15th Bn Daily Orders appointing Lt Col Bent as Commanding Officer

Order awards Major C E Bent the MID; appoints him Lt. Col. and to command the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders)

Telegraph of daily orders from July 7th, 1916 framed in wood.

Also CSM Maybin W. and A/Sgt Binnie W. J. awarded MID; CSM Fraser W. G. awarded Distinguished Service Cross and Lt E.S. Botterell killed in action date.

Standing Orders are a general direction to each unit from a Headquarters location.

LCol Bent transferred from the 17th Bn (Nova Scotia) in 1915 and became Commanding Officer of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) in May 1916 following the death of LCol W. R. Marshall, DSO. He served as CO through the battles of The Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele and Amiens, where he was wounded severely. He returned as CO in 1918 to the end of the war and brought the 48th Highlanders home to Toronto in 1919. He served also in WWII from 1940 – 1943 as CO of the 3rd Pioneer Battalion, and 3rd (Reserve) Bn., Canadian Engineers.


Associated place
Associated event
World War 1
Associated name(s)
Major Bent, Lt. Col. C. E. Bent, CSM Maybin W; CSM Fraser WG; A/Sgt Binnie WJ
Lt. Botterell
1914 – 1919 (WW 1)
Location of artifact
Case 54 Bent and Girvan
Routine Orders, Orders and Records
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