6th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops [textual record]
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6th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops [textual record]
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- R611-445-5-E, RG9-III-C-7
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Sub-series consists of records created and/or maintained by the 6th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops (formerly the 228th Battalion), and document many aspects of its activities. RG9 III, volume 4462 includes the following files: Documents, 26 July 1917- 8 March 1918 (folder 4, file 7); Establishment, 12 March 1917 (folder 4, file 8); Labour units for CRT battalions, 26 Dec. 1916-16 Nov. 1917 (folder 4, file 9); Mobilization, 8 March -5 May 1917 (folder 4, file 10); Nominal rolls, 31 March - 24 July 1917 (folder 4, file 11); Daily orders, Pts. I and II, 1-15 March 1917 (folder 4, file 12).
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Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Railway Troops. Battalion, 6th : The 228th Battalion, predecessor of the 6th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops (CRT), was organized in March 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel A. Earchman. Its authorization was published in General Order 69 of 15 July 1916. The battalion mobilized at North Bay and recruited in Northern Ontario. The battalion embarked from Canada 17 February 1917 aboard MISSANABIE, disembarking in England on 27 February 1917. Its strength was 31 officers and 756 other ranks. The 228th Battalion was redesignated the 6th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops on 8 March 1917 (P.C. 2331 of 5 September 1918). Its authorization was published in General Order 63 of 15 June 1917. The battalion arrived in France on 2 April and 2 May 1917. The battalion demobilized at London, Ontario and was disbanded by General Order 196 of 1 November 1920. The 6th Battalion CRT was perpetuated by The Algonquin Regiment. The battalion colours were presented on 8 July 1916 by Mrs. A.J. Young of North Bay and were deposited in Potter's Bar Parish Church London, England for the duration of the war. They were deposited in North Bay Collegiate Institute on 11 November 1919.
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Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid's file level descriptions can be accessed through the consists of fields in the MIKAN record. A paper copy is also available in the Reference room. 9-41-6 (90: Open)
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- Note that this descriptive record is based on information found in finding aid 9-41 and in Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
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RG9 III volume 4482 includes the following files: Engineering Department routine circulars, nos. 1-90, 17 April - 23 Dec. 1918 ( file 1); Construction, Candas-Coteville broad gauge railway line, spurs, yards, sidings, 17 April-31 July 1918 ( files 2-3); Reconstruction and maintenance of light railways in Fourth Army rea under Directorate of Construction, 8 Aug. -17 Nov. 1918 ( file 4). RG9 III volume 4483 includes the following files: Construction Roisel-Bellicourt broad gauge railway line, maintenance of Roisel - St. Quentin broad gauge line, 28 Oct. -19 Dec. 1918 ( file 5); Construction reports, 60 cm light railways, 1 Aug. -17 Nov. 1918 ( file 6); Construction, Plateau-Tones Wood and Maricourtjet- Peronne broad gauge railway lines, 29 Aug. - 16 Sept. 1918 ( file 7); Field survey notebooks relating to broad, standard and light railways in Third Army area, 27th April 1917-21 Dec. 1918 RG9, III, vols. 4486-4488); Instructions re pay, casualties, organization of transport, promotion and grading of officers, returns to be sent, issue of maps, etc. 13 April 1917 - 26 Dec. 1918 ( file 8); Labour disposition returns, ADCT, Fourth Army, 21 Sept. -16 Nov. 1918 ( file 9); Monthly labour wastage returns, 1 June - 30 Nov. 1918 ( file 10); Locations and moves, 1 May 1917 - 29 Dec. 1918 ( file 11); Locations and moves, corps troops and attached units, 5-17 May 1918 ( file 12); Monthly position rolls of officers,11 April - 31 Dec. 1917 ( file 13); Organization and administration, Directorate of Construction and Maintenance of Light Railways, Fourth Army area, 14 Jan. - 11 Sept. 1918 ( file 14); Daily orders, Pts. I and II, 1-30 Sept. 1917 ( file 15). RG9 III volume 4484 includes the following files: Orders and instructions, Railway Construction Engineers IV, 1 Jan. -5 Sept. 1918 ( file 16); Plans and profiles, Candas-Coteville broad gauge line, spurs, yards and sidings ( files 17-18); Plans and profiles, Plateau-Peronne, Roisel-Bellicourt and Le Coteau - Maudeuge broad gauge lines ( file 19); Plans and profiles, light railway lines in Third Army area ( files 20-21). RG9 III volume 4485 includes the following files: Survey and lines for light railways in Fourth Army area (file 22); Plans and profiles for light railways in Fourth Army area (files 23-24); Weekly returns of mileage constructed, maintained and personnel employed.); 18 Sept. - 11 Dec. 1918 (file 25); RG9 III volume 4486 includes the following files: Daily reports on progress of work (Railway construction Engineer, Communications), 19 Nov. - 18 Dec. 1918 ( file 30); Daily reports on progress of work on broad gauge. Sent to RCE IV, 25 Oct. 1918- 15 Jan. 1919 ( file 31); Work on "A" system of light railways north west of Amiens, 1-31 Aug. 1918 ( file 32); Work on light railways, Fourth Army area 11 Aug. - 18 Dec. 1918 ( file 33); Construction of Roisel-Bellecourt and Le Coteau - Maubeuge broad gauge lines, maintenance of Roisel-St.Quentin broad gauge line, 25 Oct. 1918-16 Jan. 1919 ( file34); Weekly work reports, 26 May -29 Dec. 1917 ( file 35); Monthly work summaries, 1 April - 31 Dec. 1918 ( file 36). See also: Army Transit Books re stock, technical tools for broad gauge and light railways, 12 April - 21 Dec. 1918 (RG9, III, vols. 4488-4489); Daily reports on progress of work, 17 April - 31 July 1918 (RG9, III, vols. 4485-4486, files 26-29); Canadian Records Office file (RG9, III, vol. 1130, file R-47-4). For related records found in the Department of National Defence fonds, see the following files: Demobilization (RG24, vol. 1802, file HQ 683-834-1); Badges (RG24, vol. 4473, folder 1, file 1). This information is based on Barbara Wilson's unpublished Guide to the Sources of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
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