Category: 33rd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I

Categories: Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I

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The 33rd Battalion, CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The Battalion was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Great Britain on 1 April 1916. It was re designated as the 33rd Reserve Battalion, CEF on 6 April 1916 and it provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field until 6 July 1916, when its personnel were absorbed by the 36th Battalion, CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 17 July 1917.

The 33rd Battalion recruited and was mobilized in London, Ontario. The 33rd Battalion had two Officers Commanding:

  • Lt.-Col. A Wilson, 17 March 1916 – 2 June 1916
  • Maj. A.E. Bywater, 2 June 1916 – 2 August 1916[3]

The 33rd Battalion was awarded the battle honour The GREAT WAR 1916.

The 33rd Battalion, CEF, is perpetuated by Royal Canadian Regiment.


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Person Profiles (5)

abt 1881 Twickenham, Middlesex, England
24 Oct 1898 Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada - abt 1939
1896 Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom - 09 Mar 1954
30 Jul 1895 Elizabethtown, Leeds, Ontario - 20 Feb 1972
09 Jul 1889 Calgary, Calgary Metropolitan Region, Alberta, Canada - 17 May 1964

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