. 50th battalion in WWI fountain

 

 

1930

Water fountain commemorating the 50th Battalion in WWI

 

     The 50th Canadian Battalion of the First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force. The battalion was commanded by Colonel E.G. Mason at the beginning of the war. Later, in the war, he was put with another battalion and Lieutenant-Colonel Page took over the battalion. The recruiting headquarters was in Calgary, Alberta. It was formed to increase the numbers of the newly forming 4th Canadian Division. 

 

     After the War, the 50th battalion was ordered to fight in the Allied Intervention of Russia. In late 1919, they were sent back to Canada and they were allowed to return to their own homes in Calgary and area. Therefore, the 50th Battalion was broken up and they were never reformed again. 

 

Battle Honors

 

+ Somme                 1 July - November - 1916

+ Ancre Heights         1 October - 11 November 1916

+ Arras 1917             9 April - 4 May 1917

+ Vimy                     9 - 14 April 1917

+ Hill 70                   15 - 25 August 1917

+ Ypres 1917            31 July - 10 November 1917

+ Passchendale         12 October - 1917, November 10 

+Amiens                   8 - 11 August August 1918

+Arras 1918              26  August - 3 September 1918

+Scarpe                    26 - 30 August 1918

+France and Flanders 1915 - 1918