198th Overseas Battalion, Canadian Buffs CEF

198th Battalion CEF

  • Badge of the 198th Battalion

    Inscription on badge: 198 – Overseas Battalion – Canadian Buffs

  • Mobilization authorized: February 4, 1916
  • Trained:
    • February 4, 1916 to July 1, 1916 – Toronto
    • July 2, 1916 to October 1916 – Camp Borden
    • October 1916 to February 23, 1917 – Toronto
    • February 26, 1917 to March 24, 1917 – St, John, New Brunswick
  • Embarked: March 25, 1917 at Halifax
  • 198th Bn CEF Nominal Roll
  • Disembarked: April 8, 1917 at Liverpool
  • Training Camps: Otterpool: Witley, England
  • Disposition: Principal drafts to 3rd, 19th, 20th, 75th Battalions and 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles
  • Disbanded: 1917
  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Colonel J. A. Cooper, QOR of C
  • Strength on leaving Canada: 31 officers and 844 other ranks
  • Perpetuation: June 15, 1926 (GO 57/26)
198th Battalion CEF at Exhibition Camp, Toronto Feb 20th, 1917

6 thoughts on “198th Overseas Battalion, Canadian Buffs CEF”

  1. Hello I have some very old sheet music. One piece is dedicated to the 198th Battalion- Canadian Buffs. It is called “Hurrah For The Buffs” marching song. Lieutenant Colonel John A. Cooper’s name is printed on it along with a note that all profits go to recruiting purposes. Is this of any value to the museum?


  2. Hello, I am trying to piece together a day by day account of my Grandfather’s CEF, 198th, 2CMR deployment in France, from March 8, 1918 on. His number is 916218. Name is Arthur Victor Jeffreys

    Any help would be great.
    Rick Thomas rickthomas286@gmail.com


  3. Trying to find cecil edgar kings own rifles canadian expeditionary force 1st world war lookung for his death records died of his war wounds any help please born 1896 idh bury st edmunds suffolk


  4. Hello. My name is David Grant. My Grandfather Ernest Joseph Bedford served with the 38th. Batt. He fought at Vimy Somme, Ypres ,Corcellette. He passed in the early 60’s I donated his war belongings to the War Museum in Ottawa. One of the items in his possession was a Compass with leather case. On it was engraved the name JL Davies. The war museum returned a couple of items too me. Noting that they had similar items. As for the compass they said it was from 1984. They must have been blind that day. On the back of the leather case is the company name and date. 1916 Montreal and on the front JL Davies 198 Btn. I have found his Assetation Docs Name John Leighton Davies #916325 Rank SPR Calling Teleghrapher.Born and raised in Toronto. I would like this item returned to his family.If I can locate them.


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