Category: 176th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I

Categories: Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I

The 176th (Niagara Rangers) Battalion, CEF, was based in St. Catharines, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in January 1916 in Lincoln and Welland counties. The unit left Niagara on the 24th April 1917 bound for England, embarking in Halifax on the SS Olympic 28 April 1917. After arrival to Liverpool May 1917, the battalion was absorbed into the 12th Reserve Battalion. It had one Officer Commanding: Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Sharpe.

After the war, the perpetuation of the battalion was assigned to the Lincoln Regiment in 1920, and then to the Lincoln and Welland Regiment in 1936.

See also: Niagara Note: The 176th served its country well. Sep 16, 2016. Niagara Falls Review. Sherman Zavitz. Includes a photo of unit marching.

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26 Nov 1873 Burwash, Sussex, England - 05 Feb 1959

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