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58th Canadian Infantry Battalion [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1915-1918

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1.0 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 58th Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of its activities. Volume 4197 includes the following files: Operation orders, 1 Jan 1917 - 28 Sept 1918 (folder 2, file 4); Administration, 20 Oct 1917 - 14 Aug 1918 (folder 1, file 1); Aircraft, 24 April 1916 - 9 Sept 1918 (folder 1, file 2); Arms and ammunition, 2 June 1916 - 29 Sept 1918 (folder 1, file 3); Artillery, 9 March 1916 -17 July 1918 (folder 1, file 4); Badges, 15 May-16 Sept 1918 (folder 1, file 5); Band music, 17 May 1918 (folder 1, file 6); Weekly diary, 6 Nov-4 Dec 1915 (folder 1, file 7); Billeting, 23 Aug 1916 - 22 Aug 1918 (folder 1, file 8); Boundaries, brigades, assembly areas, 1917-1918 (folder 1, file 9); Burials, 1 May 1916 - 18 July 1918 (folder 1, file 10); Exchange of camps, 12 July 1918 (folder 1, file 11); Canteens, 8 July-19 Sept 1918 (folder 1, file 12); Casualties, instructions re, 5 March 1916 - 28 Sept 1918 (folder 1, file 13); Religious census, 24 July 1918 (folder 1, file 14); Circulars re unskilled labour, 25 May-16 Dec 1917 (folder 1, file 15); Claims for loss of kit, 27 Jan-13 May 1918 (folder 1, file 16); Issue of clothing and equipment, 21 May-19 June 1918 (folder 1, file 17); Codes, 18 Dec 1916 - 12 Sept 1918 (folder 1, file 18). Volume 4198 includes the following files: Reports on craters, etc. 25 Feb 1916 - 12 Aug 1918 (folder 2, file 1); Posting of sentries, 10 July 1918 (folder 2, file 2); Defence schemes, 11 April 1916 - 18 April 1918 (folder 2, files 3-4); Instructions re trenches and dugouts, 26 April 1916 - 11 July 1918 (folder 2, file 5); Reports on wire, 19 Aug 1916 - 11 July 1918 (folder 2, file 6); Reports on work and working parties, 15 Jan 1916 - 14 Sept 1918 (folder 2, file 7); Sniping device (folder 2, file 8); Discipline, 9 Oct 1916 - 6 Sept 1918 (folder 2, file 9); Identity discs, 3 Aug 1918 (folder 2, file 10); Dispositions, 20 May 1917 - 10 Sept 1918 (folder 2, file 11); Dress regulations, 25 May-25 June 1918 (folder 2, file 12); Camouflage of dumps, 16 June 1918 (folder 2, file 13); Instructions re engineer service, 19 Jan 1918 (folder 2, file 14); Establishments, infantry units, 12 Aug 1916 - 20 May 1918 (folder 2, file 15); Fire fighting appliances, 4 June 1918 (folder 2, file 16); Gas, 23 Jan 1916 - 19 Aug 1918 (folder 3, file 1); Montreal Gazette Tobacco Fund, 4 July 1918 (folder 3, file 2); Instructions re grenades, 29 May-1 Aug 1918 (folder 3, file 3); Machine and Lewis guns, 24 April 1916 - 15 Aug 1918 (folder 3, file 4); Instructions re steel helmets, 3 July 1918 (folder 3, file 5); Honours and awards, 28 Feb 1917 - 23 May 1918 (folder 3, file 6); Reports on horses and mules, 6-15 Feb 1916 (folder 3, file 6-A); Intelligence summaries, 1916-1918 (folder 3, files 7-12); Intelligence reports, 58th Battn, 17-20 Aug 1916 (folder 3, file 13); Intelligence, 1915-1918 (folder 3, file 14); Inspections, 25 July 1918 (folder 4, file 1); Army Council instructions, 19 Jan 1916 (folder 4, file 2); Leave in France, 23 Dec 1916 - 20 Sept 1917 (folder 4, file 3); Instructions re liaison officers, 3 Feb 1918 (folder 4, file 4); Reports on locations, 15 May-15 Dec 1917 (folder 4, file 5); Looting, 12 Sept 1918 (folder 4, file 6); Correspondence re maps, 31 May-15 July 1918 (folder 4, file 7); Medical arrangements, 3rd Cdn Div, 4 Jan 1916 - 14 Sept 1918 (folder 4, file 8); Moonlight charts, July-Sept 1918 (folder 4, file 9); Mining, 24 Jan 1916 - 12 April 1918 (folder 4, file 10); Moves and reliefs, 22 Oct 1915 - 16 Aug 1918 (folder 4, file 11); Nomenclature, 3rd Cdn Div Wing, 13 May 1918 (folder 4, file 12). Volume 4199 includes the following files: Nominal rolls, June 1915 - March 1918 (folder 5, files 1-2); Officers (folder 5, files 3-4); Organization, Cdn Base Depots, platoon, 25 June-21 Nov 1917 (folder 6, file 1); Operations. The Bluff, 13 March 1916 (folder 6, file 2); Operations. Hill 60, 2 May 1916 (folder 6, file 3); Operations. St Eloi, 12-20 April 1916 (folder 6, file 4); Operations. Mount Sorrel, 12 June-3 July 1916 (folder 6, file 5); Operations. Somme, 12 Aug-15 Sept 1916 (folder 6, file 6); Operations. Ancre Heights, Regina Trench, 3-19 Oct 1916 (folder 6, file 7); Operations. Vimy Ridge, 1 Jan-30 June 1917 (folder 6, file 8); Operations. Lens (Avion), 9 May-3 Sept 1917 (folder 6, file 9); Operations. Mericourt 30 Aug-3 Sept 1917 (folder 6, file 10); Operations. Passchendaele, 22 Oct-13 Nov 1917 (folder 6, file 11); Operations. Somme, 3 Feb-3 July 1918 (folder 6, file 12); Operations. CMMGB, 29 March-10 April 1918 (folder 6, file 13); Operations. Amiens, 13-23 Aug 1918 (folder 6, file 14); Operations. Arras, 21-30 Aug 1918 (folder 6, file 15); Operations. Canal du Nord, 27 Sept-4Oct 1918 (folder 6, file 16); Minor operations, 1916-1918 (folder 7, files 1-9); Operation summaries, First Army, 13 Dec 1917 - 24 April 1918 (folder 7, file 10); 9th Cdn Inf Bde lessons drawn from operations, April-May 1917 (folder 7, file 11); 58th Battn notes on operations, 30 March-24 April 1918 (folder 7, file 12); Misc. documents re operations, 1916-1917 (folder 7, file 13). Volume 4200 includes the following files: Operation orders, 58th Battn., 7 Oct 1915 - 3 Sept 1918 (folder 8, files 11-15); Battalion orders, pts I and II, 1 Sept-31 Dec 1917 (folder 9, files 1-2); Standing orders, Niagara-on-the-Lakes, 1 Oct 1915 - 16 June 1916 (folder 9, file 3); Standing orders, 1918 (folder 9, files 4-6); Dainville - Archicourt town orders, 8 Sept 1917 (folder 9, file 7); Parade states, 58th Battn, 22 June 1915 - 26 April 1918 (folder 10, file 1); Report on patrols, 21 March - 10 April 1918 (folder 10, file 2); Paymaster's correspondence, 12 Feb-18 March 1918 (folder 10, file 3); Correspondence re personnel, 21 Jan-27 Sept 1918 (folder 10, file 4); Aeroplane photographs, 6 Feb-1April 1918 (folder 10, file 5 ); Conflicts between Cdn and Portuguese troops, 29 June 1918 (folder 10, file 6); Field post offices, 7 June 1918 (folder 10, file 7). Volume 4201 includes the following files: Canadian prisoners of war, 5 July 1917 - 4 Jan 1918 (folder 11, file 1); Rations, 24 June 1916 - 7 Aug 1918 (folder 11, file 2); Reconnaissance parties, 2 June-24 Sept 1918 (folder 11, file 3 ); Instructions re records, 21 Sept-8 Nov 1915 (folder 11, file 4); Reinforcements, 18 Sept 1917 - 29 Sept 1918 (folder 11, file 5); Instructions re reports and returns, 9 May-11 Sept 1918 (folder 11, file 6); Withdrawal of Russian troops, 20 Sept 1917 (folder 11, file 7); Sanitation, 16 Aug 1916 - 19 Sept 1918 (folder 11, file 8); Salvage returns, 8June-29 Aug 1918 (folder 11, file 9); Signal service, 28 April 1916 - 29 July 1918 (folder 11, file 10); SOS signals, 9 March 1916 - 16 Aug 1918 (folder 11, file 11); Trench stores, 27 July 1917 - 4 Sept 1918 (folder 11, file 12); Stores, 8 Feb 1916 - 18 Sept 1918 (folder 11, file 13); Strength, 2 Dec 1916 - 23 Feb 1918 (folder 11, file 14); Tank demonstrations, 30 May-4 Aug 1918 (folder 11, file 15); Synchronization of watches, 20 July 1918 (folder 11, file 16); Town majors, 20 May 1917 - 6 Aug 1918 (folder 11, file 17); Schools of instruction, 22 Oct 1915 - 3 Dec 1918 (folder 12, files 1-3); Schools of instruction, 22 Oct 1915 - 3 Dec 1918 (folder 13, files 1-4). Volume 4202 includes the following files: Trophies captured at Vimy Ridge, 7 March 1917 - 4 May 1918 (folder 13, file 5); Transport and traffic, 28 June-4 April 1918 (folder 14, file 1); Trench mortars, 5 March 1916 - 12 June 1917 (folder 14, file 2); Trench wardens, 24 Feb-3 March 1918 (folder 14, file 3); Visit of war workers to France ( folder 14, file 4); Reports on water supply, 6 Sept 1918 (folder 14, file 5); Reports on workshops, 11 June 1918 (folder 14, file 6); Visits, 5 Dec 1915 - 15 May 1917 (folder 14, file 7); YMCA, May 1918 (folder 14, file 8); Operation orders, 20 March 1917 (folder 1, file 6).

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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. 9-37-39 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

The 58th Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized in May 1915 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel H.A. Genet, under authorization published in General Order 103a of 15 August 1915. The battalion mobilized at Niagara-on-the Lake and recruited in Toronto, Aurora, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Milton, Parry Sound, Owen Sound, Whitby, Brampton, Cayuga, Brantford, Simcoe, Niagara Falls and Dundas.

An initial draft of 5 officers and 248 other ranks was sent to England on 17 August 1915. The battalion itself embarked at Halifax on 22 November 1915 aboard SAXONIA, disembarking in England on 30 November 1915. Its strength was 40 officers and 1091 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 8th Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 11 February 1919, disembarked in Canada on 20 March 1919, was demobilized on 23 March 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.

The battalion colours were presented in March 1919 while at Bramshott. The battalion supported a brass band.

The 58th Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by the Royal Regiment 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, 20 Feb 1916 - 12 March 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4942, folder 446 (Reel T-10749)); Inspection, 1915-1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 51, file 8-6-56); Canteens, messes (RG 24, Vol. 401, file C-210-1); Organization, orderly room (RG 9, III, Vol. 472, file O-88-1); Reinforcements (RG 9, III, Vol. 492, file R-96-1); Canteens, messes (RG 9, III, Vol. 616, file C-107-2); Promotions (RG 9, III, Vol. 982, file P-59-3); Nominal rolls of officers (RG 9, III, Vol. 2235, file N-32-29); Promotions (RG 9, III, Vol. 2237, file P-6-29); Minor operations, 10 Dec 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 3858, folder 84, file 14); Minor operations, 13-24 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4028, folder 17, file 14); Minor operations, 13-29 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4053, folder 24, file 6); Minor operations, 23 March 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4092, folder 27, file 8); Minor operations, 7 June 1917 - 12 Feb 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4107, folder 24, files 1-2); Minor operations, 24 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4122, folder 4, file 10); Minor operations, 29 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4139, folder 8, file 14); Minor operations, 10 Dec 1916 - 13 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4149, folder 15, file 5); Minor operations, 24-31 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4154, folder 8, file 8); Operation orders, 21 March 1917 - 18 April 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4156, folder 11, file 9); Operation orders, 12 June 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4183, folder 38, file 8); Organization on four-platoon basis, 1917-1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4188, folder 5, file 6); Minor operations, 13 Nov 1916 - 13 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4190, folder 9, file 6); Operation orders, 8 July 1915 - 16 June 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4191, folder 14, file 1); Operation orders, 4 July 1916 - 23 May 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4196, folder 6, file 6); Minor operations, 24-30 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4208, folder 2, file 6); Minor operations, March 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4344, folder 9, file 11); Badges (RG 9, III, Vol. 4696, folder 62, file 4); Presentation of colours, 3 April 1919 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4696, folder 62, file 4); Historical record (RG 9, III, Vol. 4696, folder 62, file 3); Honours and awards (RG 9, III, Vol. 4696, folder 62, file5); Operations St Eloi, 10 May 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4696, folder 62, file 7); Minor operations, 9 Feb 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4696, folder 62, file 8); Minor operations, 14 Jan 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4696, folder 62, file 9); Minor operations, 4 April 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4696, folder 62, file 5); Inspection reports prior to leaving Canada (RG 9, II B5, Vol. 5); Nominal roll on embarkation from Canada, 1915 (RG 9, III B3, Vol. 79); Promotions, appointments (RG 9, III, Vol. 2909, file P-56-33); Daily Orders, 1915-1920 (RG 150 Vol. 88); Nominal Rolls - Officers, 1916-1919 (RG150 Vol. 372); Pt. II Orders - Officers, 1915-1919 (RG 150 Vol. 372). For related records found in the Department of National Defence fonds, see the following files:Appointment of officers (RG 24, Vol. 1381, file HQ 593-6-1-58); Motor car (RG 24, Vol. 1554, file HQ 683-141-1); Inspection reports, clothing and equipment (RG 24, Vol. 1554, file HQ 683-141-2); Sale of tobacco on shipboard (RG 24, Vol. 1554, file HQ 683-141-3); Accounts (RG 24, Vol. 1554, file HQ 683-141-4); Badges (RG 24, Vol. 1540, file HQ 683-141-6); Pay and paysheets (RG 24, Vol. 1554, file HQ 683-141-7); Demobilization (RG 24, Vol. 1540, file HQ 683-141-8); Audit report (RG 24, Vol. 1554, file HQ 683-141-9); History (RG 24, Vol. 1540, file HQ 683-141-10); GAQ file (RG 24, Vol. 1827, file GAQ 7-6); Royal Grenadiers (RG 24, Vol. 1829, file GAQ 7-39); Officers (RG 24, Vol. 2941, file 13-2); Organization (RG 24, Vol. 4369, file 2D. 34-7-31); DHS file (RG 24, Vol. 1906, file DHS 5-7-36). This information is based on Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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