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Albert James Butt 42nd Lanark & Renfrew Infantry.


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I have an Albert James Butt b 1876 Sarisbury, Hampshire who emigrated to Ontario Canada in 1911.

There are family photographs labelled as him being in camp in 1915 in Petawawa in the 42nd Lanark & Renfrew Infantry and also in the winter.

Can any one help me with info about his military service and what the Regiment did during the war?

Thanks

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From: http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-3/par1/art/1adr-1rda-eng.asp

This Reserve Force regiment originated in Brockville, Ontario on 5 October 1866, when the '42nd "Brockville Battalion of Infantry"' was authorized to be formed.1 It was redesignated: '42nd "Lanark and Renfrew" Battalion of Infantry' on 1 December 1897;2 '42nd Lanark and Renfrew Regiment' on 8 May 1900;3 'The Lanark and Renfrew Regiment' on 12 March 1920

The First World War

The 130th Battalion, which was authorized on 22 December 1915 as the '130th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF',13 embarked for Britain on 27 September 1916.14 Its personnel were absorbed by the '12th Reserve Battalion, CEF' on 6 October 1916 to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field.15 The battalion was disbanded on 21 May 1917.16

The 240th Battalion, which was authorized on 15 July 1916 as the '240th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF',17 embarked for Britain on 3 May 1917.18 Its personnel were absorbed by the '7th Reserve Battalion, CEF' on 4 June 1917 to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field.19 The battalion was disbanded on 1 September 1917.

Ken

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