You wrote ... "Can anyone provide hard date (i.e. source document) vis a vis the War Establishment of an infantry battalion as it was deployed in Normandy in the summer of 1944?
Am looking for the establishment of men (i.e. ranks and appointments) as well as allocation of weapons and vehicles"
The Infantry (Rifle) Battalions of the 4th, 5th, 6th (2nd Div) 7th, 8th, 9th (3rd Div) and 10th (4th Div) Canadian Infantry Brigades in Normandy from June through August 1944 would have been organized as per W.E. Cdn II/233/3 which had come into effect 5 August 1943 (G.O. 466/43 and C.M.H.Q. Administrative Order No. 119, 7 Aug 43) which gave each battalion an authorized strength of 37 officers and 811 other ranks (each rifle company had 5 officers and 122 other ranks, each platoon had 1 officer and 36 other ranks). W.E. Cdn II/233/3 was superceded by W.E. Cdn II/233/4 effective 15 August 1944 (G.O. 553/44).
Under W.E. Cdn II/233/4 there was no change in the basic organization or in the strength of a Canadian Infantry (Rifle) Battalion, apart from a note which provided for an additional four privates (one driver I.C. per rifle company) when the battalion formed part of an armoured division.
W.E. Cdn II/233/4 - Amendment No. 4 - effective 27 September 1944 (G.O. 19/45), however, added a Scout officer plus his batman, thus increasing the strength of a Canadian Infantry (Rifle) Battalion to 38 officers and 812 other ranks.