95th Battalion CEF
Inscription on Badge: 95 – Canada – Overseas – Numquam Dormimus
- Mobilization authorized: October 26, 1915
- Trained: Exhibition Camp, Toronto
- Embarked: May 31, 1916 at Halifax
- 95th Bn CEF Nominal Roll
- Disembarked: June 8, 1916 at Liverpool
- Training Camp: Shorncliffe, England
- Disposition: Principal drafts to 1st, 3rd, 75th Battalions and 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles
- Disbanded – August 4, 1917
- Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Colonel R. K. Barker, QOR of C
- Strength leaving Canada: 36 officers and 1, 061 other ranks
- Perpetuation: May 1, 1920 (GO 66/20)
19 thoughts on “95th Battalion CEF”
Pvt. William Joseph Anderson enlisted in the 95th battalion and was KIA during the attack on the Regina Trench on Oct 8, 1916. He would have been transferred at some point to one of the battalions who actually took part in that attack. Are there rolls for these CEF battalions, like the roll in the history of the 4th battalion? Where to find those?
Here is a link to the 4th Battalion CEF nominal roll but this was likely as of when they left Canada and if Anderson transferred at a later date, he won’t be here: https://data2.archives.ca/e/e444/e011089497.pdf
His service record should indicated when he was transferred though:
Wow, that’s a lot of information! Thanks,
Gordon Davis ________________________________
My uncle William Smith Cummings #201775 signed up with the 95th battalion, but was transferred to the 4th battalion. I’m trying to find where he fought, and what was the 4th battalion part of.
This might be helpful: https://archive.org/details/records00gibsuoft
Is it possible to purchase the picture of the 95th Battalion taken in May or 1915 in Toronto?
I’m afraid not from us. You could check with Library and Archives Canada.
On that picture shown: 95th Battalion CEF outfront of Old City Hall Toronto on May 25th 1916 – Library and Archives Canada photo; On this website: https://qormuseum.org/history/timeline-1900-1924/the-first-world-war/perpetuated-battalions/95th-battalion-cef/ ; Is there any way to know who is who in the picture?? Is there a list of who is in order from left to right? My Grandfather is in there somewhere. Thank you.
Sorry Linda but unfortunately I’m not aware of any list of names for this photo.
I’m tracing my grandfather’s military service and it was quite exciting to see his information on the nominal roll of the 95th Bn. Pte Joseph Belanger served during WW1 and returned to Toronto after the war. Thank you for this website!
Brian – just the nominal roll linked above – the link has now been fixed.
Thank you. I checked the surnames I know of, and although there are a couple of Reed’s on the list, I’m not aware that any of them are relatives. I’ll do some more digging and see what I can come up with. Again, thanks very much.
My Great Uncle Horas Felstead was in this unit. I have his glass with the 95 insignia on the brass stem. Can anyone tell me anything about the unit or glass?
David – not much more we can tell you about the unit than is listed above. They were recruited in Canada, trained, sent to England and then the soldiers were used to reinforce existing battalions serving in France and Belgium and so the unit was then disbanded.
I’ve not seem a glass as you’ve described but would be interested if you could send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks for your reply. It appears that I have given youthe incorrect family member. My Great Uncle was Percy Alfred Lanchbury. At thetime of his enlistment he lived in Mimco, outside of Toronto.
I have attached a picture of the trench art glass of his. Ithas the 95 Battalion crest on the stem. If you can tell me anything about him, Iwould appreciate it very much.
Very Best Regards,
David – since he didn’t serve with the QOR before his enlistment in the 95th we don’t have anything further we can share. I would watch for his service record to be posted on the Library and Archives Canada site in the coming months as they work their way through digitizing them all – I think they’re at the G’s right now – it will be in the same place as his attestation record.
Kenneth Younie Sinclair of Meaford Ontario
I am researching the military history of my Great Uncle Ken who served according to his Officers Declaration with the 95th Battalion. I was able to locate him with a Regimental number at one time but his history seems to have vanished. Would you have anything on him? I know he returned home after having been shot in the leg. He retrained to become a Pilot.
Whatever you can tell me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
My Grandfather, Clifford Hennings,#835898 joined up April 7, 1916. He was assigned to the 146th Unit but I know that his unit sailed Sept. 25, 1916 and that he was reassigned to the 95th battalion. Can you tell me where he fought? I know that he was injured and sent home before the war ended. Thank you. Linda Fox
Linda – Library and Archives Canada has digitized his complete service record which you can now find online here: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B4271-S023