Irish Canadian Rangers

The Irish Canadian Rangers were an infantry regiment of the Non-Permanent Active Militia of the Canadian Militia (now the Canadian Army). In 1936, the regiment was disbanded as a result of a country wide reorganization of the Canadian Militia.[1][2]

Irish Canadian Rangers
Active1914 - 1936
Country Canada
BranchCanadian Militia
TypeLine Infantry
RoleInfantry
SizeOne Regiment
Part ofNon-Permanent Active Militia
Garrison/HQMontreal, QC
EngagementsFirst World War
Battle honours
  • Ypres, 1917
  • Hill 70
  • Amiens
  • The Great War, 1916–17

HistoryEdit

First authorized on 29 August 1914 as the 55th Regiment in Montreal, Quebec.[1] It recruited primarily from Montreal's Irish community and provided men for the 199th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.[3][4]

On 1 April 1920, it was Redesignated as The Irish Canadian Rangers as part of the 1920 Canadian Militia Reorganization following the Otter Commission.[5]

On 1 February 1936, The Irish Canadian Rangers were disbanded along with 13 other regiments as part of the 1936 Canadian Militia Reorganization.[1][6][7]

PerpetuationsEdit

Battle HonoursEdit

The Great WarEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Guide to Sources Relating to the Canadian Militia (Infantry, Cavalry, Armored)" (PDF). Library and Archives Canada.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "The Irish Canadian Rangers [Canada]". 2007-11-14. Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 2022-01-10.
  3. ^ a b "All in one with the Irish Canadian Rangers 199th Overseas Battalion". www.loc.gov. 1914. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  4. ^ "The Montreal Irish and the Great War" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "www.canadiansoldiers.com". www.canadiansoldiers.com. Retrieved 2022-01-10.
  6. ^ "www.canadiansoldiers.com". www.canadiansoldiers.com. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  7. ^ "The Minute Book". www.regimentalrogue.com. Retrieved 2021-12-29.
  8. ^ Defence, National (2018-02-16). "Perpetuations". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  9. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-23). "WWI - Ypres, 1917". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2021-12-26.
  10. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Hill 70". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2021-12-26.
  11. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Amiens". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2021-12-26.
  12. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - The Great War". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2021-12-29.