Category: 47th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I

Categories: Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I

47th Battalion (British Columbia Regiment), Canadian Expeditionary Force was also known as: 47th Battalion (Western Ontario Regiment), CEF

The 47th Battalion, was a unit of the Canadian Expeditionary Force authorized on 7 November 1914.

The battalion was raised for World War I by the 104th Regiment Westminster Fusiliers of Canada. The battalion arrived in France on 11 August 1916 where it fought as part of the 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division until the end of the war.

The 47th Battalion was disbanded on 15 September 1920.

The traditions and battle honours have been perpetuated by:

1920-1920 | 1st British Columbia Regiment, 3rd Bn (47th Bn, CEF)
1920-1924 | 1st British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own), 3rd Bn (47th Bn, CEF)
1924-1936 | The Westminster Regiment, 1st Bn (47th Bn, CEF)
1936-1940 | The Westminster Regiment (Machine Gun), 1st Bn (47th Bn, CEF)
1940-1941 | 2nd (Reserve) Bn, The Westminster Regiment (Machine Gun), 1st Bn (47th Bn, CEF)
1941-1946 | 2nd (Reserve) Bn, The Westminster Regiment (Motor), 1st Bn (47th Bn, CEF)
1946-1954 | The Westminster Regiment (Motor), 1st Bn (47th Bn, CEF)
1954-1966 | The Westminster Regiment, 1st Bn (47th Bn, CEF)
From 1966 | The Royal Westminster Regiment, 1st Bn (47th Bn, CEF)

Canadian Forces, The Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Vol. 3 Pt. 2


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Person Profiles (24)

A

19 Jan 1893 Poole, Dorset, England - 26 Nov 1979 photo
30 Sep 1896 Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada - 27 Apr 1957

B

17 Dec 1891 Colborne, Huron, Ontario, Canada - 27 Sep 1918
abt 12 Dec 1871 Thornvale, Ancaster Township, Canada West - 12 Feb 1917
22 Feb 1896 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada - 20 Jun 1971
08 Feb 1884 Poplar Point, Portage la Prairie Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada - 26 Sep 1916

C

22 Nov 1897 Turnberry, Huron, Ontario, Canada - 1969
1898 Canada - 1917

D

19 Jan 1893 London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada - 11 Nov 1916

D cont.

24 Jan 1892 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - 11 Apr 1917 photo

E

18 Dec 1892 Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada - 20 May 1963 photo

H

21 Jun 1892 Fort Qu'Appelle, Northwest Territories - 13 May 1960
26 Jan 1883 New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada - 18 Nov 1916
02 Apr 1894 Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom - 26 Oct 1917

L

27 Jul 1878 Muskoka, Ontario - 03 Sep 1918
28 Aug 1888 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas - 18 Nov 1916
07 Jul 1878 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom - 26 Oct 1917

M

04 Apr 1891 Victoria Harbour, Tay, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada - 01 Nov 1918 photo
11 Sep 1890 Braddan, Isle of Man - 14 Oct 1918
16 Mar 1888 Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada - 12 Jun 1950

N

09 Sep 1898 Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada - 21 Aug 1918

O

20 Feb 1898 New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada - 30 Nov 1939

S

10 Feb 1898 Burrard Inlet 3, Greater Vancouver, British Columbia - 10 Aug 1918
02 Feb 1898 New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada - abt 07 Feb 1917 photo




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