The Royal Canadian Regiment and
The First World War - 1914-1919

Battle Clasps Recommended for France and Belgium.

Source: Library and Archives Canada.

Dates as given are in every case inclusive.

Battle Bar Dates Remarks
1."THE RETREAT FROM MONS"22 Aug - 5 Sep 1914
2."THE MARNE"6 Sep - 10 Sep 1914
3."THE AISNE12 Sep - 30 Sep 1914
4."MESSINES 1914"11 Oct - 7 Nov 1914No individual to receive more than one of these.
5."LA BASSEE"11 Oct - 7 Nov 1914
6."YPRES, 1914"19 Oct - 20 Nov 1914
7."NEUVE CHAPELLE"11 Oct - 7 Nov 1914
8."YPRES, 1915"17 Apr - 24 May 1915
9."FESTUBERT"15 May - 25 May 1915
10."LOOS"25 Sep - 13 Oct 1915
11."THE SOMME"1 Jul - 31 Dec 1916The proposal to limit the Somme to one clasp was carried by one vote. Should it later be considered desirable to award more, the Committee submits an alternative proposal to award Battle Clasps as under.
12."FRICOURT"1 Jul - 5 Jul 1916Any individual in the Somme Area between the prescribed dates who does not qualify for any of these will get a clasp "THE SOMME".
13."BAZENTIN"14 Jul - 16 Jul 1916
14."DELVILLE WOOD"15 Jul - 30 Jul 1916
15."POZIERES"25 Jul 1916
16."GUILLEMONT"3 Sep 1916
17."COURCELLETTE-FLERS"15 Sep - 18 Sep 1916
18."THIEPVAL-COMBLES"25 Sep - 30 Sep 1916
19."BEAUMONT-HAMEL"13 Nov - 20 Nov 1916
20."BAPAUME-PERONNE, 1917"1 Jan - 8 Apr 1917
21."VIMY RIDGE"9 Apr - 17 May 1917No individual to receive more than one of these clasps.
22."THE SCARPE. 1917"
23."BULLECOURT"
24."MESSINES, 1917"7 Jun - 14 Jun 1917
25."YPRES, 1917"31 Jul - 20 Nov 1917
26."CAMBRAI"20 Nov - 7 Dec 1917
27."DEFENCE OF ARRAS"21 Mar - 5 Apr 1918
28."DEFENCE OF AMIENS"Committee made no definite decision but matter was referred to Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig by the Chairman to ascertain his views.
29."DEFENCE OF HAZEBROUCK"9 Apr - 29 Apr 1918
30."AISNE, 1918"27 May - 6 Jun 1918
31."MARNE, 1918"20 Jul - 3 Aug 118
32."AMIENS"8 Aug - 13 Aug 1918
33."FLANDERS, 1918"18 Aug - 11 Nov 1918
34."BAPAUME-PERONNE, 1918"21 Aug - 9 Sep 1918
35."THE SCARPE, 1918"26 Aug - 9 Sep 1918
36."HAVRINCOURT"12 Sep 18 Sep 1918
37."HINDENBURG LINE"27 Sep - 5 Oct 1918
38."BECELAERE"27 Sep - 15 Oct 1918
39."LE CATEAU, 1918"6 Oct - 28 Oct 1918
40."THE SELLE"17 Oct - 28 Oct 1918
41."THE SAMBRE"1 Nov - 11 Nov 1918

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