The 57th Canadian Infantry Battalion was authorized to be recruited and mobilized at Quebec City April 28th 1915 under General Order 103a of August 15th 1915 by the 9th Voltigeurs de Quebec. This regiment having previously contributed 29 volunteers to the 12th Battalion on its formation at Camp Valcartier in August 1914. Prior to sailing for England the 57th Battalion in two drafts the first of five officers and 250 other ranks to the CEF under command of Lieutenant Colonel E.T. Paquette (17th Levis Regiment), this sailing July 21st 1915 followed June 2nd 1916 with 13 officers and 169 other ranks under command of Major H. Renaude (A.M.C., 85th Regiment). In January 1917 The 57th Battalion amalgamated with other Quebec battalions in England to form the 10th Reserve Battalion. The 57th Battalion was disbanded under General Order 82 of June 1st 1918.