Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a unit
raised for service in the First World War.
The 256th Battalion, CEF was
raised in Toronto, Ontario. The unit received drafts of men
from the 97th Regiment "Algonquin Rifles", which resulted in
the unit being perpetuated after the war by that regiment
(after the war, the 97th Regiment "Algonquin Rifles" became
The Algonquin Regiment). The unit recruited in
Military District 2 (Toronto).1
Stewart lists the unit as being affiliated with the 159th
and 228th Battalions, which are also perpetuated by The
Service: Served in France as the 10th
Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops.
Disbanded: 15 September 1920
Perpetuated by: The Algonquin Regiment
No battle honours were awarded to the
256th Battalion, CEF.
lists "Somme 1916" as a battle honour, but this appears to be a
typo, as the 228th CEF, and The Algonquin Regiment as per
Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army, have "Somme 1918"
Love, David W.
A Call to Arms: The Organization and Administration of
Canada's Military in World War One (Bunker to Bunker
Books, Calgary, AB, 1999) ISBN 1894255-03-8
H. Overseas: The Lineages and Insignia of the Canadian
Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 (Little & Stewart,
Toronto, ON, 1970)