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LT.-COL.

J.

BALLANTINE, D.S.O.

O.C. 76th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F.

 

HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE

OVERSEAS BATTALION OF THE

CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

Compiled by

THE

REV.

E. R. J. BIGGS, B.A., B.D.

Capt. jtfth Rigt. Capt.

"

Simcoe

Foresters,"

C.M.

and Chaplain fbtb O.S. Battalion, C.E.F.

1915-1916

TORONTO

THE HUNTER-ROSE CO., LIMITED

 

PREFACE King

demand

Regulations and Orders, both Imperial and Canadian, that an Historical Record of each unit in His Majesty s s

Service be kept.

The present volume contains a of

requirements,

TALION

of

the

record, in accordance with these

THE SEVENTY-SIXTH OVERSEAS BAT CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES,

from the authorization of the Battalion to

its

being ordered on

Overseas Service, 1916.

By

permission the Compiler dedicates this

first

volume

of the

records to:

of

(1)

the Hon. Sir

Sam Hughes,

Major-General and Defence, to whose indomitable

Militia

K.C.B., Minister spirit,

unflagging

energy and whole-hearted devotion to the Empire s cause in this War beginning in the almost magical calling into being of Val-

Canada s first heroic Contingent, and continued with undiminished vigor and determination as the Call of the Motherland found a ready response in Her Sons in

cartier

Camp and

Canada

much

the despatch of

of the success

the Great Conflict (2)

is

due;

which has attended our

efforts in

and

Lieut. -Colonel J. Ballantine, D.S.O.,

and the

Officers,

Non-

amd Men of the Battalion, with the earnest prayer that the SEVENTY-SIXTH, under the command and his s Of Offi fice cers rs may be enabled to emulate guidance of the Colonel and hi Commissioned

the example of

Officers

its earlier

called

Comrades, and add a

later

page

duty nobly done, and of Victory bravely won, so that future generations of Canadians may look back with pride to this among the many Battalions sent forth from the Dominion, to this history of

as they enjoy, in quiet days and peaceful homes, a "Britannica won for them by the devotion and self-sacrifice of those Pax,"

who

as

members

burden and heat

Canadian Expeditionary Forces bore the the struggle, and may re-read with joy these

of the of

pages in those serener hours which shall be theirs.

ERNEST

R.

J.

BIGGS.

 

BATTALION REGIMENTAL CALL

Adopted Battalion D.O.

of

Aug.

13,

1915.

 

,

NIAGARA CAMP,

jLieut. ,:oe

MacMillan

1915

Lieut. Menzies, A. P.

Capt. Henry

Capt. Biggs

Lieut.

Chisholm Lieut. Parke Lieut. Tudhope Lieut.

Capt. Appleton

Lieut.

Renwick

Capt.

Inglis

Smyth

 

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HISTORICAL RECORDS &

K. R.

No. 1931

(IMPERIAL).

O.

1931. This record shall contain the following particulars relating to the corps, unit or department: (1)

(2) (3)

(4) (5)

The circumstances

Any unusual

of its original formation. means by which it has been recruited.

has been employed, and the dates of its arrival at and departures from such stations. The military operations in which it has been engaged, and

The

stations at which

its

achievements.

of

any

The names

of all officers killed or

officer

or

himself in action. (6)

it

The badges and

soldier

wounded, and the name

who has

devices which

it

specially

distinguished

has been permitted to

(7) (8)

(9)

bear and the reason for which such badges and devices or other marks of distinction, were granted, together with the date and authority for same. Alterations in clothing, arms, accoutrements, colours, or horse furniture, with the date and authority for the same. Any other important matter relating to its regimental ad ministration, such as changes in peace establishments and

servic ice. e. terms of serv Drafts received and despatched, their strength, dates of

and departure, and names of officers who accompanied them. Drafts numerically weaker than offi arrival

their

cer s party should not be separately specified.

(10)

Any

other matter which

may

be considered of historical

importance.

K.R.

A

&

O.

(CANADA).

Nos. 1516-7-8.

to be kept for every corps, stating the circumstances of the original formation of the corps, the means by which it has been recruited and the alterations in the estab

1516.

historical record

is

lishment.

to specify the military operations in which the corps has been engaged, and to record its achievements.

1517. This account

is

It is to contain the names of all officers killed, and the any officer or soldier who has specially distinguished

of name himself

The badge and

devices which the corps has been permitted to bear, and the reasons for which such badges and devices, or other marks of distinction, were granted, together with the date of the authority for the same, are to be stated. in

action.

orders directing particular alterations in the clothing arms ar ms, , acco accoutr utrem emen ents, ts, colours, or horse furniture, are to be re

1518.

Any

corded under their proper dates.

 

Historical Record of the

VALCARTIER Again the white tents glisten against the glorious dawn, Again the bugles echo across the woodland lawn; The startled foals cease romping, the wild life hides in fear But my heart is sad and lonesome for the Men of Yesteryear. in their thousands, a goodly, valiant host. th the e sh shor orel elan and d of Cape Breton, from the far-flung western coast,

They gathered

From From

the highways and the byways, busy mart and lonely mere,

Came

that band of brave crusaders,

came the Men

of Yesteryear.

They awoke

Had found

this sleepy hollow where the searching feet of Change As they gathered to the range their way but seldom.

They sang of Tipperary, and with hearts that knew no fear, They yearned for coming battles, did the Men of Yesteryear.

the solemn mountains with the thunder of their guns; We heard the tramp of marching feet on every road that runs By the river winding clear Along this beauteous valley.

They disturbed

They laughed and

learned and labored, did the

Men

of Yesteryear.

The tents were struck ere dawning. Beneath a starry sky, They marched away to Old Quebec to hear their last good-bye, The streets were filled with khaki and on the crowded pier, Were tearwet eyes and breaking hearts, O Men of Yesteryear. the months have passed away. army, O And bravely have ye borne yourselves in many a cruel fray; But many a gay, young comrade who laughed and labored here, Sleeps beneath the soil of Flanders, O Men of Yesteryear. gallant,

little

sacred soils of Flanders, red altar of our pride, Historic field of Langemarck, whereon they fought and died; There were none that fought more bravely or their honor held more dear Than the men who lit their campfires in this valley Yesteryear.

They have writ another chapter on our envied scroll of fame, They have set the Empire ringing with our proud Dominion s name; But they paid a costly quittance and we with sigh and tear. We, too, must pay our reckoning, O Men of Yesteryear. Once more the heavy lorries plough up Valcartier hill, Once more within the dust lines the troop-horse whinnies shrill; And khaki figures come and go. Their sharp commands I hear. Tis the Men of Yesteryear. But I see a phantom army.

And

in the night when stars are out above the pine-ringed plain, 1 seem to hear the tramp of those who will not come again;

The sound

Who

marching heroes, with shining eyes sincere, go to meet their Captain, the Men of Yesteryear. of

men who

God

your valiant shades, That walk, amid the ghostly tents and haunt the lonely glades; When the last, loud trump is sounding and the Warrior Hosts appear, O,

He

shall

left Valcartier,

rest

number you among them, O Men

of Yesteryear.

 

76th 0.5.

Battalion C.E.F.

HISTORY OF THE SEVENTY-SIXTH OVERSEAS BATTALION C.E.F. "STAND

"

The Manhood of Canada was

tested

FAST"

and came out pure unadulterated

gold."

Great Britain declared, in August, 1914, between said whole of Canada as one man rose "the

When war was

and Germany,

^and

in it, from Atlantic to Pacific" (Sir G. wished to take they of August, Sir Robert Borden, Prime Min On the 1st part Perley).

Canada, sent a secret telegram to the British Government force if war announcing Canada s desire to send an Expeditionary This offer was not accepted until Aug. 6th, but should ensue.

ister of

of the declaration of war, offers already, within indeed a few hours was of service of every kind came pouring in to Ottawa, recruiting six weeks 35,000 men had begun officially on the 7th, and within to embark. been made Early in October a fleet of transports

ready

took them safely across to England, when they entrained for Salis under climatic condi bury Plain, there to spend several months to tions of the worst character, until in February they moved

France, arriving "somewhere" on the loth. share Among these troops was the gallant 4th Battalion, whose Goliath of "the in the deathless story of Ypres, when blustering the world met his David, and he was a Canadian" (Bp. W. Ingram, as of London), makes the hearts of the 76th pulsate more quickly, one who helped to "save they realize that they are commanded by the situation," Lt. Col. J. Ballantine, then Major of the 4th Bat talion C.E.F., who was mentioned in despatches and awarded the See G.O. (Canada) 105 of 15th Aug., 1915. D.S.O.

WAR

OFFICE, 23rd June, 1915.

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the undermentioned honours and rewards for distinguished ser vice in the field, with effect from 3rd June, 1915, inclusive:

To

be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

MAJOR

J.

BALLANTINE,

4tn CANADIAN BATTALION.

But while the first Contingent had thus reached the battlefields of Flanders and France, Canada continued to evince a steadfast de termination to bear her share of responsibility in the Empire s war.

in October to raise a Preparations were accordingly made early Second Contingent of 25,000 men, followed by orders in Jan., each contingent 1915, for a third contingent of 35,000, and as moved forward fresh supplies were enrolled, a fourth contingent

being ordered on

March

17 of 25,000, and in June 8th, orders were

 

10

Historical Record of the

issued from

men.

Ottawa

for the raising of a 5th contingent of 35,000

See G.O. 103a. Appendix 3. The second Divisional area was allotted three battalions, sub sequently numbered 74th, 75th and 76th, the last-named to be recruited from Militia Units outside Toronto. To the command of this new Overseas Infantry Battalion, Major J. Ballantine, D.S.O., at that time on sick furlough in Canada, was nominated

on June 30th, (2D. 34-7-44), and recruiting was taken up vigorously the throughout assigned area, the quotas to be raised for the Battalion being thus apportioned:

4th

Infantry Brigade.

5th Infantry Brigade.

13th Royal Regiment. 19th Lincoln Regiment. 38th Reg t. (Dufferin Rifles of Canada). 91st Reg t. (Canadian Highlanders). 37th Reg t. (Haldimand Rifles).

39th 44th 77th 23rd

Reg

t.

(Norfolk Rifles).

Lincoln and Welland

Reg

t.

Wentworth Reg t. 14th Infantry Brigade. Reg t. (The Northern Pioneers). 31st Grey Reg t. 35th Reg t (Simcoe Foresters). 22nd Infantry Brigade. 20th Reg t. (Halton Rifles). 34th Ontario Reg t. 51st Reg t. (Soo Rifles), and 97th Reg t. (Algonquin Unbrigaded. Rifles).

On July 22nd

orders were received by the O.C. s commanding the various quotas that the Battalion would mobilize at Niagara Camp on July 28th-30th. Meanwhile the O.C., Lt.-Col. J. Ballantine had been occupied in selecting his Staff Officers, etc., as follows: Officer Commanding. Lt.-Col. J. Ballantine,

C.E.F.

D.S.O., 4th

Batt.

rank of Major, 4th Batt.

Senior Major.

Lt. S. J. Huggins, with

Junior Major. Guides.

Capt. R. R. Barber, with rank of Major, Corps of

C.E.F.

Lt. G. Adjutant. C.E.F.

W. M.

Lt. A.

Asst. Adjutant.

Lt. Quartermaster. Batt. C.E.F.

Medical

J.

Ballard, with rank of Capt., 4th Batt.

H. A. Arbuthnot, 31st Battery C.F.A. M. McKinley, with rank of Capt., 4th

Capt. R. A. Ireland, C.A.M.C. Lt. A. W. Appleton, with rank of Capt., 38th Reg t. Paymaster. Lt. G. M. Hamilton, 44th Lincoln and Wel Signalling Officer. land Reg t. Officer.

Machine Gun

Officer.

Lt. J. Cane, 36th Peel

Reg

t.

 

76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

11

Permission was granted by the Imperial authorities, for the retention of Lieut s. S. J. Huggins and G. W. M. Ballard, officers of the 4th Battalion C.E.F. in Canada, to join the 76th O.S. Bat talion. 2D. (34-7-44 dated July 30, 1915.)

Subsequent changes and alterations

in

The

Staff resulted in

the following being the Final Personnel, submitted and approved 2D. 34-7-44, Aug. 20th: Officer

Commanding.

Halton

Senior Major.

U.-Col.

J.

Ballantine, D.S.O. 20th

Reg

t

,

Rifles.

struction.

Major

S. J.

Huggins, Corps of School Cadet In

Junior Major. Major R. R. Barber, Corps of Guides. Capt. A. H. A. Arbuthnot, 31st Batt. C.F.A. Adjutant. Assist. Adjutant. Lt. H. F. Renwick, 39th Reg t. Norfolk Rifles. Capt. W. Rogers, 80th Nicolet Reg t. Quartermaster. A. W. 38th Dufferin Rifles

Capt. Paymaster. of Canada.

Lt. C. R. Fraser, 51st

Signalling Officer.

Machine Gun

Reg

Appleton,

Reg

M. Cane, 36th Biggs, 35th Reg t.,

t.,

Peel

Lt. J.

Officer.

t.,

Soo

Rifles.

Reg

t.

"Simcoe Capt. E. R. J. Medical Officer. Capt. R. A. Ireland, C.A.M.C.

Chaplain.

The

following alterations in the Staff were

Capt. N.

Adjutant.

Asst. Adjutant.

Musketry

M. Young,

Foresters."

made on Feb.

1st:

vice Arbuthnot, transferred.

Lt. A. P. Menzies, vice Lt. H. F. Renwick.

Officer.

Renwick, Musketry

Officer.

In obedience to orders from G.S.O. 2nd Division, the units composing the 76th Battalion marched into camp as under:

77th Wentworth Reg t Capt. L. B. Henry, July 26, 1915. 44th Lincoln & Welland Reg Capt. J. R. Biscoe, Lieut. G. R. Inglis, Lieut. J.

B.or D. R.

Officers. Sgts.

Regiment.

2

1

F. Total.

37

41

157

166

1

342

t.

&

McClelland,

July 28, 1915. 19th Lincoln Reg t Capt. G. M. Smyth,

2

4

1

3

.

.

.

.

80

86

E- H. Thomas, July 28, 1915.

Lieut.

38th Reg

Canada

Lieut.

t.

Dufferin Rifles of

W. H.

57

53

Fair,

July 28, 1915.

 

12

Historical Record of the

Regiment. 20th Reg

(Halton Rifles) Lieut. D. McCaughrin, t.

Officers. Sgts. .

.

July 29, 1915. 34th Ontario Reg t Capt. G. W. P. Every,

July 29, 1915. 23rd Reg t. (Northern Pioneers)

1

1

1

1

1

2

B.or D. R.

.

&

F. Total.

1

41

44

.

37

39

1

57

61

28

29

36

38

E. Brown, July 29, 1915.

Lieut. J.

31st

Grey

t

H. Reg C. Young, July 29, 1915. 35th Reg t. (Simcoe Foresters) Capt. E. R. J. Biggs,

1

.

.

.

.

Lieut.

1

1

July 29, 1915.

37th Reg t. (Haldimand Rifles) Capt. J. Verth, July 29, 1915. 39th Reg t. (Norfolk Rifles) Lieut. H. F. Renwick,

.1

July 29, 1915. 51st Reg t. (Soo Rifles) Lieut. C. R. Fraser, July 29, 1915. 97th Reg t. (Algonquin Rifles) Lieut. F. R. Ansley, July 29, 1915. 13th Royal Reg t Lieut. G. P. Morton, Lieut. L. B. Husband,

91st

.

.

.

.

12

14

25

26

1

2

1

38

42

1

3

2

52

58

3

4

1

201

209

4

4

2

268

278

W. Burnham,

F.

Lieut.

...

1

1

July 30, 1915.

Reg

(Canadian High

t.

landers) Lieut. H.

Parke,

N. Nicholson, Lieut. R. McKay, Lieut.

W.

O. Brown, July 30, 1915.

Lieut.

The Battalion was taken on the strength

of the

Camp

on July

28th, 1915, the 35th 37th and 58th Battalions being already there. Subsequent arrivals were 74th on July 30th, 75th Aug. 5th, 84th

Aug. llth, 83rd Aug. 19th.

The Regimental Numbers assigned

to

the

Battalion

were

14100-14400.

 

13

76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

There were subsequently received the following quotas to com plete establishment, owing to loss by drafts for Overseas: Officers. Sgts.

Regiment. 13th Royal

Aug.

35th Reg

t.

Aug.

20th Reg 91st

t.

Sept.

Reg

t.

Sept.

20th Reg

t.

Sept.

35th Reg

t.

Reg 26,

(Simcoe Foresters) 31,

1915.

(Halton Rifles) 14,

12

13

....

39

39

55

55

76

77

23

23

50

50

....

1915.

(Canadian Highlanders) 17,

1915.

(Halton Rifles) 18,

Total.

1

t

1915.

B.orD. R.&F.

1

1915.

(Simcoe Foresters)

.

.

Sept. 22,

1915.

The Battalion paraded on Aug. 30th

in Paradise Grove,

and

Bandsmen, Buglers and Drum mers, Stretcher Bearers, Transport, Machine Gun Men, Cooks, etc., had been detailed, the Battalion was organized as follows: after details for Pioneers, Signallers,

"A"

"B"

Co. from 13th 13th Royal Reg t. 39th Reg t. (Norfolk Rifles). Co. from 91st Reg t. (Canadian Highlanders).

Co. from 19th 44th Co. from 20th 23rd 34th 37th 38th 77th "Base" 35th

"C"

"D"

Lincoln Reg t. Lincoln and Welland Rifles.

Reg Reg

(Halton Rifles). t. (Northern Pioneers). Ontario Reg t. t.

Reg t. (Haldimand Rifles). Reg t. (Dufferin Rifles of Canada). Wentworth Reg t. Reg t. (Simcoe Foresters). 51st Reg t. (Soo Rifles). 91st Reg t. (Canadian Highlanders). 97th Reg t. (Algonquin Rifles).

The Company "A"

Co.

Officers

were distributed as follows:

O.C. 13th Royal Regt. Capt. G. P. Morton, 2d O.C. 39th Reg t. Capt. H. F. Renwick. Lieut. A. L. MacDonald. .Subaltern 2nd Reg t. 13th Royal Reg t. Lieut. L. B. Husband 13th Royal Reg t. Lieut. F. W. Burnham... 36th Reg t. Lieut. A. C. Bowles O.C. 91st Reg t. Capt. H. Parke 2d O.C. 97th Reg t. Capt. F. R. Ansley .

.

.

"

"

"

B"

Co.

 

Historical Record of the

14

N. Nicholson Subaltern 91st Reg t. 91st Reg t. Lieut. R. McKay 20th Reg t. Lieut. H. P. Rossi ter .... Lieut.

"

Lieut. "C"

Co.

W

.

O.

Brown

91st

O.C. 44th 2d O.C. 19th Subaltern 44th

Capt. J. R. Biscoe Capt. G. M. Smythe

Lieut. J. McClelland Lieut. H. C. Young

Lieut. C. E. H.

Thomas

G. R. Inglis Capt. J. Verth Capt. L- B. Henry Capt. G. W. P. Every Lieut. J. E. Brown Lieut. D. McCaughrin

31st

19th 44th

.

Lieut.

"D"

Co.

O.C.

2d O.C.

.

37th

77th ... Subaltern 34th 23rd 20th .

.

Reg t. Reg t. Reg t. Reg t. Reg t. Reg t. Reg t. Reg t. Reg t. Reg t. Reg t. Reg t.

Lieut.

Base Detail.

W

.

38th Reg 35th Reg

H. Fair

O.C. Capt. E. R. J. Biggs.. Subaltern 51st Reg Lieut. C. R. Fraser .

.

.

t. t. t.

Changes having been necessitated in the Company Officers, the list was finally approved as follows (2 D. 34-7-44, dated Aug. 30, 1915): "A"

Co.

Major G. W. M. Ballard.

.

Capt. G. P. Morton Lieut. F. C. R. Ansley

Husband F. W. Burnham A. L. McDonald.

Lieut.

B.

L.

Lieut. Lieut.

..

.

13th Royal Reg C.E.F., C.O.

t.,

4th

O.S.

Batt.

13th Royal Reg t., 2d. in Command. 97th Reg t. (Algonquin Rifles) 13th Royal Reg t. 13th Royal Reg t. .2nd Reg t. (Queen s Own Rifles of

Canada).

"B"

Co.

Capt.

J.

M. McKinley

Capt. N.

M. Young

H. Lieut. N. Lieut. H. Lieut. R.

Parke

Lieut.

W.

Lieut. "C"

Nicholson P.

Rossiter

R.

McKay

O.

Brown

Co.

(Halton Rifles), 4th O.S. Batt. C.E.F., C.O. 35th Reg t. (Simcoe Foresters), 4th 20th Reg

t.

O.S. Batt. C.E.F., 2d. in Command. 91st Reg t. (Canadian Highlanders). 91st Reg t. (Canadian Highlanders).

20th

91st 91st

t.

Rifles).

(Halton Reg t. (Canadian Highlanders). Reg Reg t. (Canadian Highlanders).

44th Lincoln & Welland Reg t., C.O. 19th Lincoln Reg t., 2d. in Command. Capt. G. M. Smyth 44th Lincoln & Welland Reg t. Lieut. G. R. Inglis Lieut. J. C. McClelland.. .44th Lincoln & Welland Reg t. 31st Grey Reg t. Lieut. H. C. Young Lieut. C. E. H. Thomas ... 19th Lincoln Reg t.

Major

 

J.

R. Biscoe

TOP ROW-Sergt. Sergt.

R.

Home

Sergt. K.

H. A. Calligan Sergt. D. McPhail

Sergt.

G. C.

Bandmaster

Champ

A.

BOTTOM

Sergt.

W. Hughes

W. Ambrose Sergt.

P.

Sergt.

Benson

Co. Sergt.-Maj. A. Cairns

ROW-Sergt.

B. C. Surridge

F.

Ward

Sergt.

Trans. Sergt. E. B.

W. Gibson

Co. Sergt.-Maj.

Co.

Sergt.

P.

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Q.M. Sergt

A

E. H. Risbridger

Mach. Gun

R.

Sergt.

We

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76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

15

Co. Major G. R. Rodgers

35th Reg

Capt. L- B. Henry

77th Wentworth Reg

Lieut.

D. McCaughrin Lieut. G. W. P. Every

20th Reg t. (Halton 34th Ontario Reg t.

Lieut. J. E. Brown Lieut. A. C. Bowles

t. 23rd Reg (Northern Pioneers). 36th Peel Reg t. 38th Reg t. (Dufferin Rifles of Can

"D"

W. H.

Lieut.

Command.

Fair

t.,

2nd

4th

in

Rifles).

ada.)

BASE. Capt.

O.S.

(Simcoe Foresters), Batt. C.E.F., C.O. t.

Verth

J.

E. V.

Lieut.

37th Reg C.O.T.C.

Graham

(Haldimand

t.

Rifles).

OFFICERS TRANSFERRED M. Hamilton,

Lieut. G.

F. J.

Lieut.

Quinn

C. R. Fraser Lieut. H. C. Young Lieut.

Sig. Off.Aug.

14,

Aug. Aug.

17,

C, E. H. Thomas Lieut. W. O. Brown Lieut. A. C. Bowles Lieut.

Lieut. N.

Major Lieut.

Capt. Lieut. Lieut.

1915, to P..SI. 1915, to P.S.I.

1915, to P.S.I. Overseas Draft. Sept. 29, 1915.

Nicholson

17,

"

"

"

"

Huggins, Sen. Maj.Nov. 29, 1915, to 120th A. L. McDonald Dec. 28, 1915, to 120th A. H. A. C. Arbuthnot,Adj. Feb. 1, 1916, to 169th A. H. Tudhope Feb. 14, 1916, to 157th Feb. 15, 1916, to 122nd J. E. Brown S. J.

O.S. Bn. O.S. Bn. O.S. Bn.

O.S. Bn. O.S. Bn.

OFFICERS RESIGNING APPOINTMENTS W. H.

Lieut.

Fair

Lieut. J. Cane, M.G.O Lieut. D. McCaughrin

Capt.

Verth

J.

G.

Lieut.

W.

P.

Every Lieut. W. F. Annis

1915.

16,

Sept. Oct.

1915.

5,

Oct. 21, 1915. Oct. 21, 1915. Oct. 22, 1915.

Jan.

19,

1915.

The

following Officers were subsequently taken on the strength of the Battalion and attached to the Companies named:

1915 Sept.

1st.

Lieut.

N. M. Young, 35th Reg

and 4th O.S. Battalion C.E.F. to with rank of Capt. from Sept. 1. ,

Sept. 1st. ter,

 

Lieut.

W.

"

B

"

(Simcoe Foresters)

Co. as 2nd in

Rogers, 80th Nicolet

with rank of Hon. Captain.

t.

Reg

t.,

Command,

as Quartermas

16

Historical Record of the

1915 Lieut. C. R. Fraser, 51st Lieut. F. J. Quinn, 20th

Sept. 1st. Sept. 1st. Aug. 28th.

Lieut. E. V.

as Signal Officer. to Co.

t., t.,

"D"

Graham, C.O.T.C.

Co.

"B"

Reg Reg

to Base, afterwards

Capt. G. R. Rodgers, 35th Reg t. (Simcoe Foresters) and 4th O.S. Battalion C.E.F., to Co., as O.C. Lieut. T. D. McMillan, 35th Sept. 27th. Reg t. (Simcoe Foresters),

Sept. 1st.

"D"

Co., to date from Sept. 10th. Lieut. E. B. Baines, 2nd Reg t.

to Sept. 27th.

"D"

to

Co., to date from Sept. 15th. Lieut. C. T. Miller, 35th Reg

"A"

Sept. 27th. to

to date

Co., Lieut.

"C"

Sept. 27th. to

(Queen

from Sept

M. M.

s

Own

Rifles),

(Simcoe Foresters),

t.

18th.

Hart, 10th

Reg

(Royal Grenadiers),

t.

Co., to date from Sept. 18th. Lieut. A. H. Tudhope, 35th Reg

"A"

Oct. 1st. to

(Simcoe Foresters),

t.

Co.

"B"

Oct. 4th.

Lieut. A. P. Menzies, 34th Ontario Reg t., to Co. Oct. 12th. Lieut. J. M. Chisholm, 20th Reg t. (Halton Rifles,) to Co. "C"

"C"

Dec. 28th.

Lieut.

W.

Co.

"D"

Dec. 29th.

20th

Reg

Lieut. F. C. Peppiatt, 20th

Co.

"A"

1916

W. Lawrence,

Jan. 1st.

Lieut. E.

Jan. 8th. to

Lieut. K. S.

Co.

"D"

Feb. 4th. Feb. 8th. Feb. 21st. to

F. Annis,

Co.

Drummond,

t.

Reg

t.

Rifles),

(Halton

Rifles), to

27th

Lambton Reg

35th

Reg

t.

"C"

"C"

Co.

Feb. 28th. Lieut. E. L. Co.

35th

Reg

to

"C"

Co.

"C"

Co.

(Simcoe Foresters),

t.

Mahony, 20th Reg

t.,

(Simcoe Foresters),

Lieut. J. A. Menzies, 43rd Reg t., to Lieut. E- R. Reynolds, 13th Reg t., to Lieut. S. K. Lount,

to

(Halton

t.

(Halton

Rifles), to

"A"

PROMOTIONS SUBSEQUENT TO ORGANIZATION 1915 Capt. G. R. Rodgers, promoted to rank of Major, to take effect from the date of his provisional appointment to the 76th Battalion. Oct. 21st. Capt. G. W. M. Ballard, promoted to rank of Major Oct. 20th.

in

C.E.F. provisionally, with effect from Sept.

1916-

Jan. 13th.

76th Jan.

 

14, 1915.

Capt. J. R. Biscoe, promoted to rank of Major in the O.S. Battalion C.E.F. provisionally, with effect from 5,

1916.

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76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

1916

Feb. 14th.

from

Lieut. J. McClelland, promoted to rank of Captain, of Nov. 29th, 1915. (2 D. 34-7-44), (H. Q. 593-6-1,

Feb. 10, 1916). Mar. 2nd. Lieut. H. Parke, promoted to rank of Captain, from Feb. 1st, 1916. (2 D. 34-7-44), (H. Q 593-6-1 of Feb. 23, 1916).

OFFICERS ATTACHED FOR INSTRUCTION Oct.

13th.

Lieut. F.

Battalion. Oct. 29th.

Feb

28th,

Lieut.

M. Jackson,

E. R.

1915.

transferred (temp.) to 37th O.S.

Reynolds,

to

transferred

8th, 1916 Lieut. S. K. Lount, 35th

Dec. 28th.

Reg

t.,

Dec.

P.S.I.,

transferred to P.S.I.

REGIMENTAL COMMITTEES O.C., in Daily Orders No. 98, dated Aug. pointed the following Regimental Committees:

The

Regimental Committee

13,

Barber, Capt. Ballard, Major Donald.

1915, ap

Lieut.

Canteen

Capt. Henry, Lieuts. Rossiter and Donald.

Sports

Biggs, Capt. Arbuthnot.

Mess Band

Lieuts. McClelland,

Capt. Biggs, Nicholson.

Major

Huggins,

MacKay and

Lieuts.

Mc Mc

Capt. Inglis.

McClelland

and

to the transfer of Officers, the Committees were neces sarily changed to the following:

Owing

D.O. 798 of Nov. Regimental Committee

822 of Nov.

Biscoe, Major Menzies.

24.

Lieuts. Baines (Sec.),

Sports

McMillan. Capt. McClelland, Lieuts. G. R. Ingles and C. T. Miller. Capt. Biggs, Capt. McClelland and

Mess

Band

852, dated Dec. 2, 1915, the following were ap

pointed Auditors:

Capt Ca pt. . Appl Applet eton on, , Lieuts. McMillan and Chisholm.

 

and

Capt. Henry, Lieuts. Rossiter and Hart. Capt. Biggs, Major Rodgers, Lieut. T. D.

Canteen

By D.O. No.

1;

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18

THE SEVENTY-SIXTH

BEST

IS

Our country has sent many men

To fight across the sea, And they were all most gallant As

all of

lads

us agree.

there are many yet to go ButAnd out of all the rest

The fact is undisputed that The Seventy-Sixth is best. This is no empty, idle boast, For they are tried and true, And prove their capability In everything they do; When they have met the enemy And there put to the test, Then all the world will recognize

The Seventy-Sixth

is

best.

Perhaps a few are rough and tough Or over fond of fun, But what our country needs just now Is the man behind the gun ;

In this, as in

all

other things,

Should they be sorely pressed, They ll prove anew, this fact is true

The Seventy-Sixth

No

task

is

is

best.

ever too severe

For them to undertake, No record set by other men Too hard for them to break And officers and men alike

A It

;

Feel neath each manly breast,

pride in knowledge of this fact

The Seventy-Sixth

is best.

may be hard to leave And those they love

But duty

their

homes

so dear,

they will obey And face without a fear Whate er may confront them s call

And if they re laid The last thought they The Seventy-Sixth

 

to rest will is

have

best.

is

that

G. T. DUNCAN.

Kindree

W.

Nuttall

Q.M.S. H. Waddle H. Morse

 

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19

TRAINING AT CAMP NIAGARA CONGRATULATE

you upon the splendid Camp at Niagara. I The physique, spirit and bearing of the men are magnificent Sanitary and other arrangements are excellent." direct instructions of the

"By

Hon. The Minister of Militia

and Defence, the above message from The Right Hon. Sir Robert Borden, G.C.M.G., etc., Prime Minister of the Dominion of Can published in Camp Orders No. 560, dated Sept. 28, 1915, for the information of all concerned." ada,

is

Here at once

is

a

to the fact that the

testimony many thousands of men, drawn from every sphere of social and indus trial

life,

in response to the call of

in

the short period of two months,

we may

what, militarily,

pure gold of

To

King and Country,

yet not mysterious to those

way

mysterious had,

telling

call

know"

the base metal of

civil life, into

the

Dominion and Empire. was entrusted the training and prepara

efficient soldiers of the

those, to

whose

lot

about two months

Camp

the

some

been transmuted from

tion of the heterogeneous units, who, as a

into

"in

in

ago,"

"motley

came

crew

the period had been one of

endless anxiety, yet of ever-increasing exultation, as from Section

Commander

Company Commanding pany Commanding Officer to O.C. of the to

Officer,

Com

and from

Battalion, each

and every

one had worked from Reveille to Last Post to bring his Section, Platoon, Company and Battalion into a state of such efficiency as

would

objective of "Form

its

fours,

right "

s)

"Halt "

early call

Why

did

when the men were marking time? Heaven s sake, don t climb up your rifle

March" "For

(The Battalion every man.

justify

to

the front

the

you say

"Quick

"Present

Arms "

you there

in

the

rear

"Now

rank."

from the

"Oh,

right."

D

then,

extend

or mis-orders, coupled with criticism filled,

by

(only and the

when trench

jump

Co.,

many

in fours

Such were the

orders,

a muttered retort or outspoken

please note)

made

Advance

it.

everywhere."

officers

nights

to

restless.

with which the

Yet through

it

days all

were even

Bombing, Physical Drill, at 6.15 a.m. N.B., Bayonet Exercise, Sapping and Mining, were super-added to the digging,

 

20

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day s work, while dreary Lectures from recently joined Subs, were an infliction almost too soporific to keep the hearer s lively the

work was

done, men, non-coms,

and

officers alike felt

and were ready to follow the

tion of the training,

the exhilara Col. into the

very jaws, aye, and right through to a cleansing end, of the Hell of Prussian Militarism. "To

we

follow,"

The Battalion had indeed learned

said.

Week by week from Aug.

follow.

Marches to Queenston Heights, at

20th there had been first

bemoaned, then

at last almost eagerly looked forward to.

through

Camp

Orders No. 602,

Division desires to congratulate made in the route march last

"The

Route

suffered,

But when on Oct.

Officer

to

2,

2nd.

Commanding

ranks on the splendid showing and singled out certain Friday," all

Battalions as

of a of the of the spirit praise, specially worthy meed 76th revived and for a period, variously named according to taste,

as 7 days or 168 hours, or a week, preparations were

the

band"

We

and

saw the

"bust

all

to

"beat

records."

went by the board, but what the Battalion may, in his most afflated hours, All records

result

ever the Poet of

made

was one and only one who led the the Ba Batt ttal alio ion n on that Oh no I assure you No record-breaking day you re wrong it wasn t the Bandmaster, but it was the Colonel who was climb suggest, there

ing (metaphorically speaking) over the heads of

master, assisted

by a

gentle shove from the rear

Band and Band

by No. 9 Platoon.

Thus, day by day, week by week, the training of the Battalion

was carried on, with a rest day on Sunday, which, as soon as we had been marched off Church Parade, was a continuous downpour weeks by the astronomer or astrologer, or some other meteorological authority and we were forced to rest

of rain

and

yet

certified for 8

Squad,

Divisional training

Platoon,

with

all

Company, the

"side

Battalion, dishes"

Brigade,

and

before mentioned,

and many others, such as Bombing, sandwiched with Inoculation, and "Bathing Parades" with a slice of Vaccination between, and

"Musketry"

at the

Chautauqua Ranges,

all

served the one and

supreme purpose of our enlistment; to make us man ter physically,

vidual

for

man

bet

morally and, pray God, spiritually, than the indi

Hun."

Route marches, of which we have already spoken, were an almost unwearying joy. They began on Aug. 20th and had so far captivated the physical and mental aspirations of the men, that

 

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76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

when, on Oct. 15th, by Div. Order No. 694,

"Attention is

number of men, who, although suffering injuries, All ranks are to be resumed their march to the

directed pluckily

congratulated and that a drop was added to the cup of rejoicing and satisfaction which large one the Battalion had experienced on Oct. 2nd. for

their spirit

and

yesterday.

determination,"

another

would hav have been a thing incredible that such a body of men, who had been in training for so long, should pass from their Camp It

of Instruction unreviewed.

And

thus

it

was that the

Camp Bat

were honoured three times by Reviews: (1) By the Minister of Militia; (2) by Sir Robert Borden, Prime Minister of the Do talions

minion of Canada, and eral of

(3) lastly,

by H.R.H. The Governor-Gen

Canada.

Probably no more glorious day ever broke over Niagara

mon than

did the early

dawn

of Sept. 22nd.

Com

Before Reveille was

sounded, there was a perceptible hum of life in the lines, and when at last the Battalion Parade "Fall rang out, every detail of in"

equipment and accoutrement, as well as personal clothing, was cleaned and polished to the limit. The Battalion was placed in the Second Brigade, and as

it

swung by

in

spontaneous cry arose from the Inspecting by the onlookers, both military and civil,

The Minister

column Officer, "There

of Militia, as he took the salute,

of companies, a

and was echoed goes the

beamed

best."

his satis

and pleasure at the bearing of the Battalion, and turning to the many returned heroes from the Front, said, "Did you see

faction

Ballantine

s

Brigade go

by?"

After the Division had returned in close column, the various Battalions were marched to their Camps, and shortly after, the Minister of Militia motored over to the Ante-Room of the 76th, there to congratulate the O.C. and the Officers on the bearing of the Battalion, and to repeat his desire already informally ex

that the Battalion should proceed to the Front as a Unit. In the Battalion orders of the following day the feelings of the

pressed

Commanding

Officer

were thus expressed:

D.O. Pt.

1,

23rd Sept.

1915:

Commanding

"The

Officer wishes to congratulate all ranks

on

the splendid appearance of the Battalion during the Review on

Wednesday, which evoked the highest praise from Major General Sir Sam Hughes and Officers of the Headquarters He Staff. trusts that at the Review on Saturday, by Sir Robert Borden, the

Regiment

will

make a

similar

showing."

 

Historical Record oj the

22

This confidence and trust in the Officers and talion

was amply

called for 10 a.m.,

move, so that

it

men

of his

Bat

on the following Saturday. Although was nearly noon when the Parade began to

justified it

was only

possible to

march past

in

Column, yet

Battalions carry themselves, that the message which heads this section of the History of the Battalion was des so

well

did

the

the Minister patched by Sir Robert Borden through Defence to the Camp.

of Militia

and

CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE FROM SIR ROBERT BORDEN Hon. the Minister of Militia and Prime Defence, the following message from Sir Robert Borden,

By

direct instructions of the

Minister of the Dominion of Canada, tion of all concerned.

is

published for the informa

:

at Niagara. The congratulate you upon the splendid Camp Sani of the men are magnificent. physique, spirit and bearing are excellent." Camp Orders No. tary and other arrangements "I

560, of Sept. 28th, 1915.

Once more, on Oct. 7th, the troops in Camp were reviewed, this being the most notable of the three, as His Royal Highness Governor-General of Canada, was the the Duke of Connaught,

reviewing Officer.

The various

batteries

of

Artillery

and three

the saluting base, making again a Brigades of Infantry passed the Governor-General very appearance, and impressing splendid greatly.

In after Orders of Oct. 7th, 1915, by the

Col.

W.

Camp Commandant,

A. Logie, the following congratulatory message from His

Royal Highness was issued: "The

commanded by Field Marshal Arthur W. P. A. Duke of Connaught and of

Camp Commandant

is

His Royal Highness, to promul Strathearn, K.G., etc., Governor-General of Canada, order of His Royal Highness: gate the following

"I

spirit,

officers

congratulate bearing,

the

Officer

and physique

and men

of the

Commanding upon

of

the

Officers,

the splendid

non-commissioned

Overseas forces Canadian Expeditionary

concentrated at Niagara Camp, upon the very evident and keenness and earnestness of all ranks to acquire proficiency, Force,

have made in their training, particularly upon the progress they in Camp. those units which have been only a short time

 

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Medical and Sanitary arrangements are excellent, and

the services and departments well administered. "The

Staff Officers

have been unsparing

help the troops by every possible

means."

in their

endeavours to

 

Historical Record of the

24

MUSKETRY RESULTS OF SHOOTING "A"

Co.

Marksmen...

14

2nd Class

114

3rd

Class

ETC.

4

Class

1st

"B"

TARGET PRACTICE,

23

Average 59.9

Co.

Marksmen...

1st

2

25

Class

2nd Class 3rd "C"

Co.

Marksmen...

6

2nd Class

134

3rd Co.

17

2nd Class

124

.

2

...

Class

17

2nd Class

197

3rd

Average 61 7

Class

Marksmen 1st

.

3

Class

3rd

Average 56 2

Class

Marksmen... 1st

Details.

4

Class

1st

"D"

Class

Average 56 3 .

Class

MARKSMEN <(

A"

Co.

141119 Sergt. A. E. Faulkner 141265 Pte. W. Oldland

96

Husband

92

Lieut.

L.

B.

93

90

142147 Pte. G, Wilder "

B

"

"C"

"

D"

91

Day

Co.

141343

90

Co.

141339 Sergt.-Maj. A. C. Cairns 141728 Pte. S. A. Merriam 141590 Sergt. D. McPhail 141594 Sergt. P. Benson

91

Co.

J.

B.

90

142344 Pte. L. Cattermole

90

Capt. L. B. Henry 142211 Pte. C. Robinson

92

142116 Pte. Details.

92

S.

90

90

K. Lount

142146 Pte. T. White, M.G.S

141906 Pte.

S.

94

Matheson, M.G.S

91

 

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OS.

Battalion C.E.F.

25

SIGNALLING CERTIFICATES OF Cert.

No. 5808 Grade

Cert.

No. 5809

Cert.

No. 5810

"

ARMY SIGNALLING

B.,

Lce.-Corp. A. Parkhouse. Pte.

E. J. Bayliss.

Pte.

F. J.

Mitchell.

Cert. No. 5811 Lce.-Corp. G. H. Snow. 1st Class ("Flags") Corp. F. J. Mitchell.

MEDALS Lce.-Corp. E. Pte.

F.

J.

Bayliss

H. Brunton

Best

men

in

their

respective

Divisional School,

 

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Historical Record of the

classes in

2nd Division.

III

STATIONS AT

WHICH THE BATTALION

HAS BEEN EMPLOYED, ETC. Taken on strength

Niagara Camp, Ont.

Struck

March

to

Grimsby Park.

Arrived Nov. 6th.

Hamilton.

Arrived Nov. 8th.

"A"

1915.

July, 28th, 1915-

Nov.

5th,

1915.

Hamilton: Arrived Nov. 5th.

Barrie,

Camp,

for Barrie,

Catharines.

St.

 

Camp

of

Ont.

Departed Nov. 6th, 1915. Departed Nov. 8th, 1915. Departed Nov. 10th, 1915.

Arrived Nov. 10th, 1915.

Co. to Collingwood,

"B"

Co. to

Orillia.

Arrived Nov. 10th,

1,

.

1915

Graham C. T.

\V.

H. Redshaw

White

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C.

C. H.

Langmead F.

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Rice P.

A.

Downton E.

Moss

P.

Leask R.

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76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

VI

BADGES AND DEVICES REGIMENTAL BADGE On

The Cap Badge

to be the

Maple Leaf

the centre of the Maple Leaf

"76,"

"76"

"Canada"

Collar badges the

The above to the

design

inches high.

number Beneath the number

embossed

surmounted by the Royal Crown. is the word "Overseas" in bronze;

Leaf the word

1915,

is

1^

in bronze,

in silver the

at the

bottom

the

in silver.

same

as the

Cap Badge, but

with sample

Minister of Militia,

1%

inches high.

was submitted on Sept. 15th, and approved, notified by the

D.O.O. and Q.M.G. 2 D. 34-7-44, dated Sept. 30th, 1915.

REGIMENTAL MOTTO The motto

of

of the Battalion is

"STAND

FAST."

 

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Historical Record of the

ALTERATIONS IN CLOTHING, ARMS, EQUIPMENT, ETC. RANK BADGES The

following notification

appeared

Camp

in

Aug. 25th, 1915: 4.

Orders No.

4,

BADGES OF RANK. Badges of Rank to be worn on the sleeve. Under Canadian Regulations badges of rank are worn on the shoulder strap, but under Imperial Regulations they are worn on the sleeve.

Inasmuch as the Canadian Expeditionary Forces on leaving Canada pass under the control of the Imperial authorities, Canadian Expedi tionary Forces, should be worn on the sleeve, and the change must be made before proceeding overseas. badges of rank,

in the case of Of Offi fice cers rs of the

H.Q. 96-11-49, dated 23-8-15.

DRESS OF W.O. Warrant sword,

AND STAFF SERGTS. and

Sergeants armed in peace with a on Active Service, be armed and equipped in the same Officers

as N.C.O. s

way 21,

will,

s

and men

(M.O. 136

1915.)

Staff

in their Unit.

(C.O. No.

It is notified for the information of all

C.E-F.

concerned that swords

worn on parades and other duties by

Canadian Expeditionary Force unless otherwise No. 6, d/. 13/11/15).

NEW

dated Sep.

of 1915.)

WEARING OF SWORDS BY OFFICERS OF THE are not to be

4,

Officers of the

directed.

(C.O.

PATTERN FORAGE CAP FOR C.E.F.

It is notified for the information of all

soft forage

troops

of

concerned that a new

cap with curtain has been approved for issue to the

the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

 

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Battalion C.E.F.

29

take the place of the winter cap hitherto in use and issues will be made as soon as caps are received from contract

This cap

ors.

will

(C.O. No.

DRESS

8,

d/. 11/12/15).

OFFICERS, W.O.

s,

AND STAFF SERGTS., C.E.F.

As swords are not carried by belts should

Officers,

frogs of

Sam Browne

be discarded.

Battalion Sergeants-Major and Quartermaster Sergeants should

wear belts without

slings.

Sergeants-Major of the Canadian Force are armed with revolvers, not swords. Battalion

(C.O. No.

9,

d/. 27/1/16.

cf.

M.O. No.136

Expeditionary

of 1915).

 

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30

ESTABLISHMENT OF OVERSEAS BATTALION HEADQUARTERS STAFF. Officers. Sgts.

Lieut.-Colonel

1

Senior Major

1

Junior Major

1

Adjutant

1

Assistant Adjutant

1

Quartermaster

1

Signalling Officer

1

Transport Officer

1

Sergt.-Major

1

Q.M. Sergt

1

Orderly

Room

Clerk

1

Sergt.

Drummer

1

Sergt.

Cook

1 1

Transport Sergt Sergt.

B.orD. R.&F.

Shoemaker

1

DRIVERS, IST LINE TRANSPORT. 9

For Vehicles

Animals

For

Spare Batmen (b)

10

PIONEERS. Pioneer Sergt Pioneers

1 .

10

.

SIGNALLERS. 1

Signalling Sergt Signalling Corporal Signallers

(Privates)

15

(c)

STRETCHER-BEARERS. Stretcher-Bearers Orderlies for Medical Officer (d)

.

.

.

.

.

.

16 .

.

2

Total.

 

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Martin rp.

lidd

J.

Simpson J.

F.

Cliffo

C.

Armstrong

Husk

J.

Hannah

W. Arnold K.

Ktheridge

W.

A. Jones IJ.

Pestridge A.

F.

Porter

Polls

Richardson

II.

Huwkyunl

Bugler L.

Robins

 

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ATTACHED. Officers. Sgts. B. or

Regiment.

Paymaster Medical Officer.

D. R. & F. Total.

1

A.M.C

Personnel for Water Duties

1 (e)

.

.

.

Armourer Sergt

.

.

5

.

1

Total Headquarters, including attached

10

10

..

70

90

MACHINE-GUN SECTION. Subaltern

1

2

Sergeants

Corporal

.

.

.

.

Privates

24

Drivers 1st Line Transport

Batman

1

(b)

.

.

.

.

.

.

6 1

.

Total Machine-Gun Section.

.1

2

32

35

COMPANY ESTABLISHMENT. Major

(or Capt.

Captain 2nd in Subalterns

Commanding)

1

Command ...

1

4

....

Co. Sergt. Major Co. Q.M. Sergt

1 1

8

Sergeants

Corporals

Drummers

or Buglers

.

.

.

.

10 4

Privates

Batmen

188 (b)

Drivers 1st Line Transport.

Total

Company

6

... 6

(f)

3

4

10

207

227

DETAILS LEFT AT THE BASE. Sergt. of the Sergt.

Band

Master Tailor.

1 .

1

.

 

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Historical Record of the Officers. Sgts. B. or

Regiment.

12

Store-men First Reinforcement.

.

.

Total Base

1

.

4

.

.

&

F. Total.

4 91

.

.

95

100

49

Lance- Corporals in Battalion Lance-Sergeants per

D. R.

2

Company

TOTAL STRENGTH OF BATTALION. H.Q. Staff

M.G.

Section

Companies Base

& Band

10

10

70

90

1

2

32

35

24

40

16

788

908

1

4

19

96

120

40

1153

 

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76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

VIII

ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE ESTABLISHMENT BAND. July 28th, 1915.

2D. 34-7-44.

Authorization was granted for a Band, One Sergeant and 19

men.

ESTABLISHMENT OF OVERSEAS UNITS C.E.F.

December

H.Q. 593-6-2.

6th, 1915.

It is notified for the

lowing additions to the

information of

War

all

concerned that the

fol

Establishment of an Infantry Battalion

are authorized:

One Chaplain to be attached to Headquarters. One Pay Sergeant may be attached to Headquarters. In details for

"First

left

at the base, delete

Reinforcement,

91"

read

One Supernumerary Lieutenant

"Sergeant "First

is

of the

Band,"

Reinforcement,

also authorized to be

and

92."

added

to each Squadron, Battery, or

Company,

if it

is

desired.

MUSKETRY OFFICER. D.O.

February 2nd, 1916.

The Commanding

2D. 34-7-44.

4.

Officer of ea each ch Over Overse seas as Battalion will

make

the appointment of Musketry Officer as soon as possible.

This

must be already qualified in Musketry and must be relieved from all other duties on receiving his appointment. Officer

WATER

DUTIES.

January

21st,

D.O.

1916.

The personnel attached

for

Canadian Expeditionary Force

8.

Water Duties will

in all units of the

be provided on the arrival of

 

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the unit in England or

when the

unit

embarks

Units already provided with this personnel sorb the men in the ranks at the earliest

will

to take the field.

take steps to ab

possible date.

TRANSPORT OFFICER. February 14th, 1916. Transport Officer

is

2D. 34-3-1.

not authorized.

SERGT. PAY CLERK.

Each

of the O.C. s Infantry Units

may

select a suitable

man

from their establishment and make him Acting Sergt. Pay Clerk with pay and allowance of a Pay Sergeant. (H.Q. 593-1-73, dated

May

5th,

1915.)

APPOINTMENT OF N.C.O.

s TO

THE C.E.F.

hereby notified for the information of all concerned that all N.C.O. s appointed to the C.E.F. must, unless they are quali fied for their rank, be appointed provisionally, so that they can be It is

reverted at any time that the in inte ter res ests ts of the service so requires. (H.Q. 875-20-5, dated November 1st, 1915. Camp Orders 9.d/ 9/11/15.)

 

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A. Partridge

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35

REGIMENTAL ADMINISTRATION PHYSICAL STANDARD FOR RECRUITS, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. ALTERATIONS.

With

reference to the general instructions for enlistment in the

C.E.F. the following alterations have been made: (1).

Age

(2).

Height

is

Corps except

as at present 18 to 45. will

be reduced from 5

Artillery,

5

ft.

4

ft.

3

in.

to 5

in. for Artillery.

ft.

2 in, for all

and (3). Chest measurement thirty-three (33) inches as a minimum measurement for men between ages of 18 and 30, and thirty-four (34) inches for

(C.O. No.

men from

4,

the ages of 30 to 45 years of age.

dated 26th July, 1915.)

ENLI EN LIST STME MENT NT RE REGU GULA LATI TION ONS S CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE.

A

1.

General

Order

has

been

passed

regarding

enlistment

Regulations in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, as follows: (a). Consent of wife not necesasry.

men

Enlistment of

(b).

at 18 years valid without consent of

Parents or Guardians.

Discharge by purchase not a right, but a privilege to be

(c).

granted only in very exceptional cases and subject to application therefor to O.C. Unit and A.A.G. 2nd Division being made within three months after enlistment and accompanied by Deposit Re ceipt for Fifty Dollars.

(Camp

after

Order 20 Aug., 1915.)

CIVILIAN CLOTHING CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. It

notified for the information of all concerned that the

is

of $10,

which

of every

man

is

withheld for a period of six months from the pay

enlisted

on or after March

1st,

the cost of Civilian Clothing supplied to

months

of

their

Government 6

months

sum

enlistment,

and

for Military issues

service, or

also

made

on termination

to

to

1915,

men

is

to provide for

discharged within 6

partly compensate

men who

desert.

of engagements,

the

After

amount

the

be repaid, and Civilian Clothing supplied free of charge. In very special cases, for instance, where a man is

may

seriously

injured in carrying out his military duties, and thereby discharged, the $10 may be remitted and Civilian Clothing issued to him on

the authority

No.

4,

of

the

Officer

Commanding

the

Division.

dated August 6th, 1915.)

 

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DRAFTS RECEIVED AND DESPATCHED

(C.O.

DRAFTS RECEIVED 1915 26th.

Aug.

31st.

Aug.

From "

Sept.

14th.

"

"

Sept.

17th.

13th Royal Regiment 35th Regt. Simcoe Foresters

Rank &

55

"

Canadian High 77

landers Sept. Sept.

20th Regt. Halton Rifles 35th Regt. Simcoe Foresters

18th.

22nd.

"

30th.

Overseas

Reinforcing

Draft

5

23

"

50

"

DRAFTS DESPATCHED

Sept.

13

39

..

20th Regt. Halton Rifles 91st Regt.

File.

"

Officers,

geants, 8 Corporals, 2 Buglers, 232

8

Ser

Rank and

File

255

Officers-

H. C. Young, Lieut. C. E. H. Thomas, Lieut.

Lieut.

W.

Lieut.

N. Nicholson,

Lieut. A.

O. Brown,

Bowles,

31st Regt.

19th Regt. 91st Regt.

91st Regt.

36th Regt.

DRAFT FOR THE 37TH OVERSEAS BATTALION. Oct.

21st.

Rank and

File.

71

 

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37

RE-INFORCING DRAFT FOR OVERSEAS On August

1st,

word was received from Headquarters that the

76th was to supply a draft for re-inforcing the Overseas Battalions of 5 Lieutenants, 8 Sergeants, 2 Buglers, 8 Corporals and 232

Rank and

a total of 255

File,

ranks.

all

Though the O.C. would have

greatly preferred to have taken

his Battalion overseas intact, yet the

to

up vacancies caused by

fill

were at once taken to

need

"casualties"

of fresh drafts of

was so

men

great, that steps

and equip the quota asked for. Lieutenants H. C. Young, W. O. Brown, W. H. Fair, A. C. Bowles and C. E. H. Thomas were selected by Colonel Ballantine as select, train

but owing to the resignation of Lieut. W. H. the name of Lieut. N. Nicholson was submitted in his place

Officers of the Draft, Fair,

and accepted, and

Camp

left

two months strenuous training, the Draft England on Thursday, Sept. 30th.

for

after

The previous

night was one long to be remembered. At halfthe four draft past paraded and were addressed by the Camp

Chaplain,

who presented

a Bible to each man.

At supper they

were the honoured guests of the Battalion, objects alike of keen solicitude for their

and

of

envy of their good fortune. The good wishes of the Colonel, Officers and Men of the 76th were conveyed to them with considerable feeling by the physical welfare,

Colonel, who, in the course of his remarks, said, "You are going overseas to be the vanguard and, for a while, the representatives of the

76th Battalion, and you have in your keeping the honour and the good name of this, one of the best Battalions in Canada. This honour and good name is something that cannot be bought save at the cost of personal effort and sacrifice. Into your keep ing

we

entrust

behind talion

will still

fight hard,

it

do

as

all

higher

you go

in our if

to

power to

Front,"

in His love

and we who are

left

standard of the Bat

raise the

When you

possible.

and may God

"The

are called on to fight,

and mercy guide you through

all."

The evening was spent

ambulation of the

Camp

in various

fotms of amusement, a per

being a leading feature, and next morn-

 

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38 ing saw the Draft

a

little

embark

for

Toronto and

sad, a trifle jealous because

They were a

fine

body

"Further,"

we were not going

leaving us

for a while.

and men, and will undoubtedly to the Battalion whence they were

of officers

play their part with credit drafted.

On

arriving at Toronto they were

wished them Quebec.

God

met by the Chaplain who

speed and said good-bye as they entrained for

 

J.

H. Woodhousc

:orp. R.

E.

Guest

Gough

G. H. Bryer

Lce.-Corp. A. C. Clark

N. Maxwell

J.

G. Wilder

G. C. Somerville

Button

H. Little

C.

Tadd

E. Bryer \V.

G. Gallimore

H. Greenwood Carter

 

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MARCH TO HAMILTON THARLY I

October

in

would winter

^

in

was made known that the

it

Collingwood and

Barrie,

Orillia,

Battalion "A"

Co.

to Orillia, and the remainder to Barrie. going to Collingwood, On the 21st Daily Order No. 716 stated, "No further leave to "B"

Officers,

or passes to

N.C.O.

This

including, this date, etc.

commencing on the 25th

A

or

s

is

men can be granted from, and owing to the movement of troops

inst.

"Memorandum for the

movement

of troops of the

Overseas

from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto Autumn, 1915," was issued, in which the 76th was scheduled to leave on Wednes day, Nov. 3rd. Forces

On Tuesday, Nov.

2nd, the Colonel and Officers entertained

the Sergeants of the Battalion,

first

at the

"Kitchener"

Moving

Picture Theatre, where a splendid programme was put on, and afterwards at a "Farewell to in Niagara"

The date

supper

of departure

joining in the march, to

Camp.

was changed, owing to the 58th Battalion Thursday Nov. 4, and everything was in

readiness early that morning for the Battalion to move. There was a fine rain falling as Reveille sounded, but no one seemed to give to

St.

blue,

to

it

a thought, being keyed up to concert pitch for the march Catharines and onwards. Suddenly a bolt fell from the

when a telegram reached

"Stand

fast"

for the

the Colonel ordering the Battalion

as

day, weather conditions on the line of march had halted the 81st Battalion at Grimsby, and the whole

movement was delayed for a day. It was a very great disappoint ment to all, but promptly arrangements were made to entertain the men and herein the Band did a con yeoman service, cert in the afternoon in the

the

Town

Hall.

Y.M.C.A.

men

tent,

and one at night

in

were also provided in various public in to sleep, and so the hours passed until at

Billets

stitutions for the

providing

mid-day on the 5th November, the "Parade" sounded and the Battalion started on its march to winter As it quarters.

swung became suddenly apparent that the training in route marching at Camp was bearing fruit, for as mile by mile along the road

was

reeled off

it

and

"

times

"

were taken,

it

was found that the column

 

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40

was eating up the distance at the steady rate of a mile in 15 minutes. Without showing the least sign of fatigue, the Battalion swung and proceeded to the Armouries which the Camp was pitched. Many of the

into St. Catharines in record time in

the grounds of

those of especially men, ing forward to spending

"A"

and

"B"

Companies,

had been look

Sunday in Hamilton, where indeed pre parations had been specially made for our reception, and in order to obviate disappointment the Colonel proposed to the

the 76th should

make

the two marches

men

that

Grimsby and on to The suggestion was hailed to

on the one day, Saturday. with delight, but unfortunately it was found impossible to carry it out, so we had to content ourselves with the schedule which meant

Hamilton

on to Grimsby on Saturday, and halt there on Sunday. Once more the men moved with a swing and determination which augured well for a quick march, and a second record went by the board as we marched into Camp at Grimsby Park.

On Sunday we had

the usual Church Parade and afterwards were free to spend the rest of the day as we would, there being only one restriction, a somewhat unexpected one, viz., no one was

allowed out of

Camp

grounds. A sumptuous dinner was provided by the ladies of Grimsby and was followed by an equally splendid supper, chicken pies and

cakes in abundance being added to the ordinary day

s

rations.

Monday morning saw everyone

early astir for the last lap of the route, with Hamilton as the objective, and so well did the men

acquit themselves that almost an hour before the citizens of Ham ilton expected them, the head of the column entered the suburbs of the

city,

Mandeb,"

and the

strains of the combination

were heard as the Battalion made

March,

its

"Bab-el-

way along

the

streets.

Word "The

of its arrival

Armouries"

crowds,

the

who cheered will

streets

were

the Battalion on

thronged its

way

ere

with

we reached enthusiastic

having on this

marching laurels and setting a record stand for some time.

trek added another to

marching which

was hurriedly passed on and

its

last

for

 

41

76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

CAMP ORDERS BY COL. W.

A.

Loom, COMMANDANT,

EXHIBITION CAMP TORONTO, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1915.

MARCH NIAGARA TO TORONTO.

Division noted with great the magnificent spirit and "esprit de pride and satisfaction shown during the tactical movement of troops from corps"

The

Officer

Commanding 2nd

Niagara to Toronto.

Where

all

did so well,

it

would be unfair to

select particular

Battalions.

Battalion that completed the march without a single is of which the casualty can rest assured the performance

Any

any country might well be proud. which has so splendidly shown itself, con

oldest seasoned soldiers of

Let this

spirit,

let

Battalions

tinue; and thus established.

jealously guard

their

reputations

 

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TRAINING IN WINTER QUARTERS Battalion was given a

s

halt

at

Hamilton, and on day Nov. 10th, entrained for Winter Quarters at Halts on the Barrie, etc. journey were made at Georgetown where a lavish supply of provisions was brought by the ladies of the town for the men and at Cookstown, which had done so well

Wednesday,

The band played

in recruiting.

selections

at

to the delight of the townsfolk.

both places, much

On

reaching Allandale Junction, the left half Battalion, which was to winter in Barrie, detrained, and the Colonel was greeted officially by the Mayor and Corporation of Barrie (J. H. Craig, the Esq., Mayor) Parliamentary Representative of the Riding of South Simcoe (W. A. Boys, Esq., K.C.), and the Representatives ;

of the various local public bodies. Without loss of time the

preceded by the etc.,

troops formed column of route and

official

representatives,

marched to the Armouries

in

Queen

of the principal streets of the town.

On

Boy s

Scouts, Cadet Corps,

Park, making a circuit

arriving at the Park addresses of welcome were delivered

by the Mayor

and Mr. Boys, M.P., after which the men were entertained by the ladies of the town at dinner in their Mess Rooms. of Barrie,

Reassembling on the East of the Armouries after dinner the Colonel, in a very few but most telling sentences, called on the

men

to

respond to the

trust

and confidence

and to prove themselves worthy

townsfolk.

of the regard

reposed

in

and esteem

them,

of the

Quickly settling down into their new Quarters the work of

was carried steadily on, the weather, up till Xmas, keep ing sufficiently open to enable tactical exercises to be worked out and practical schemes of attack and defence to be studied, and, training

even after a more rigorous season

set in, the desire to attain

requirements

through the thaw, slush, there

of

the

of snow, frost

and intense cold

proficiency and to satisfy the rigorous O.C., so enthused the rank and file, that,

many weeks

of

varying climatic conditions;

frost, ice (skating rink quality), flurries

was nothing but a ready response

to the

snow,

and heavy

commands

of

fall,

Com-

 

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76th 0.5. Battalion C.E.F.

pany

Officers

and

their

N.C.O.

s

when the men were

called out to

Route Marches, or to engage in the various an intensely practical character which the O.C.

follow the Colonel in field

exercises of

devised, whether at Shell

Trap Farm, or Lake Shore Road, away

to Midhurst or hiking along the Penetang Road. Learning by our mistakes, the half Battalion in Barrie

and the

and it Companies in Orillia and Collingwood steadily progressed, was with a confidence in their ability to stand any test, that the visit of the G.O.C. 2nd Division Brig.-Gen. W. A. Logic, on Feb.

the e Ba Batt ttal alio ion n 4th, 1916, to inspect th that

hope

word

it

would

of approval,

seal

"Fit

the

76th

and ready

the

was looked forward to with the for

with

the

much wished

for

Overseas."

and the

Parade

outlying Companies Headquarters That earned this encomium, can hardly be doubted, although owing to the state of the parade ground at Barrie little drill could be per

formed, yet at Collingwood and Orillia intense satisfaction was himself given to the G.O.C. by the Companies and he expressed as satisfied with the past work and present condition of the Bat talion.

The War Office in England having asked the Government of Canada for an immediate despatch of 14 Battalions to the Old

Land, the 76th are polishing up and awaiting the expected "Venial

quam

celerrime."

call.

 

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RECREATIONS, SPORTS, ETC. "

What

HHIS

is

are

we

to

do with the

men during

perhaps, and especially

their free

hours?"

Camps, one of the most difficult questions to answer Yet we venture satisfactorily. to think that the question was most satisfactorily answered in the case of the 76th Battalion. Ever keeping uppermost in his mind in

the trinity of his men s make-up, the O.C. gave his attention to the threefold training whereby each of his men should be, as in dividuals, superior to the

Hun,

etc.,

etc.,

enemy. for the

Athletics

were therefore provided men, Aug. 10th were placed under the care of Capt. Biggs.

athletic

contests

The Y.M.C.A. did yeoman

the Sportsmen

s

Quoits, Baseball, Football, etc., in our tribute to them and wish Battalion, 180th, in tinctive

its

Combat,"

or

in

gladly

close

"Dismiss"

was sounded, hurrying

could be seen dashing to the

proximity

to

the

Y.M.C.A.

"Theatre

home,

and

middle distances races, or longer tests of indulged in, the 76th winning its share of

"dashes,"

endurance were laurels.

We

outfits for

unit for service in the C.E-F.

figures, in athletic attire,

"sprints"

ample supply.

from

pay every success to the Sportsmen s splendid endeavour to raise another dis

Every afternoon as soon as de

and on

service in this respect, while

League the Battalion received athletic

and

all

Inter-battalion leagues were instituted in Baseball

and Foot

and though we may have covered ourselves more with gore than glory in the former, yet in the latter we brought honour to ball,

the Battalion, so that in Daily Orders No. 367, of Sept. we read with pride the following announcement:

the

the

pleasure and interest that the Regimental team has

and extend

Championship,

heartiest

won

congratulations to

team."

All thus

was

well for the outdoor

second part of that must be cared for. per and

1915,

C.O. and Officers of the 76th Battalion hear with

"The

much

8,

"first

life

of the Battalion, but the

which the O.C. was so well guarding, And so to while away the hours between sup trinity,

concerts were arranged and proved a won-

post,"

 

45

76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

drous incentive to better

if

not greater

effort,

on the part

of

performers, quartettes, and Band. be May wein here the the en the to of B a n d ? W i t h men who, speak permitted thusiasm of the moment, had valiantly stepped forward to be individual

when on the 30th July the Colonel began Battalion, Bandmaster Hughes had worked

enrolled as Musicians,

the organization of his from a little before Reveille until (with words

"horribile dictu")

Yet day by day we all felt that a brighter long after "Retreat." tone, a more lilting tune, a snappier cadence was given us by "Our

Band,"

and

after several

"overtures,"

"selec

"marches,"

had been given at the Concerts, at last the chrysalis of im maturity was broken and in fuller life and more splendid vigour,

tions,"

with harmony regnant and interpretation the e Batt Battal alio ion n burst Our Band played and th realized

to a

layman

itself in

perfect,

cheering, as it

what a Band means to a Battalion.

But success always

Day drew

near, with all its

in the glory of a

and as Thanksgiving splendid opportunities for sinking rank

invites competition,

common

rejoicing, the officers felt that insufficient

recognition had been paid to their talents

when Bandmaster Hughes

was forming his band. To remove any possible probable doubt whatever as to the loss he had sustained, the Junior Major rallied his forces,

called for

and

insisted

on strenuous

practice,

and at

when

the great Dominion Thanksgiving Day came and the Battalion were to "sit at meat" together, lead a parade around

length

the camp, both before and after meat, which so aroused the musi cal talent deeply hidden in the twists of cornets, and valves of tenors, that the

Regimental Band perforce followed The Band and

tried, in vain, to

play

its

wandering harmonies, while the

Drum

Major wielded

Boxing Glove Staff

his

in

wondrous time and

measure.

On August ically to

or in

every

Canada

A Red

s

16th, there "Duke s

was held a func funct tion ion which appeals especson,

Cook

parlance Bloomin

s

officer or

Cross F6te was to held and

attractions

monetarily

son, son of a Belted

among

Earl,"

Tommy. the minor, very minor,

because they were only spectacular not speculative were exhibitions of drill, tug of war by Battalion

teams, etc.

We

entered a team

we passed through

the preliminary stages,

the final with the 35th

long

(

 

)

and though we met our match in

heavy weights, but untrained

who, thanks to that

trained to a hair

period of training, beat our boys.

 

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Historical Record of the

When its

it

became known that the

venue

Camp

would shortly change

arrangements were made to hold a Battalion Athletic Once more the Sportsmen s League came to our help and donated medals for the contests. meeting.

In order that every man might play his part, to hold Company contests on October and 23rd,

contests on October 30th.

it

was arranged

Final Battalion

Great interest was taken in the Sports, the following events

being arranged:

100 yards Dash.

220 yards Race. 440 yards Race.

One

Mile.

High Jump.

Long Jump. Hop, Step and Jump. Putting the Shot. One Mile Walking Race in Full Marching Order.

The

results of the

100 yards Dash

Company

"A"

Contests were as follows:

Co. Sergt. A. Cherriere,

Ptes. S.

E.

An-

gove and N. C. Maxwell. "B"

"C"

"D"

Co. Lee. Corp. A. Bain, Pte. G. D. Geer. Co. Pte. W. McCann, Pte. F. H. Brunton. Co. Pte. A.

R. Arnold, Pte. T. A.

rence, Lt. J. E.

Brown.

Law

Hd. 220 yards Race

"A"

Qrs.,

and Base.

Co. Ptes. E. G. Bell,

S.

E.

C. Maxwell. "B"

"C"

"D"

Co. Lee. Corp. Bain. Co. Pte. W. McCann, Lee. Corp. F. Best. Co. Ptes. T. A. Lawrence, W. N. Lt. J. E.

Hd. 440 yards

Race

"A"

Qrs.,

and Base.

Co. Pte.

Hopper,

Brown.

R. R. Thompson.

N. C. Maxwell, Pte.

gove, Pte.

 

Angove, N.

W.

S.

A. Cranston.

E.

An

G. Magee timers

n

Moores

J.

C.

C.

C. L.

W. Garnham

Stephenson

Roberts C.

Fletcher

G. Fuller

Duplock

F.

Goodall

A.

F.

Pottle

H.

McFadyen

G. Grant

T.

Charlton

J.

Makinson

Baker

Bugler R. Spaxman

 

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"B"

"D"

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One Mile Race

"A"

47

Co. Lee. Corp. Bain. Co. Ptes. J. W. Hamilton, and Qrs.

and Base.

Pte. A.

W.

J.

Baker.

Potts.

Co. Ptes. R. E- Butterworth, E. G. Bell,

Angove, and W. A. Cranston. T. Brown, G. D. Geer, Lee.

S. E. "B"

Co. Ptes.

Corp. A. Bain. "C"

Co. Corp. C. H. Howarth, Pte.

W. Mc-

Cann, Pte. F. Whyte.

"D"

Hd.

Co. Corp. G. K. Riddle, Corp. R. Lundy, Pte. H. T. West. Qrs.

and Base.

Pte. A.

W.

Potts.

High Jump

"A"

"B"

Co. Sergt. A. Cherriere. Co. Ptes. J. B. Webb, and T.

M.

Kil-

patrick. "C"

Co. Pte. F. H. Brunton, Corp. F.

Kil-

J.

gour. "D"

Co. Ptes.

W.

E. Burrows, A.

Brown.

Lt. J. E.

Hd.

Long Jump

"A"

"B"

"C"

and Base.

Qrs.

R. Arnold,

Pte. F. E. Hazell.

Co. Ptes. E. G. Bell, and W. D. Stephens. Co. Pte. T. M. Kilpatrick. Co. Corp. D.

J.

Kilgour,

and

Pte.

McGirr. "D"

Co.

R.

A.

Ptes.

Arnold,

E. J.

and W.

E-

Burrows.

Hd.

Hop, Step and

Jump

"A"

"B"

"C"

Qrs.

and Base.

Pte. F. E. Hazell.

Co. Pte. E. G. Bell. Co.

Pte. T.

M.

Co. Corp. F.

Kilpatrick. J. Kilgour, and Pte.

McGirr. "D"Co.

Ptes.

A.

R.

Arnold,

and

J.

E. J.

A.

C.

Baker.

Hd. Putting the Shot

Qrs.

and Base.

(16 Ibs.)

 

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SEVENTY-SIXTH

O.S.

BATTALION

ATHLETIC SPORTS OCTOBER

LT.-COL.

J.

30th,

1915.

BALLANTINE, D.S.O., Commanding

Battalion Sports Committee:

CAPT. E. R.

J.

C.E.F.

BIGGS, President.

Officer.

MAJOR

HUGGINS,

S. J.

CAPT. A. H. A. ARBUTHNOT.

RESULTS OF THE BATTALION FINAL CONTEST 100 yards Dash

1st.

Sergt. A. Cherriere,

2d.

Pte. A. R. Arnold,

3rd. Lieut. J. E.

220 yards Dash

1st.

2d.

Lieut. J. E.

"D"

Co.

"D"

Co.

Brown, Pte. T. A. Lawrence

1st.

Pte. S. E.

2d.

Pte.

1st.

Pte. T.

Brown,

"C" "

"B"

1st.

M.

Pte. T.

Co.

B

Co.

"

Co.

2d. Corp. C. H. Howarth, 3rd. Pte. W. A. Cranston,

Long Jump

Co.

"A"

3rd. Lee. Corp. A. Bain,

One Mile Race

Co.

"D"

Hd. Qrs.

Angove,

W. McCann,

Co.

"D"

Brown,

3rd. Pte. F. E. Hazell,

440 yards Race

Co.

"A"

"C"

"A"

Kilpatrick, 16

Co. Co.

ft.

ins.,

8>

"B"

Co. 2d.

W.

Pte.

E. Burrows, 15

ft.

ins.,

10>

"D"

Co. 3rd. Pte.

W. D.

Stephens,

"A"

Co.

 

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76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

High Jump

1st.

Pte. T.

M.

Kilpatrick, 4

Lieut. J. E.

Brown,

"D"

3rd. Sergt. A. Cherriere,

Hop, Step and 1st.

Pte.

T.

3^ 2d.

Putting the Shot

1st.

M.

ins.,

"B"

Co. Co.

"B"

Co.,

38

ft.

ins.

Pte. E. G. Bell,

Pte. T.

"A"

Kilpatrick,

M.

"A"

Kilpatrick,

2d. Capt. L. B. Henry, 3rd. Pte. C. Watson,

Co. "B"

"D"

"B"

One Mile Walking

10

Co. 2d.

Jump

ft.

Co.

Co., 29

Co.

ft.

3 ins.

Race

Heavy Marching Order 1st.

R. E- Butterworth,

Pte.

"B"

Co.,

Time:

10 mins. 10 sec. 2d.

W. Mackie,

Pte.

Co.

"D"

Hd. Qrs.

3rd. Pte. J. A. Cottier, 4th. Q.

M.

Sergt. T. Rutherford,

Pte. T.

M.

Kilpatrick.

"B"

Co.

Best Athlete in the th e Batt Battal alio ion n

AT BARRIE The welcome given

when

to the Half -Battalion

the

Barrie augured well for

social

But the

stay in Winter Quarters. was made by the Colonel,

marched into

men during their movement in that direction

life

first

it

of

the

who immediately

set

about organizing

the recreations of the men.

While the open weather continued baseball was indulged in

on the Park, to give way at last to the winter sport of Hockey. The 76th Battalion was entered in the O.H.A. both in the Inter elec ecte ted d as follows mediates and Juniors, a strong organization being el

D.O.

No. 875,

:

d/. Dec. 7, 1915.

PRESIDENT HON. PRES.

Lt.Col. J. Ballantine, D.S.O.

W.

A. Boys, Esq., K.C., M.P.

Major R. R. Barber. HON. VicE-PRES. Simon Dyment,

VicE-PRES.

122nd. Bn.

(

Esq., Capt. Jory,

C.E.F.

 

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Major G. R. Rodgers.

SECRETARY

TREASURER COMMITTEE C. T.

Lt. A. P. Menzies. Lts.

D.

T.

Miller, A.

McMillan,

F.

W.

Burnham,

H. Tudhope.

were quickly gathered The once began training under Lieut. McMillan. together and at and the Juniors in intermediates were played in Group 9

The hockey

players of

the

Battalion

"A"

Group 10 and the

following schedule of games was arranged.

INTERMEDIATE TEAM 76th

Group 9

Clubs:

"A"

Alliston,

Collingwood, Midland,

Battalion.

76th beat Midland at Midland, 10-9.

1916

3rd,

January,

76th beat Midland at Barrie,

"

7th,

76th lost to Collingwood at Barrie,

"

10th,

76th beat Alliston at Barrie, 22-4.

"

21st,

76th lost to Collingwood at Collingwood,

"

24th,

1-4.

76th beat Alliston at Alliston, 10-5.

"

14th,

5-4.

2-6.

Matches played,

6;

won

4, lost 2;

32. goals for 50, against

Tied for Group with Collingwood and Midland. for Group 9 Bracebridge and Orillia tied

To A.

B. C.

D.

"B".

decide the district the following schedule was arragned:

Bracebridge won. won. Collingwood v. Midland; Midland 76th Bn. beat Bracebridge. 76th Bn. v. Winner of Midland beat 76th Bn. v. Winner of

Bracebridge

v. Orillia;

"A";

Winner

Feb. 4th,

of

"C";

"B"

76th O.S. Bn., lost to Bracebridge at Bracebridge,

4-5. 6-3. 76th O.S. Bn., won from Bracebridge at Barrie, 8. 76th Bn. won the round by 10 Goals to 4-3. 76th O.S. Bn. beat Midland at Barrie, D. Feb. 15th

Feb. 9th

D. Feb. 17th 76th Bn.

 

"*"

i:

76th O.S.

lost the

Bn

lost to

Midland at Midland, 2-8

round by 11 Goals to

6.

D. J.

;orp.

Moore

McRoberts T.

Drawbell F.

Parsons

\V.

F.

E.

Turner

A.

Dutch

Ewen

F. J.

P.

D. Jones

Moorhouse

Wilkinson

Fahey

P.

E.

\V.

C.

Mclntosh T. Gardner

Reynolds

Swain

T.

Brown

H. Campbell

 

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51

JUNIOR Group

10.

January

Clubs

4th,

13th,

20th,

Midland,

1916 "

"

1st,

76th Battalion winners of Group February, 8th

1916

76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

76th Bn. beat Midland at Barrie, 12-5. 76th Bn. beat Midland at Midland, 9-3. 76th Bn. beat 76th Bn. beat

"

February,

Orillia,

76th Bn.

Orillia at Orillia, 10-9. Orillia at Barrie,

11-14.

10.

won from Collingwood

at Barrie,

7-6.

llth,

76th Bn. lost to Collingwood at Colling

"

wood,

7-9.

76th O.S. Bn. lost on round, 14-15.

Up

to Christmas,

Concerts were

given in the

Town

the

Hall by

Battalion, a special effort being made on Thursday, December 16th, when a splendid programme was prepared, Miss M. Boasi of

Toronto coming up to

The attendance

assist us.

at the Battalion Concerts

was

excellent,

but

most disappointly meagre at the special concert. A Patriotic Euchre was arranged by Mrs. Ballantine assisted by the Officers wives on December 14th, and was fairly well patronized.

Meanwhile the various Churches, Fraternal Societies, etc., had vied with one another in entertaining the men at Oyster sup pers, etc., while the Townspeople gave a Complimentary Dance to the Colonel and Officers of the Battalion. Under the auspices of the Military Committee of the Y.M.C.A. a branch for the men was opened under Messrs C. N. Palmer and J. Clarke, which proved of great usefulness to the men. The most important event in the the Battalion was the inauguration of Newspaper under the title of "The Barrack Bugle.

social life of

"

chair after

was

a

Battalion

The

editorial

by Capt. G. M. Smythe, while Lieut. Quinn looked the advertising and business department. That the venture filled

has been a success in every way is The acknowledged on all sides. weekly issue is eagerly looked forward to, and its pages have proved a

medium

for the record of events

which would be omitted in a

formal history, yet which are often of equal importance to the wel fare of the Battalion as those which are found in Battalion orders.

 

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52

MESSAGE FROM HIS MAJESTY THE KING EXTRACT FROM CAMP ORDERS

CONCENTRATION CAMP, EXHIBITION PARK, TORONTO. December 25, 1915.

CAMP AFTER ORDER W.

BRIGADIER-GENERAL

By

Administrative

A.

LOGIE,

Commanding.

Staff.

The following message has been issued by His Majesty, the King who has given instructions that it be published in orders on Dec ember 25th: No.

1

MESSAGE FROM His MAJESTY, THE KING:

"Another

Christmas finds

engaged in war, and

all

the resources of the Empire

to convey on

I desire

my own

still

and on behalf

and our good wishes Queen, a heartfelt Christmas greeting for the New Year to all who on sea and land, are upholding the

of the

honor of the British name.

Navy on whom the security of the Empire depends, I repose in common with all my subjects On the Officers and men of my armies, a trust that is absolute. "In

the Officers and

whether now in France,

men

of the

in the East, or in the fields, I rely

with an

their devotion their valour, and their equal faith, confident that self

sacrifice will,

honourable peace.

s

guidance, lead to victory, and an

many of their comrades now, alas, in hospital and brave men also I desire, with the Queen, to express our

"There

to those

under God

are

for their recovery. deep gratitude and our earnest prayers is draw Officers and men of the Navy and Army, another year "

ing to a close as rejoice to

nearer in "May

know

bloodshed and suffering, but I that the goal to which you are striving draws it

began

in toil,

sight."

God

bless

you and

all

your

undertakings."

(Signed)

 

GEORGE

R.I.

76th O.S.

Battalion C.E.F.

53

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL EXTRACT FROM CAMP ORDERS

CONCENTRATION CAMP, EXHIBITION CAMP, TORONTO. December 22nd, 1915.

By BRIGADIER GENERAL W.

A.

LOGIE,

trative Staff.

No. 6

Commanding Adminis

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS, 1915 H.R.H. THE GOVERNOR GENERAL:

The

a communication conveying to the Canadian troops in Canada and Overseas, the Christmas Greetings of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Governor General of

Canada

following

is

Connaught,

:

convey to all Canadian troops in the Dominion of and Overseas, my very best wishes for Christmas. In

"Please

"Canada

wish to congratulate them on the splendid manner which they have come forward for the defence of the Domin-

"doing "in

"ion

so,

I

and Empire, and

"they

will

"preceded

I

feel sure

that

when

worthily manitain the traditions of those

them

who have

Overseas."

(Signed)

 

called to the front,

ARTHUR.

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54

APPENDIX

THE It

I.

SEVENTY-SIXTH

"

old appears that the

Majesty

"His

was at Niagara in 1815, which knits us

s

"

76th Foot

in a very

Regiment"

marked manner-

to that old Line Battalion. It is

now

The

crest

the 2nd Battalion of the

Duke

of

Wellington (West

Battalion being 33rd Foot. Riding Regiment), the 1st is

that of the late "

in anescroll above,

Virtutis fortuna

of Wellington, comes,"

with the motto

(Success the

"

The honors on the

colours are: " "

"Dettingen," 1803,"

"Delhi,

"Waterloo,"

its

compan

and the badge an Elephant, superscribed

ion of Valour) dostan.

Duke

"Mysore,"

"Leswarree,"

"Alma,"

Ally

Seringapatam, "Deig,"

"Inkerman,"

Ghur,"

"Nive,"

"Sevastopol,"

The 76th Foot, nicknamed "The Immortals," ten men having been wounded or died in the

"Abysmma.

in 1806,

most

of

or twelve years

previously. "The

pigs"

"The

Old

tenant

 

s

pay.

from

its

badge (an elephant).

Seven-and-sixpennies,"

from

its

number and a

lieu

o S.

Shisler

\V.

Bakum

.-.-Corp. \V. E.

H.

Wilson

J.

S.

S.

Lockie

Phillips

Conneybeer C.

A.

Egeter

R.

Femvick

Lawson

\V.

C.

Cook

C.

A.

J.

M. Jackson

J.

Sanquist

Hudson

D. Julian T. F.

A. A.

F.

J.

C.

Jones

Buckhurst

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APPENDIX

II.

THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER The Distinguished

Service Order, an order of military merit,

without the titular appellation

"Knight,"

was founded on the 6th

September, 1886, by Queen Victoria, its object being to recognize the special services of officers in the army and navy. It is awarded only to officers (and naval military officials of officer rank, not in cluding Indian native officers) for services in war.

reward

under

of actual conspicuous gallantry

as denned in the Royal "individual

instances

Warrant of

Often

but

fire,

its

it is

purpose,

instituting the order, is to

meritorious

or

the

reward

distinguished service in

and the same document declared that only those shall be eligible who have been mentioned despatches for meritorious war;"

"in

or distinguished service in the field, or before the

The numbers the letters D.S.O.

of the order are unlimited, It consists of

enemy.

and

its

"

designation

one class only, who take prece

dence immediately after the 4th Class of the Royal Victorian Order.

The badge

a white and gold cross with a red centre bearing the imperial crown surrounded by a laurel wreath.

The ribbon

is

is

red edged with blue.

 

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APPENDIX

III.

ORGANIZATION CALLING G. O. 103a, 1915

OUT OF TROOPS ON ACTIVE SERVICE 15th August,1915.

In virtue of Orders-in-Council by His Royal Highness, the Gov the sixth ernor General in Council, numbered P.C. 2067 dated the seventh

of

November,

1914, 2831 dated day the 6th day of August, 1914, the organiza dated 2068 1914, and of the Active tion of the undermentioned Units as temporary corps on Militia of Canada is authorized, and they are severally placed

day

of August,

Active Service as from the dates specified:

10TH JULY, 1915.

INFANTRY 69th Overseas Battalion.

70th Overseas Battalion. 71st Overseas

Battalion.

72nd Overseas Battalion. 73rd Overseas Battalion.

74th Overseas Battalion. 75th Overseas Battalion. 76th Overseas Battalion. 77th Overseas Battalion. Etc., etc., etc.

85th Overseas Battalion.

SUPPLY AND TRANSPORT Mechanical Transport Training Depot.

 

76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

WAR

57

SERVICE

OFFICERS Ballantine Batt. R.C.A.) South African War 1899-1900: Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 Nov., 1900, in cluding actions at Riet Vlei (16 July), Belfast (26-27 Aug., 1900), Lynden-

Lt.-Col.

J.

("D"

berg (5-8 Sept.); operations in Orange River Colony (May to 28 Nov. 1900); operations in Cape Colony, south of the Orange River, 1899-1900. Queen s Medal with 3 clasps. Major J. R. Biscoe, (S.A. Constabulary Field Force), South African 1901-2:

War,

Operations in Transvaal, Cape Colony, Orange River Colony. Medal with 5 Clasps.

Queen

s

Capt. W. Rogers (10th Battn. Royal Grenadiers) North-West Rebellion, 1885Actions at Fish Creek (14 Sept.), and Batoche (9-12 May). Medal and Clasp.

THE PRESENT WAR The following

Officers

have seen previous service

Lt.-Col. J. Ballantine, D.S.O.

Major G. R. Rodgers, Major G. W. M. Ballard,

Major Capt.

Capt. J. M. McKinlay, Capt. N. M. Young,

A" C"

Lieut.

A"

Lieut.

C"

Lieut.

C"

PREVIOUS

Co. Co. Co. Co. Co.

in the present war:

War.

W.

MEN

Battn. Q.M. Sergt. Derbyshire Yeomanry, South African

Queen

141008. Turton, G.

CEF

WAR SERVICE

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND 141340. Marsh,

CEF

4th O.S. Battalion 4th O.S. Battalion C.E F 4th O.S. Battalion C.E.F 4th O.S. Battalion 4th O.S. Battalion C.E.F.

S.,

s

Medal.

Pioneer Sergt., 1st Derbyshire Regt. Sherwood Foresters,

African War. South Queen s Medal with 3 Clasps; King with one Clasp. 142076. Callaghan, H. A., Sergt. Cook. South African War. Queen with 4 Clasps.

s

Medal

s

Medal

142252. Burton, A. E., Band Corpl. Rifle Brigade. Soudan Medal with one Khedive s Soudan Clasp, Medal. South Afri Occupation of Crete.

can War.

Medal with one Clasp; King s Medal. 141072. Phillip, D., Pte. Nile Expedition, Queen s Soudan Medal, Khedive s Soudan Medal with one Clasp. South African War, Queen s Medal with two Clasps, King s Medal. 142241. Cosway, A., Sergt., 1st Bn. Scots Guards. Egyptian War, Medal Queen

s

with one Clasp, Khedive s Bronze Star. 141724. Marshall, A. J., Pte., Dublin Fusiliers. South African War, Queen s Medal with three Clasps. 142532. Mayes, A., Pte., Essex Regt. South African War, Queen s Medal with three Clasps. 141718. Lawson, R., Lce.-Corp., Scots Guards. South African

Medal with three

War, Queen

s

with Uo47. Connor, G. J., Pte., Clasps, King Medal two Clasps. West Riding Regt. Matabeleland, Medal with one Clasp (Mashonaland). South African War, Queen s Medal with seven Clasps, King s Medal with one Clasp.

142046. Andrews,

Queen

Oxon

arid Bucks Light Infantry. South African War, Medal with two Clasps, King s Medal with two Clasps.

J., Pte.,

s

s

 

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Miles

A

R.,

Pte.,

Royal Engineers.

,.

141823

Queen

South African War,

South African War, Queen Clasps.

s

s

Meda,

with four Clasps, King s Medal with two South African War, Queen s 141887 Cockerton, A., Corp., 1st Essex Regt. two Clasps. Medal with four Clasps, King s Medal with China (Boxer Rebellion), Medal will 141092. Jago, C., Pte., H.M.S. Algerine.

South African Infantry Croffs.Gel?; Sergt., 1st Bn. Durham Light Medal. War Queen s Medal with four Clasps, King s Bombardment of Corp., Royal Marine Light Infantry. 142125 Tomkins A Zanzibar/1896; Bombardment of Manol, ? ".ftMfcj 1900 (Relief China, 1899-1900 Queen s Medal with one Clasp; Pekin and Tientsin), Medal with one Clasp. 1Q nsn,, PP n s Queens Soudan, 1908, 141537 Shaw, H., Corp., 1st Cameron Highlanders. s Medal1; South AfnSoudan Medal with two Clasps, and Khedive four ur Cl Clas asps ps, , King s Meda Sn War, 1899-1902, Queen s Medal with fo South African 141027 Meek W. W., Pte., Somersetshire Light Infantry^ Kmtfs Medal 1899-1901, Queen s Medal with five Clasps,

141118

War,

142524 141613

African War, Queens South Royal Engineers. Medal with one Clasp, King s Medal with two Clasps. Russc Russian Army, 1901-6 Bakum, Wasyl, Pte., 13th Cossack Regt. Medals. Medal, also two Good Conduct War

Dockray,

J.,

Pte.,

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1902-3,

 

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MARRIAGES On

Sturgeon Falls, Ont., by the Rev. C. Peircy, Pte. Joseph Henry Kidd, 76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F., eldest son of Joseph Kidd, of Sturgeon Falls, to Muriel, yo youn unge gest st da daug ught hter er of the late William Berry, of London, England.

Kidd-Berry.

Sept.

16,

1915,

at

On Nov. 20th, 1915, at Hamilton, Ont., by the Rev. Beverley Ballard-Young. Ketchen, Major George Wi Will llia iam m Me Merc rcie ier r Ballard, M.A., L.L.B., 76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F., only son of William H. Ballard, Esq., M.A., of Hamilton, Emily Ferrie Young, only daughter York City, U.S.A.

to Annie

New

of

Hamilton Young, Esq.,

of

Duff-Drennan On Dec. 22nd, 1915, at Alliston, Ont., by the Rev. G. N. Grey, Lance-Corporal George Clarke Duff, 76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F., youngest son of the Hon, J. S. Duff, M.P.P., Minister of Agriculture, Prov ince of Ontario, to Elizabeth Kidd Drennan, yo youn unge gest st da daug ught hter er of John Drennan, Esq., of Alliston, Ont. Redshaw-Burnett.

On

Dec. 24th, 1915, at Trinity

Church, Toronto, by the

Rev. Canon H. C. Dixon, Pte. Charles Henry Redshaw, 76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F., youngest son of Joseph Redshaw, Sunderland, Durham, England, to Annie Louise Burnett, daughter of the late Wadsworth Miller, of Morrisburg, Ont.

Downie-Brown.

On

Dec. 31st, 1915, at S. Mary s Church, Toronto, by the Rev. A. L. Hart, L. Th., Rector, Pte. George Chrichton Downie, 76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F., eldest son of Charles Downie, of Edinborough, Scotland,

to

Mary

Skinner, youngest daughter of William Brown, of Vancouver, B.C.

Plant-Willison On Dec. 31st, 1915, at All Saint s Church, Collingwood, Ont., Rev. R. the MacNamara (Hon. Capt. and Chaplain 9th Canadian Artil by Co. lery Brigade), Sergt.-Major Arthur John Plant, 76th O.S. Battalion son of C.E.F., James Plant, Cadeby, Leicestershire, England, to

May,

eldest daughter of Charles Willison, of Collingwood, Ont.

Dorothy

Nuttall-Row. On Jan. 8th, 1916, at St. James Church, Paris, Ont., by the Rev. R. J. S. Adamson, Bandsman William Nuttall, 76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F. youngest son of William Nuttall, of Manchester, England, and Paris, Ont., to Bertha, elder daughter of Walter Row, of Nottingham, England, ,

and

Paris, Ont.

On Jan. 10th, 1916, at St. Catharines, Ont., by the Rev. Canon Batt-Ryder. R. Ker, Lce.-Corporal Nicholas Albert Batt, 76th O.S. Battalion, C.E.F eldest son of Albert John Batt, of Buffalo, to N.Y., Susan, daughter of Albert Ryder, of St. Catharines, Ont. On

Madigan-Garner.

Jan. 18th, 1916, at Barrie, Pte. Francis Edward Madigan 76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F., son of the late Patrick Henry Madigan, of Oak Oakvill ville, e, Ont. Ont., , to Annie Louise, youngest daughter of Peter Garner, of London, England.

On Jan. 29th, 1916, at Toronto, by the Rev. R. J. Wilson Vincent John Sullivan, M.G.S. 76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F., son of the late John Sullivan, of Brentwood, Eng., to Rosie, daughter of Thomas of U.S.A. Reynolds, Toledo, Ohio,

Sullivan-Reynolds. Pte.

 

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76th On Jan. 31st, 1916, at Barrie, Bandsman James Coates, Coates-Teeter. of Hamilton, Ont., to Battalion C.E.F., eldest son of Harry Coates, of Georgetown, Ont., Irene Marie, only daughter of Henry Teeter,

OS

Feb. 2nd, 1916, at Barrie, Pte. William Albert Kennedy, the late Beaty Jackson, of Battalion C.E.F., to Ella, daughter of

Kennedy-Jordan 76th

OS

On

Omagh, Tyrone,

Ireland.

On Feb. 5th, 1916, at Owen Sound, by the Rev. Canon J. Skevington-Reid Battalion C.E.F., youngest son of ArdUl Pte Harry Skevington, 76th O.S. to Reta, younger Thomas S. Skevington, of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Eng., of Toronto. daughter of John Reid,

by the at Christ Church, Niagara Falls Ont Inglis-Price.-On Feb. 24, 1916, Reeve Inglis, 76th C Rev G J Bousfield, Rector, Lieutenant George of Niagara eldest son of Charles Gordon Inglis, Esq., C.E.F., Battalion of John R. Price, Esq., of Niagara Fallst to Adelaide, youngest daughter Falls

On Feb. 28th, 1916, at St. Mary s Roman Catholic Church, Sullivan-Mayer. Edward C Sullivan 76th Barrie by the Rev. Dean A. O Malley, Corporal Ont., to of Kemptville Battalion C.E.F., son of Joseph Sullivan, of La Fontaine, Ont. Phiiameene, eldest daughter of Noah Mayer,

OS

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Scott-Mascoe

On

the Feb. 29th, 1916, at St. Andrew s Church, Barrie, by Battalion C. Pte. Neil John Scott, 76th O.S.

D. McLeod,

Rev

Toronto, second son of John Scott, Danforth Ave., of Gravenhurst, Ont. daughter of Fred. Mascoe,

to

Hazel Beatrice,

by 16th, 1916, at St. John s Church Norway, Capt^ of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev J Biggs, B.A., B.D., father Rector of the Parish, Pte G. Roland Major the Rev. W. LPaynes-Reid, Mr. to Minnie Eileen, daughter of

Biggs-Dennis.-On March

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&

A. Biggs, 76th O.S. Battalion C.E.F. of Toronto.

H. Dennis, Morin-Lawrence.-On Mar. Mrs.

J.

Day at Monn, 76th

17, St. Patrick s

Menzies, Pte. Louis Albert of Mr. Winnifred Ada, youngest daughter

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DEATHS No. 141043, Toronto (General Hospital), September 19th, 1915, Private Thomas Archer, Hd. Qrs. Pioneers. 1916. No. 141151, At Barrie (Royal Victoria Hospital), February 8th, Beckett Co., aged 22 years. Private William Henry Beckett,

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