File consists of memorandas, correspondence, circulars and personnel files pertaining to varying strength of the 118th Battalion. Specifically noted are Absentees, rejected recruits, and recruits on courses who do not show on Roll Call.
File consists of memorandas, correspondence and circulars on funds being allocated to wives, and widowed mothers of soldiers in the 118th Battalion. Correspondence between Lt-Col. Lochead and several former wives, and abandoned mothers illustrate the appeal of receiving allowance from serving members of the battalion.
File consists of memorandas, correspondence, circulars and manuals on the recruitment and training of the Machine Gun Section for the 118th Battalion. Primarily recruited from Toronto, this section underwent extreme scrutiny due their billitment to Berlin, where the 118th Battalion is based. Much of the file consists of correspondence between Lt-Col. Lochead and individuals from Toronto who either object or support his recruitment efforts in that city.
File consists of memorandas, correspondence and circulars pertaining to the discharge of several members of the 118th Battalion. In the 118th's case, discharge occurred do to lying about age or place of birth, medical reasons, and pressure of the family of said recruit. In some of the latter cases, Lt-Col. Lochead appeals to several recruit's parents to give their blessing to their son for having joined the 118th.
File consists of correspondence, memorandas and circulars on 118th Battalion absentees. Although these absentees are primarily made up of men who found themselves in hospitals, there are a few legitimate deserters who are being sought by the Battalion.
Item consists of correspondence, lists, memorandas, circulars and personnel files on the recruiting efforts of the 118th Battalion. These include some correspondence between Lt-Col. Lochead and his superiors regarding controversies on his recruiting methods.