Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Artillery (5) Ontario, Toronto, Beechwood Cemetery, Pine Hills Cemetery, Prospect Cemetery, and York Cemetery

Toronto, Beechwood Cemetery, Pine Hills Cemetery, Prospect Cemetery, and

York Cemetery

Data current to 27 Jan 2021.

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical piece of artillery preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these guns to provide and update the data found on these web pages.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Guns and Artillery in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at

For all official data concerning the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, please click on the link to their website:

Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Website

According to the  1974 edition of ACP 125 Cansupp 1A, "Sheldrake" was the appointment title for the artillery representative in a headquarters.  "GOLF" was the arms indicator to be used by artillery callsigns on nets other than their own, especially those of the supported arms.

Toronto, Beechwood Cemetery

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, (Serial No. 8238), 1942.

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun.

Toronto, Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough

 (Bouffe Photo)

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun.  625 Birchmount Road.  The RCA held 138 of these guns.

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun with No. 9 circular firing platform, S.I.L. 1942, Reg. No. CA10612.  625 Birchmount Road.

Toronto, Prospect Cemetery

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, 1450 St Clair Ave West.

Toronto, York Cemetery

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 71618, CARRON 1807) on the left trunnion, (32P) on the right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, unmounted, on the ground at York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road.

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, BR No. L22508, York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road.  The RCA held 138 of these guns.

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun, II/I, SIL-6-42, York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road.

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, Breech Casing No. L69984, OFE/C 1944, York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road.