|Nelson A. Zettergreen|
Vancouver's Mountain View Cemetery
Federal Minister Clifford Sifton, who coined the phrase of "Stalwart Peasant" to bring European immigrants to northern farm lands, was also responsible for creating the Brutinel Brigade:
Brigadier-General Raymond Brutinel In 1918 Brutinel's force consisted of 1st and 2nd Canadian Motor MG Brigades (each of 5x8 gun batteries), Canadian Cyclist battalion, one section of medium trench-mortars mounted on lorries (plus an assumed wireless and medical support). This totalled 80 machine guns and about 300 cyclist infantry.
Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion was part of a force during the "Last 100 Days" called "The Independant Force" , also known as "Brutinel's Brigade". Under the command of Brig.Gen. R. Brutinel this group was comprised of the 1st & 2nd Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigades , Trench Motors , Cavalry and the Cyclists.
Google Search Criteria: Condensed History of the Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion
Dedicated to the Study of the Canadian Expeditionary Force The Great War of 1914 - 1919
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Author of Cyclist Summary Document: Wendy KimmelMoran, John E. (Secretary) Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion Association 1914 – 1918. Handbook, Toronto, Ontario, November, 1941
|Recruiting poster for the 48th (South Midland) Division Cyclist Company|