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Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.10 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and document many aspects of its activities. Volume 4157 includes the following files: Casualty lists, 1915 (folder 1, files 1-6); Nominal rolls, 1915 (folder 2, file 1); Defence schemes, 10 Jan 1916 (folder 2, file 2); Daily orders, Pt. II, 6 March 1915-4 March 1916 (folder 2, file 3); Nominal rolls of reinforcements, 1 Feb-31 May 1915 (folder 2, file 4).

Textual records
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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 Note that this descriptive record is based on information found in finding aid 9-37 and in Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 9-37-29 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) was organized in Ottawa on 10 August 1914 for service with the British Expeditionary Force and was composed of ex-soldiers of the South African War. PPCLI was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel F.D. Farquhar.

The battalion embarked at Quebec City aboard ROYAL GEORGE, disembarking in England on 14 October 1914. The battalion arrived in France on 21 December 1914. It joined the Canadian Corps on 25 November 1915, becoming part of the 3rd Canadian Division, 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry disbanded in Ottawa on 19 March 1919.

The battalion found a goat in Ypres in 1915 which became the regimental mascot. Its kid, also a mascot, was killed at Sanctuary Wood, June 1916.

Additional information

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

No further accruals are expected.

Related materials
For related records found elsewhere in this fonds, see the following files: War diary, 4 Nov. 1914-31 Jan. 1919 (RG9.III, vols. 4911-4912); Historical record (RG9.III, vol. 4705, folder 84, file 1); Badges and colours (RG9.III, vol4705, folder 84, file 2); Honours and awards (RG9.III, vol.4705, folder 84, file3); Correspondence re photographs (RG9.III, vol. 4705, folder 84, file 4); Operations St. Eloi, 14-16 March 1915 (RG9.III, vol.4705, folder 84, file 5); Correspondence re joining Canadian Division, 14-16 May 1915 (RG9.III, vol4705, folder 84, file 6); Notes on operations 13-15 May 1915 (RG9.III, vol 4705, folder 84, file 7); Correspondence re joining Canadian Division, 2-10 June 1915 (RG9.III, vol.4705, folder 84, file 8); Operations Mount Sorrel, June 1916 (RG9.III, vol.4705, folder 84, file 9); Operation orders, 22 September 1910 (RG9.III, vol.4705, folder 84, file 10); Operations, Courcelette, 15-17 Sept 1916 (RG9.III, vol.4705, folder 84, file 11); Operation orders, 7 Oct 1916 (RG9.III, vol.4705, folder 84, file 12); Operations, Regina Trench, 7-9 Oct 1916 (RG9.III, vol.4705, folder 84, file 13); Minor operations, Jan 1917 (RG9.III, vol 4705, folder 84, file14); Operation orders, 5-7 April 1917 (RG9.III, vol.4705, folder 84, file 15); Operations Vimy Ridge, 8-11 April 1917 (RG9.III, vol.4705, folder 84, file 16); OMFC file to 1916 (RG9.III, vol.46, file 8-5-24); Details (RG9.III, vol.51, file 8-6-90); OMFC file (RG9.III, vol.79, file 10-9-1); Records of personnel, 1 March-17 Aug 1915 (RG9.III, vol.356, file 39); Rifles (RG9.III, vol.380, file A-44-1); Accounts (RG9.III, vol.381, file A-94-1); Clothing and equipment (RG9.III, vol.396, file C-87-1); Inspection and audit (RG9.III, vol.397, file C-139-1); Establishment, RCR and PPCLI Depot (RG9.III, vol.418, file E-70-1); Shorncliffe file (RG9.III, vol.474, file P-15-1); Reinforcements (RG9.III, vol.485, file R-14-1); Reinforcements (RG9.III, vol492, file R-103-1); Drafts (RG9.III, vol.659, file D-72-2); Equipment and clothing, RCR and PPCLI Depot (RG9.III, vol.674, file E-74-2); Promotions (RG9.III, vol.981, file P-43-3); Regimental documents (RG9.III, vol.1079, file D-166-4); Nominal rolls of officers (RG9.III, vol.2234, file N-17-29); Promotions (RG9.III, vol.2238, file P-10-29); Promotions and appointments (RG9.III, vol.2909, file P-68-33); Transfer to Cdn Corps, 19 Nov 1915 (RG9.III, vol.3841, folder 41, file 3); Minor raid, 27 April 1917 (RG9.III, vol.3858, folder 82, file 15); Information re Lieut Colquhoun, 29 Feb-11 Mar 1916 (RG9.III, vol.3866, folder 102, file 8); Disposal of captured trench mortars 17- March-5 May 1917 (RG9.III, vol.3890, folder 46, file 28); Operation orders, 29 June 1918 (RG9.III, vol.4139, folder 9, file 5); Minor operations, 28 Jan-28 March 1917 (RG9.III, vol.4149, folder 15, file 2); Nominal roll of officers, 2 June 1918-15 Jan 1919 (RG9.III, vol.4153, folder 3, file 5); Minor operations, 27 Jan 1917-1 Oct 1918 (RG9.III, vol.4154, folder 8, file 4); Operation orders, 16 Dec 1917-2 Jan 1919 (RG9.III, vol.4155, folder 11, file 6); Daily orders, Pt.I, 23 Nov-16 Dec 1914 (RG9.III, vol.4156, folder 13, file 3); Strength returns, 1 April-31 Aug 1915 (RG9.III, vol.4257, folder 2, file 5); Operation orders, 23 Feb 1916-16 Sept 1917 (RG9.III, vol.4196, folder 6, file 11); Operation orders, 26 Oct 1917 (RG9.III, vol.4200, folder 8, file 2); Operation orders, 25 Sept 1916-14 March 1917 (RG9.III, vol.4342, folder 3, file 29). For related records found in the Department of National Defence fonds, see the following files: Mascot (RG24, vol.1760, file DHS 10-37); Mascot (RG24,vol.1845, file GEQ 11-22). This information is based on Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.