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Scope and content
Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of its activities. Volume 4221 include the following records: Officers, 15 Nov 1915 - 30 May 1916 (folder 1, file 1); Battalion orders, Pts I and II, 19 Feb - 11 March 1916 (folder 1, file 2); Training, 4 Dec 1915 - 12 Aug 1916 (folder 1, file 3).
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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. Note that this descriptive record is based on information found in finding aid 9-37 and in Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 9-37-52 90 (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
The 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized in November 1915 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel J.W. Warden under authorization published in General Order 151 of 22 December 1915. The battalion was mobilized in Comox and recruited in northern British Columbia.
The battalion embarked at Halifax 20 June 1916 aboard EMPRESS OF BRITAIN, disembarking in England on 28 June 1916. Its strength was 37 officers and 968 other ranks. The battalion arrived in France on 11 August 1916, becoming part of the 4th Canadian Division, 11th Canadian Infantry Brigade. It was later reinforced by the 16th Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 4 May 1919, disembarked in Canada on 6 June 1919, was demobilized on 14 June 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.
The battalion supported a brass band. The battalion colours were deposited in Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver.
The 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by The North British Columbia Regiment.
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