2nd Canadian Division

Orders to form the 2nd Division were recieved in October 1914. The Division did not start to assemble until May 1915 which was just before it embarked of Great Britian. The Division crossed to France in September 1915. Served in France and Flanders until the Armistice.

Battles and Engagements
France and Flanders

Actions of the St. Eloi Craters. 27 Mar-16 Apr 1916.
Battle of Mount Sorrel. 2-13 Jun 1916.
Battle of Flers - Courcelette. 15-22 Sep 1916.
Battle of Thiepval. 26-28 Sep 1916.
Battle of Le Transloy. 1-18 Oct 1916.
Battle of the Ancre Heights. 1 Oct-11 Nov 1916.

 

 

Battle of Vimy. 9-14 Apr 1917.
Attack on La Coulotte. 23 Apr 1917.
Battle of Arleux. 28-29 Apr 1917.
Third Battle of the Scarpe. 3-4 May 1917.
Battle of Hill 70. 15-25 Aug 1917.
Second Battle of Passchendaele. 26 Oct-10 Nov 1917.

 

First Battle of Arras. 28 Mar 1918.
Battle of Amiens. 8-11 Aug 1918.
Actions round Damery. 15-17 Aug 1918.
Battle of the Scarpe. 26-30 Aug 1918.
Battle of Cambrai. 8-9 Oct 1918.
The Persuit to the Selle. 9-12 Oct 1918.
Passage of the Grande Honelle. 5-7 Nov 1918.

 

   

 

Infantry Units

 

4th Canadian Brigade. (Formed after the original 4th Brigade was broken up.)

18th (Western Ontario) Bn Canadian Infantry. 01 Oct 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
19th (Central Ontario) Bn Canadian Infantry. 19 Oct 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
20th (Central Ontario) Bn Canadian Infantry. Oct 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
21st (Eastern Ontario) Bn Canadian Infantry. 19 Oct 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

 

5th Canadian Brigade.

22nd (Canadien Fracais) Bn Canadian Infantry. 21 Oct 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
24th (Victoria Rifles) Bn Canadian Infantry. 22 Oct 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
25th (Nova Scotia) Bn Canadian Infantry. 28 Oct 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
26th (New Brunswick) Bn Canadian Infantry. 02 Nov 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.

 

6th Canadian Brigade.

27th (City of Winnipeg) Bn Canadian Infantry. 21 Oct 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
28th (North West) Bn Canadian Infantry. 19 Oct 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
29th (Vancouver) Bn Canadian Infantry. 24 Oct 1914 - 11 Nov 1918.
31st (Alberta) Bn Canadian Infantry. 16 Nov 1914 - 11 NOv 1918.

 

 

Pioneers.

2nd Canadian Pioneer Bn. Mar 1916 - Jun 1917. To the 2nd Canadian Engineer Brigade.

 

 

Artillery Units

 

Canadian artillery to be added.
   
     

Attached Units
Royal Field Artillery

1st West Lancashire Brigade. The Brigade returned to the 55th Division Jan 1916.

1st Bty Lancashire Bty. Late 1914/early 1915 - 03 Jan 1916. To the 55th Division.
2nd Bty Lancashire Bty. Late 1914/early 1915 - 03 Jan 1916. To the 55th Division.
3rd Bty Lancashire Bty. Late 1914/early 1915 - 03 Jan 1916. To the 55th Division.

 

 

2nd West Lancashire Brigade. The Brigade returned to the 55th Division Jan 1916.

9th Bty Lancashire Bty. Late 1914/early 1915 - 02 Jan 1916. To the 55th Division.
10th Bty Lancashire Bty. Late 1914/early 1915 - 02 Jan 1916. To the 55th Division.
11th Bty Lancashire Bty. Late 1914/early 1915 - 02 Jan 1916. To the 55th Division.

 

3rd West Lancashire Brigade. The Brigade returned to the 55th Division Jan 1916.

12th Bty Lancashire Bty. Late 1914/early 1915 - 04 Jan 1916. To the 55th Division.
13th Bty Lancashire Bty. Late 1914/early 1915 - 04 Jan 1916. To the 55th Division.
14th Bty Lancashire Bty. Late 1914/early 1915 - 04 Jan 1916. To the 55th Division.

 

 

4th West Lancashire (Howitzer) Brigade. The Brigade returned to the 55th Division Jan 1916.

7th Lancashire (Howitzer) Bty. Late 1914/early 1915 - 03 Jan 1916. To the 55th Division.
8th Lancashire (Howitzer) Bty. Late 1914/early 1915 - 03 Jan 1916. To the 55th Division.

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