Canada WW1 1915 regimental postcard 60th Battalion (Victoria Rifles)

$45.00 CAD

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Scarce regimental postcard for 60th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. It was a regiment with many battle honours at some of the biggest engagements of WW1.

In 3 months after the date, the regiment sailed for England.

Jul 28th 1915 10:30 pm
Dear G…unable to get leave for this weekend…The Duke of C. inspected us today and was highly pleased with our showing. But it was certainly an ordeal. Three men fainted during the forenoon from the 60th B

(Duke of Connaught)

Postmarked ‘VALC(ARTIER MILIT)ARY CAMP P.Q. JUL 29 15’ on 2 cent King George V corner stamp and mailed to Montreal.

Some small paper scuffs.


The 60th Battalion (Victoria Rifles of Canada), CEF was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War.

The 60th Battalion was authorized on 20 April 1915 and embarked for Great Britain on 4 November 1915. It disembarked in France on 21 February 1916, where it fought as part of the 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division in France and Flanders until 30 April 1917. It was replaced in the field by the 116th Battalion (Ontario County), CEF and its personnel were absorbed by the 5th Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF and the 87th Battalion (Canadian Grenadier Guards), CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 15 August 1918.

The 60th Battalion recruited in and was mobilized at Montreal.