28th (Northwest) Canadian Infantry Battalion

28th Battalion
Gerry Carline

The 28th (Northwest) Canadian Infantry Battalion was a unit of the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force. The 28th Battalion was recruited in 1914 from Saskatchewan as well as Fort William and Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) in Ontario, and sent to Britain as part of the second Canadian contingent in June 1915. In September 1915, the 28th Battalion was sent to the front lines in France. In 1917, it participated in the allied victories at Vimy Ridge and the Third Battle of Passchendaele. A member of the 28th Battalion, Private G. Price, was the last solider to be killed on the Western Front. Following the armistice, the battalion was involved in the occupation of Germany and then repatriated to Canada in May 1919. The 28th (Northwest) Infantry Battalion, CEF, is perpetuated by the Royal Regina Rifles.

Peter Borch

Further Reading

Christie, N.M. 1998. Winning the Ridge: The Canadians at Vimy, 1917. Nepean, ON: CEF Books; Dancocks, D.G. 1987. Spearhead to Victory: Canada and the Great War. Edmonton: Hurtig; MacDonald, L. 1978. They Called it Passchendaele. London: Joseph.