World War 1 Remembered - 233rd (Canadien Français) Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1917 Q4


1917 – October to December


Western Canada’s 233rd Battalion was an attempt to raise a CEF battalion made up of francophone soldiers recruited from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and led by French-speaking officers. It was headquartered in Edmonton and was to be the last CEF infantry battalion raised, at least in part, from that city.

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World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1917 Q4


1917 – October to December


The Second Battle of Passchendaele (October 26 to November 10) was, in percentage terms, the costliest battle the 49th Battalion ever fought. The battalion lost three quarters of its strength in a few hours on the morning of 30 October.

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