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Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 75th Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of its activities.
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. 9-37-50 90 (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
The 75th Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized in June 1915 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel S.G. Beckett under authorization published in General Order 103a of 15 August 1915. The battalion was mobilized in Toronto and recruited in Toronto, Hamilton and London.
An initial draft of 5 officers and 250 other ranks was sent to England on 1 October 1915. The battalion itself embarked at Halifax on 1 April 1916 aboard EMPRESS OF BRITAIN, disembarking in England on 9 April 1916. Its strength was 36 officers and 1114 other ranks. The battalion arrived in France on 12 August 1916, becoming part of the 4th Canadian Division, 11th Canadian Infantry Brigade. It was later reinforced by the 12th Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 3 May 1919, disembarked in Canada on 6 June 1919, was demobilized on 8 June 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.
The battalion colours were deposited in the Toronto City Hall on 8 June 1919. The battalion supported a bugle and a brass band. The regimental air was `Colonel Bogey'.
The 75th Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by The Toronto Scottish Regiment.
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