Item 1986.28.5 - 1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment

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1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment

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CA DHM 1978.28-1986.28.5

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  • 1918 (Creation)
    H. H. Allen
    Brandon (Man.)

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Photograph: 12" x 13.5" (b/w)

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Donated to the Daly House Museum by Willam J. Birtles in 1986.

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The 1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment marching down Rosser Avenue. Businesses visible include McDonald's clothing store, W.E. Crawford, The "Patricia" and the Imperial Hotel.

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Historical Background: Depot Battalions were organized in Canada in 1917-1918 to send to the Canadian Reserve Battalions in England. The 1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment was organized to provide reinforcements for the 16th, 27th, 43rd and 78th Battalions through the 11th Canadian Reserve Battalion and to the 8th, 44th, 52nd and 107th Battalions
through the 18th Canadian Reserve Battalion. The Battalion was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel H.F. Osler.
(Source: "Guide to Sources Relating to Units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force: Depot Battalions." Library and Archives Canada.

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