Category: 78th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers), Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I

Categories: Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I | Winnipeg Grenadiers


The 78th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers), CEF was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The 78th Battalion was authorized on 10 July 1915 and embarked for Great Britain on 20 May 1916. It disembarked in France on 13 August 1916, where it fought as part of the 12th Brigade, 4th Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the armistice. The battalion was disbanded on 15 September 1920.

The 78th Battalion recruited in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the surrounding area and was mobilized at Winnipeg.

Two members of the 78th Battalion were awarded the Victoria Cross. Lt. James Edward Tait was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 9 August 1918 during the Battle of Amiens. Lt. Samuel Lewis Honey was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 27 September 1918 during operations in the vicinity of Bourlon Wood. He had previously been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal.

The 78th Battalion, CEF is perpetuated by The Winnipeg Grenadiers, currently on the Supplementary Order of Battle.

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Person Profiles (8)

1891 Kent, England, United Kingdom - 18 Feb 1982
29 May 1890 Sable River, Nova Scotia, Canada - 08 Jun 1978
02 Feb 1878 Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales - 09 Apr 1917 photo
29 Mar 1897 Carman, Manitoba, Canada - 16 Sep 1958
23 Jul 1897 Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada - 29 Jan 1969
03 Apr 1891 Lorne, Manitoba, Canada - 27 Sep 1983
09 Jan 1897 Round Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada - 16 Mar 1949
20 Aug 1897 Covehead, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada - 27 Sep 1918 photo




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