Canadian Expeditionary Force - Signals composition

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The composition of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) built up during the First World War from the initial forces to encompass not only the Canadian Corps but also railway units, forestry units, medical hospitals and a Canadian Cavalry Brigade. In total, 619,636 Canadians served in the CEF, with 424,529 serving overseas.[1]

CEF Organization, 1918
The "Canadian Signal Service", administered by the Canadian Engineers, was established to manage all communications in the forward area. In the 1918 organization chart, the following units are listed:

1st Army, with, under command, Canadian Corps

3rd Army, 3rd Cavalry Division with, under command, Canadian Cavalry Brigade

  • Canadian Cavalry Brigade Signal Troop

In addition, the following units existed during the First World War:


  1. Department of National Defence (accessed 9 Dec 2020)