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7th Canadian Infantry Division

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Active  1942–1945
Branch  Canadian Army
Size  Division
Country  Canada
Type  Infantry
7th Canadian Infantry Division
Notable commanders  Major-General P.E. Leclerc

The 7th Canadian Infantry Division was an infantry division of the Canadian Army, mobilized in the spring of 1942 and assigned for home defence within Atlantic Command, during World War II.

At the time it was assumed it would consist of volunteers and proceed overseas. By the summer of 1942 it became obvious that there would not be enough volunteers, so National Resource Mobilization Act (NRMA) conscripts were assigned to the regiments of the Division to bring their numbers up the war establishment strength.

This meant that the Division could only be used for home defence, unless the Parliament of Canada ruled that conscripted men could be sent overseas. Two brigades were assembled in the early fall of 1942 in Camp Debert in Nova Scotia with the third at Camp Sussex in New Brunswick.

Order of battle

May 1942

  • 7 Defense and Employment Platoon (Lorne Scots)
  • 16th Canadian Infantry Brigade

  • No. 16 Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots)
  • 17th Canadian Infantry Brigade

  • No. 17 Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots)
  • 18th Canadian Infantry Brigade

  • No. 18 Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots)
  • Aug 1942

  • 7 Defense and Employment Platoon (Lorne Scots)
  • 15th Canadian Infantry Brigade

  • No. 15 Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots)
  • 17th Canadian Infantry Brigade

  • No. 17 Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots)
  • 20th Canadian Infantry Brigade

  • No. 20 Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots)
  • References

    7th Canadian Infantry Division Wikipedia


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