In February of 1918 the 156th Battalion C.E.F. was disbanded due to the need of reinforcements along the Western Front. Members of the 156th were sent to several regiments. To tell the story of the soldiers of the 156th we will follow the events of three battalions from Eastern Ontario. The 2nd Battalion CEF (Eastern Ontario Regiment) perpetuated by the Governor General’s Footguards (Ottawa), 21st Battalion CEF perpetuated by the Prince of Whales on Regiment (Kingston) and the 28th Battalion CEF, perpetuated by the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Ottawa).
The Brockville Rifles perpetuate 4 battle honours of the 156th Battalion C.E.F. Amiens, Arras, Hindenburg Line and Pursuit to Mons. These were bestowed following the Hundred Days Offensive that lead to the end of The Great War. To honour the sacrifice of the soldiers of Eastern Ontario who served in these battles we will be posting in real time the transcribed events from their war diaries. Follow along and learn the story of these brave individuals who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. The real time events will start on August 1, starting just before the beginning of the Hundred Days Offensive.