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106th Battalion (Nova Scotia Rifles), CEF

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Active  1915–1918
Branch  Canadian Army
Size  Battalion
Country  Canada
Type  Infantry
Garrison/HQ  Truro, Nova Scotia

The 106th Battalion (Nova Scotia Rifles), CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Truro, Nova Scotia, with two additional companies in Pictou and Springhill, the unit began recruiting on 18 November 1915. The battalion was the first rifle regiment in Maritime Canada. The motto was "None So Reliable". The battalion sailed to England on 16 July 1916 and trained at Lower Dibgate, Shorncliffe. It was later broken up and most were absorbed into the 40th Battalion, CEF. The officer commanding was Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Innes.

Private Jeremiah Jones, who enlisted with the 106th Battalion, was awarded the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service for valour at the Battle of Vimy Ridge with The Royal Canadian Regiment. The 106th Battalion is perpetuated by The Nova Scotia Highlanders.

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106th Battalion (Nova Scotia Rifles), CEF Wikipedia


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