South Saskatchewan Regiment

The South Saskatchewan Regiment was an infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces formed in 1936 by the amalgamation of The Weyburn Regiment and The Saskatchewan Border Regiment. It was reduced to nil strength and placed on the Supplementary Order of Battle (i.e., virtually disbanded) in 1968. They participated in the 1942 Dieppe Raid.

 

 

The regiment traces its lineage to July 3, 1905, when an infantry regiment was authorized in the District of Assiniboia and the District of Saskatchewan, which later that year became the province of Saskatchewan. The regiment was eventually organized as the 95th Saskatchewan Rifles, in Regina. After the First World War the 95th merged with the 60th Rifles of Canada (in Moose Jaw) to become the South Saskatchewan Regiment, which expanded to five battalions with the creation of units in Weyburn (3rd Battalion), Moosomin (4th Battalion) and Estevan (5th Battalion).

 

In 1924, each of the battalions became a distinct regiment, and the name "South Saskatchewan Regiment" went out of use. In the 1936 reorganization of the Militia, the Weyburn Regiment and the Saskatchewan Border Regiment (in Estevan) re-amalgamated into a new South Saskatchewan Regiment.

 

During the Second World War, The South Saskatchewan Regiment participated in many major Canadian battles and operations, as part of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. The South Saskatchewan Regiment was a major combatant in the Dieppe Raid of 1942, Operation Atlantic, Operation Spring, Operation Totalize, Operation Tractable, and the recapture of Dieppe in 1944. They, along with the 8th Reconnaissance Regiment liberated the Westerbork transit camp on 12 April 1945.

Name: Serre, Lawrence Radolph

Rank: Private

Age:

No.A/109551

Unit:Pioneer Platoon

Missing since: 27-10-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Mrs Eleanore Serre, of Toronto.

Groesbeek Panel: 11

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in near Schore, Zuid Beveland.

Name: Mason, Alexander

Rank: Private

Age: 25

No.M/60261

Unit:

Missing since: 27-01-1945

Next of Kin: Son of Alexander and Mary Mason, of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.

Groesbeek Panel: 11

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in near in Mook area.

Name: Miller, William Langdon

Rank: Lance-Corporal

Age: 22

No.L/101491

Unit:

Missing since: 27-01-1945

Next of Kin: Son of William Johnson and Hilda Isabel Miller, of Toronto, Ontario.

Groesbeek Panel: 11

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in near in Mook area.