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Scope and content
Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 72nd Canadian Infantry Battalion, and document many aspects of its activities.
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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. 9-37-55 90 (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
The 72nd Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized in September 1915 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel J.A. Clark under authorization published in General Order 103a of 15 August 1915. The battalion recruited and mobilized in Vancouver.
The battalion embarked at Halifax on 25 April 1916 aboard EMPRESS OF BRITAIN, disembarking in England on 5 May 1916. Its strength was 34 officers and 1094 other ranks. The battalion arrived in France on 12 August 1916, becoming part of the 4th Canadian Division, 12th Canadian Infantry Brigade. It was later reinforced by the 24th Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 6 May 1919, disembarked in Canada on 13 June 1919, was demobilized on 19 June 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.
The battalion supported a brass and a pipe band. The battalion published "The Kilt" between 27 November 1915 and 15 April 1916.
The 72nd Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.
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