Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery (5) Ontario, Oakland, Omemee, Orangeville, Orillia, Oshawa and Oshweken

Artillery in Ontario, Oakland, Omemee, Orangeville, Orillia, Oshawa and Oshweken

Data current to 14 July 2019.

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)

Oakland

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 4285), DWM, Berlin, 1917, mounted on a Schlitten stand.  This MG 08 was captured by the 10th Battalion on 9 Aug 1918, at Billet No. 10 Warvillers, France.  It stands beside the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 462, 76 King Street.

Omemee

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 8-1-8 (932 lbs).  The trunnions are stamped RGF No. 639, 1871.  The gun is mounted on a W.G. Armstrong & Co., Newcastle on Tyne carriage (Serial No. 1178).  The gun’s carriage and axle are in place but there are no wheels.  Queen Victoria cypher.  The gun is located beside the War Memorial.  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour) 

  (Terry Honour Photo)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), Trench Mortar on round stand with spoked wheels, (Serial Nr. 15867), stamped 6517, C177.  Captured by the 7th Battalion, West of Villers-les-Cagnicourt, 2 September 1918. 

Orangeville

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun, No. 1 beside the cenotaph.  (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun, No. 2 beside the cenotaph. (jiggs11 Photo)

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun, No. 3 in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 233, 7 John Street.  (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

Orillia

Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (Serial No. 76705, CARRON, 1810) on left trunnion, (18P) on right trunnion, CV, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand, Couchiching Park.  (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 549) on right trunnion, (18P) on right trunnion, CV, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand, Couchiching Park.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a concrete stand, no cypher, markings hidden by cement.  (Photos courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

Oshawa

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34413.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA, 1955, REG. NO. CDN 20, INSP (symbol).  Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 43, 471 Simcoe Street.

Oshawa, The Ontario Regiment Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N.

British FV433 Abbot 105-mm SP Gun.  (Photo courtesy of the Ontario 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 40123.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN 23, INSP (Symbol).  (Author Photo)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, (Serial Nr. 3348), 1917.  This machine gun was captured by the 21st Battalion on 9 Oct 1917 at Vimy.  It was originally allocated to RMC, Kingston, Ontario.

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun, (Serial Nr. 4218), 1917.  Captured by the 31st Battalion.  Ths machine gun was originally allocated to Dawson City, Yukon.

German Second World War Panzerwerfer 42.  (Andre Blanchard Photo)

German Second World War Marder III.  (Andre Blanchard Photo)

German Second World War 88-mm Flak Gun.  (Andre Blanchard Photo)

Oshweken

 (The Blue Quasar Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a concrete stand in the Ohsweken Six Nations Veterans Memorial Park.