Chain of Command
War Diaries
Letters and Diaries of the 19th
The 69th Battalion

From its creation in November of 1914, invariably the Chain of Command of the 19th Battalion changed many, many times. Taken from the War Diaries and other accounts of the history of the 19th, this record is an easy way of seeing in simple form who was in charge at any given time, whenever possible. This is by no means meant to be an absolutely complete record, only a best possible approximation as only recorded changes in command are reported here.
For the complete Order of Battle for the Canadian Corps, please visit the ORBAT Directory pages of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group Matrix Project.

Commander, British Expeditionary Force

Marshal Haig
Field Marshal Sir Douglas HAIG (Sir, 1st Earl Haig), K.T., G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., K.C.I.E., A.D.C., December, 1915-end

Second British Army

General H. C. O. Plumer

Field Marshal Harold C. O. PLUMER (Sir, 1st Viscount), G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., G.B.E., May, 1915-end

Canadian Corps

General Alderson
Lieutenant General E. A. H. ALDERSON (Sir), K.C.B., start-May, 1916.
General Byng
General Julian BYNG (Sir, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy), G.C.B., G.C.M.G., M.V.O., May, 1916-June, 1917.
General Currie
Lieutenant General Arthur CURRIE (Sir), G.C.M.B., K.C.B., June 1917-end.

2nd Canadian Division

Major General S.B. Steele
Lieutenant General S. B. STEELE (Sir), C.B., K.C.M.G., M.V.O., start-August 17, 1915.
Lt Gen. R.E.W. Turner
Lieutenant General R.E.W. TURNER (Sir), V.C., K.C.B., K.C.M.G., D.S.O., August 17, 1915-December 15, 1916.
Major General Burnstall
Major General H. E. BURSTALL, K.C.B., December 15, 1916-end.

4th Infantry Brigade

Colonel S. J. A. DENNISON, May, 1915-June, 1915
Brigadier General Lord BROOKE, C.M.G., N.V.O., June, 1915-November, 1915
Brigadier General R. RENNIE, November, 1915-September, 1918
Brigadier General G. E. McCUAIG, September, 1918-February, 1919
Brigadier General R. RENNIE, February 1919-end

19th Battalion

Lieutenant Colonel J. I. McLAREN, start-July 18th, 1916
Lieutenant Colonel W. R. TURNBULL, July 18th, 1916-December, 1916
Major G. F. MORRISON, temporary commander during days in 1916
Lieutenant Colonel L. H. MILLEN, December, 1916-end
Liuetenant Colonel H.C. HATCH, temporary commander during parts of 1918
Lieutenant Colonel L. H. MILLEN, December, 1916-end

A Company

B Company

C Company

D Company

Captain G.F. Morrison, start-




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