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29th Canadian Infantry Battalion [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1915-1917

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.06 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 29th Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of the battalion's activities. Volume 4140 includes the following files: Aircraft, 4 Jan-16 Feb 1916 (folder 1, file 1); Bombs and grenades, 20 Oct 1915 - 22 Feb 1916 (folder 1, file 2); Codes, 17 July 1916 (folder 1, file 3); Employment of engineers, 19 March-5 Nov 1915 (folder 1, file 4); Intelligence summaries, 5-14 June 1916 (folder 1, file 5); Instructions for keeping log books (folder 1, file 6); Notes on machine and Lewis guns, 27 Dec 1915 - 1 Jan 1917 (folder 1, file 7); Mining, 5 Jan 1916 (folder 1, file 8); Skilled munitions, workers, 24 Dec 1915 (folder 1, file 9); Operations. St Eloi, 16-24 ); April 1916 (folder 1, file 10); Minor operations, 28 Jan 1916 - 23 Sept 1917 (folder 1, file 11); Lessons drawn from operations, 4 March-21 Aug 1916 (folder 1, file 12); Operation orders, 1-7 March 1917 (folder 1, file 13); Traffic orders, 16 Oct 1915 - 17 March 1917 (folder 1, file 14); Organization (folder 1, file 15); Signal service, 20 Nov 1915 (folder 1, file 16); Trenches, 8-15 Nov 1915 (folder 1, file 17); Trench mortars (folder 1, file 18).

Textual records
90: Open
Volume
4140
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 Note that this descriptive record is based on information found in finding aid 9-37 and in Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 9-37-25 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

The 29th Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized in October 1914 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel J.S. Tobin under authorization published in General Order 36 of 15 March 1915. The battalion was mobilized at Vancouver and recruited in Vancouver and New Westminster.

The battalion embarked at Montreal on 20 May 1915 aboard MISSANABIE, disembarking in England on 30 May 1915. Its strength was 37 officers and 1104 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 1st Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 12 April 1919, disembarked in Canada on 16 May 1919, was demobilized on 24 May 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.

The battalion supported a 28 piece brass band and a 16 piece pipe band. A banner was presented to the pipe band by Alexander Francis, 35th Chief of Clan Mackinnon. The battalion colours were deposited in Christ Church, Vancouver in June 1919.

The 29th Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by The Vancouver 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 - 24 May 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4936, folders 427-428); Muster parades (RG 9, III, Vol. 452, file M-46-1); Promotions (RG 9, III, Vol. 981, file P-41-3); Strength, 4 Dec 1918 - 25 Jan 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3894, folder 58, file 6); Operation orders, 20 Feb 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4109, folder 30, file 5); Operations. Hill 70, 9-22 Aug 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4125, folder 5, file 4); Minor operations, 30-31 Jan 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4125, folder 6, file 7); Operation orders, 30 July-18 Aug 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4126, folder 9, file 7); Minor operations, 30-31 Jan 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4132, folder 13, file 11); Minor operations, 30-31 Jan 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4139, folder 8, file 12); Operation orders, 6 Sept-4 Oct 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4139, folder 9, file 11); Operation orders, 13 Jan-23 Feb 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4142, folder 7, file 3); Operation orders, 18 Feb 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4196, folder 6, file 2); Operation orders, 30 July 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4313, folder 1, file 19); Photographs, Feb 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4359, folder 20, file 10); Badges (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 13); Historical record (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 12); Honours and awards (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 14); Sgt. Bostil's statement re crater fight, Voormezeele, 18-19 April 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 17); Lieut Myers' account of retaking of St. Eloi Craters by German, 19 April 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 17); Operations. St. Eloi, 3-20 April 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 16); Operations. Somme, 7 Sept-4 Oct 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 18); Operations. Courcelette, 26 Sept 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 19); Operations. Hill 70, 9-22 Aug 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 20); Operations. Passchendaele, 4-7 Nov 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 21); Minor operations, 5 Feb 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 22); Photographs (RG 9, III, Vol. 4694, folder 55, file 15); Inspection reports prior to departure from Canada (RG 9, IIB5, Vol. 5); Nominal roll on embarkation, 1915 (RG 9, IIB3, Vol. 79); Promotion, appointments (RG 9, III, Vol. 2908, file 1-44-33). For related records found in the Department of National Defence fonds, see the following files: Appointment of officers (RG 24, Vol. 1379, file HQ593-6-1-29); Stationery accounts (RG 24, Vol. 1518, file HQ683-37-1); Inspection reports, clothing and equipment (RG 24, Vol. 1518, file HQ683-37-2); NCO and men reporting at Halifax on pass (RG 24, Vol. 1518, file HQ683-37-4); Badges (RG 24, Vol. 1519, file HQ683-37-5); Accounts (RG 24, Vol. 1519, file HQ683-37-6); Demobilization (RG 24, Vol. 1519, file HQ683-37-7); City of Vancouver requests return of machine guns (RG 24, Vol. 1519, file HQ683-37-8); DHS file (RG 24, Vol. 1905, file DHS 5-7-23). This information is based on Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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