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good morning,


I would like to know which battalion the 196th Canadian Bat was attached to the First World War.

 
Various markings found on Canadian bayonet Ross MK II :
 
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C/I\ II - 12/15 (crown) 4
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W G 749
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ROSS RIFLE Co
QUEBEC
PATENTED 1907
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(couronne) 4 (x2) - 196
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C
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1910 - MK II
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Thanks in advance for your help.

 

Kind regards

 

Michel

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JMB1943

C/l\ indicates ownership by Canadian Govt.

II indicates the Mk. II bayonet.

12/15 indicates manufacture in December 1915

crown/4 indicates inspector #4

W/ G 479 is likely the unit marking W (Winnipeg ??); G 479 is usually taken as the rifle/rack number, so that

the same bayonet is always fitted with the same rifle.

196 on the tang is not 196th Battalion; unit markings are never on the tang.

An expert on Canadian unit markings will probably be along shortly to correct my assumptions.

 

Regards,

JMB

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Good evening,
 
Thanks for the explanation.

I'll be happy to determine the unity of this bayonet.
 
Kind regards
 
Michel

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robins2

W  could be: 8th Battalion (90th Winnipeg Rifles), CEF, which served in the 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division. ?

 

Nick named  Little Black Devils  just a thought

 

regards

 

Bob R.

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good morning,
 
Thanks for the lead.
 
If that's right, I'm more than delighted.
I am interested in Canadian units that were defeated at LOOS on August 15, 1917.
In addition, the 8th Battalion has tennu its position where I currently work.
 
Kind regards
 
Michel

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good morning,

 

if some body are another information.

I take with pleasur.

 

thank's in advance.

 

regards

 

michel

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robins2
On 5/10/2018 at 23:11, battle of loos said:

good morning,

 

if some body are another information.

I take with pleasur.

 

thank's in advance.

 

regards

 

michel

you may be interested in the nominal roll of 8th Btn. here:

 

https://archive.org/stream/CEF_8thBattalion_1915#page/n0/mode/2up

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good morning,

 

thank's a lot for this link about the 8th Canadian Bat.

 

regars

 

michel

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