Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5: Ontario, New Liskeard, New Lowell, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls and Norfolk

Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario, New Liskeard, New Lowell, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls and Norfolk

Data current to 21 Dec 2018.

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 hskaarup@rogers.com.

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

Note: Back in the day, artillery in Canada was referred to by its radio call sign "Sheldrake".  It is now referred to by its "Golf" call sign.  (Acorn sends)

New Liskeard

Centurion 20-pounder Gun Mk I Barrel mounted in concrete. (Serial No. 23988?) Queen Elizabeth II cypher, embedded in concrete, mounted beside the cenotaph.  No. 1.  Located beside the Public Library on Whitewood Ave., between Wellington Street and Paget Street.

Centurion 20-pounder Gun Mk I Barrel mounted in concrete. (Serial No. 42855).  King George VI cypher, mounted beside the cenotaph.  No. 2.  Located beside the Public Library on Whitewood Ave., between Wellington Street and Paget Street.

New Lowell

Centurion 20-pounder Gun Mk I Barrels (two) mounted in concrete in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 5357, Country Road 9.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Fort George

The page for artillery preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the guns on display at Fort George are listed on a separate web page on this website.

Niagara-on-the-Lake

 (Balcer Photos)

German First World War 10-cm Kanone 14 (10-cm K 14), (Serial Nr. 201), 1050 kg, 1916.  This gun was captured by the 7th Battalion, CEF, at Vimy on 13 April 1917.  It was initially allocated to Queenston, Ontario.  Located in the vicinity of Butler's Barracks, this gun has been removed for restoration.

 (Swifteroo Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  Butler’s Barracks.

Niagara-on-the-lake, Lincoln and Welland Regiment Museum

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34449.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA, 1957, REG. NO. CDN 156, INSP (symbol).

Niagara Falls, Queenston Heights Monument

 (Author Photo)

Brock’s Monument.

 

 (DyverDown Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 39-0-9 (4,377 lbs), reproduction, (1806) on left trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage, weight 21-3-14 (2,450 lbs), with a ball welded in the gun’s muzzle.  This gun is located on the site of the original Redan Battery.

Niagara Falls, Lundy's Lane Battlefield Memorial

 (Author Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 34-1-3 (3,839 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 54) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  No. 1, East of monument at Drummond Hill Church and Cemetery.

 (Author Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 34-1-3 (3,839 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 52) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  No. 2, West of monument at Drummond Hill Church and Cemetery.

Niagara Falls, Victoria Street Armoury and Museum

 (Balcer Photos)

German First World War 10.5-cm Kanone 17 (10.5-cm K 17), (Serial Nr. 39), 1918.  It was captured by the 3rd Battalion on 27 Sep 1918 near the Arras-Cambrai Road between Marquion and Raillencourt, France.    Niagara Military Museum previously located with D Company, Lincoln & Welland Regiment (Victoria Street) Armoury, 5049 Victoria Ave.

 (Author Photo)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-1-11 (1,943 lbs) above the vent, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, located in the front window of the Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry St.

Norfolk

 (Kanadaguy Photo)

German First World War 25-cm schwerer Minenwerfer alt Art (25-cm sMW), (Serial Nr. 1930).  This gun was captured at Vimy Ridge by No. 9 Field Company, Canadian Engineers on 9 Oct 1917.

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion.