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23rd Canadian Reserve Battalion [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1.6 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 23rd Canadian Reserve Battalion, and document many aspects of its activities.

Textual records
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from 4598 to 4605
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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 (formerly 9-47) consists of volume number, title and outside dates. Excel 9-75 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

The 23rd Canadian Reserve Battalion was organized at Shorncliffe on 4 January 1917. The battalion was formed by absorbing the 23rd and 117th Battalions under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel F.W. Fisher. Its authorization was published in Canadians' Routine Order 271 of 20 March 1917. The battalion also absorbed the 244th Battalion on 24 April 1917 and the 245th Battalion on 14 May 1917. On 11 May 1917, the 199th Battalion and the 22nd Canadian Reserve Battalion were absorbed and the 23rd was designated the 23rd Canadian Reserve Battalion (199th Duchess of Connaught's Own Irish Canadian Rangers). The 23rd Canadian Reserve Battalion reinforced the 14th and 24th Battalions, and after 11 May 1917, it also reinforced the 87th Battalion and the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles. The battalion moved to Shoreham on 5 January 1917, Bramshott on 11 October 1917 and Ripon on 2 February 1919. The 23rd Canadian Reserve Battalion returned to Canada on 4 July 1919 and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.

Additional information

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