Category: 55th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I

Categories: Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I | Royal New Brunswick Regiment

The 55th Battalion (New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island), CEF was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The 55th Battalion was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 30 October 1915. It provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field until 6 July 1916, when its personnel were absorbed by the 40th Battalion (Nova Scotia), CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 21 May 1917.

The 55th Battalion recruited in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and was mobilized at Sussex, N.B.

The 55th Battalion had two Officers Commanding:

Lt.-Col. J.R. Kirkpatrick, 30 October 1915 – 5 May 1916
Maj. H.I. Jones, 5 May 1916 – 13 May 1916

The 55th Battalion was awarded the battle honour THE GREAT WAR 1915-16.

The 55th Battalion (New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island), CEF is perpetuated by The Royal New Brunswick Regiment.


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Person Profiles (11)

08 Nov 1898 Brighouse, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
09 Nov 1893 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States - 16 Nov 1948
06 Apr 1890 Grand Lake, Queens, New Brunswick, Canada - 08 Nov 1917
24 Oct 1899 Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada - 12 Mar 1934
02 Dec 1884 St. Stephen, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada - 22 Jan 1950
24 Jul 1896 Douglas, York County, New Brunswick, Canada - 15 Apr 1961
23 Oct 1884 Wakefield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada - 06 Jan 1973 photo
23 Aug 1887 Pinder, York County, New Brunswick, Canada - 29 Aug 1968
23 Jan 1865 Hastings County, Ontario, Canada - 18 Jun 1924 photo
02 Feb 1900 Central Waterville, Southampton, York, New Brunswick, Canada - 09 Dec 1952
20 Jan 1893 Scott Siding, Canterbury, York, New Brunswick, Canada - Sep 1916




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