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252nd Battalion, CEF

The 252nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a unit raised for service in the First World War.

History

The 252nd Battalion, CEF was raised in Lindsay, Ontario, from recruits in Military District 3 (Victoria/Haliburton Counties).1 Official authorization to form the battalion was published in General Order 11/17 dated 1 February 1917.2

 

The unit began forming in September 1916 and had a brass band; the commanding officer was Lieutenant-Colonel J.J. Glass. The unit contributed a draft of one officer and 71 other ranks to the 253rd Battalion.

 

The battalion embarked at Halifax, Nova Scotia on S.S. Olympic for the United Kingdom on 2 June 1917, and disembarked in England on 9 June 1917 with a strength of 6 officers and 127 other ranks. The unit was absorbed by the 6th Canadian Reserve Battalion the next day, 10 June 1917.

 

The unit officially disbanded by authority of Privy Council Order 2342 dated 1 September 1917. 3

 

The battalion was perpetuated after the war by The Victoria and Halliburton Regiment following the reorganizations of the Otter Committee. That regiment was disbanded on 12 December 1936 and converted to artillery.4

 

252nd Battalion, CEF

Raised: September 1916 (GO 11/1917)
Strength: 6 officers, 127 other ranks
Service: Absorbed by the 6th Reserve Battalion to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field.
Disbanded: 1917
Perpetuated by: The Victoria and Halliburton Regiment

Battle Honours

Notes

  1. Love, p.140 and Stewart, p.106

  2. Guide to Sources, p.680

  3. Ibid

  4. Stewart, Ibid. Stewart listed three battle honours:

Arras, 1917

Hill 70

Ypres 1917

References

  • Love, David W. A Call to Arms: The Organization and Administration of Canada's Military in World War One (Bunker to Bunker Books, Calgary, AB, 1999) ISBN 1894255-03-8

  • Stewart, Charles H. Overseas: The Lineages and Insignia of the Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 (Little & Stewart, Toronto, ON, 1970)

  • Guide to Sources Relating to Units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Infantry Battalions (Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, ON, 2012)

Archival Holdings

 

The following holdings at Library and Archives Canada may be useful for further research on this unit:

  • Historical record

    • RG 9 III-D-1, vol. 4705, folder 83, file 12

  • Correspondence re badges

    • RG 9 III-D-1, vol. 4705, folder 83, file 13

  • Enlistment of men from No.3 Special Service Company.

    • RG 24, vol. 1712, file HQ 683-470-1

  • Mobilization accounts

    • RG 24, vol. 1712, file HQ 683-470-2

  • Inspection reports, clothing and equipment

    • RG 24, vol. 1712, file HQ 683-470-3

  • Transportation warrants

    • RG 24, vol. 1712, file HQ 683-470-4

  • Inspection reports

    • RG 24, vol. 1712, file HQ 683-470-6

  • Badges

    • RG 24, vol. 1712, file HQ 683-470-7

  • Pay and paysheets

    • RG 24, vol. 1712, file HQ 683-470-8

  • Inspection and audit reports

    • RG 24, vol. 1712, file HQ 683-470-9

  • Demobilization

    • RG 24, vol. 1712, file HQ 683-470-10

  • Appointment of officers

    • RG 24, vol. 1394, file HQ 593-6-1-252

  • MD3 file

    • RG 24, vol. 4452, file 3D. 26-252-1

  • DHS file

    • RG 24, vol. 1908, file DHS 5-8-44

  • Inspection reports prior to leaving Canada

    • RG 9 IIB5, vol. 7

  • Nominal roll on embarkation from Canada, 1917

    • RG 9 IIB3, vol. 80

  • Daily Orders

    • RG 150, vol. 339 = 1917/01/05 - 1917/03/20


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