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Pioneer battalion historical records [textual record]. 

Series consists of


1915-1922, predominant 1915-1918

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1.42 m of textual records

Scope and content

Series consists of the historical records of Canadian Pioneer Battalions, which were sent periodically to the Canadian Record Office and the Canadian War Records Office for safekeeping. The records are arranged by subject within each unit. Canadian Pioneer Battalions worked in conjunction with the Engineers and were continually in the Forward Area, the work in the back area being left to Labour Units and Entrenching Battalions. The work undertaken by Pioneer Battalions was varied and included consolidating positions captured by the infantry, tunnelling, mining, wiring, railroad work, deep dugout work and laying out, and building and keeping trenches in repair.

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

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

No further accruals are expected.

Subject heading

1. Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Pioneer Battalions
2. Canada. Armée canadienne. Canadian Pioneer Battalions
3. History Regimental histories. Canada. Canadian Army
4. Histoire Histoire des unités . Canada. Armée canadienne