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The 46th Battalion Pipe Band, CEF

For a complete history of the unit and more on the Canadian Forces in WWI,
visit the Saskatchewan Dragoons web site.

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46th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force 1917
Photo: courtesy Saskatchewan Dragoons

The pipeband of the 46th Battalion, CEF taken in Hersin-Copigny, France 1917.
This location is north west of Vimy Ridge approximately 2 Kms.

[Thanks to Lt.Col Carline and the Saskatchewan Dragoons Regimental Museum]


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46th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force 1917
Photo: courtesy Saskatchewan Dragoons

Photo probably taken sometime between July 4-24 1917 at Hersin-Copigny, France which is located about 2 Kms NW of
Vimy Ridge. As part of the 10th Infantry Brigade of the 4th Canadian Division the 46th Battalion had played a pivotal role in the capture of a feature on Vimy Ridge known as the Pimple. The Pimple is the highest point on the Ridge and was the last part wrested from the Germans on April 12/13, 1917.
The Band played for HM King Edward on July 11/1917 when he visited the Canadian Corps and Vimy Ridge.
The band wore the Royal Stewart tartan.
Service Information on Band Members

[Thanks to Lt.Col Carline and the Saskatchewan Dragoons Regimental Museum]

Another great source of information is J.L. McWilliam's history of the 46th,
The Suicide Battalion, available from the author.

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