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4126, folder 9, file 6); Standing orders, Sept 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4128, folder 16, file 5); Minor operations, 3 Jan 1916 - 2 May 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4132, folder 13, file 10); Operation orders, 20 Aug 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4142, folder 7, file 2); Formation, 29 Oct 1914 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4209, folder 1, file 4); Badges (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 2); Historical record (incl. recruiting) (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 1); Honours and awards (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 3); Operations. St Eloi, April 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, files 5-6); Operations. Hooge, 6 June 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 7); Minor operations, 10-11 Aug 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 8); Operations. Somme, Courcelette, 10-15 Sept 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 9); Operations. Hill 70, 15-22 Aug 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 10); Passchendaele, 6-7 Nov 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 11); Correspondence re photographs (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 11); 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-43-33). For related records found in the Department of National Defence fonds, see the following files: Appointment of officers (RG 24, Vol. 1374, file HQ593-6-1-28); Inspection returns, clothing and equipment (RG 24, Vol. 1525, file HQ683-66-1); Badges (RG 24, Vol. 1525, file HQ683-66-2); Pay and paysheets (RG 24, Vol. 1525, file HQ683-66-3); Demobilization (RG 24, Vol. 1525, file HQ683-66-4); History (RG 24, Vol. 1525, file HQ683-66-5); DHS file (RG 24, Vol. 1905, file DHS 5-7-22); Operations. St Eloi, Mount Sorrel (RG 24, Vol. 1826, file GAQ 5-76); Extracts from diary (RG 24, Vol. 1827, file GAQ 7-4); Mobilization, 1914 (RG 24, Vol. 4592, file 10D. 20-2-37); Proposed draft, 1916-1917 (RG 24, Vol. 4682, file 12D. 18-55-1). This information is based on Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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