Commissioned by the 20th Battalion Association after the First World War, this is an exhaustive history of the battalion’s actions throughout the war, from their initial recruitment and training in Toronto, through France, Belgium and Germany, and then back to Toronto for demobilization. The battalion fought at many of the most famous battles of the war – the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, the advance along the Scarpe, Canal du Nord, Canal de le Escault and the advance to Mons in the Last Hundred Days. Although the battalion was composed of only four companies, it suffered a total of 843 men killed and another 1,855 wounded through the course of the war.
Original copies of this book are scarce. This copy is a reprint, authorized by the Regimental Council of the Queen’s York Rangers, a current regiment of the Canadian Army Reserve who perpetuate the 20th Battalion. Royalties from the sale of this book are used by the Regimental Council to benefit the soldiers of the regiment. The book is available for sale here.