103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) 1910 - 1914

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103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) 1910 - 1914

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In 1902 and 1904 Lt.Col. Armstrong raised a Regiment of over 800 men, however the government would not grant official recognition until 1910. As a Militia unit, the Calgary Rifles trained part time on weeknights and weekends. Members of the unit came from all walks of life and performed their military duties in addition to their civilian occupations. During World War I, the 103rd Calgary Rifles remained in Canada, training and providing soldiers to the 50th, 56th, 82nd, 89th and 137th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.) Over 800 members of the 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) served in the 10th Canadian Infantry Battalion during World War I.


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