72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada), CEF

The distinguishing patch of the 72nd Battalion (The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada), CEF.

The 72nd Battalion (The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada), CEF was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War.

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HistoryEdit

The 72nd Battalion was authorized on 10 July 1915 and embarked for Britain on 23 April 1916. It disembarked in France on 13 August 1916, where it fought as part of the 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The battalion was disbanded on 30 August 1920.[1]

The 72nd Battalion recruited throughout the province of British Columbia and was mobilized at Vancouver.[2]

The 72nd Battalion was commanded by Lt.-Col. John Arthur Clark, DSO, from 25 April 1916 to 12 September 1918 and by Lt.-Col. G.H. Kirkpatrick, DSO, from 12 September 1918 to Demobilization.[3]

The 72nd Battalion was awarded the following battle honours:

The 72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada), CEF is perpetuated by The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  2. ^ Meek, John F. Over the Top! The Canadian Infantry in the First World War. Orangeville, Ont.: The Author, 1971. ISBN 0906158109
  3. ^ Meek, John F. Over the Top! The Canadian Infantry in the First World War. Orangeville, Ont.: The Author, 1971. ISBN 0906158109
  4. ^ Meek, John F. Over the Top! The Canadian Infantry in the First World War. Orangeville, Ont.: The Author, 1971. ISBN 0906158109
  5. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.

SourcesEdit

  • Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 by Col. G.W.L. Nicholson, CD, Queen's Printer, Ottawa, Ontario, 1962

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