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43rd Canadian Infantry Battalion [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1915-1918

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.5 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 43rd Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of its activities. Volume 4194 includes the following files: Aeroplane photographs, 1916-1917 (folder 1, file 1); Administration arrangements, 13-30 Oct 1917 (folder 1, file 2); Reports on German artillery bombardments, 12 Aug 1916 - 21 Jan 1917 (folder 1, file 3); Arrangements for burials, 20 March 1918 (folder 1, file 4); List of casualties, 15 Nov 1917 (folder 1, file 5); Dress regulations, Cameron Hdes of Canada (folder 1, file 6); Report on ration dumps, 25 Feb 1918 (folder 1, file 7); Defences, 1916, 1918 (folder 1, files 8-12); Designation (folder 1, file 13); Dispositions, April 1918 (folder 1, file 14); Field messages, 1917-1918 (folder 2); Gas, 2-13 Sept 1917 (folder 3, file 1); Honours and awards, Passchendaele, 1-3 Nov 1917 (folder 3, file 2); Intelligence, 1915-1918 (folder 3, files 3-4); Maps, Courcelette, Vimy Ridge (folder 3, files 5-6); Medical arrangements, 3rd Cdn Div, 4 Aug 1918 (folder 3, file 7); Moves and reliefs, 20 June 1916 - 13 July 1918 (folder 3, file 8); Organization, battalion details, 24 March 1918 (folder 3, file 8-A). Volume 4195 includes the following files: Operations. Mericourt, April 1917 (folder 4, file 1); Operations. Avion, June 1917 (folder 4, file 2); Operations. Hill 70, 23-29 Aug 1917 (folder 4, file 3); Operations. Amiens, 16 Aug 1918 (folder 4, file 4); Operations. Canal du Nord, 7-8 Oct 1918 (folder 4, file 5); Minor operations, 1 Feb 1917 (folder 4, file 6); Operation orders, 3rd Cdn Div. HQ, 3 Oct 1916 - 23 July 1917 (folder 4, file 7); Operation orders, 9th Cdn Inf Bde, 21 March 1916 - 12 Dec 1918 (folder 4, files 13-16); Operation orders, 43rd Battn; 4 April 1916 - 30 Oct 1918 (folder 5, files 1-4). Volume 4196 includes the following files: Routine orders, 3rd Cdn Div HQ, 21 Sept 1917 (folder 6, file 16); Routine orders, 43rd Battn; 9 Nov 1915 - 10 Oct 1918 (folder 6, file 17); Daily Part I and Part II Orders, 1 Sept 1917 -31 May 1918 (folder 7, files 1-2); Patrols, 17 March 1918 (folder 7, file 3); Redistribution of battalions, 26 March 1918 (folder 7, file 4); Strength distribution returns, 1 Jan-31 Dec 1917 (folder 7, file 5); Training, 1918 (folder 7, files 6-7); Visit of HM The King, 5 July 1917 (folder 7, file 8); Correspondence re war diaries, 1916-1918 (folder 7, file 9).

Textual records
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Volume
from 4194 to 4196
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Archival reference no.
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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. 9-37-37 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

The 43rd Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized in December 1914 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel R.M. Thomson under authorization published in General Order 86 of 1 July 1915. The battalion mobilized and recruited in Winnipeg.

The battalion embarked at Montreal on 1 June 1915 aboard GRAMPIAN, disembarking in England on 9 June 1915. Its strength was 40 officers and 998 other ranks. The battalion arrived in France on 20 February 1916, becoming part of the 3rd Canadian Division, 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade. It was later reinforced by the 14th Canadian Reserve Battalion. It returned to England on 11 February 1919, disembarked in Canada on 20 March 1919, was demobilized on 24 March 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.

The battalion colours were presented by Sir Arthur Currie early in April 1919 and deposited in St. Stephen's Church, Winnipeg, on 20 April 1919. The battalion supported both pipe and brass bands.

The 43rd Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 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, 19 February 1916 - 12 March 1919 (RG 9, III, Vols. 4938-4939, folder 434); Nominal roll on embarkation from Canada, 1915 (RG 9, IIB3, Vol. 79); Promotions, appointments (RG 9, III, Vol. 2908, file P-48-33); Overseas Ministry file, 1915-1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 46, file 8-5-28); Inspection, 1915-1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 50, file 8-6-11); Discharge documents, 43rd Res Battn (RG 9, III, Vol. 415, file D-84-1); Establishment (RG 9, III, Vol. 419, file E-82-1); Purchase of Highland equipment (RG 9, III, Vol. 9, file 4-2-26); Muster parades (RG 9, III, Vol. 453, file M-109-1); Nominal rolls (RG 9, III, Vol. 466, file M-18-1); Organization, orderly room (RG 9, III, Vol. 472, file O-95-1); Canteens, messes (RG 9, III, Vol. 615, file C-86-2); Promotions (RG 9, III, Vol. 982, file P-51-3); Promotions (RG 9, III, Vol. 2237, file P-5-29); Minor operations, 14 Dec 1916 - 27 May 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4148, folder 14, file 17); Gas (RG 9, III, Vol. 4187, folder 3, files 10-11); Minor operations, 13 Dec 1916 - 9 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4190, folder 9, file 3); Operation orders, 7 Oct 1916 - 10 June 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4191, folder 13, file 4); Minor operations, 8 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4199, folder 7, file 4); Operation orders, 4 April 1916 - 27 March 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4200, folder 8, file 7); Operation orders, 11 Dec 1916 - 3 Feb 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4202, folder 1, file 4); Minor operations, 8 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4286, folder 9, file 6); Operation orders, 27 June 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4305, folder 2, file 9); Minor operations, March 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4344, folder 9, file 11); Badges (RG 9, III, Vol. 4695, folder 58, file 2); Colours (RG 9, III, Vol. 4695, folder 58, file 1); Historical record (incl. recruiting) (RG 9, III, Vol. 4695, folder 58, file 1); Honours and awards (RG 9, III, Vol. 4695, folder 58, file 3); Minor operations, 1 Feb 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4695, folder 58, file 5); Correspondence re photographs (RG 9, III, Vol. 4695, folder 58, file 4); Inspection returns prior to leaving Canada (RG 9, IIB5, Vol. 5); Purchase of Highland equipment (RG 9, III, Vol. 9, file 4-2-26). For related records found in the Department of National Defence fonds, see the following files: Appointment of officers (RG 24, Vol. 1380, file HQ 593-6-1-43); Nomenclature (RG 24, Vol. 1508, file HQ 683-6-1); Inspection returns, clothing and equipment (RG 24, Vol. 1508, file HQ 683-6-2); Badges and colours (RG 24, Vol. 1508, file HQ 683-6-3); Demobilization (RG 24, Vol. 1508, file HQ 683-6-4); History (RG 24, Vol. 1508, file HQ 683-6-5); DHS file (RG 24, Vol. 1906, file DHS 5-7-34). This information is based on Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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