Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5a: Ontario, Hamilton to Niagara Falls

Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario, Hamilton to Niagara Falls

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

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.

Data current to 26 May 2017.

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)

Ontario

Hamilton

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-2-25 (5,681 lbs), (Serial No. 7104, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  Burlington Heights, Hamilton Military Museum.   (Laslovargna Photo)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-1-0 (5,628 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 157) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  Burlington Heights, Hamilton Military Museum.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 20-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 21-3-22 (2,458 lbs, weight of a 6-pounder), J & H (John & Henry King), 1846, King George III cypher, short ship’s gun re-bored to 24-pounder in 1844.  Battery Lodge southeast, Hamilton Military Museum.

SBML 9-pounder bronze Gun, 1813, King George III cypher.  Battery Lodge northeast Hamilton Military Museum.  (Laslovargna Photo)

SBML 9-pounder bronze Gun, 1820, King George III cypher.  Battery Lodge north.  Hamilton Military Museum.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-1-22 (5648 lbs),(WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 150) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand beside the Sir John A.  MacDonald statue at the corner of King and John Street.  The Guns sit on blocks of New Brunswick Granite and have light rust.  No. 1 of 2.   (Rick Cordeiro Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-0-11 (5,611 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 130) on right trunnion (concealed by concrete), King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  These two guns are located in Gore park, beside the Sir John A. MacDonald statue, at the corner of King and John Street.  No. 2 of 2.

HMCS Haida, Hamilton Harbour

HMCS Haida.  (Author Photo)

QF 4-inch/45 Mk. XVI Guns on HA/LA Mk. XIX Twin Mount, Sorel Industries Ltd. 1944, (Serial No. 14479), left, and (Serial No. 13908), right, A Mount position on ship.

QF 4 inch/45 Mk. XVI Guns on HA/LA Mk. XIX Twin Mount, B mount position on ship (inaccessible).

Ordnance QF 40 mm/56 Mk. I Bofors (Boffin), Serial No. L31098 (Breech plate has a date of 1945), Midships - Port side forward mount.

Ordnance QF 40 mm/56 Mk. I Bofors (Boffin), Serial No. L7936, (Breech plate painted over), Midships - Starboard Side forward mount.

Ordnance QF 40 mm/56 Mk. I Bofors (Boffin), Serial No. L26335 (Breech plate RBC 1943), Midships - Port side aft mount.    

Ordnance QF 40 mm/56 Mk. I Bofors (Boffin), Serial No. L31093 - Midships - Starboard aft position.

Ordnance QF 3 inch/50 Twin gun Mk. 33, Left gun markings: Bu. of Ord. 3-in using Mk 8 Mod 2, W.T. 495 lbs. Serial No. (illegible due to rust), U.S. Naval Ordnance, Canton (illegible in many spots).  Right gun markings: U.S. Navy - Bu. of Ord. 3in using Mk 8 Mod 2, W.T. 495 lbs. Serial No. 13202, G.M. Corp. Fisher Body DIV.    R.J.G, Detroit Michigan, 1950.    

Oerlikon 20-mm/70 Twin Anti-Aircraft Guns, previously mounted on a stand on shore, now possibly with the Naval Museum in Calgary, Alberta.

Squid Anti-submarine Mortar Mk IV, (Serial No. C1185), Depth Charge Thrower.

Squid Anti-submarine Mortar Mk. IV, (Serial No. not found).

HMCS Star, Naval Reserve, Hamilton

Russian Blomefield pattern SBML 36-pounder Gun, made by Armstrong at Alexandrovski, with double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy.  6.75-inch gun, stamped Armstrong 1837 J68 ½, (Serial No. 25457).  Captured at Sevastopol in 1855, given to Hamilton by Queen Victoria in 1860.  The Hamilton and District Officers’ Institute mounted the gun as a centennial project in 1967.  This gun is now mounted on a concrete stand at HMCS Star.  (Author Photo)

12-pounder 8-cwt QF Royal Navy Landing Gun, weight 8-0-0 (896 lbs), Gun Serial No. 2050, Breech Block Serial No. 2050, dated 1903, Carriage weight 6-cwt, Admiralty No. 27, 1899, with Limber Serial No. 274.  King Edward VII cypher.  The breech block on this gun is for a 12-pounder 12-cwt Field Gun.  This gun has been in use with the Hamilton Sea Cadet Corps for the last 90 years or so.  (HMCS Star unit Photo)

Hannover

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 257) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, CV N, cross on the muzzle, mounted on a concrete stand.  Civic Centre.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 86) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, CV N, cross on the muzzle, mounted on a concrete stand.  Civic Centre.

Harold

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 2393), mounted on a Schlitten stand.  Originally allocated to Rawdon, Ontario, no record.  No. 1 of 2 MG 08s mounted beside the war memorial.

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 3791), mounted on a Schlitten stand.  This gun was captured by 10th Battalion on 2 Sep 1918, between Villers-Lez-Cagnicourt and Boissy Switch, France.  It was originally alloted to Treherne, Manitoba.  No. 2 of 2 MG 08s mounted beside the war memorial.

Harriston

French First World War Canon de 75-mm modèle 1897, mounted on a concrete stand beside the cenotaph.   (Photos courtesy of JustSomePics)

M109 155-mm Self-propelled Howitzer, (Reg. No. 34811), 1968, AC: MD, ECC: 119204, HUI C: 1941, SAUI C: 1941, VMO No. DLE21343, VMO Date: 10 Jun 2005.  Royal Canadian Legion.  At present, this gun is not in this location, its disposition is to be confirmed.

M113, Memorial Park, 700 Front Street.

Hawkesbury

Ordnance QF 6-pounder 7-cwt Anti-Tank Gun barrel and breech mounted on a concrete stand in front of Higginson Powder Ltd, on County Rd 34 just south of the town.  (Terry Honour Photo)

Holstein

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 23695).  Beside the cenotaph.

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 27488).  Beside the cenotaph.

Huntsville

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. TBC), located at the Royal Canadian Legion, 168 Muskoka Rd South.  (Tim Laye Photos)

Ingersoll

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 55-1-21 (6,209 lbs), (WCo) (Walker Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 392) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, bore diameter 6.5”, mounted on a concrete stand. No. 1, Victory Memorial Park Public School (closed), 210 Thames Street South.  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 55-3-14 (6,258 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 398) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, bore diameter 6.5”, mounted on a concrete stand. No. 2, Victory Memorial Park Public School (closed), 210 Thames Street South.  Both of these guns have been donated to the Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum.   (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, Royal Canadian Legion, Hillcrest Memorial Branch No. 119.

Innisfil

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. TBC), Sandy Cove.  (Tim Laye Photos)

Iroquois

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun on wheeled carriage, (Serial No. P-17441), O.F.E./C.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 370, 24 Dundas Street.  (Ulysses Photo)

Kars

Swords and Ploughshares Museum, 7500 Reeve Craig North (Rural Route #1), K0A2E0. Curator: Major Mike T.A. Calnan.

SBML 6-pounder Gun No. 1 recovered from Halifax harbour.

SBML 6-pounder Gun No. 2 recovered from Halifax harbour.

SBML 9-pounder Gun No. 1 recovered from Halifax harbour.

SBML 9-pounder Gun No. 2 recovered from Halifax harbour.

French “Pot-de-Fer” SBML Gun replica.

German First World War 24-cm Flügelminenwerfer ‘Iko’, Albrecht, (Serial Nr. TBC), no markings.

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art Field Gun, (Serial Nr. 13224), no wheels, missing parts.  This gun was captured by the 3rd Battalion on 27 Sep 1918 near the Arras-Cambrai Road, North of Bourlon Wood, France.  It was originally allocated to the Toronto Yacht Club.  (Author Photo)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 neuer Art Field Gun, (Serial Nr. TBC).

Italian Second World War 100-mm Obice da 100/17 modello 16 Field Gun, (Serial No. 020801).  This gun is also stamped 100.17.14, 10cm M14FII, 20805, 1917, 390 kg.  (Author Photos)

The Italian Second World War 100-mm Obice da 100/17 modello 16 Field Gun was a dual-purpose field and mountain gun used by Austria-Hungary during the First World War as the 10 cm M. 14 Feldhaubitze.  Between the wars it was used by Austria, Italy, and Poland. Captured weapons were used by Nazi Germany under the designations 10 cm leFH 14(ö) and 10 cm leFH 315(i).  It served as the standard Italian medium howitzer as the Obice da 100/17 modello 14.  This gun was shipped from the Mediterranean theatre to Halifax, then Ottawa and then CFB Gagetown.

Austro-Hungarian Skoda 100-mm M1916 Mountain Gun, (Serial No. unknown).  (Author Photo)

Soviet 37-mm M1939 Anti-Aircraft Gun (modified Swedish Bofors M-1938 40-mm Gun).

Soviet 57-mm M1941 (Zis-2) Anti-Tank Gun.

Soviet 76.2-mm M1942 (Zis-3) Field Gun (Serial No. A6732), 1945.  (Author Photo)

Soviet 76.2-mm M1927 Field Gun.

Soviet 76.2-mm M1936 (F22) Anti-Tank Gun.  (Author Photos)

German Second World War 3.7-cm PaK 36 Anti-Tank Gun.  (Author Photo)

Ordnance QF 2-pounder Anti-Tank gun carriage Mk IV, on loan from the CWM.  The 2-pounder Mark 4 and 4A carriages were split-trail 6-pounder anti-tank gun carriages, with the cradle, slipper, and recoil system adapted to mount the 2-pounder Mark 10 gun.  This allowed the 6-pounder carriage to get into production, while still using the 2-pounder gun. Both Canadian General Electric and Regina Industries, Ltd, manufactured these carriages in Canada, and they were issued to training centres in Canada starting in December 1941.  The 5th Anti-tank Regiment, RCA, received 2-pounders on Mark 4 carriages in April 1942.  British production of the 6-pounder was delayed after Dunkirk because they had to keep the 2-pounder in production, so Canada got ours up and running first (by a month or so).  We went straight to the 6-pounder carriage and adapted the 2-pounder to it as a temporary fix.  Doug Knight.

Ordnance QF 6-pounder Anti-Tank Gun.  (Author Photo)

Ordnance QF 17-pounder Anti-Tank Gun.  The RCA held 138 of these guns.   (Photos courtesy of Doug Knight)

Canadian 20-mm Quadruple Polsten Anti-Aircraft Gun on a C Mk I mounting.  (Author Photos)

Swedish 40-mm L/60 Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun No. 1, maintained in working condition mounted on its road wheels.  (Author Photo)

Swedish 40-mm L/60 Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun No. 2, mounted on its firing platform but kept for spare parts.

90-mm M1A1 Anti-Aircraft Gun.

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  (Author Photo)

M7B2 Priest 105-mm SP Gun replica built by students of Gananoque High School in 1994 to honour two of the students grandparents who had landed on D-Day with the 14th Field Regiment, RCA which was equipped with the Priest.

Kenora, 116th Independent Field Artillery Battery

The 116th Independent Field Battery, Royal Canadian is a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) independent artillery battery based in Kenora, Ontario, which forms part of the Land Force Western Area's 38 Canadian Brigade Group.  The Battery parades at the Kenora Armoury, 800-11th Avenue North, Kenora, Ontario.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  Kenora Armouries.

Personnel of the 16th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE), arming a Universal Carrier which has been modified to carry fifteen PIAT anti-tank weapons fired by a single trigger, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 14 December 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No.3262646)

Universal Carrier.  Kenora Armouries.

Keswick

Georgina Military Museum, 26061 Woodbine Avenue, RR # 2.

C1A1 105-mm Howitzer, CDN 50, Reg. No. 13561 (on plate), Rock Island Arsenal.

Kettleby

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 13278), no data.  This trench mortar is located beside the War Memorial at the entrance to Kettleby Cemetery on Kettleby Road.

Kincardine

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, Serial No. TBC on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand, No. 1 of 2.   (Photo courtesy of JustSomePics)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight, maker and Serial No. TBC, mounted on a concrete stand, No. 2 of 2.

Kingsvillle

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, on display in a park at 145 Division Street South.

Kingston

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

Kitchener

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (Serial No. TBC, CARRON, year TBC) on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a a brick and concrete stand in Victoria Park.  (JustSomePics Photo)

Lakeview

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, on display on 3rd Street, east of Cawthra Road, in front of the A.N.A.F. Club.  (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

Lincoln

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1 or M114, depending on whether the gun was manufactured at Sorel or in the US, to be established when the serial number is confirmed.  Royal Canadian Legion Centennial Branch No. 612.

Lisle

German Second World War 8.8-cm PaK 43/41 Anti-Tank Gun, (Serial Nr. TBC), stamped Fl.519 dkr, Fl.2053 dkr, 271 dkr.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch 559, 8439 Main Street West, County Road No. 12, just outside the West Gate of CFB Borden.  (Balcer Photos)

There are two possibly 8.8-cm FlaK 36/37 gun barrels (TBC) embedded in small concrete cairns in front of the Legion

London

There are three SBML Guns in Victoria Park (one British and two Russian) presented to Canada by Queen Victoria, standing in front of the Boer War Memorial.  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Millar pattern Russian Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, Serial No. 29716) forged by Armstrong at Alexandrovski on the left trunnion, (24P BbCY 140 1/2 P) on right trunnion, double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy, MA stamped above the cascabel.  This gun has damage on its muzzle.  No. 3 gun mounted on a brick and concrete stand, East of the Boer War Memorial, Victoria Park.   (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-0-7 (6,279 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on the left trunnion, (Serial No. 164) on the right trunnion, King George III (1760-1820) cypher, broad arrow mark.  6.5-inch bore diameter, No. 2 gun mounted on a brick and concrete stand in front of the Boer War Memorial, Victoria Park.  (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Millar pattern Russian Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, (Serial No. 28145) forged by Armstrong at Alexandrovski on the left trunnion, (24P BbCY 140 1/2 P) on right trunnion, double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy, MA stamped above the cascabel.  This gun has what appears to be damage from a shell strike on the right side near the breech.  No. 1 gun mounted on a brick and concrete stand in front of the Boer War Memorial, Victoria Park.   (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

FMC 3-inch/50 Twin Gun Mk 33, HMCS Fraser destroyer.   (Photo courtesy of Wayne Yetman)

SBML 3-pounder replica gun, inside the Delta Arms Hotel, Dundas Street.  (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

London, Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, Wolseley Barracks, 750 Elizabeth St.

RML 9-pounder 8-cwt Gun, weight 8-1-5 (928 lbs), RGF No. 228, I, 1872, FS 2750, Queen Victoria’s cypher (1837-1901), no wheels, mounted on concrete blocks.  (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

RML 9-pounder 8-cwt Gun, weight 8-1-9 (933 lbs), RCF No. 630, I, 1874, Queen Victoria’s cypher (1837-1901), Armstrong stamped on the trunnions, with wooden wheels, trail 1452.  (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

RML 9-pounder 8-cwt Gun, weight 8-1-9 (933 lbs), RGF No. 633, I, 1874, FS 3420, Queen Victoria’s cypher (1837-1901), no wheels, mounted on concrete blocks.   (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

Japanese 75-mm Type 41 Mountain Gun (Serial No. TBC).  (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun.  (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1 or M114, depending on whether the gun was manufactured at Sorel or in the US, to be established when the serial number is confirmed, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  (Photo courtesy of Max Toms)

HMCS Prevost, Naval Reserve, London

Ordnance QF 3-inch/50 Twin Gun M33 turret, HMCS Fraser.  19 Becher Street.

Longlac

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Mk. I Anti-Aircraft Gun, O.F.E./C. 1942, Breech casing No. L 7766.  Mounted on wheels.  This gun stands beside the cenotaph.  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

L'Orignal, Ontario

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 5255).  Captured by the 3rd Battalion on 27 Sep 1919 near the Arras-Cambrai Road, North of Bourlon Wood.   (Photo courtesy of Alex Comber)

Small calibre SBML Gun mounted on an iron carriage.   (Photo courtesy of Alex Comber)

Lucan

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15-cm sFH 02) Heavy Field Howitzer.  (Serial Nr. 9), missing its wheels, mounted on concrete pylons in a city park.  This gun was captured by the 43rd Battalion on 8 Aug 1918 near Amiens in front of Vignette Wood, South of Demuin, France.  (Photo Author TBC)

Lucknow

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a concrete stand in front of the town library near the cenotaph.  No. 1 of 2.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a concrete stand in front of the town library near the cenotaph.  No. 2 of 2.

Lunenburg

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 6959) no data.  Lunenburg Cemetery, just north of Long Sault.  (Photo courtesy of Cam Martel)

Madoc

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. TBC), mounted on its Schlitten stand set on the roof of the Royal Canadian Legion, 33 Lawrence Street.

German First World War 17-cm mittlerer Minenwerfer (17-cm mMW), (Serial Nr. 1157).  Thomas Thompson Memorial Park, St Lawrence Ave E.   (JustSomePics Photo 1, Maxwell Toms Photo 2, Terry Honour Photo 3)

Manitoulin Island

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. TBC), mounted on its Schlitten stand as part of the town cenotaph, No. 1 of 2.

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. TBC), no stand, mounted on iron posts as part of the town cenotaph, No. 2 of 2.

Mannotick

Soviet 76.2-mm M1942 (Zis-3) Field Gun, Capital Memorial Cemetery.  (Maxwell Toms Photo)

Massey

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. TBC), mounted on its Schlitten stand in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 432, 320 Imperial Street.

Meaford

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, marked with King George III cypher, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  Georgian Bay Foundry reproduction.

Merrickville

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun, cenotaph.  (Doktor Ellis Photo 1, Terry Honour Photo 2)

Saint Marie among the Hurons, Midland

SBML “Penetang Gun”, stamped 1630, LeGC with a crown.  The initials stand for”Le Grand Condé” who served under Prince Louis II as Captain General of the French Army in the mid-17th century.  The gun’s breech is made of Bronze which has been cast in a hexagonal shape.  Its iron barrel is reinforced with iron hoops.  The chase and breech-ends of the cannon are of separate construction.  The wrought iron construction of the chase is associated with guns of the late 15th and early 16th centuries.  The octagonal section of the cast bronze breech and the shape of the cascabel also indicate a date in the first half of the 16th century.  To be operational it would have been strapped with iron bands or strong ropes onto a wooden bed, which could itself be mounted on a yoke or carriage.  The gun would have been brought to Sainte-Marie by the Militia hired to protect the Jesuit Mission.  The gun is reputed to have been found in 1919 by Mr.  King of Christian Island which links it with the Jesuit missionaries who fled Sainte-Marie I in 1649.  The missionaries and a large group of Huron people spent the winter of 1649-50 establishing Sainte-Marie II on Christian Island, in Georgian Bay.  (Photos and information courtesy of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons Midland, Ontario.  Ministry of Tourism and Culture)

Midland

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34446.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN 168, INSP (symbol).  This gun stands in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 80.   (Photo courtesy of Kanadaguy)

Milton

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 9563), L-7586, 1917.  This gun was captured by the 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion, 1st Brigade of the 1st Canadian Division when the Canadian Corps crossed the Canal du Nord to take Bourlon Wood at Cambrai on 27 September 1918.  Canadian Military Heritage Museum.   (Photos courtesy of Bob Elliott)

Milton was also allocated four MG 08s, (Serial Nr. 3227), (Serial Nr. 3781), (Serial Nr. 6765), and (Serial Nr. 7157).

Missisauga

QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, Picton.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234051)

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun.  This gun stands in front of Unit 262, ANAF, 765 Third Street, beside the cenotaph.

Moose Factory

SBML 12-pounder Gun, No. 1, mounted on a wooden carriage, Centennial Park.

SBML 12-pounder Gun, No. 2, mounted on a wooden carriage, Centennial Park.

SBML 12-pounder Gun, No. 3, mounted on a wooden carriage, Centennial Park

Morrisburg, Crysler’s Farm Battlefield

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-2-12 (5,668 lbs), (Serial No. 70073, CARRON, 1806) on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  No. 1.  This gun is mounted west of the monument at the Crysler’s Farm Memorial, along Highway No. 2, 12 km East of Morrisburg.  No. 1.   (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 51-0-24 (5,736 lbs), (Serial No. 69775, CARRON, 1806) on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  No. 2.  This gun is mounted East of the monument at the Crysler’s Farm Memorial.  (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-3-0 (6,244 lbs), (Serial No. 55032, CARRON 1796) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood Naval gun carriage.  No. 3. This gun is located at the entrance to the Crysler’s Farm Memorial.   (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

One of the decisive battles of the War of 1812 was fought on the farm of John Crysler.  On 11 November 1813 Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Morrison, with 800 British and Canadian regulars, militia and Indians, engaged an American force of 4,000 under Brigadier-General John Boyd.  The open terrain was suited to the training of the well-drilled British regulars who, after two hours of heavy fighting, routed the enemy.  This victory ended a major American thrust at Montréal

Morrisburg

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 2542), Kaiser Wilhelm I cypher.  This gun was captured by the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles on 26 August 1918 near Monchy, France.  It was put back into action by the 66th Battery CFA, NW of Monchy-le-Preux.  It stands beside the First World War Memorial in front of the South Dundas Justice Building.   (Photo courtesy of Cam Martel)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 1323),  Kaiser Wilhelm I cypher, no data.  This gun stands beside the First World War Memorial in front of the South Dundas Justice Building.  (One 10.5-cm gun was allocated to Morrisburg; it is not one of these).  (Photo courtesy of Cam Martel)

Mountain

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, possibly (Serial Nr. 2946b), captured by the 22nd Battalion on 15 Aug 1917 in the vicinity of Catapult Trench, Lens; or (Serial Nr. 3018), captured by the 54th Battalion on 27 Sep 1918 in Bourlon Wood, France.

Mount Forest, Ontario

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 268).  There is no official record of this gun.  It is stamped R.268.  L.393.  AWDr. On the right side below the breech, and gef. 1898. Fr. Kp. abg. 1907. F.F.E. under the breech.  (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

M109 155-mm Self-propelled Howitzer turret on a heavy duty mounting in the War Memorial Park on Hwy 6.

Mountain Grove

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. TBC).  No. 1 (North) of two guns flanking the town cenotaph.   (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. TBC).  No. 2 (South).

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.  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

  (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

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.    (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 15-1-11 (1,719 lbs), King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  This gun is reported to be at Butler’s Barracks (not observed).

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

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, 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

Blomefield SBML 18-pounder Gun, weight TBC, (1806) on left trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, reproduction, mounted on an iron garrison carriage, with a ball welded in the gun’s muzzle.  Brock’s Monument, Redan battery.  (Not observed, this gun may have been removed for restoration).  (Author Photo)

Niagara Falls, Lundy's Lane Battlefield Memorial

Blomefield SBML 12-pounder 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 SBML 12-pounder 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

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 Museumm previously located with D Company, Lincoln & Welland Regiment (Victoria Street) Armoury, 5049 Victoria Ave.  (Balcer Photos)

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.   (Author Photo)