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72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada), CEF

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72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada), CEF

The 72nd Battalion (The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada), CEF was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War.

History

The 72nd Battalion was authorized on 10 July 1915 and embarked for Britain on 23 April 1916. It disembarked in France on 13 August 1916, where it fought as part of the 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The battalion was disbanded on 30 August 1920.

The 72nd Battalion recruited throughout the province of British Columbia and was mobilized at Vancouver.

The 72nd Battalion was commanded by Lt.-Col. John Arthur Clark, DSO, from 25 April 1916 to 12 September 1918 and by Lt.-Col. G.H. Kirkpatrick, DSO, from 12 September 1918 to Demobilization.

The 72nd Battalion was awarded the following battle honours:

  • SOMME, 1916
  • Ancre Heights
  • Ancre, 1916
  • ARRAS, 1917, '18
  • Vimy, 1917
  • Ypres 1917
  • Passchendaele
  • AMIENS
  • Scarpe, 1918
  • Drocourt-QuĂ©ant
  • HINDENBURG LINE
  • Canal du Nord
  • VALENCIENNES
  • SAMBRE
  • FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1916-18
  • The 72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada), CEF is perpetuated by The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.

    References

    72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada), CEF Wikipedia


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