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#55 Cadet Corps

Name - Toronto Public Schools Cadet Battalion

Location  Toronto, ON

Formed  Jun 28, 1899         Disbanded  December 19, 1945

8th Bn A - H Coy

Dec 18, 1916

 

1st Bn C Coy

Nov 25, 1919

 

1st Bn D Coy

Nov 25, 1919

 

1st Bn I Coy

Nov 25, 1919

 

2nd Bn F Coy

Nov 25, 1919

 

3rd Bn I Coy

Nov 25, 1919

 

4th Bn I Coy

Nov 25, 1919

Feb 7, 1923

reformed:  4th Bn I Coy

Feb 7, 1923

 

5th Bn E Coy

Nov 25, 1919

 

6th Bn I Coy

Nov 25, 1919

 

7th Bn K coy

Nov 25, 1919

 

1st Bn K Coy

Jan 19, 1921

 

4th Bn K coy

Jan 19, 1921

 

8th Bn K coy

Jan 19, 1921

 

1st Bn K Coy

Nov 23 ,1921

 

3rd Bn K Coy

Nov 17, 1921

 

1st Bgd 1st Bn H Coy

Jan 9, 1925

 

1st Bgd 2nd Bn G Coy

Jan 9, 1925

 

1st Bgd 2nd Bn H Coy

Jan 9, 1925

 

1st Bgd 4th Bn H Coy

Jan 9, 1925

 

1st Bgd 5th Bn H Coy

Jan 9, 1925

 

2nd Bgd 7th Bn B Coy

Jan 9, 1925

 

2nd Bgd 9th Bn G Coy

Jan 9, 1925

 

No. 1 Brigade:

Jan 1929

 

1 Bn A Coy Williamson Road School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

1 Bn B Coy Williamson Road School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

1 Bn C Coy Norway School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

1 Bn D Coy Kew Beach School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

1 Bn E Coy Kimberly School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

Jun 30, 1947

1 Bn F Coy Balmy Beach School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

1 Bn G coy Duke of Connaught School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

1 Bn H Coy Bowmore School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

2 Bn A Coy Earl Grey School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

2 Bn B Coy Earl Beatty School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

2 Bn C Coy Pape School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

2 Bn D Coy Gledhill School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

2 bn E Coy Kitchener School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

2 Bn F Coy Wilkinson School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

2 Bn G Coy Earl Haig School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

2 Bn H Coy Roden School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

3 Bn A Coy Bolten School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

Nov 1929

3 Bn B Coy Withrow School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

3 Bn C Coy Frankland 1 School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

3 Bn D Coy Frankland 2 School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

3 Bn E Coy Leslie School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

re-org:  3 Bn E Coy Leslie 2 School Cadet Corps

Nov 1929

 

3 Bn F Coy Morse School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

3 Bn G Coy Queen Alexandra School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

3 Bn H Coy Bruce School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

4 Bn  A Coy Dufferin School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

4 Bn B Coy Winchester School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

4 Bn C Coy Rose School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

4 Bn D Coy Church School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

4 Bn E Coy Victoria School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

4 Bn F Coy Park School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

4 Bn G Coy Whitney School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

4 Bn H Coy Wellesley School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

5 Bn A Coy Jesse Ketchum School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

5 Bn B Coy Deer Park School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

5 Bn C Coy Brown School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

5 Bn D Coy John Fisher School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

5 Bn E Coy Eglinton School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

5 Bn F Coy Bedford Park School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

5 Bn G Coy Hodgson School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

5 Bn H Coy J.R. Robertson School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

No.2 Brigade

Jan 1929

 

6 Bn A Coy Ryerson 1 School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

6 Bn B Coy Ryerdon 2 School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

Nov 1929

6 Bn B Coy John Wanless School Cadet Corps

Nov 1929

 

6 Bn C Coy Ogden School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

6 Bn D Coy Orde School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

6 Bn E Coy Lansdowne School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

6 Bn F Coy Palmerston School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

6 Bn G Coy King Edward School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

6 Bn H Coy Huron School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

7 Bn A Coy Givens 1 School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

7 Bn B Coy Givens 2 School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

7 Bn C Coy Chas. G. Fraser School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

7 Bn D Coy Grace School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

7 Bn E Coy Clinton School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

7 Bn F Coy Niagara School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

7 Bn G Coy Alex. Muir School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

7 Bn H Coy Dewson School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

8 Bn A Coy Pauline School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

8 Bn B Coy Essex 1 School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

8 Bn C Coy Essex 2 School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

8 Bn D Coy Shirley School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

8 Bn E Coy Kent School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

8 Bn F Coy Queen Victoria School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

8 Bn G Coy Brock School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

8 Bn H Coy Parkdale School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

9 Bn A Coy Hughes School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

9 Bn B Coy Regal Road School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

9 Bn C Coy Carlton School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

9 Bn D Coy Earlscourt School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

9 Bn E Coy General Mercer School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

9 Bn F Coy Hillcrest School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

9 Bn G Coy McMurrich School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

9 Bn H Coy Dovercourt School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

10 Bn A Coy Keele School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

10 Bn B Coy Runnymede School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

10 Bn C Coy Howard School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

10 Bn D Coy Fern School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

10 Bn E Coy Annette School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

10 Bn F Coy Western School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

10 Bn G Coy Strathcona School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

10 Bn H Coy Perth School Cadet Corps

Jan 1929

 

Band

Jan 1929

 

A Coy 1st Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

B Coy 1st Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

C Coy 1st Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

D Coy 1st Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

F Coy 1st Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

G Coy 1st Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

H Coy 1st Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

A Coy 2nd Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

B Coy 2nd Bn

 

Mar 17, 1945

C Coy 2nd Bn

 

Mar 17, 1945

D Coy 2nd Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

E Coy 2nd Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

F Coy 2nd Bn

 

Mar 17, 1945

G Coy 1st Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

B Coy 3rd Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

C Coy 3rd Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

F Coy 3rd Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

G Coy 3rd Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

H Coy 3rd Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

A Coy 4th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

B Coy 4th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

C Coy 4th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

E Coy 4th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

F Coy 4th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

G Coy 4th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

B Coy 5th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

D Coy 5th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

E Coy 5th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

F Coy 5th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

G Coy 5th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

H Coy 5th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

A Coy 6th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

B Coy 6th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

C Coy 6th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

D Coy 6th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

E Coy 6th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

F Coy 6th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

G coy 6th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

H Coy 6th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

A & B Coys 7th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

C Coy 7th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

D Coy 7th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

F Coy 7th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

G Coy 7th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

H Coy 7th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

A Coy 8th bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

B & C Coy 8th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

D Coy 8th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

E Coy 8th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

F Coy 8th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

G Coy 8th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

A Coy 9th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

B Coy 9th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

C Coy 9th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

D Coy 9th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

D Coy 9th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

G Coy 9th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

H Coy 9th bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

C Coy 10th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

D Coy 10th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

E Coy 10th Bn 

 

Nov 9, 1942

F Coy 10th Bn 

 

Nov 9, 1942

G Coy 10th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

H Coy 10th Bn

 

Nov 9, 1942

Commanding Officers/Chief Instructors- 

 

 

 

Maj C.A. Vickery, ED (1928-39) Biography

 

 

 

 

 

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History - 

This corps was formed 28 June 1899 with 6 companies (A-F). 26 May 1909, four companies were added (G-J). 7 May 1910, two companies were added. 27 May 1911 orders list M company as having appointments although, no evidence of M company being formed could be found. 8 Jun 1912 order 319 chnges the designation of 55 Toronto Public Schools Cadet Battalion to 1st Battalion Toronto Public Schools with 8 Coys (A-H). At the same time Corps 331-335 formed with designations of 2nd Battalion to 6th Battalion Toronto Public Schools. May 2, 1913 K Coy was formed. Sometime between Sep 1913 and 28 Jan 1914 the corps 331-335 became part of #55, keeping the same designations. Appointments made 1 Sep 1915 list a 7th Battalion. The 8th battalion was formed 18 Dec 1916. As of 25 Nov 1919 the following coys were formed, although there was no evidence that they had previously disbanded: 1Bn C and D Coy, 2 Bn F Coy, 5 Bn E Coy. As of the same date, the following Coys were formed 1 Bn I Coy, 3 Bn I Coy, 4 Bn I Coy, 6 Bn I Coy, and 7 Bn K Coy. 19 Jan 1921 K Coy of 1,4 and 8 Bn formed. 23 Nov 1921 K Coy of 1 Bn formed (although no evidence of it being disbanded was found.) 17 Nov 1921 3 Bn K Coy was formed. 15 Apr 1922 order 138 Reorganized #55 into two brigades each with five Battalions (1 Brigade had 1-5 Battalion and 2 Brigade had 6-10 Battalion.) Each Battalion had 11 Coys in them. On 9 Jan 1925 the following changed occurred: 1 Bde 2 Bn G Coy, 2 Bde 7 Bn B Coy were disbanded and reformed; 1 Bde 3 Bn H Coy and 2 Bde 5 Bn K Coy and 6 Bn C Coy were disbanded; and 1 Bde 1Bn H Coy, 2 Bn H Coy, 4 Bn H Coy, 5 Bn H Coy, 2 Bde 9 Bn G Coy were formed although no evidence of them being disbanded were found. 28 Jan 1925 the corps were again reorganized into 2 Brigades with 5 Battalions each, and 8 Coys in each Battalion. MO 189 of 1929 reorganized again into same structure as before. Again MO 37 1930 reorganized the corps. The designation of 9 Bn F Coy changed to 4 Bn D Coy in order 319 of 1935. The Coys were disbanded in three phases in the following manner:
9 Nov 1942: 
1 Battalion: A,B,C,D,F,G and H Coys
2 Battalion: A,D,E and G Coys
3 Battalion: B,F,G and H Coys
4 Battalion: A,B,C,E,F and G Coys
5 Battalion: B,D,E,F,G and H Coys
all of 6 Battalion
7 Battalion: A,B,C,D,F,G and H Coys
8 Battalion: A,B,C,D,E,F and G Coys
the rest of 9 Battalion
10 Battalion: C, D,E,F,G and H Coys.

Note: 2 Battalion C Coy was disbanded but it was listed as Adam Beck School which is incorrect. The name should have read Frankland

17 Mar 1945:
2 Battalion: B,C and F Coy

19 Dec 1945:
1 Battalion E Coy
2 Battalion H Coy
3 Battalion C and E Coys
4 Battalion B and H Coys
5 Battalion A and G Coys
7 Battalion E Coy
8 Battalion H Coy and
10 Battalion A and B Coys

This left 3 Battalion A and D Coys remaining, however this seems to be an oversight as they should have been disbanded. These Coys were not the only Coys with their names (ie Lindsey and Frankland). Many new corps were formed 20 Dec 1945 with the same designations as the Coys of 55. These included:

2227 Rodern (1 Bde 2 Bn H Coy)
2228 Frankland (1 Bde 3 Bn C,D Coy)
2229 Leslie (1 Bde 3 Bn A,E Coy)
2230 Church (1 Bde 4 Bn D Coy)
2231 Wellesley (1 Bde 4 Bn H Coy)
2232 Jesse Ketchum (1 Bg 5 Bn A Coy)
2233 Brown (1 Bde 5 Bn C Coy)
2234 Clinton (2 Bde 7 Bn E Coy)
2235 Parkdale (2 Bde 8 Bn H Coy)
2236 Keele (2 Bde 10 Bn A Coy)
2237 Runnymede (2 Bde 10 Bn B Coy) 7 Bns; 56 Companies

4 Bn H Coy Wellesley School Cadet Corps affil.: 2nd (R) District Engineers RCE, Apr 20, 1945

 

This corps was quite possibly the largest cadet corps ever, with as many as 4000 cadets enrolled at its peak. Further research is needed.

 

55 Toronto Public School Cadet Corps Hat Badge, brass ca.1910s

 

55 Toronto Public School Cadet Corps brass shoulder title ca.1910s

55 Toronto Public School Cadet Corps Hat Badge, brass ca.1900s

 

 

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