- Apr 5, 2005
From: Bob Robins [mailto:robins2@...]
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 11:13 PM
To: Ernie Ross
Subject: Re: WW1only me againMore info as follows:William Butler: 8th Battalion (90th Rifles) formed Aug. 1914, were attached to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cdn. Division.1st Cdn Pioneers formed mar 1916 to Feb 1917, then became the 9th Railway Battalion.Albert Butler: 208 Battalion (Canadian Irish) formed in Toronto 9 Feb 1916, Joined the 5th Divsion in Feb> 1917, went to the 13th Canadian Brigade (which is the Royal Highlanders), who were attached to the 3rd Brigade,1st Divsion.(may be typo on message "208rd"??? probably the 203rd Battalion (Winnipeg Rifles) which went to the Cdn. Reserve Battalion.Charles Butler: 100th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers) Absorbed by the Canadian Reserve Battalions. 27thy Battalion (City of Winnipeg) formed at Winnipeg on 21 Oct. 1914, attached to the 6th Brigade, 2nd Cdn. DivisionWill send seperate message showing Battles & Engagements of 1st & 2nd Divisions.Just to clarify structure Divsions (1,2,3,4 & 5) were made up of Brigades. 1st Div. had 1,2,3&4 Brigades & 1st Pioneers2nd Div. had 4,5,&6 Brigades & 2nd Pioneers & 2nd Engineers.Brigades were made up of Infantry, Pioneer, artillery Battalions plus other attached units. (clear as mud yet)more to follow----- Original Message -----From: Ernie RossTo: robins2@...Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 3:46 PMSubject: FW: WW1Hi Bob:Can you suggest any information on this query ? Sorry no consultant fees.Ernie-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of RoseMarie Mclean
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 11:00 AM
Subject: Fwd: WW1
“The nose of the Bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.“ – Winston Churchill
I have been doing some browsing and can't seem to find any data on the movement of Battalions, etc. in WW1. Does anyone know of a site or a book or two which will allow me to track the travels of my Grandfather (William James BUTLER (39 - 2 mos) and two Uncles who served in France. He was a Sapper and the young men were 19 - 11 mos and 17- 8 mos.
Their regiments were from Winnipeg:
They all served in France.
Willam James Butler - 8th Battalion
1st P. B&T Unit
Albert Butler -- 208rd Overseas Battalion C.E.F.
18th Reserve Battalion
Wounded 2 aug 1918 - lost L leg
Charles Butler - 100th Battalion
Charles also received a Good Conduct Badge
Can War Service Badges be looked up?
Thanks for this. I have all the Attestation papers and Discharge papers. rm
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