255th Battalion CEF

  • Inscription on Badge: 255 – Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada – Overseas Battalion
  • Mobilization authorized: November 22, 1916
  • Trained: University Avenue Armouries
  • Embarked: June 2, 1917 on S. S. Olympic
  • 255th Bn CEF Nominal Roll
  • Disembarked: June 9, 1917 at Liverpool
  • Training Camp: Otterpool, East Sandling, England
  • Disposition: Principal drafts to 3rd, 75th and 124th Battalions
  • Disbanded: September 1, 1917
  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Colonel G. C. Royce, QOR of C
  • Strength leaving Canada: 13 officers and 284 other ranks
  • Perpetuation: May 1, 1920 (GO 66/20)
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255th Battalion CEF infront of Ontario Parliament Buildings – Library and Archives Canada photo
255th Major's First World War Service Dress Tunic (Front)
255th Major’s First World War Service Dress Tunic – Front (01030)
255th Major's First World War Service Dress Tunic (Back)
255th Major’s First World War Service Dress Tunic – Back (01030)

255th Battalion Sewing Kit (01025)

255th Battalion Sewing Kit (01025)

255th Battalion Sewing Kit (01025)
255th Battalion Sewing Kit (01025)

Card encouraging Torontonians to report their neighbours who had not joined up.Card encouraging Torontonians to report their neighbours who had not joined up.

Officers of the 255th Overseas Battalion (QOR), Canadian Expeditionary Force, taken at Toronto on 15 May 1917.
Officers of the 255th Overseas Battalion (QOR), Canadian Expeditionary Force, taken at Toronto on 15 May 1917.

2 thoughts on “255th Battalion CEF”

  1. The link to the Nominal Roll appears to be broken. I would really like to see this roll if somebody could fix or give another source to this as I cannot seem to find it elsewhere. Thanks.

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