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112th Battalion World War I
The 112th was formed in Nova Scotia between November 1915 and April 1916. They trained near Windsor, Nova Scotia. The
Battalion, which was authorized on 22 December 1915 as the '112th "Overseas" Infantry Battalion, CEF. The 112th sailed from
Halifax on the Olympic for Great Britain on July 23 1916.
The 112th provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field until 7 January 1917, when its personnel were
absorbed by the '26th Reserve Battalion, CEF'. The Battalion was disbanded on 15 August 1918.
The men who formed the Unit were largely Canadian born (91%), and native to Nova Scotia. They were of average height (5
foot, 7 inches) and ranged in age from 14 to 57 (average 23). The average age of the 189 men from the unit who died was 24 (oldest
46, youngest 16).
There are 122 known individuals with a connection to Yarmouth Nova Scotia who served with the 112th Battalion.
112th Battalion - World War I
Yarmouth 112th Casualties
Travis, Gordon R.
112th Battalion/Canadian Railway Troops
(5th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops)
- died February 11, 1917
King, Joseph E.
- died December 23, 1916 - only Yarmouth casualty
meet death while with the 112th Battalion.