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For King and Country: The Story of Brant County's World War One 125th Overseas Battalion
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Description
Creator:
Sharpe, Roger, Author
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Text
Image
Item Type:
Books
Description:
For King and Country is the story of the 125th overseas battalion. It was the first complete battalion of soldiers recruited and trained in Brant County during World War One. The officers and men were chosen almost entirely from Brant County farmers, clerks, shoemakers and almost every trade and profession. A contingent of two platoons of the battalion trained in Paris. After training at Camp Borden then travelling to and training in England, they were eventually absorbed into a reserve battalion and served in other Canadian battalions in almost every battle of the war. It’s an interesting story of how Brant County responded in part to the Great War. A complete list of the names of the men of the 125th battalion is added in the Annex.
Date Of Event:
1914-1918
Subject(s):
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1334 Longitude: -80.26636
Donor:
Generously donated by Roger Sharpe.
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
2017
Copyright Holder:
Roger Sharpe
Recommended Citation:
Roger Sharpe. For King and Country: The Story of Brant County's World War One 125th Overseas Battalion. 2017.
Terms of Use:
The information and images provided are for personal research only and are not to be used for commercial purposes.
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For King and Country: The Story of Brant County's World War One 125th Overseas Battalion


For King and Country is the story of the 125th overseas battalion. It was the first complete battalion of soldiers recruited and trained in Brant County during World War One. The officers and men were chosen almost entirely from Brant County farmers, clerks, shoemakers and almost every trade and profession. A contingent of two platoons of the battalion trained in Paris. After training at Camp Borden then travelling to and training in England, they were eventually absorbed into a reserve battalion and served in other Canadian battalions in almost every battle of the war. It’s an interesting story of how Brant County responded in part to the Great War. A complete list of the names of the men of the 125th battalion is added in the Annex.