I got an eMail from Mike Norton the other day. He was letting me know that, using information from the embarkation roll, the Libraries and Archive Canada site, and the Nova Scotia vital statistics site, he had completed entering all the men that served with the 112th Battalion.
The 112th was formed in Nova Scotia between November 1915 and April 1916. They trained near Windsor, Nova Scotia, then departed for England on 23 July, 1916.
In England, the 112th was broken up with the men providing reinforcements for other combat battalions.
Thanks to the information that Mike has entered, we get a good profile of the men who formed the unit. They were largely Canadian born (91%), and native to Nova Scotia. They were of average height (5 foot, 7 inches) and ranged in age from 14 to 57 (average 23). The average age of the 189 men from the unit who died was 24 (oldest 46, youngest 16). The majority were Baptists (38%).
In total, thanks to Mike’s work, there are 1,207 men that are associated with the 112th Battalion that are in the Canadian Great War Project database.
Next up, he’s going to tackle the 25th Battalion.
Thanks Mike. We appreciate all this work!