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31st Batt Canadian Expeditionary Force


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There are some industrious people over at this other place who have compiled a list of such things.

According to this, the main body of the 31st sailed from Quebec on the Carpathia on 17th May. 1915, and arrived at Plymouth on the 28th.

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Can any forum member tell me at what port and on what date the 31st (Alberta) Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force landed in England please?.

Hi Malcolm, just to add a little for you the 31st Battalion was part of the Second Contingent.

During the winter of 1914-1915 they were mobilized and trained and in the Spring of 1915 sailed to England. The summer of 1915 was spent at Shorncliffe on the coast of Kent. In September, they left for the front as the Second Canadian Division this included the following:

18th Infantry Battalion - Western Ontario

19th Infantry Battalion - ???

20th Infantry Battalion - 1st central Ontario Regiment

21st Infantry Battalion - ????

22nd Infantry Battalion - Canadian Francais

23rd Infantry Battalion - Montreal Battalion - stayed behind in England as reserves

24th Infantry Battalion - Victria Rifles

25th Infantry Battalion - Nova Scotia

26th Infantry Battalion - New Brusnswick Battalion

27th Infantry Battalion - City of Winnipeg Regiment

28th Infantry Battalion - North West Battalion

29th Infantry Battalion - Vancouver Battalion/Tobin's Tigers

30th Infantry Battalion - British Columbia - stayed behind in England as reserves

31th Infantry Battalion - Alberta Overseas Battalion

32nd Infantry Battalion - Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Good Luck with your search,


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21st Infantry Battalion - ????

The 21st Battalion CEF was part of the Eastern Ontario Regiment, mobilized in Nov 1914 and trained in Kingston ON, sailed from Montreal PQ on May 6, 1915, camped and trained at West Sandling Camp until Sept 1915 when it proceeded to France as part of the 4th Brigade.

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