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post-60554-0-61895800-1404502478_thumb.jA relative sent me this photograph but it obviously is not the Bedfordshire, nor Hertfordshire Regiment but we cannot think which regiment it might be.

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Canadian. The C on the collar has a number below identifying the battalion.

I think it's a 4, so 4th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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Steven has it spot on.

4th Battalion CEF

Active Dates: August 6, 1914 - September 15, 1920
Theatre of Operations: France and Belgium
Major Battles / Battle Honours: Ypres 1915, 1917; Gravenstafel; St. Julien; Festubert 1915; Mount Sorrel,; Somme 1916; Pozières; Flers-Courcelette; Ancre Heights; Arras 1917, 1918; Vimy 1917; Arleux; Scarpe 1917, 1918; Hill 70; Passchendaele; Amiens; Drocourt-Quéant; Hindenburg Line; Canal du Nord; Pursuit to Mons.

The battalion served with the 1st Division, 1st Infantry Brigade from February 12, 1915 until the Armistice.

The 4th Canadian Infantry Battalion was organized at Valcartier under Camp Order 241 of 2 September 1914 and was composed of recruits from Military District 2 (Aurora, Brampton, Brantford, Hamilton and Niagara Falls. The battalion was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel W.S. Buell who was replaced within days by Lieutenant-Colonel R.H. Labatt.

The battalion embarked at Quebec on 23 September 1914 aboard TYROLIA, disembarking in England on 14 October 1914. Its strength was 44 officers and 1121 other ranks. The battalion disembarked in France on 11 February 1915, becoming part of the 1st Division, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade. It was later reinforced by the 3rd Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on 23 March 1919, disembarked in Canada on 21 April 1919, was demobilized at Toronto on 23 April 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.

The battalion published "The Dead Horse Corner Gazette" between October 1915 and June 1916 . The battalion had a brass band and a regimental air, "Nut Brown Maiden". The battalion colours were paid for by City of Brantford, and were transferred to the Dufferin Rifles.

The 4th Canadian Infantry Battalion was perpetuated by the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and the Dufferin Rifles of Canada, which from 1936 on were known as The Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada).

Authority for Formation Privy Council Order 2067, dated 6 August, 1914.
Recruited in Western Ontario.
Mobilized at Valcartier, P. Q.
Date Mobilization Commenced August, 1914.
Military District No. 5 (Quebec).

Embarked, Canada: S. S. Tyroliar at Quebec, 24 September, 1914. Sailed, Gaspé 3
October, 1914.
Disembarked, England Arrived Plymouth 14 October, 1914. Disembarked 23 October, 1914.
Organized with:
Regiment (In England) First Central Ontario Regiment.
Brigade (In France) First.
Division (In France) First.
Left England for France 8 February, 1915.
Arrived France 12 February, 1915.
Left France for England 23 March, 1919.
Arrived England 23 March, 1919.
Left England for Canada on S. S. Olympic, 14 April, 1919.
Arrived Canada (Halifax), 21 April, 1919.
Military District No. 2 (Toronto).
Demobilized 23 April, 1919.
Disbanded By G. O. 149, dated 15 September, 1920.
Memory Perpetuated as 1st Battalion, The Dufferin Rifles of Canada.
Perpetuated by The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.

Originally Composed of Drafts From:

25th Brant Dragoons;

12th Regiment (York Rangers);

13th Royal Regiment;

19th (Lincoln) Regiment;

20th Regiment (Halton Rifles);

35th Regiment (Simcoe Foresters);

36th Peel Regiment;

37th Regiment (Haldimand Rifles);

38th Regiment (Dufferin Rifles of Canada);

39th Regiment (Norfolk Rifles);

44th Lincoln and Welland Regiment.



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Phew, you get faster every time. Thanks for that, I now have to assist my contact in finding out which other relative of his it might be

Great replies, thank you all.


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One hell of a soup-strainer.

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I don't know how you lot do it, but I am glad you are around. I can now get my contact to search all possible other relatives and see if we can come up with the answer.

Thanks again


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