12th Avenue looking South in Estevan

The 152nd Battalion was Recruited out of the Estevan and Weyburn areas.

Photo of 12th Avenue facing south. The Empire Hotel on the left was the recruiting center and the 3rd floor was rented out as temporary barracks. Three soldiers can be seen standing in the doorway (left) and the recruiting sign painted in the window.

Other Battalions were recruited out of the area as well, such as the 46th Battalion and 249th Battalion.

152nd Battalion CEF

The 152nd Battalion was a unit of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. It was authorized on 22 December 1915, recruiting in Weyburn and Estevan, Saskatchewan, and embarked for Great Britain on 3 October 1916, where its personnel were absorbed by the 32nd Reserve Battalion, CEF, on 21 October 1916 to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. The battalion was disbanded on 21 May 1917.


The 152nd Battalion, CEF had one officer commanding: Lieutenant-Colonel S. B. Nelles.


The 152nd Battalion was perpetuated by The South Saskatchewan Regiment

Battle honours:

Arras 1917

Hill 70    

          

Gallery

Some 152nd Battalion photos:

LCol Stephen B. Nelles Commanding Officer

Cap badge of the 152nd Battalion

Battalion Colours

Sovereigns Colour

925239 Robert Smith

Men from the Estevan Area who were killed at Vimy:

985035 Private Henry Balls – 9 April 1917

* 426204 Private Frank Bardy – Killed by Shell fire. – 10 April 1917

427607 Corporal Sidney Britton – Shrapnel wound to right hip, died at Casualty Clearing Station #1 – 12 Apr 17

925039 Private Harold Bryant – 9 April 1917

925118 Private John Watson Dickie – 9 April 1917

925054 Private Arthur Halliday – Wounded – 9 April 1917 : Died - 2 Dec 1917 in Hospital.

925056 Private John Charles Hargreaves – 9 April 1917 

427492 Private Proctor Hodgson – 1 Dec 1916 – Prep for Vimy

925708 Private Charles Vivian Knox – 9 April 1917

925232 Private Russell Lysons – 9 April 1917

63631 Lance Corporal George Melbourne Mackay – 9 April 1917

925126 Private Allen Fredrick McQuoid – 9 April 1917

*925684 Private Charles Millens – 11 April 1917

*925275 Private Willis West Peters – 23 April 1917

Lieutenant Lester George Rooks – 9 April 1917

*439884 Private Benjamin Senkoski, DCM – 10 Feb 1917 – Prep for Vimy

427901 Private Henry Spain – 1 Dec 1916 – Prep for Vimy

15183 Private Frank Shires – Shot in knees by machine gun and was taken to dressing station where he was hit with HE shell and killed on route - 12 April 1917 

925072 Corporal Alfred Stuart – 9 April 1917

*427567 Private Walter Whitehead, MM – 10 April 1917

427605 Private Percy Woodhead – Suffered a gun shot wound on 13 April and died of wounds on 22 April 1917 

* - not on Estevan cenotaph

Cenotaph Plaque (Estevan)

Here are some pictures of the cenotaph and the name plaque that is on it.

Estevan Cenotaph Plaque

Base under Plaque

Ypres Steloi Somme Courcelette Vimy Ridge Hill 60

East Side of Cenotaph

Hill 70 Arras Passchendaele Amiens Cambrai Mons

South Side of Cenotaph

Weyburn's Vimy sacrifices:

811118 Private Axel Anderstedt (49th Battalion, Alberta Regiment) was killed in action during the preparations for Vimy Ridge on February 7th.

925250 Private William Barrett (58th Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment) died of wounds sustained at Vimy Ridge on the 18th of April.

424500 Private Wesley John Bell (5th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment) died of wounds sustained at Vimy Ridge on the 9th of April.

926021 Private William (Bill) Boblo (102nd Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment) was killed in action on the 9th of April.

925446 Private Stephen Charles Coram (5th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment) died of wounds sustained at Vimy Ridge on the 11th of April.

426349 Private Thomas Dickie Jr. (10th Battalion, Alberta Regiment) was killed in action on the 9th of April.

925923 Private Lee Martin Hart (5th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment) was killed in action on the 9th of April.

926022 Corporal Thomas Michael Hoban (5th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment) was killed in action on the 9th of April.

104059 Private John McDonald (b.1892) (28th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment) died wounds sustained at Vimy Ridge on the 10th of April.

Lieutenant William Percy Thompson (5th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment) was killed in action on the 9th of April.

925916 Private John Alexander Mitchell (5th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment) was killed in action on the 13th of April.

925342 Sergeant Alfred Blackburn Jr. (102nd Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment) was killed in action during the preparations for Vimy Ridge on February 18th.

427917 Private Lee Crane (46th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment) was killed in action during the preparations for Vimy Ridge on the 5th of January.

925349 Private Wellington Gray (5th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment) was killed in action during the preparations for Vimy Ridge on March 16th.

475380 Private (James) Gordon Marshall (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) was during the preparations for Vimy Ridge on December 19, 1916.

 

Image courtesy of Peel's Prairie Provinces, a digital initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries.

http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/postcards/PC013022.html