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102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1915-1916

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.06 m of textual records

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).

Textual records
90: Open
Volume
4221
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

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 Note that this descriptive record is based on information found in finding aid 9-37 and in Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 9-37-52 90 (Electronic)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.

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, 12 Aug 1916 - 30 May 1919 (RG 9, III, Vols. 4945, folder 456); Historical record (RG 9, III, Vol. 4699, folder 68, file 7); Correspondence re badges (RG 9, III, Vol. 4699, folder 68, file 8); Honours and awards (RG 9, III, Vol. 4699, folder 68, file 9); Correspondence re photos (RG 9, III, Vol. 4699, folder 68, file 10 ); Operations. Somme, Regina Trench, 26 Nov 1916 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4699, folder 68, file 11); Operations. Vimy Ridge, April-Aug 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4699, folder 68, file 12); Operations. Hill 70, 17 Aug 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4699, folder 68, file 13); Minor operations, 9 Aug 1917 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4699, folder 68, file 13); OMFC file (RG 9, III, Vol. 48, file 8-5-90); Records of casualties (RG 9, III, Vol. 793, file R-74-2); Promotions (RG 9, III, Vol. 983, file P-66-3); Wire thrower invented by Pte Payne War trophies (RG 9, III, Vol. 3829, folder 9, file 11); War trophies (RG 9, III, Vol. 3890, folder 46, files 20, 24); Minor operations, 9-10 April 1918 (RG 9, III, Vol. 4286, folder 9, file 10); Inspection reports prior to leaving Canada (RG 9, IIB5, Vol. 6); Nominal roll on embarkation from Canada, 1916 (RG 9, IIB3, Vol. 80); Promotions, appointments (RG 9, III, Vol. 2909, file P-62-33); Records (RG 9, III, Vol. 2953, file R-245-33). For related records found in the Department of National Defence fonds, see the following files: Badges (RG 24, Vol. 1640, file HQ 683-274-1); Mobilization accounts (RG 24, Vol. 1641, file HQ 683-274-2); Band (RG 24, Vol. 1641, file HQ 683-274-3); Pay and paysheets (RG 24, Vol. 1641, file HQ 683-274-4); Demobilization (RG 24, Vol. 1641, file HQ 683-274-5); Appointment of officers (RG 24, Vol. 1383, file HQ 593-6-1-102); MD6 file (RG 24, Vol. 4560, file 6D. 133-1-22); Mobilization (RG 24, Vol. 4675, file 11D. 99-4-22); Clothing and equipment (RG 24, Vol. 4675, file 11D. 99-4-22-4); DHS file (RG 24, Vol. 1906, file DHS 5-7-46); Scanlon file (RG 24, Vol. 1873, file 18-6). This information is based on Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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