I found my great-grandfather's obituary and it says that he was a WW1 veteran and that he was a part of the 25th and 46th Battalion.

What does this mean?

Unattributed newspaper cutting

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    What research have you already done?
    – user6485
    Commented Nov 14, 2019 at 16:16
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    Are all the named survivors listed in this clipping deceased? If not, the image should be removed from the question and replaced by a transcription of the relevant portions. The deceased's sons and daughters aren't relevant to the question and shouldn't be exposed here.
    – Jan Murphy
    Commented Nov 15, 2019 at 1:20
  • Given that the cutting has already been published in the original papers, @JanMurphy surely it makes no difference to data protection to re-publish it? We run the risk of having a policy that people simply don't understand if we require the total exclusion of the names of living people. If it were a transcript I would (a) be worried about confusing Battery and Battalion and (b) ask what the Regiment was in the original (This way, I can see that there isn't one).
    – AdrianB38
    Commented Nov 15, 2019 at 9:03
  • @AdrianB38 But our current policy does require the total exclusion of the names of living people... shall we go round the topic again on Meta? Also, for copyright purposes, the image should be attributed
    – user6485
    Commented Nov 15, 2019 at 10:17
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    I have done the redaction, but am also uncomfortable that the clipping isn't attributed and is probably still in copyright.
    – user6485
    Commented Nov 15, 2019 at 10:24

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See the Wikipedia list article on https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_infantry_battalions_in_the_Canadian_Expeditionary_Force

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