The Battalion March music and bugler question.

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The Battalion March music and bugler question.

Post by PoppyHomewood » Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:38 pm

I am putting together a museum exhibit for our district about all the men from the area, 265, who were killed in the First World War, Second World War, Korea and one in Vietnam. Private Patrick M Smith was a bugler and killed on April 9, 1917. He is listed as serving with the 27th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment. Did all regiments include musicians? What would be the Battalion March? Thank you.
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Re: The Battalion March music and bugler question.

Post by Temujin » Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:05 pm

PoppyHomewood wrote:
Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:38 pm
I am putting together a museum exhibit for our district about all the men from the area, 265, who were killed in the First World War, Second World War, Korea and one in Vietnam. Private Patrick M Smith was a bugler and killed on April 9, 1917. He is listed as serving with the 27th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment. Did all regiments include musicians? What would be the Battalion March? Thank you.
Let me see if I can find the info for you on the Battalion March…..

And YES, most Battalions had Bands, or Musicians, or Pipers & Drummer, some Fife Corps etc etc. It depended on the “birth” of the Battalion, meaning if they were originally a Scottish Regiment, etc etc

I’ll see if I can find the Battalion March info

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Post by Temujin » Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:11 pm

27th Battalion

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Organized in October 1914 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel I. R. Snider.
Authorization published in General Order 36 of 15 March 1915.
Mobilized at Winnipeg.
Recruited in Brandon, Portage La Prairie, Rainy River, Kenora and Winnipeg. Embarked from Quebec 17 May 1915 aboard CARPATHIA.
Disembarked England 28 May 1915.
Strength: 33 officers, 1039 other ranks.
Arrived in France 17 September 1915.
2nd Canadian Division, 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade.
Reinforced by 11th Canadian Reserve Battalion.
Returned to England 13 April 1919.
Disembarked in Canada 22 May 1919.
Demobilized 26 May 1919.
Disbanded by General Order 149 of 15 September 1920.
Brass band.
Had a fox as mascot (RG 9, III, vol. 735, file M-56-2).
Published Trench Echo, Christmas 1915, Easter 1916, Christmas 1917. Colours turned over to The Manitoba Regiment.
Perpetuated by The Manitoba Regiment.

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Post by Temujin » Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:55 pm

27th Battalion War Diary for 9th Apr 1917
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Post by PoppyHomewood » Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:32 pm

Thank you so much for all this information. It is nice to know more about him. He is the only musician in the district war dead. I am very appreciative and it will be used. Thanks again.

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Post by Temujin » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:08 pm

Your welcome……..here’s a bit more, his “trade” when he joined was MUSICIAN. His records indicate he was with ‘D’ Company, but he asked permission to join the front line waves (as ‘D’ Company was in reserve as the follow up company)
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Re: The Battalion March music and bugler question.

Post by PoppyHomewood » Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:58 pm

Thanks for the information on D Company and his request. I need to hit the minimal archives in Fort Frances to see how one made a living as a Musician there before the First World War. The rest of the documents I have. I have quit counting the number of filing cabinets in my office as I am researching 265 Fallen Warriors for the Museum exhibit next fall and I am a "paper person" probably from my journalist days.

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