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Scope and content
Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters, and document many aspects of its activities.
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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. 9-37-31 90 (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
The 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade was part of the 3rd Canadian Division and was formed from regiments of the Canadian Mounted Rifles (CMR) initially raised for possible duty in the Middle East. The brigade included the 1st CMR from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the 2nd CMR from British Columbia, the 4th CMR from Toronto, and the 5th CMR from Quebec. It was commanded successively by Brigadier-Generals V.A.S. Williams (December 1915 to June 1916), J.H. Elmsley (June 1916 to May 1918), and D.C. Draper (May 1918 to April 1919). The 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade was demobilized in April 1919.
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