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29th Vancouver Battalion, Tobin's Tigers, C.E.F.

Formed at Vancouver on 24 October 1914.

The forming Militia unit was the Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles. Men from the Irish Fusiliers regiment also volunteered to serve with the 7th and 29th Battalions in 1914. Number block: 75001-77000

Sailed from Halifax May 20, 1915. Sailing Strength 37 Officers and 1090 Other Ranks. Assigned to the 6th Brigade, 2nd Division.

Over 4,300 men served in the 29th Battalion, some for the entire war, some for only a few days. Over 600 were Killed in Action. Over 1,400 men were Wounded. Over 40 became Prisoners of War.

Unit History: MacLeod, John N. A pictorial record and original muster roll, 29th Battalion. Vancouver: Privately printed, 1919. 64 p. Also reproduced in microform format: CIHM microfiche series, no. 9-91630. Hardcover 14" x 10 3/4", 64 pages, Published for the 29th Battn. Association. January 1919. Well illustrated with black + white photos showing different soldiers, reviews, large fold out photos of "A" Company, "B" Company, "C" Company, "D" Company etc. Has lots of information and nominal roll of Original officers, non commissioned officers and men of the 29th Vancouver Battalion C.E.F.

Clyne, Henry Randolph Notman. Vancouver's 29th: a chronicle of the 29th in Flanders Field. Vancouver: Privately printed, Tobin's Tigers Association, 1964. 166 p.

Major Action Involved In:

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Commanding Officers:

Amongst Tobin's Tigers were 1 Victoria Cross winner, over 30 Military Cross winners, and over 150 Military Medal winners.

29th Cap Badge

29th Cap Badge


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