Looking for some information, suggestions, background to the 58th Battery. When the 15th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery was formed it had a detached Battery located in Victoria. It was noted as, "Detached: 58th Battery, CA – Victoria; attached to 5th (British Columbia) Regiment Canadian Garrison Artillery; September 22nd 1920." This Battery manned the Point Grey Fort as the 58th Heavy Battery, RCA. I've included the soldiers that served in the 58th during this time in our nominal roll. I also did some research on the 58th Overseas Depot Battery, 14th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery as I thought that we would naturally have perpetuated. It turns out that they are actually perpetuated by the 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment, RCA and therefore should not be part of our history. (Artillery unit histories get somewhat confusing!) Question is - Am I on the right track?
The reason that this question is now raised is that I received a query from Ireland regarding one of the soldiers from the 58th Battery, 14th Brigade, CFA - Gunner Peter Frederick Crampton Ross. I passed on coordinates to Tom Byrne in Leighlinbridge, Ireland and in return he provided me a pdf copy of the O-PIP from 1919. Enjoy the read.
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