Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5: Ontario, Stoney Creek, Stratford, Strathroy and Stratton

Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario, Stoney Creek, Stratford, Strathroy, Stratton and Sturgeon Falls

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)

Stoney Creek, Battlefield Park

 (JustSomePics Photo)

The Battle of Stoney Creek was fought on 6 June 1813, during the War of 1812 near present day Stoney Creek, Ontario.  British units made a night attack on an American encampment.  Due in large part to the capture of both American brigadier generals, and an overestimation of British strength by the Americans, the battle was a victory for the British, and a turning point in the defence of Upper Canada.

 (jiggs11 Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-0-7 (6,279 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 171) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand facing East.  Stoney Creek Battlefield Park.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-2-14 (6,230 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 175) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand facing East in Battlefield Park.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-1-19 (1,951 lbs), no cypher.  Forward right hand corner of the Smith’s Knoll Monument.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (Serial No. 37) on left trunnion, (L) on right trunnion, Lowmoor, no cypher, broad arrow mark.  Battlefield House near Historical Plaque.

Smith's Knoll Monument.  During the Battle of Stoney Creek, the American artillery was positioned on a rise of land located north-east of the Gage homestead. Historical records indicate that, following the battle some of the soldiers were buried here in a mass grave. In 1899, Allan Smith, while ploughing on this rise of land, uncovered human remains and bits of cloth with the insignia of both British and American regiments. The area became known in the community as Smith’s Knoll.  On 3 May 1908, an area known as the Soldier’s Plot at Smith’s Knoll was consecrated and by 1910, a stone cairn and statue of a lion were installed. On  1 August 1910, a ceremony was held to mark the unveiling of the Lion’s Monument (as it came to be called) at Smith’s Knoll as a memorial to the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Stoney Creek.  Located across from 69 King Street West.

Bronze Smoothbore Muzzleloading 18-pounder Gun, weight TBC, Serial No. 41 on the right trunnion, no cypher, (L) for LOW Moor on the left trunnion, Naval carriage elevating screw, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  No. 1 of 2 in front of the Smith’s Knoll Monument.

Bronze Smoothbore Muzzleloading 18-pounder Gun, weight TBC, no cypher, Naval carriage elevating screw, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  No. 2 of 2 in front of the Smith’s Knoll Monument.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 49-3-21 (5,593 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 145) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.   No. 1 of 2 beside the Smith’s Knoll Monument.

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Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 48-0-22 (5,510 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 163) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  No. 2 of 2 beside the Smith’s Knoll Monument.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight TBC, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, to the left of Smith's Knoll.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 109) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, TV C K.  Queen’s Park.

Bronze Smoothbore Muzzleloading 24-pounder Gun, weight TBC, Serial No. 37 on the right trunnion, no cypher, (L) for LOW Moor on the left trunnion, CV, N, C above the button.  This piece was cast by the Low Moor Iron Company of Bradford, England between 1790 and 1812. It was typical of the type used during the Battle of Stoney Creek.

Stratford

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Russian Millar pattern Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, (Serial No. 29565), forged by Armstrong at Alexandrovski, with double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy, stamped 1845, MA on breech, tv, ck.  Located near the city cenotaph.  The swell on the muzzle is broken.

 (Terry Honour Photo)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-2-10 (6,338 lbs) above the vent, (Serial No. 71661, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  Located near the city cenotaph.

Strathroy

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 3768).

Stratton

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun mounted on a Schlitten stand beside the town cenotaph.

Sturgeon Falls

 (Leon Jensen Photo)

German First World War 10.5-cm leichtes Feldhaubitze 16 (10.5-cm leFH 16), (Serial Nr. 3264).  This gun was captured by the 102nd Battalion and 10th Battalion West of Bourlon Wood, France, on 27 September 1918. Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 225.  Preserved by the personnel of the Electrical Mechanical Engineers Workshop, 22 Wing, CFB North Bay.  Arte et Marte.