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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
The Register Wednesday Evening December 1, 1915  The New Battalion  The raising of the 112th Battalion, C.E.F. has been apportioned to the counties west of Halifax. Lieut. Col. T. M. Seeley hopes to raise a double company of about 250 men in Shelburne and Yarmouth counties, for the 112th, and was in town on Wednesday to interview Recruiting Officer McLean with reference to the matter. It is understood that if a sufficient number is recruited in this place a squad of boys will be allowed to lodge at home, and will be drilled here during the winter. The directors of the Agricultural Society have shown their patriotism and keenness for the town’s welfare by voting the free use of the exhibition building for troops.
Yarmouth 112th Casualties Travis, Gordon R. 112th Battalion/Canadian Railway Troops (5th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops) - died February 11, 1917 King, Joseph E. 112th Battalion - died December 23, 1916 - only Yarmouth casualty meet death while with the 112th Battalion.