Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force was a unit
raised for service in the First World War.
The 258th Battalion, CEF was
a French-Canadian unit raised in Quebec City.1
Stewart lists the unit as organizing in 1916 while Meek
suggests the unit started recruiting in 1917.2 The unit recruited
in Military District 4 (Province of Quebec) and was assigned
Service Number block 1105001 - 1108000.3 After
sailing to England in October 1917 under the command of
Lieutenant Colonel P.E. Blondin, the battalion was absorbed
into the 10th Reserve Battalion, CEF upon arrival.4
The unit was never perpetuated, and was officially disbanded
by General Order on 15 September 1920.5
Service: Broken up in the United Kingdom
Disbanded: 15 September 1920
Perpetuated by: Nil
General Order No. 123 of 1929 granted a
single battle honour to the 258th Battalion, CEF:
The Great War, 1917
The motto of the unit was "Honneur
Courage", French for "Honour and Courage".
Meek, via Wikipedia
Ibid, also Stewart, p.108
Stewart, p.108. See also Annex 1B to
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
Meek, John F. Over the Top!
The Canadian Infantry in the First World War.
Orangeville, Ont.: Self-published, 1971.
H. Overseas: The Lineages and Insignia of the Canadian
Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 (Little & Stewart,
Toronto, ON, 1970)