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- Sixth Canadian Mounted Rifles
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The 6th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, was a mounted infantry unit of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War. It was formed on March 15, 1915 at Amherst, Nova Scotia . It recruited in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. It sailed to England in July, 1915, and after training arrived in France on October 22, 1915. It served in the field as infantry until December, 1915.
On January 1, 1916, the six regiments of Canadian Mounted Rifles were converted to infantry and reorganized into the four battalions of the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade . The personnel of the 6th Regiment were absorbed into the 4th and 5th Battalions, CMR.
The 6th Regiment was perpetuated by the King's Canadian Hussars, which was converted to an artillery unit in 1939..
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Photograph of Canadian Army setting sail October 1914. Included are photographs of officers and men and a photograph of regimental Billets in Belgium, 1915. One pamphlet on the Vimy Ridge Memorial. Cablegram and postcard from J.A. Bain which includes his pay book and service book from 1917. Typed copies of letters written by soldiers, together in a binder. Original Certificates, pay book, berthing card and 2 handwritten notebooks from Sgt. R J Stapleford which includes numerous photographs acquired by him. A original copy of cartoons from the "Bystanders Fragments from France" and a copy of the story of the Fourth Overseas Siege Battery from 1914-1919.
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