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The WWII era North Shore New Brunswick Regiment was first organized on 25 February 1870 in Chatham, New Brunswick, as "The 73rd Northumberland New Brunswick Battalion of Infantry". At the end of WWI on 15 March 1920 the battalion was renamed as The Northumberland (New Brunswick) Regiment and in April of 1922 as The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment
In World War I the Battalion sent the 132nd Battalion (North Shore), and the 165th Battalion (Acadians), to the front. They North Shores also sent the 28th Field Battery, CFA, CEF to England on 9 August 1915. The battery moved to France on 21 January 1916, where it provided field artillery support as part of the 7th Brigade, CFA, CEF in France and Flanders until 19 March 1917, when its personnel were absorbed by the 15th Field Battery, CFA, CEF and 16th Field Battery, CFA, CEF.
During WWII the regiment served in Eastern Canada and then went on to Europe. On June 6, 1944, the regiment participated in the landing on Juno Beach, landing on Nan Red sector and losing nearly 50 men. On June 10, it liberated the town of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados.
On July 4, 1944, the men of the North Shore Regiment participated in Operation Windsor, the attack on the Carpiquet airfield. It lost nearly 130 men, and it was later called by the regiment's chaplain "the graveyard of the regiment". The regiment later fought in Caen and all through France, continuously advancing with the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade. It fought in places like Ranville, Bourguebus Ridge, Falaise, Quesnay Wood, the Laison and Chambois. The boys of the North Shore Reg't helped clear the coast of France in late August and early September 1944, then it advanced into the Netherlands, taking part in the Battle of the Scheldt. It fought in Breskens Pocket in flooded fields and harsh conditions. After the Scheldt, it moved onto the rest of the Netherlands, fighting near the Bergsche Maas River at Kapelsche Veer.