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The 95th Battalion, CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Great War Canadian Expeditionary Force. The 95th Battalion was authorized on 22 December 1915 and embarked for Britain on 31 May 1916, where it provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field until 24 January 1917, when its personnel were absorbed by the 5th Reserve Battalion, CEF. The battalion disbanded on 17 July 1917.[1]

The 95th Battalion recruited in, and was mobilized at, Toronto, Ontario.[2]

The 95th Battalion was commanded by Lt.-Col. R.K. Barker from 2 June 1916 to 22 December 1916.[3]

The 95th Battalion was awarded the battle honour THE GREAT WAR 1916-17.[4]

The 95th Battalion, CEF, is perpetuated by The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  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.

Sources[edit | edit source]

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

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