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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5a: Ontario

Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario

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 17 Feb 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

Alexandria

6-pounder 7-cwt QF Anti-Tank Gun with Infantrymen of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, Carpiquet, France, 6 July 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3520591)

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

6-pounder 7-cwt QF Anti-Tank Gun, No. 1 of 2 (South) beside the town cenotaph.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

6-pounder 7-cwt QF Anti-Tank Gun,  No. 2 of 2 (North) beside the town cenotaph.

Amherstburg

 (IWM Photo Q 18493)

3-inch/40 20-cwt QF Mk. I Anti-Aircraft Gun on a Naval Gun mount, standing in front of the Royal Canadian Legion at 281 Dalhousie Street. 

Approximately one-thousand of these gun-mounts were built in Canada, many, possibly all of them by the Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CPR) Ogden Shops in Calgary, Alberta. 

Amherstburg, Fort Malden National Historic Site

Fort Malden, formally known as Fort Amherstburg, was built by the British in 1795 as a defence fortification to preserve the security of British North America against the potential threat of American Invasion.  During the War of 1812, Major-General Isaac Brock and First Nations Chief Tecumseh met at this fort to plan the Siege of Detroit.  The Fort also played an important role in securing Upper Canada's border with Detroit during the Upper Canada Rebellion.

 (John Stanton Photo, left, Dwight Burdette Photo, right)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, maker and Serial No. TBC, mounted on an iron garrison carriage, No. 1.  The Blomefield 32-pounder 56-cwt Gun has a length of 9 feet 6 inches.  It is the most common 32-pounder in Canada and can be recognized by a reinforcing ring that is slightly raised followed by a definite "step-down" in the barrel just forward of the trunnions heading to the muzzle.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, maker and Serial No. TBC, mounted on a wood naval gun garrison carriage, No. 2.

 (Photo courtesy of Colincan)

Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight and Serial No. unknown, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, No. 3.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 51-1-2 (5,742 lbs), King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, (1806 on left trunnion), reproduction, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  South Bastion.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 49-3-21 (5,593 lbs), King George III cypher, (1817) on left trunnion, reproduction, mounted on an iron garrison carriage weight 21-3-22 (2,458 lbs).  North Bastion.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 49-3-23 (5,595 lbs), (1806) on left trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, reproduction.

Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 38-3-2 (4,342 lbs), (1806) on left trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, reproduction, carriage grounded.  North Bastion.

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 11-2-14 (1,304 lbs), King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, PXM H, reproduction, mounted on a wood carriage.  South Bastion.

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, mounted on a wood carriage.  Brick Barracks.

Amherstburg Naval Yard - King's Navy Yard

The Amherstburg Naval Yard - King's Navy Yard is located on the outskirts of Fort Malden overlooking the Detroit River.  The site was constructed in 1796 to service the ships of the Royal Navy.  Demolished in 1813, it is now a park, located at 240-250 Dalhousie St.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight TBC, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand facing the Detroit River, No. 1 of 3.   The carronade is a short smoothbore, cast iron cannon, which was used by the Royal Navy and first produced by the Carron Company, an ironworks in Falkirk, Scotland.  It was used from the 1770s to the 1850s.  Its main function was to serve as a powerful, short-range anti-ship and anti-crew weapon.  While considered very successful early on, carronades eventually disappeared as rifled naval artillery changed the shape of the shell and led to fewer and fewer close-range engagements.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight TBC, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand facing the Detroit River, No. 2 of 3.

3Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring,  weight TBC, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand facing the Detroit River, No. 3 of 3.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight, maker and Serial No. unknown, mounted on a wooden naval gun carriage, located at the entrance to the park on Dalhousie Street between Richmond Street and Rankin Ave, next to the historical plaque "The Great Sauk Trail". 

 (Photo courtesy of J.B. Curio)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, maker and Serial No. TBC, mounted on an iron garrison carriage, No. 1 of 2 flanking the cenotaph. 

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, maker and Serial No. TBC, mounted on an iron garrison carriage, No. 2  of 2 flanking the cenotaph. 

Arden

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun (Serial Nr. TBC), mounted on a concrete stand beside the town cenotaph in Kennebeck Memorial Park.  Possibly (Serial No. 1842) captured ca 1918 by the 20th Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France; or, (Serial No. 1350) captured on 23 Aug 1917 by the 44th Battalion, 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Alpaca Trench, between Arras Road and Green Crassier, S.W. outskirts of Lens, France.

Arnprior

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Millar-pattern breeching ring, reproduction, mounted on a wooden carriage, Old Arnprior Post Office/Town Museum.

Arthur

 (Photos courtesy of Bob Elliott)

25-pounder QF Field Gun, 12 Fd Park.

Barrie

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR TBC.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN TBC, INSP (symbol).  This Howitzer stands by the Royal Canadian Legion at 410 Vincent Street.

Bath

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, possibly one of three allocated to Bath, (Serial Nr. 1822), no data, (Serial Nr. 1882), no data, or (Serial Nr. 3089), mounted on a Schlitten stand.  This weapon was captured on 9 Oct 1917 by the 12th Canadian Machine Gun Company, 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Vimy, France.

Beamsville

 (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, (Serial Nr. 7931), mounted on a Schlitten stand.  This weapon was captured on 28 Aug 1918 by a Canadian Battalion within an Infantry Brigade of the 2nd Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).  No official allocation in the record.  East side of the cenotaph, Jacob Beam Public School Park.

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 40161.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN 176, INSP (symbol).  This gun is located in the Jacob Beam Public School Park, 5062 King Street.

Belfountain

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun.

Belle River

C1A1 105-mm M2A1 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 399, 504 Notre Dame Street.

Belleville

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, possibly one of six MG 08s allocated to Belleville, (Serial Nrs. 269, 552, 3009, 3112, 5518 and 9148).

 (Terry Honour Photos)

106-mm M40A1 Recoilless Rifle mounted on an M38A1 CDN3 Jeep, inside the Armoury at 200 Pinnacle Street.

CFB Borden, Base Borden Military Museum

The page for artillery preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the guns on display at CFB Borden are listed on a separate web page on this website.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

Bracebridge

Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 42-0-2 (4,706 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. TBC) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  Town Park, facing North.

Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 41-3-19 (4,695 lbs),  Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. TBC) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  Town Park, facing South.

 

 (Tim Laye Photos)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 4198), Kaiser Wilhelm I cypher.  This gun was captured on 8 Aug 1918 by the 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment), 3rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), between Aubercourt and Marcelles Avenue, France.  This gun is located in front of the Royal Canadian Legion at 168 Muskoka Road South.

Brantford, 56th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

The 56th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery is a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) regiment of Land Force Central Area's 32 Canadian Brigade Group based in Brantford, Ontario, in the Sgt William Merrifield Armoury, at 18 Brant Avenue, Brantford, Ontario.

Brantford

Russian Cast Iron 24-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, (Serial No. 22506) on trunnion, Cyrillic AKCHD ZBD (AKSND ZVD), cast by Foullon, double-headed Eagle on the barel.  This gun is a Crimean War trophy, mounted on a Naval wooden wheeled carriage. 

Brantford, Canadian Military Heritage Museum

Bronze 9-pounder 13-1/2-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a field carriage.

6-pounder 7-cwt QF Anti-Tank Gun, served by the RHLI of Canada, Thaon, France, 6 Aug 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397598)

6-pounder 7-cwt QF Anti-Tank Gun, inside the museum.

Photo courtesy of Balcer)

25-pounder QF Mk II Field Gun, (Serial No. 15947), Brantford Gunners Club, previously on the corner of Henry Street and Earl Avenue, now inside the museum.  This gun is on loan from the RCA Museum, CFB Shilo, Manitoba.

 (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 22990), captured on 27 Aug 1918 by the 18th Battalion (Western Ontario), 4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Villers-lez-Cagnicourt, France.

The 7.7 cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7 cm FK 16) was a German field gun with a longer range than the FK 96 n.A.  The barrel is longer and the gun has a box carriage to allow for greater elevation, which increased the range.  It also has separate-loading ammunition to reduce powder consumption and barrel wear at short ranges, although this had the drawback of reducing the rate of fire compared to the older gun.  It was prematurely rushed into production in 1916 and early guns suffered from a number of defects, mainly stemming from the German use of substitute materials to reduce consumption of strategic metals. It also suffered from a large number of premature detonations of its shells during 1916.

 (Balcer Photo,left, JustSomePics Photo, right)

 (JustSomePics Photos)

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13 (15-cm sFH 13), (Serial Nr. 373), captured on 8 Aug 1918 by the 116thBattalion (Ontario County), 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Demuin, France.  This gun stands in Jubilee Park beside the Boer War Memorial.

The 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13 (15 cm sFH 13), was a German heavy field howitzer.  The gun was a development of the previous standard howitzer, the 15 cm sFH 02.  Improvements included a longer barrel resulting in better range and a gun shield to protect the crew.  Variants were: the original "kurz" (L/14 – 14 calibre short barrel version), the lg. sFH13 with a longer barrel; and lg. sFH13/02 with minor modifications to simplify wartime manufacture of the lg. sFH weapons. Initially there were serious issues of weak recoil spring mechanisms that would break, and gun barrel explosions.  The problems were solved with the upgrades.  The British referred to these and their shells as "5 point 9"s or "5 9"s as the bore was 5.9 inches (150 mm).  The ability of these guns to deliver mobile heavy firepower close to the frontline gave the Germans a major firepower advantage on the Western Front early in the First World War, as the French and British lacked an equivalent.  It was not until late 1915 that the British began to deploy their own 6 inch 26 cwt howitzer.  About 3,500 of these guns were produced from 1913 to 1918.

(Balcer Photos)

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15-cm sFH 02), (Serial Nr. 871), no data.  This sFH 02 was likely captured ca 1918 by a Canadian Battalion within an Infantry Brigade of a Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in France.  CMHM, originally allocated to Simcoe, Ontario.

The 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15 cm sFH 02) was a German heavy field howitzer introduced in 1903.  It was the first artillery piece to use a modern recoil system in the German Army. Some 416 were in service at the beginning of the war.  Its mobility, which allowed it to be deployed as medium artillery, and fairly heavy shell gave the German army a firepower advantage in the early battles in Belgium and France in 1914 as the French and British armies lacked an equivalent.

Brockville

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 49-3-24 (5,596 lbs), left and right trunnions covered in cement, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on concrete stand.  Brockville Armoury.

9-pounder 8-cwt Military Funeral Gun carriage, LCol C.N. Shanly, Toronto, 9 Sep 1916.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3394941)

 (Photos courtesy of JustSomePics)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 8-1-4 (928 lbs), RGF No. 237, I, 1872, Queen Victoria cypher, mounted on a steel carriage, Newcastle on Tyne No. 1454.  Brockville Armoury.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 2267), Kaiser Wilhelm I cypher, 1898 and 1907.  This gun was captured on 27 Sep 1918 by the 2nd Battalion (Eastern Ontario Regiment), 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), on the Arras-Cambrai Road NorthWest of Raillencourt, France.  Brockville Armoury. 

The 7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7 cm FK 96 n.A.) is a German field gun.  The gun combined the barrel of the earlier 7.7 cm FK 96 with a recoil system, a new breech and a new carriage. Existing FK 96s were upgraded over time.  The FK 96 n.A. was shorter-ranged, but lighter than the French Canon de 75 modèle 1897 or the British Ordnance QF 18 pounder gun; the Germans placed a premium on mobility, which served them well during the early stages of the First World War. However, once the front had become static, the greater rate of fire of the French gun and the heavier shells fired by the British gun put the Germans at a disadvantage. The Germans remedied this by developing the longer-ranged, but heavier 7.7 cm FK 16.  As with most guns of its era, the FK 96 n.A. had seats for two crewmen mounted on its splinter shield.

 (Photo courtesy of Cam Martel) (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 15-cm Feldhaubitze 17 (15-cm FH 17), (Serial Nr. 2914), 1030, 22671 stamped on breech, serious battle damage on the barrel.  Kaiser Wilhelm I cypher, Fried. Krupp A.G, 1918.  This gun was also captured on 27 Sep 1918 by the 2nd Battalion (Eastern Ontario Regiment), 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), on the Arras-Cambrai Road NorthWest of Raillencourt, France.  Brockville Armoury.

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, Brockville Rifles, Brockville Armoury.

Burlington

 (Photos courtesy of JustSomePics)

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, 828 Legion Road.

In June 1947, Canada had 149 17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Guns in service.  These guns served until 1952, when they were offered to NATO.  Those remaining in 1959 were scrapped or became part of war memorials including at least 28 have been found and documented on these web pages.

Burks Falls

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, possibly (Serial Nr. 9368), captured on 19 April 1918 by the Royal Canadian Regiment, 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Lens, France; or (Serial Nr. 25204), captured ca 1918 by the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, CEF, near Arras, France.  This weapon stands in Stan Darling Village Park.

Campbellford

 (Terry Honour Photos)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun, possibly (Serial Nr. 8999), in the Royal Canadian Legion, 34 Bridge Street West.

Cambridge Galt

 (Photos courtesy of JustSomePics)

Russian 24-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, (Serial No. 29619), 24, MA, cast by Butyenev, with double-headed Eagle, on the barrel.  This gun was captured by the British in the Crimean War, sent to Cambridge, England on 10 September 1855, and given to Galt in 1863.  It is mounted on a concrete stand in Queen’s Square.

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, J.A.  McIntosh Armoury.

Carleton Place

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell J. Toms)  (Author Photos) (Photo courtesy of Maxwell J. Toms)

105-mm C1 Howitzer, CDN 215, 1959, No. 1 of 2 beside the town cenotaph.

105-mm C1 Howitzer, CDN 38, 1955, No. 2 of 2 beside the town cenotaph.

Cayuga

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 1 of 2.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 2 of 2.

Chapleau

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 33025), no data, AEG M1916, mounted on an iron wheeled carriage.  This trench mortar was likely captured ca 1918 by a Canadian Battalion within an Infantry Brigade of a Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in France.

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, town cenotaph, Harry Seale Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 5.  The RCA held 138 of these guns.

Chatham

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, captured on Fighting Island, Detroit River, 28 February 1838.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-1-0 (6,300 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. TBC) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, CV C K.  This gun faces up the Thames River.

Cobalt

 (Terry Honour Photos) (Terry Honour Photo, left, Normand Roberge Photo, right)

American 90-mm M1A2 Anti-Aircraft Gun, (Serial No. 5623), Ord Dept USA WVT Arsenal.  Across from the Royal Canadian Legion.

Cobourg

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring,  weight 17-3-0 (1,988 lbs).  This gun is set on a concrete stand under a sign  at the corner of Albert St and 3rd St.

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

12-pounder 6-cwt Breechloading Mk. IV Gun, (Reg. No. 261), carriage Reg. No. 7616.  This gun was in service with 18 Field Battery, Regina.  It now stands in a downtown park.  It has been on loan since 1980 from the RCA Museum, CFB Shilo, Manitoba.

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

Cast Iron 8-inch 9-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Mortar, dated 1886, S. Bowling, Great t., Ch. 211, Ra: 2000 yds, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 133.

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

25-pounder QF Field Gun, Reg. No. CA10475, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 133.

Coe Hill

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art, (Serial Nr. 7594), mounted on a round iron stand.  This trench mortar was captured on 9 Oct 1917 by the 78th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers), 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Vimy Ridge, France.  It is located near the cenotaph in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 581 on Main Street.

Colborne

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 8-inch 65-cwt Smoothbore Shell Gun with Millar-pattern breeching ring, weight 66-2-0, (7,448 lbs), B.F.C. (Serial No. 174), 1844.  No. 1, West of cenotaph in Victoria Square.

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Cast Iron 8-inch 65-cwt Smoothbore Shell Gun with Millar-pattern breeching ring, weight 66-1-0 (7,420 lbs), Lowthmoor, 1844, (Serial No. 2327).  No. 2, East of cenotaph in Victoria Square.

Collingwood

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-3-14 (6,258 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 197) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 63, 490 Ontario Street.

 (Photo courtresy of Tim Laye)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-1-11 (6,311 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 70502, CARRON, 1806) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 63.

 (Photo courtesy of Phil Radley) (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 3263), no data.  This FK 96 n.A. was likely captured ca 1918 by a Canadian Battalion within an Infantry Brigade of a Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in France.

Cookstown

  (PDA Photo, left and Tim Laye Photo, right)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 16214), mounted on a round iron stand at the cenotaph.  This trench mortar was captured on 8 Aug 1918 by the 102nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Beaucourt Wood, NW of Les Quesnel, France.

The 7.58 cm Minenwerfer a.A. (alter Art or old model) (7.58 cm leMW).  The Germans fielded a whole series of mortars before the beginning of the First World War.  Their term for them was Minenwerfer, literally mine-thrower; they were initially assigned to engineer units in their siege warfare role.  By the Winter of 1916-17, they were transferred to infantry units where the leMW's light weight permitted them to accompany the foot-soldiers in the advance.  In common with Rheinmetall's other Minenwerfer designs, the leMW was a rifled muzzle-loader that had hydraulic cylinders on each side of the tube to absorb the recoil forces and spring recuperators to return the tube to the firing position.  It had a rectangular firing platform with limited traverse and elevation.  Wheels could be added to ease transportation or it could be carried by at least six men.  In 1916, a new version, designated as the n.A. or neuer Art, was fielded that included a circular firing platform, giving a turntable effect, which permitted a full 360 degree traverse.  It also had a longer 16 inches (410 mm) barrel and could be used for direct fire between 0° and 27° elevation if the new 90 kg (200 lb) trail was fitted to absorb the recoil forces.  In this mode it was pressed into service as an anti-tank gun.

Cornwall

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

Cast Iron 12-pounder 6-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, , weight 6-2-4 (732 lbs), broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  Outside the Cornwall Armoury.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 70702, CARRON, date TBC) on trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood Naval Gun carriage, No. 1, outside the Cornwall Courthouse.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 207) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood Naval Gun carriage, No. 2, outside the Cornwall Courthouse.

 (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34424.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN 172, INSP (symbol).

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 33750), mounted on a round iron stand with wood wheels, inside the Cornwall Armoury.  This trench mortar was captured ca 1918 by an Battalion of an Infantry Brigade in the 2nd Canadian Division in France.  It was originally allocated to the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontairo.

Dundas, Hamilton

Blomefield Cast Iron 12-pounder 34-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 34-0-14 (3,822 lbs), (Serial No. 70) on right trunnion, C, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand in front of the Dundas Town Hall.

 (Photo courtesy of nhl4hamilton)

25-pounder QF Field Gun, Tac Sings for the Hamilton-Wentworth 11th Field Battery, RCA.  King Street West.

Dunnville

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 1 of 2, located in Central Park with one on the North side of the park at the intersection of Cedar Street and Broad Street West.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 2 of 2, located on the South side of Cedar Street and Lock Street West.

Durham

 (Photos courtesy of Justsomepics)

German First World War 17-cm mittlerer Minenwerfer (17-cm mMW), (Serial Nr. 1682), mounted on iron wheels in a city park.  This trench mortar was captured ca 1918 by the 13th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in France.

The 17 cm mittlerer Minenwerfer (17 cm mMW).  This mortar was useful in destroying bunkers and field fortifications otherwise immune to normal artillery.  It was a muzzle-loading, rifled mortar that had a standard hydro-spring recoil system. It fired 50 kilogram (110 lb) HE shells, which contained far more explosive filler than ordinary artillery shells of the same calibre.  The low muzzle velocity allowed for thinner shell walls, hence more space for filler. Furthermore, the low velocity allowed for the use of explosives like Ammonium Nitrate-Carbon that were less shock-resistant than TNT, which was in short supply.  This caused a large number of premature detonations that made crewing the minenwerfer riskier than normal artillery pieces.  A new version of the weapon, with a longer barrel, was put into production at some point during the war.  It was called the 17 cm mMW n/A (neuer Art) or new pattern, while the older model was termed the a/A (alter Art) or old pattern.  In action the mMW was emplaced in a pit, after its wheels were removed, not less than 1.5 meters deep to protect it and its crew.  It could be towed short distances by four men or carried by 17.  Despite its extremely short range, the mMW proved to be very effective at destroying bunkers and other field fortifications.  Consequently its numbers went from 116 in service when the war broke out to some 2,361 in 1918.

Eganville

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34447.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN 169, INSP (symbol).  This gun stands beside the cenotaph.

Elliot Lake

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun.

Emo

 (Streetview Photo)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, (Serial Nr. 2579), mounted on a Schlitten stand.  This weapon was captured on 21 Sep 1916 by the 52nd Battalion (New Ontario), 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Courcelette, France.  No. 1 of 2 beside the cenotaph at the corner of Colonization Rd and Jessie St.

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, (Serial Nr. 4986), mounted on a Schlitten stand.  This MG was captured ca 1918 by the 19th Battalion (Central Ontario) 4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division, in France.  No. 2 of 2 beside the cenotaph at the corner of Colonization Road and Jessie St.

Essex

(Journals.lib.unb.ca Photo)

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15-cm sFH 02), (Serial Nr. 452), no data.  This guns stands in front of the municipal offices at 33 Talbot St S.

Espanola

 (Terry Honour Photos)

25-pounder QF Field Gun, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 39, 370 Annette St.

Finch

 (Photo courtesy of Cam Martel)

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, mounted on a wheeled carriage, in front of Royal Canadian Legion.

  (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 24-cm Flügelminenwerfer ‘Iko’, Albrecht (Serial Nr. 2715), 1917, no data.  This trench mortar was likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion of an Infantry Brigade of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in France.  It is located front of the Legion on Hwy 43 between Goldfield Road & Mainstreet.

Flesherton

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, (Serial Nr. 22278), mounted on a Schlitten stand.  This MG 08 was captured on 2 Sep 1919 by the 50th Battalion, 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Dury, France.  It stands on the left side of the cenotaph.

 (Photo courtesy of PDA)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 4449), AEG M1916, captured on 9 Apr 1917 by the 54th Battalion (Kootenay), 11th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Vimy, France.  This trench mortar is on the right side of the cenotaph. 

Fordwich

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Faye)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 33912), mounted on a wood wheeled iron carriage.  This trench mortar was captured on 27 Sep 1918 by the 54th Battalion (Kootenay), 11th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Bourlon Wood, France.  It is located on the west side of Patrick Street, just north of Water Street. 

Fort Erie

Fort Erie historical markers.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour and Maxwell Toms)

Russian 36-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Blomefield-pattern breeching ring, made by Armstrong, at Alexandrovski, with double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy.  ML, (Serial No. 433G), 1632P, 1835.  Mounted on a wood naval gun carriage located on a redoubt facing south inside Fort Erie.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 51-0-9 (5,721 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 70802, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 49-3-0 (5,572 lbs) under the cascabel, (Serial No. 218) on the right trunnion, (L) on the left trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, on a redoubt facing West.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 53-2-7 (5,999 lbs), King George III cypher, (not observed).

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt SSmoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 51-0-13 (5,725 lbs), King George III cypher, (not observed).

Cast Iron 4-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, no cypher, no markings, mounted on a naval gun carriage, on a redoubt facing West.

Cast Iron 4-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 1798 DLCCCVI, reproduction, copied from a piece from Fort York.

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, recovered from the USS Detroit which was sunk during the War of 1812.  Museum Visitor Center.

Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, stamped with a crown, R, A on the right trunnion, mounted on a naval gun carriage inside Fort Erie.

Bronze 9-pounder 6-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 5-3-22 (666 lbs), (1859) on left trunnion, (D17, DCLVIII) (657) on right trunnion, Queen Victoria cypher, Industria, Major General Jonathan Peel, Secretary of State for War 1858 - 1859 and 1866 - 1867 cypher, broad arrow mark, (Serial No. 4456) and dieu et mon droit, mounted on a naval gun carriage, inside Fort Erie.

Cypher Major General Jonathan Peel, Secretary of State for War 1858 - 1859 and 1866 - 1867.

Bronze 9-pounder 6-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 6-0-0 (672 lbs), (Serial No. 4071) on the chase, (1859) on left trunnion, (V14, DLVIII) (558) on right trunnion),  Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark, Major General Jonathan Peel, Secretary of State for War 1858 - 1859 and 1866 - 1867 cypher.  Dieu et mon droit, mounted on a naval gun carriage, inside Fort Erie.

Cast Iron 9-pounder 16-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 16-2-20 (1,860 lbs), American Gun.

Cast Iron 12-pounder 34-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 31-0-13 (3,485 lbs), pre-1759.  Museum Visitor Center.

Cast Iron 12-pounder 6-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring,  weight TBC.

Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, King George III cypher, reproduction.

Bronze Coehorn 4.65-inch (12-pounder) Smoothbore Muzzleloading Mortar, weight TBC, King George II cypher.

  

King George II and his cypher.

Cast Iron 10-inch 18-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar with Dolphin carrying handles, weight TBC, reproduction.

Gananoque

  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 51-2-7 (5,775 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 708990, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  Joel Stone Heritage Park, Water Street and Kate Street

  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a wooden carriage, King George II cypher, H & S No. 3 on the left trunnion.  This guns stands on the left side of the 24 pounder (possible replica).  Joel Stone Heritage Park, Water Street and Kate Street.

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun,mounted on a wooden carriage, weight TBC, King George II cypher, H & S No. 1.  This gun stands on the right side of the 24 pounder (possible replica).  Joel Stone Heritage Park, Water Street and Kate Street.

Georgetown

25-pounder QF Field Gun, No. 1 of 2, flanking the cenotaph in Remembrance Park at James St and Charles St.

25-pounder QF Field Gun, No. 2 of 2, flanking the cenotaph in Remembrance Park at James St and Charles St.

Goderich

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 63844, CARRON, 1803) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  Wellesley Street.

Blomefield Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 20-0-14 (2,254 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 26) on right trunnion, 4, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  Lions Park.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-3-14 (6,258 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 182) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, MCMXXV.  Mounted on a concrete stand near the Lighthouse.

Cast Iron 10-inch 52-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar, weight 51-2-14 (5,782 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 77661, CARRON, 1811), no cypher, broad arrow mark, two Dolphin carrying handles, Huron County Museum.

Cast Iron 10-inch 52-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar, weight 52-0-9 (5,833 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 77779, CARRON, 1811), no cypher, broad arrow mark, two Dolphin carrying handles, Huron County Museum.

Cast Iron 10-inch 52-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar, weight 51-3-14 (5,810 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 77732, CARRON, 1811), no cypher, broad arrow mark, two Dolphin carrying handles, Huron County Museum.

Cast Iron 10-inch 52-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar, weight 56-0-1 (6,273 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 77812, CARRON, 1811), no cypher, broad arrow mark, Dolphin carrying handles, Huron County Museum.

25-pounder QF Field Gun, Limber and Field Artillery Tractor, Artillery Support Group.

Gooderham

 (Photos courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun possibly (Serial Nr. 2583), possibly captured on 8 Aug 1918 by the 116th Battalion (Ontario County), 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Demuin (Hamon Wood), France; or by the 72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders), 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF.  This is one of two mahinguns allocated to Gooderham, and it is mounted on the cenotaph.

Gorrie

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machine-gun (Serial Nr. 5029), mounted on a Schlitten stand.  This weapon was captured on 8 Aug 1918 by the 116th Battalion (Ontario County), 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Demuin (Hamon Wood), France.  It stands in front of teh Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 307, 2059 Victoria Street.

Grand Bend

 (Internet Photo)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art, (7.58-cm leMW), possibly (Serial Nr. 6170), mounted on wood wheeled iron carriage on a concrete stand, Centennial Park, on the SW corner of Main St and Ontario St. (Hwy 21).  This trench mortar was likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade, in a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.

Guelph, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

The 11th Field Artillery Regiment, is a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) regiment of Land Force Central Area's 32 Canadian Brigade Group located in Guelph, Ontario.  11 Field Regiment sub-units include the 11th Field Battery (Hamilton-Wentworth), 16th Field Battery, and the 29th Field Battery.

Guelph

 (Photo courtesy of Safforest)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight (>5,500 lbs), King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, ‘Old Jeremiah’ brought to Guelph campus in 1879.  Mounted on a concrete stand on University grounds.

(Photos courtesy of Balcer)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 12724).  This gun was captured on 28 Sep 1918 by the 50th Battalion (Calgary), 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), North of Raillencourt, France.  It stands beside the cenotaph.

25-pounder QF Field Gun, Guelph Armoury, 7 Wyndham St South.

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235876)

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR TBC.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN TBC, INSP (symbol).    Guelph Armoury, 7 Wyndham St South.

Haileybury

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

20-pounder Mk 1 Centurion Tank Barrel mounted in concrete (Serial No. H5764), Queen Elizabeth II Cypher.  East side of Cenotaph.

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

20-pounder Mk 1 Centurion Tank Barrel mounted in concrete, (Serial No.  29887), Queen Elizabeth II Cypher.  West side of Cenotaph.

Haliburton

 (Photo courtesy of Tim Faye)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, possibly (Serial Nr. 2643), no data.  This weapon is mounted on a Schlitten stand on a concrete base, beside the town cenotaph, located on the north side of Highland Street, at the triangular corner of York Street.

 (Photo courtesy of Tim Faye)

German First World War 17-cm mittlerer Minenwerfer (17-cm mMW), (Serial Nr. 6839), mounted on an iron bed, minus its wheels.  This trench mortar was captured on 8 Aug 1918 by the 43rd Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Canada), in Dodo Wood, south of Dumuin, France.  This trench mortar is located on the north side of Highland Street at the triangular corner of York Street.

Halton Hills

25-pounder QF Field Gun No. 1 of 2 beside the town cenotaph.

25-pounder QF Field Gun No. 2 of 2 beside the town cenotaph.

Hamilton

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

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-1-0 (5,628 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) 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.

Cast Iron 24-pounder 20-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, rebored from 12- pounder 21-cwt gun original weight 21-3-22 (2,458 lbs), 1846, King George III cypher.  Battery Lodge southeast, Hamilton Military Museum. Battery Lodge southeast, Hamilton Military Museum.

Bronze 9-pounder 13-1/2-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 1813, King George III cypher.  Battery Lodge northeast Hamilton Military Museum.

Bronze 9-pounder 13-1/2-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 1820, King George III cypher.  Battery Lodge north.  Hamilton Military Museum.

 (Photo courtesy of Saforrest)

 (Photos courtesy of LCdr Neil S. Bell)

 (Photo courtesy of Rick Cordeiro)

 (Photo courtesy of Jeff Booth)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50-0-11 (5,611 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 130) on right trunnion, 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.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 50----22 (>5622 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 1-0) on right trunnion, 130, 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. 

HMCS Haida, Hamilton Harbour

HMCS Haida.

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

4-inch/45 QF 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.

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

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

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

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

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

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

Bofors 40-mm/56 Mk. I (Boffin) Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, Serial No. L31093 - Midships - Starboard aft position.

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

3 inch/50 QF Guns in a Twin Mk. 33 gun mount, 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 Light Anti-Aircraft Guns in a Twin Gun mounting, previously mounted on a stand on shore, now possibly with the Naval Museum in Calgary, Alberta.

 (Photo courtesy of LCdr Neil S. Bell)

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

 (Photos courtesy of LCdr Neil S. Bell)

Russian Cast Iron 36-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Blomefield-pattern breeching ring, made by Armstrong at Alexandrovski, with double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy.  6.75-inch gun, stamped Armstrong 1837 J68 ½, (Serial No. 25457).  This gun was captured at Sevastopol in 1855, and 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.

 (Photos courtesy of LCdr Neil S. Bell) 

12-pounder 8-cwt QF Royal Navy Landing Gun, weight 8-0-0 (896 lbs), King Edward VII cypher, RCD Woolwich 1903, Exe at Portsmouth 1904 Admiralty (Serial No. 27).  12-cwt bronze breech block, 1897 (Serial No. 2050).  This gun has been in use with the Hamilton Sea Cadet Corps for the last 90 years or so.  The 2-pounder 8-cwt Naval Landing Gun was carried on ships of the British and Commonwealth navies for use by naval landing parties.  These guns were almost entirely restricted to use as naval landing guns by sailors and marines. Its ammunition was separate Quick Firing (QF), which means the projectile and propellant were separate loading, the latter in an ejectable brass cartridge case; this same ammunition was also used by heavier shipboard 12-pounders. Typically, the landing gun appears on a low carriage, with small-diameter spoked wheels. Despite its 8 hundredweight (8-cwt), it had the same length of rifled bore as the 12-pounder 7-cwt. Nelson Lawry.  The Naval Landing Guns found in Canada probably originated on early ships of the Royal Canadian Navy, such as HMCS Niobe, HMCS Aurora, HMCS Rainbow and others. Details on the gun may be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordnance_QF_12_pounder_8_cwt.

  

King Edward VII and his cypher, reigned 22 Jan 1901 to 6 May 1910, portrait in his coronation robes.  (Wikipedia Photo)

Hanover

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) 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.  No. 1 of 2 in front of the library and 10th Ave and 10th Street.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) 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.  No. 2 of 2 in front of the library and 10th Ave and 10th Street.

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 on 2 Sep 1918 by the 10th Battalion, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), 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

 (Photo courtesy of JustSomePics)

French First World War Canon de 75-mm modèle 1897, mounted on a concrete stand beside the cenotaph.

155-mm M109 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.

Heard

105-mm C1A1 Howitzer.

155-mm M109 SP Howitzer.

M113A2 APC.

Holstein

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 23695).  No data.  Likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade, of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  No. 1 of 2 beside the cenotaph.

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 27488), no data.  Likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade, of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  No. 2 of 2 beside the cenotaph.

Hawkesbury

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

6-pounder 7-cwt QF 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.

Ingersoll

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-1-21 (6,209 lbs), (WCo) Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England, on the left trunnion, Serial No. (392) on the right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, bore diameter 6.5”, mounted on a concrete stand. No. 1 of 2, Victory Memorial Park Public School (closed), 210 Thames Street South.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-3-14 (6,258 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England, on the left trunnion, Serial No. (398) on the right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, bore diameter 6.5”, mounted on a concrete stand. No. 2 of 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.

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

Innisfil

 (Tim Laye Photos)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. TBC), Sandy Cove Acres, in front of the Community Centre, on Weeping Willow Drive, south of Lockhart Road.  Likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade, of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  Beside the cenotaph.

Iroquois

  (Photo courtesy of Hans Raffelt)

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

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

Kars

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

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 1 recovered from Halifax harbour.

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 2 recovered from Halifax harbour.

Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 1 recovered from Halifax harbour.

Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 2 recovered from Halifax harbour.

French “Pot-de-Fer” Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction.

German First World War 24-cm Flügelminenwerfer ‘Iko’, Albrecht, (Serial Nr. TBC), no markings.  Likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade, of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  This weapon stands beside the cenotaph.

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art Field Gun, (Serial Nr. 13224), no wheels, missing parts.  This gun was captured on 27 Sep 1918 by the 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near the Arras-Cambrai Road, North of Bourlon Wood, France.  It was originally allocated to the Toronto Yacht Club.

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 neuer Art Field Gun, (Serial Nr. TBC).  Likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade, of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.

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.

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.

Austro-Hungarian Skoda 100-mm M1916 Mountain Gun, (Serial No.TBC).

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.

Soviet 76.2-mm M1927 Field Gun.

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

German Second World War 3.7-cm PaK 36 Anti-Tank Gun.

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.

6-pounder 7-cwt QF Anti-Tank Gun.

 (Photos courtesy of Doug Knight)

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

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

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

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

American 90-mm M1A1 Anti-Aircraft Gun.

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

American 105-mm M7B2 Priest Self-Propelled 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)

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

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

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

Kettleby

 (Internet Photo)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 13278), no data.  Likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade, of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  This trench mortar is located beside the War Memorial at the entrance to Kettleby Cemetery on Kettleby Road.

Kincardine

 (Photo courtesy of JustSomePics)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) 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.

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

Kingsvillle

40-mm Bofors Light 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, so the guns on display within the City of Kingston are listed on a separate page on this website.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

Kitchener

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun.

Lincoln

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR TBC.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN TBC, INSP (symbol).  Royal Canadian Legion Centennial Branch No. 612.

Lisle

 (Photo courtesy of Balcer)

 (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

 (Photos courtesy of Sgt R.J. Cosgrove)

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.

20-pounder Centurion tank barrels (two) embedded in small concrete cairns in front of the Legion

London

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

There are three Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun in Victoria Park (one British and two Russian) presented to Canada by Queen Victoria, standing in front of the Boer War Memorial.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Russian Cast Iron 24-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Millar-pattern breeching ring, (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)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-0-7 (6,279 lbs) under the cascabel, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on 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)

Russian Cast Iron 24-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Millar-pattern breeching ring, (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.

 (Photo courtesy of Wayne Yetman)

FMC 3-inch/50 Twin Gun Mk 33, HMCS Fraser destroyer.

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

Cast Iron 3-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, inside the Delta Arms Hotel, Dundas Street.

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

 (Maxwell Toms Photos)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, 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.

 (Maxwell Toms Photos)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, 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.

 (Maxwell Toms Photos)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, 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.

 (Photo courtesy of Balcer)

Japanese 75-mm Type 41 Mountain Gun (Serial No. TBC).

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

25-pounder QF Field Gun.

 (Photo courtesy of Max Toms)

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

London

Sexton 25-pounder SP Gun ca. 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3197576)

Sexton 25-pounder SP Gun, Perry Kitson Collection.  This Sexton is the 2115th of 2150 produced. It came off the assembly line at Montreal Locomotive Works in Jan/Feb 1945. It was used by Canada until the mid fifties when it was sent to Portugal under the MDAP. When Portugal sold them as surplus in 1979, 40 were brought to the US by SECO in Augusta, Georgia. Perry Kitson purchased this one in 2003 and repatriated it to Canada.

HMCS Prevost, Naval Reserve, London

3-inch/50 QF Guns, mounted in a Mk. 33 twin gun turret, HMCS Fraser.  19 Becher Street.

Longlac

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

40-mm Bofors Mk. I Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, O.F.E./C. 1942, Breech casing No. L 7766.  Mounted on wheels.  This gun stands beside the cenotaph.

l'Orignal, Ontario

 (Alex Comber Photo)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 5255).  This gun was captured on 27 Sep 1918 by the 3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment), of the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near the Arras-Cambrai Road, North of Bourlon Wood in France.  This gun was originally allocated to Hawkesbury, Ontario.

 (photo courtesy of Alex Comber)

Cast Iron 1-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on an iron carriage.

Lucan

 (John P. Sargeant Photo)

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 on 8 Aug 1918 by the 43rd Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Canada), 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Amiens in front of Vignette Wood, South of Demuin, France.

Lucknow

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a concrete stand in front of the town library near the cenotaph.  No. 1 of 2.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a concrete stand in front of the town library near the cenotaph.  No. 2 of 2.

Lunenburg

 (Photos courtesy of Cam Martel)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 6959) no data.  Likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade, of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  Lunenburg Cemetery, just north of Long Sault.

Madoc

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, possibly (Serial Nr. 3243), mounted on its Schlitten stand set on the roof of the Royal Canadian Legion, 33 Lawrence Street.  Likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade, of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell J. Toms)

German First World War 17-cm mittlerer Minenwerfer (17-cm mMW), (Serial Nr. 1157), 1916, no data.  Thomas Thompson Memorial Park, St Lawrence Ave E.

Manitoulin Island

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. TBC), mounted on its Schlitten stand, No. 1 of 2 beside the cenotaph.  The Veterans' Memorial Gardens complex is located on Manitoulin Island at the intersection of Highway 542 and Carnarvon Side-road #5.  It is comprised of two parks on either side of the side-road.

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. TBC), mounted on a concrete stand, No. 2 of 2 beside the cenotaph.

Manotick

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

Soviet 76.2-mm M1942 (Zis-3), Capital Memorial Cemetery on old Hwy 16.

Massey

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. TBC), mounted on its Schlitten stand.  Likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade, of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  This weapon is in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 432, 320 Imperial Street.

Meaford

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

Merrickville

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

25-pounder QF Field Gun, cenotaph.

Midland, Saint Marie among the Hurons

Bronze Smoothbore Gun, “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.  Information and Photo courtesy of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons Midland, Ontario.  Ministry of Tourism and Culture, 7 Oct 2011.

Midland

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, aka M114, 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.

Milton

 (Photos courtesy of Bob Elliott)

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

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

Milton was also allocated four German First World War MG 08s, (Serial Nr. 3227), (Serial Nr. 3781), (Serial Nr. 6765), and (Serial Nr. 7157).  None are presently accounted for.

Missisauga

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun.  This gun is No. 1 of 2 standing beside the Lakeview cenotaph in front of Unit 262, ANAF, 765 Third Street.

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

 (Tim Laye Photo)

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun.  This gun is No. 2 of 2 standing beside the Lakeview cenotaph in front of Unit 262, ANAF, 765 Third Street.

Mountain

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, possibly (Serial Nr. 2946b), captured on 15 Aug 1917 by the 22nd Battalion (French Canadian), 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in the vicinity of Catapult Trench, Lens; or (Serial Nr. 3018), captured on 27 Sep 1918 by the 54th Battalion,  11th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in Bourlon Wood, France.

Mount Forest, Ontario

 (Balcer Photos)

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.  This gun was likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion of an Infantry Brigade within a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.

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

Mountain Grove

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, possibly (Serial Nr. 2634).  This weapon was captured on 28 Sep 1918 by the 72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada), 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Sancourt, France.  No. 1 (North) of two guns flanking the town cenotaph.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, possibly (Serial Nr. 4650).  This weapon was captured on 15 Aug 1917 by the 20th Battalion (Central Ontario), 4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Cité St Emile, North of Lens, France.  No. 2 (South).

Moose Factory

Cast Iron 12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleoading Gun, No. 1, mounted on a wooden carriage, Centennial Park.

Cast Iron 12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleoading Gun, No. 2, mounted on a wooden carriage, Centennial Park.

Cast Iron 12-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleoading Gun, No. 3, mounted on a wooden carriage, Centennial Park

Morrisburg, Crysler’s Farm Battlefield

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleoading Gun, weight 50-2-12 (5,668 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (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 Muzzleoading Gun, weight 51-0-24 (5,736 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (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.

  (Maxwell Toms Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleoading Gun, weight 55-3-0 (6,244 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (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.

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

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

 (Cam Martel Photos)

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 on 26 Aug 1918 by the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Monchy-le-Preux, 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.

(Time Laye Photo, left, Cam Martel Photo, right)

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.  The serial number is corroded, but it is likely this gun was captured ca 1918 by a Battalion of an Infantry Brigade within a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  This gun stands beside the First World War Memorial in front of the South Dundas Justice Building.  (Although the records show one 10.5-cm gun was allocated to Morrisburg; it is not one of these).

New Liskeard

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

20-pounder Mk I Centurion Tank Gun Barrel, No. 1 of 2 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.

  (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

20-pounder Mk I Centurion Tank Gun Barrel, No. 2 of 2 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

20-pounder Mk I Centurion Tank Gun Barrel, No. 1 of 2  mounted in concrete in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 5357, Country Road 9.

20-pounder Mk I Centurion Tank Gun Barrel, No. 2 of 2  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 Niagara-on-the-Lake, Fort George, are listed on a separate web page on this website.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

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 on 13 April 1917 by the 7th Battalion (1st British Columbia), 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Vimy, France.  It was initially allocated to Queenston, Ontario.  Located in the vicinity of Butler's Barracks, this gun has been removed for restoration.

Cast Iron 18-pounder 15-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

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, 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

Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder 15-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, (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).

Niagara Falls, Lundy's Lane Battlefield Memorial

Blomefield Cast Iron 12-pounder 34-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 34-1-3 (3,839 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) 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.

Blomefield Cast Iron 12-pounder 34-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 34-1-3 (3,839 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) 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-cm Kanone 17 (10-cm K 17), Battle of Amiens, Aug 1918.  MIKAN No. 3397894

 (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

 (Tim Laye Photo, left, Author Photo, right)

German First World War 10-cm Kanone 17 (10-cm K 17), (Serial Nr. 39), 1918.  This gun was captured on 27 Sep 1918 by the 3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment), 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near the Arras-Cambrai Road between Marquion and Raillencourt, France.    Niagara Military Museum (Victoria Street) Armoury, 5049 Victoria Ave.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

German First World War 25-cm schwerer Minenwerfer alt Art (25-cm sMW), (Serial Nr. TBC).  This trench mortar was likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade in a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.

Oakland

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 4285), DWM, Berlin, 1917, mounted on a Schlitten stand.  Thisweapon was captured on 9 Aug 1918 by the 10th Battalion, 2nd  Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Billet No. 10 Warvillers, France.  It stands beside the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 462, 76 King Street.

Omemee

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour) 

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)

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.  This weapon was captured on 2 Sep 1918 by the 7th Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), West of Villers-les-Cagnicourt, France.

Orangeville

 (Tim Laye Photos)

25-pounder QF Field Gun, No. 1 of 3 beside the cenotaph.

25-pounder QF Field Gun, No. 2 of 3 beside the cenotaph.

 (Tim Laye Photos)

25-pounder Mk. II/I QF Field Gun, No. 3 of 3 in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 233, 7 John Street.

Orillia

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder 15-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (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. 

Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder 15-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) 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.

 (Photos courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a concrete stand, no cypher, markings hidden by cement.

Oshawa

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, 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 105-mm FV433 Abbot Self-Propelled Gun.

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, 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).

 (Photos courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, (Serial Nr. 3348), 1917.  This machine gun was captured on 9 Oct 1917 by the 21st Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Vimy, France.  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.  This weapon was captured ca 1918 by the 31st Battalion (Alberta), 6th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  The machine gun was originally allocated to Dawson City, Yukon.

Oshweken

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

Ottawa, The Canadian War Museum1 Vimy Place.  

The web page for artillery preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the guns on display in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa are listed on a separate web page.  (This should keep the web page from crashing).

Ottawa

18-pounder QF Mk. I Field Gun, Bronze casting immortalized in the National War Memorial.

18-pounder QF Mk. I Field Gun being pulled into position, ca. 1914.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3405483)

 

Blomefield Cast Iron 9-pounder 28-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 28-2-7 (3,119 lbs) under the cascabel, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. unknown) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.   This gun is shown being loaded at Major’s Hill Park facing the Ottawa River, ca. 1963.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4316674)

 (Photos courtesy of Doug Knight)

Blomefield Cast Iron 9-pounder 28-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 28-2-7 (3,119 lbs) under the cascabel, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. TBC) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  This gun was on display at Major’s Hill Park looking towards Parliament Hill.  It is currently in storage at the Canadian War Museum.

Ottawa, 30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA is a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) regiment of Land Force Central Area's 32 Canadian Brigade Group located in Ottawa, Ontario, along the shores of Dow's Lake on the Rideau Canal.  Currently, the regiment consists of 1st Field Battery, RCA, and 2nd Field Battery, RCA, and is co-housed with HMCS Carleton, a Canadian Naval Reserve unit.  The unit fulfils the requirements of parade duty whenever needed at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and is an operational field unit that regularly participates in Canadian military manoeuvres. The regiment was established in 1855.

30th Field Artillery Regiment Afghanistan Honour Roll.

30th Field, Bytown Gunner’s Firepower Museum

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle on horse drawn carriage, B Bty RCHA, Renfrew, Ontario, 1909.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397481)


9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 8-1-6 (930 lbs), RGF No. 233, I, 1872 on the left trunnion, Firth Steel 2549 on muzzle, Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark,  mounted on a wood wheeled iron gun carriage.

2-pounder QF Mk. X Anti-Tank Gun carriage.  This gun is on loan from the RCA Museum, CFB Shilo, Manitoba.

6-pounder 7-cwt QF Anti-tank Gun, on loan from the Swords and Ploughshares Museum, Kars.

 (Before restoration).

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

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

25-pounder QF Field Gun.

C1A1 105-mm M2A2 Howitzer being fired for a Canada Day salute, Ottawa, 1960.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234683)

C1A1 105-mm M2A2 Howitzer being fired for the opening of parliament, ca 1965, Ottawa, 1960.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235485)

C1A1 105-mm M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, No. 1 of 4 used for gun salutes

C1A1 105-mm M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, No. 2 of 4 used for gun salutes

C1A1 105-mm M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, No. 3 of 4 used for gun salutes.

C1A1 105-mm M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, No. 4 of 4 used for gun salutes.

 

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, transferrred from the 42nd Fied Regiment, Pembroke.

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, (Serial No. 057650), on loan from 2 RCHA, Petawawa.

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34426.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (1957 TBC), REG. NO. CDN 177, INSP (Symbol).  This gun was transferred to Ottawa from the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Museum, Montreal, Quebec.

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

81-mm Mortar, (Serial No. 8392).

Ottawa, National Military Cemetery, Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave.

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 40153.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA, 1956, REG. NO. CDN 165, INSP (Symbol).  This Gun is located on the NW corner of the NMC.

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 40144.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA,1956, REG. NO. CDN 161, INSP (Symbol).  This Gun is located on the SE corner of the NMC. 

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, SW corner of the NMC. 

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, SE corner of the NMC

Ottawa

Cast Iron 18-pounder 10-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 9-3-0 (1,092 lbs), broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  This Carronade stands in a private yard facing the Governor General's residence between house 197 and 209 on MacKay Street.

Very large cannonball found beside the carronade.  (More details to follow).

Ottawa, RCMP Museum, Manor Park East.

Bronze 7-pounder 2-cwt Mk. II Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 1-3-5 (201 lbs), RGF No. 1808, W.G. on right trunnion, 358 on the gun site, F 15 CCCLVIII (358) on left trunnion, mounted on a wheeled wooden carriage with iron reinforcement.  This gun was converted from a Bronze 3-pounder 3-cwt Smoothbore gun.

Ottawa, National Artillery Memorial

25-pounder QF Field Gun, (Serial No. CA10595), Green Island Park, Ottawa, Ontario.  This Memorial was first erected in September 1959 by the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency Major-General Georges Vanier.  It was moved to the present site in May of 1998 and rededicated.

Ottawa, HMCS Carleton, Prince of Wales Drive.

Blomefield Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, weight unknown, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriages, No. 1 of 2.

Blomefield Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, weight unknown, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriages, No. 2 of 2.

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

 

12-pounder 8-cwt QF Royal Navy Landing Gun, weight 8-0-0 (896 lbs), I.E.O.C. 1903, Serial No. 52, 1752, mounted on a wood carriage with limber.  Original breech block Serial No. 712, 1898, renumbered 1752.  HMCS Carleton, to be used for RCN gun runs, stored with 30th Field Regiment.  The 2-pounder 8-cwt Naval Landing Gun was carried on ships of the British and Commonwealth navies for use by naval landing parties.  These guns were almost entirely restricted to use as naval landing guns by sailors and marines. Its ammunition was separate Quick Firing (QF), which means the projectile and propellant were separate loading, the latter in an ejectable brass cartridge case; this same ammunition was also used by heavier shipboard 12-pounders. Typically, the landing gun appears on a low carriage, with small-diameter spoked wheels. Despite its 8 hundredweight (8-cwt), it had the same length of rifled bore as the 12-pounder 7-cwt. Nelson Lawry.  The Naval Landing Guns found in Canada probably originated on early ships of the Royal Canadian Navy, such as HMCS Niobe, HMCS Aurora, HMCS Rainbow and others. Details on the gun may be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordnance_QF_12_pounder_8_cwt.

Owen Sound

Bronze 6-pounder 6-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight --5-21, F. Kinman, 1796, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, Serial No. 164, CCIXXIX (228) on reinforcement ring.  Owen Sound Armoury, 10th St E & 8th Ave E.

Bronze 6-pounder 6-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight --6-3, J & H (John & Henry) King, 1798, King George III, broad arrow mark, Serial No. 739, DC on re-enforcement ring.  Owen Sound Armoury.

Pelham

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 7862).  This trench mortar was captured on 24 June 1918 by the 31st Battalion (Alberta), 6th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), during a raid on Neuville Vitase, France.  The German trench positions were held by the German 10th Company, 3rd Battalion, possibly of the 85th Landwehr Infantry Brigade, 43rd Landwehr Infantry Divisio, XI Army Corps, in the village of Neuville Vitasse, France. About 400 troops from the A and D companies of the 31st Canadian Infantry Battalion, South Alberta Regiment Engineers, and the 5th Siege Battery and Canadian Artillery were involved.    According to archives, three officers and 13 soldiers of 31st Battalion were killed, four officers and 37 others were wounded and six went missing; an estimated 100 enemy troops were killed. A trench mortar was blown up, one was demolished with two machine guns, and 22 German soldiers were captured, including one officer.  The damaged mortar set on wheels - made inoperable by Canadian troops to prevent it from possibly falling back into enemy hands - was moved across France, brought back to Canada and has been displayed outside Old Town Hall in Ridgeville since 1921.  It currently stands in front of the Ridegeville cenotaph.

Pembroke, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA

The 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, is a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) regiment of Land Force Central Area's 32 Canadian Brigade Group located in Pembroke, Ontario.  42nd Field Regiment sub-units include the 89th Field Battery and 109th Field Battery.

Penetanguishene

 (Photos courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

Borgard Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, of 1716, weight 18-2-23 (2,095 lbs), Queen Anne cypher (1702 – 1714), resting on the remains of a 6-pounder iron garrison carriage, weight 14-3-25 (1,677 lbs) K, (Serial No. 23).  Discovery Harbour.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 1 of 3.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 2 of 3.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 3 of 3.

Perth

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Bronze 3-pounder 3-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 1 of 2, dated 1776, stamped 1-3-17 (213 lbs), mounted on a two-wheeled block trail wood carriage with iron fittings and stands in front of the Court House.  These guns have a calibre of 2.77 inches (70-mm).  The bronze barrel is 4 feet long (1.22-mm) and has a nominal weight of 336 lbs (153 kg).  They could fire a solid 3-pound shot or case shot (41 balls) to a range of 1,000 yds (915 m) 

Bronze 3-pounder 3-cwtSmoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, No. 2 of 2, dated 1775, stamped 1-2-20 (188 lbs), mounted on a two-wheeled block trail wood carriage with iron fittings and stands in front of the Court House.  This gun is reported to be “the only remaining Pattison” Gun.  Stephen G. Strach, History of Three Pound Verbruggen Gun and Its Use in North America 1775-1783, Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1986, unpublished, p. 1.

These guns were originally taken from the French by the Duke of York in Flanders, and later served the British in the American war.  They were taken by the Americans from British General John Burgoyne at the battle of Saratoga in Oct 1777.  They were retaken from the Americans by the British at the Battle of Crysler’s Farm, on 11 November 1813.  The two guns are mounted on their trails and axles, and they bear the inscription on the breech, “J. & R.  Verbruggen, fecerunt 1775 and 1776”, indicating they were either Flemish or Belgian in manufacture.  The two guns were brought to Perth after peace was declared, and presented to the town in 1821.  They are now used for saluting purposes on high days and holidays.  American writer Steven Strach noted the three-pounders produced by the Verbruggens "proved to be the most maneuverable of all pieces of ordnance in service during the American war."  Termed "battalion guns," two of them would normally be assigned to each 1,500-man infantry brigade.  Strach recorded in 1986 that of all the guns specifically produced to be sent to North America for use in the Revolutionary War, approximately 10, including the pair at the Perth Court House, are still known to exist.  (Perth Courier, 6 Oct 2011)

Petawawa

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, Village Park.

2-pounder QF Mk. X Anti-Tank Gun, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 517.  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 Mk. 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 Mk. 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 began manufacturing its own first (by a month or so).  Canada went straight to the 6-pounder carriage and adapted the 2-pounder to it as a temporary fix.  Doug Knight.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

155-mm M109 155-mm SP Howitzer, CFR 85-77232, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 517. 

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34421.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN 28, INSP (Symbol).  This Gun is located on the Southeast side of the Highway entering the village.

CFB Petawawa

The page for artillery preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the guns on display at CFB Petawawa are listed on a separate web page on this website.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

Peterborough, 50th Field Artillery Regiment (The Prince of Wales Rangers), Royal Canadian Artillery

The 50th Field Artillery Regiment (The Prince of Wales Rangers), Royal Canadian Artillery was a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) regiment based in Peterborough, Ontario.  The regiment currently exists on the Supplementary Order of Battle.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Bronze 9-pounder 13-1/2-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with carrying handles, weight 13-2-27 (1,519 lbs), 1822, King George IV cypher and a second cypher W with crown & belt, Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense (cypher for Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington), and the Roman numerals DCCXLIV (744), mounted on a wooden carriage.  Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Armoury.

  

King George IV and his cypher, reigned from 29 Jan 1820 to 26 Jun 1830.  (Wikipedia Photo)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 8-1-6 (930 lbs), RGF No. TBC, 1872, Queen Victoria cypher, Firth’s Steel 2754 on the muzzle, mounted on a wheeled carriage.  The wheels on this gun actually belong to the SBML noted above.  Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Armoury.

Petrolia

  (Photos courtesy of MWO (Retired) Dave Johnstone)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 11761), 1917, no data, allocated to Petrolia. This gun is located near the Royal Canadian Legion at 4116 Glenview Road.

Picton

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms and Terry Honour)
Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 19138, CARRON, 1812) on left trunnion, (18P) on right trunnion, mounted on a concrete stand, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 78.
 
 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms and Terry Honour)
Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 10899, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark,  mounted on a concrete stand, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 78.

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, OTO Melara 1969, (Serial No. 05773), in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 78.

Port Colborne

105-mm L5 Pack Howtizer, OTO Melara 1969, (Serial No. 057672),  King George Memorial Park, opposite Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 56.

Port Dover

Cast Iron 18-pounder 10-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield-pattern breeching ring, weight TBC, mounted on a wood Naval Gun carriage, Powell Park (corner of Main Street and Park Street), behind the cenotaph. 

Port Hope

 (Andre Blanchard Photo, left, Tim Laye Photo, right)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-1-14 (6,314 lbs) under the cascabel, The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 68697, CARRON, 1805) on the left trunnion, (32P) on the right trunnion, mounted on a concrete stand.  Central Park.

 (Photo courtesy of Will S.)

 (Photos courtesy of Erin Walsh, Port Hope Archives)

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 291), captured on 29 Sep 1918 by the 116th Battalion (Ontario County), 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) near Cambrai, France. 

Prescott, Fort Wellington

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 12-pounder 34-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, weight 31-3-21 (3,577 lbs), 1808, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  This gun is located on the ramparts of the North-East bastion.

  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 12-pounder 34-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, weight 31-3-24 (3,580 lbs), 1808, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, wooden tampion plug in the muzzle, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  This gun is located on the ramparts of the North-West bastion.

  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 49-3-7 (5,579 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 129) on right trunnion, 1807, CV OK, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a long wood traversing carriage.  This gun is located on the ramparts of the South-East bastion.

  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 51-2-14 (5,782 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 70807, CARRON, 1807), on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a long wood traversing carriage.  This gun is located on the ramparts of the South-West bastion.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, reproduction, Gunboat display.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-0-9 (1,913 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 9, CARRON, year TBC) beside the BO mark.  CV, NC, Q stamped on the cascabel.  This Carronade is located in front of the Visitor Centre.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-0 (1,988 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. TBC, CARRON, year TBC).  Location TBC.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-7 (1,995 lbs).  This Carronade is mounted over the North gate of the fort.

Cast Iron 12-pounder 6-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 6-3-7 (763 lbs).  North Bastion.

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, weight unknown.  This gun is used for re-enactment demonstrations.  It may have a wood tampion plug in the muzzle.

Cast Iron ½-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 1-foot, 10-inches long, ca. 1760-1780.  No. 1, in storage.

Cast ½-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 1-foot, 10-inches long, ca. 1760-1780.  No. 2, in storage.

Bronze Coehorn 5.5-inch Smoothbore Muzzleloading Mortar, weight 1-1-5 (145 lbs), King George III cypher, stamped F. Kinman, 1800.  Inside the Blockhouse.

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

Cast Iron 10-inch 16-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar, weight 16-2-6 (1,854 lbs), BO, broad arrow mark, two dolphin handles.  No. 1 of 2, southeast of the Blockhouse.

Cast Iron 10-inch 16-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar, weight 16-1-23 (1,843 lbs), BO, broad arrow mark, two dolphin handles.  No. 2 of 2, southeast of the Blockhouse.

Priceville

 (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, possibly (Serial Nr. 1524), or (Serial No. 21524), captured in August 1918, by the 5th Battalion (Western Canadian Cavalry), 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near the Sensee Canal in France.

Rainy River

C1A1 105-mm M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, cenotaph square.

Richards Landing

 (Streetview Photo)

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34914 (TBC).  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN 5 (TBC), INSP (symbol).  This gun is on loan from the Canadian War Museum and stands outside in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 548 on Rte 548, St. Joseph's Island, outside of Sault Ste Marie.

Sarnia

 (Photos courtesy of  Tom Slater)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 375) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, mounted on a concrete carriage with iron wheels, "Big Tom".  This gun came to Sarnia in 1869 and was in Veterans Park (then known as Victoria Park) until about 1960.  During library construction in the park in 1960, the cannon was moved to a beachfront park (Canatara), where it remained until now.  With great support from the Sarnia mayor (Mike Bradley) and City Council, the gun was returned to it's rightful home in Veterans Park on 2 Nov 2015, in time for Remembrance Day.

Sault Ste. Marie,  49th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

The 49th Field Artillery Regiment, is a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) regiment of Land Force Central Area's 33 Canadian Brigade Group located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  49th Field Regiment sub-units include the 30th Field Battery and 148th Field Battery.

Sault Ste Marie

 (Photo courtesy of LCol Leon Jenkins)

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 10.5-cm Feldhaubitze 98/09 (10.5-cm FH 98/09), (Serial Nr. 46), captured on 27 Sep 1918 by the 3rdBattalion (Toronto Regiment), 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), near Cambrai, France.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 25.

The 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze 98/09 (10.5 cm FH 98/09), a short barreled (1625-mm) 105-mm howitzer, also referred to as the 10.5-cm leichte Feldhaubitze (light field howitzer) 98/09, was used by Germany in the First World War and after.  It had a maximum range of 6,300 metres (20,700 ft).   It was originally built by Rheinmetall as the 10.5-cm Feldhaubitze 98, an old-fashioned, fixed-recoil weapon delivered to the German army in 1898; between 1902 and 1904, it was redesigned, by Krupp, with a new recoil mechanism and a new carriage.  However, it wasn't accepted for service until 1909, hence the ending designation 98/09. Existing weapons were rebuilt to the new standard.  As usual, two seats were attached to the gun shield.  There were 1,260 in service at the beginning of the First World War.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

12-pounder 12-cwt QF Mk. V Naval Gun, C/S 292, CPR 1942, (Adm No. CAN 1373), from HMCS Sault Ste Marie, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 25.  The 12-pounder 12-cwt QF Naval Gun was a common, versatile 3-inch (76-mm) calibre naval gun introduced in 1894 and used until the middle of the 20th century.  This one was made by the Canadian Pacific Railway, OgdenIt was produced by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick and used on Royal Navy warships, and exported to allied countries including Canada.  12 hundredweight = 12 x 112 pounds = 1344 pounds.  HMCS Sault Ste Marie was an Algerine Escort Mine Sweeper.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Four German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machineguns (Serial Nrs. TBC), and one MG 08 mounted on a Schlitten stand are on display in the Royal Canadian Legion.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

American 90-mm M1 Anti-Aircraft Gun, (Serial No. 1518), 1943, No. 1 of 2, 49th Field Artillery Regiment Armoury.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

American 90-mm M1A1 Anti-Aircraft Gun, (Serial No. 10476), No. 2 of 2, 49th Field Artillery Regiment Armoury.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron  9-pounder 23-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 4-inch bore, no visible markings, mounted on a concrete stand in front of the 49th Field Artillery Regiment Armoury.

Shelburne

 (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 435), no record.  This gun was likely captured by a Battalion of an Infantry Brigade of a Canadian Division with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  The gun was originally allocated to Dufferin County, Ontario.  It stands beside the war memorial on Victoria Street, in front of the Police Station and Town Hall.

 (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

25-pounder QF Field Gun, in front of the town administrative offices and police station, on Victoria Street, just south of Highway 89.

Shirley’s Bay, Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre

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

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

3-inch 50 calibre QF Naval twin gun, HMCS Carleton Gun.

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

RUR-5 ASROC (Anti-Submarine ROCket) all-weather, all sea-conditions anti-submarine missile system.

Simcoe

 (Photo courtesy of JustSomePics)

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 79.

Smith Falls

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun in the Royal Canadian Legion (Serial Nr. TBC), corroded.  Likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion of a Brigade of a Canadian Division in the Canadian Expeditionary Force CEF), in France.  This MG was apparently found inside a wall in the basement of the Legion.

Southampton

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 3 feet long, discovered in a sunken wreck on Southampton beach in April 2002.  The gun is being restored by Museum Restorations in Ottawa.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 55-3-3 (6,247 lbs), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 128) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  Pioneer Park at the Mouth of the Saugeen River.  Mounted on wooden stands as a pair.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-2-0 (6,328 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. TBC, CARRON, 1800) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  Pioneer Park at the Mouth of the Saugeen River.  Mounted on wooden stands as a pair.

Stanbridge

German First World War 17-cm mittlerer Minenwerfer (17-cm mMW), (Serial Nr. TBC).

St. Catherines

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-0-0 (6,272 lbs) under the cascabel, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 170) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a red and blue concrete stand.  North entrance, Lake Street Armoury.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 49-3-10 (5,582 lbs) under the cascabel, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 103) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a red and blue concrete carriage.  North Entrance, Lake Street Armoury.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-0 (1,988 lbs) above the vent, NCO, mounted on a red and blue concrete carriage.  Main entrance, Lake Street Armoury.

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-14 (2,002 lbs) above the vent, CV NCO, mounted on a red and blue concrete stand.  Main entrance, Lake Street Armoury.

25-pounder QF Field Gun, CMK. 1 1/1 CDN, S.I.C.-9.-42. CANADA, with limber, inside the Lake Street Armoury.

St. Catherines, Welland Canal Museum

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, 8 feet, 8-inches long, 3.5-inch gun, severely corroded.

Canadian soldier examining a German First World War 7.58-cm trench mortar and German prisoners carrying their wounded during the advance East of Arras, Aug 1918.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3403179)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art, (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 1916), captured on 9 April 1917 by the 5th Battalion (Western Canadian Cavalry), 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Vimy Ridge, France.  This trench mortar was originally allocated to Penetanguishene, Ontario.  Dennis Walker collection.

 (Photos courtesy of JustSomePics) (Photos courtesy of Carrie Houston, Ridely College)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 7981), no data.  This gun was likely captured by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).  The gun was received by Ridley College on 7 Feb 1923.

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, (privately owned).  The RCA held 138 of these guns.

C1A1 105-mm M2A2 Howitzer, Rock Island Arsenal, (Serial No. 166926), 1944.  Royal Canadian Legion, Polish Branch No. 418, 294 Vine Street N

18-pounder QF Mk II Field Gun, (Serial No. TBC), mounted on a wheeled carriage.  Originally allocated to the Aurora Legion, then to Belfountan,  Ontaro.  Restored, Dennis Walker collection.

St. Thomas

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-1-21 (6,321 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 63849, CARRON, 1803) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III (1760-1820) cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete carriage in 1902.  Elgin County Courthouse (in storage).

Cast Iron ½ scale 32-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, Elgin Military Museum, 30 Talbot Street.

Stoney Creek, Battlefield Park

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.

 (Photo courtesy of Nhl4hamilton)

Stoney Creek Monument.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-0-7 (6,279 lbs),  Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 175) 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), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 175) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand facing East  Battlefield Park.

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

Cast Iron 24-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, (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 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, 41, no cypher, (L) on 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 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, 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), Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) 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.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, , weight 48-0-22 (5,510 lbs),  Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. TBC) 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 a 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 unknown, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 109) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, TV C K.  Queen’s Park.

Stratford

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Russian Cast Iron 24-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with Millar-pattern breeching ring, (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.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-2-10 (6,338 lbs) above the vent, The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (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

   (Terry Honour Photos)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 3768),  Strathroy Museum.  This gun was captured by the 8th Bn, CEF, on 9 Aug 1918 during the battle of Amiens at Hatchett Wood.

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, left, Marc Roberge Photo, right)

German First World War 10.5-cm leichtes Feldhaubitze 16 (10.5-cm leFH 16), (Serial Nr. 3264).  This gun was captured on 27 Sep 1918 by the 102nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), and the 10th Battalion, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), West of Bourlon Wood, France.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 225.  Preserved by the personnel of the Electrical Mechanical Engineers Workshop, 22 Wing, CFB North Bay.  Arte et Marte.

Tavistock

  (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 25-cm schwerer Minenwerfer alt Art (25-cm sMW), (Serial Nr. 1846).  This heavy trench mortar was captured on 9 April 1917 by the 102nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Vimy Ridge, France.  The Canadian Divisions were arranged numerically from left to right 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st Divisions facing the ridge which lay to the East.  The 102nd Battalion was on the left flank of the 3rd Division and likely captured this trench mortar early in the battle as it entered the German lines roughly 15 km South of the Village of Givenchy.  It is currently mounted in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 518, 223 Hope Street.

Thunder Bay

(Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Diagram of the gun postions at the Mariner's Memorial. 

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-0-14 (1,918 lbs), broad arrow mark with 14, mounted on a wood stand, Position 1 at the Mariners Memorial.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-2-7 (1,967 lbs), with 15 (no broad arrow mark), mounted on a wood stand, Position 2 at the Mariners Memorial

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-0-16 (1,920 lbs), broad arrow mark with 4, mounted on a wood stand, Position 3 at the Mariners Memorial.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-1-7 (1,939 lbs), broad arrow mark with 3, mounted on a wood stand, Position 4 at Mariners Memorial.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-0-11 (1,915 lbs), broad arrow mark with 16, mounted on a wood stand, Position 5 at Mariners Memorial.  All guns were cast at the Carron Foundries, Falkirk, Scotland between 1801 and 1803.  They were originally brought to Thunder Bay from storage in Montréal and now are all on display at the Mariner’s Monument, Marina Park.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield-pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-14 (1,483 lbs), set in a concrete position overlooking Lake Superior, No. 1 on the lookout at Hillcrest Park.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 32-pounder 17-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 13-1-11 (2,012 lbs), broad arrow mark, 73, set in a concrete position overlooking Lake Superior, No. 2 on the lookout at Hillcrest Park.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 4-pounder 3-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 3-0-12 (348 lbs), No 1 at City Hall May St S and Donald St E mounted on a concrete replica naval carriage.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 4-pounder 3-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 3-0-4 (340 lbs), No 2 at City Hall May St S and Donald St E mounted on a concrete replica naval carriage.

 (Photo courtesy of the Thunder Bay Museum when the gun was downtown)

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), possibly (Serial Nr. 69), no data.  This gun was likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within an Infantry Brigade of a anadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  It stands guard at the Mountain View Cemetery.

Thunder Bay, HMCS Griffon 

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

4-inch Gun Mk. XVI QF Naval Gun in a Mk. XIX twin gun mount, No. 1 Gun (Serial No. 13898), No. 2 Gun (Serial No. 13833), Sorel Industries Ltd, 1944.  125 North Algoma Street.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

12-pounder 12-cwt Mk V (3-inch/40) QF naval Gun (Serial No. S/8349) on fixed mount located near the flagpole at HMCS Griffon, 125 North Algoma Street.

Thunder Bay, Fort William

Cast Iron 4-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Guns, (four), mounted on iron sleeved Naval carriages on the wharf.

Bronze 3-pounder 3-cwt SSmoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, marked No 5, I & P Verbruggen.  Mounted on a field carriage in the square.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Guns (six reproductions), five unmounted, one mounted on a Naval gun carriage stored in the Powder magazine, Fort William.

Tillsonburg

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, Coronation Park.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on iron wheels.  In front of the Tillsonburg Legion, 16 Durham St.

Toledo

25-pounder QF Field Gun at the town cenotaph, located at the intersection of City Road 1 and City Road 8.

Toronto

The page for artillery preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the guns on display within the City of Toronto are listed on a separate web page on this website.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

Trenton

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-0-14 (6,286 lbs), The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. TBC, CARRON, 1808) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  Placed on Mount Pelion in 1880.

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 12490), no data. This gun was likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion of an Infantry Brigade wihtin a Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.

Tweed

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 5244), TBC, captured the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), 29 Sep 1918 during operations in front of Cambrai, West of Neuville St. Remy, NW of Cambrai; or (Serial Nr. 5547), captured by the 8th Bn, CE, 27 Sep 1918 at Cambrai in the vicinity of Canald du Nord, France.  Inside the Royal Canadian Legion, 320 Victoria Street.   

Uxbridge

 (Photos courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15-cm sFH 02), (Serial Nr. 911), Fried Krupp.  This sFH 02 was captured on 8 Aug 1918 by the 116th Battalion (Ontario County), 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in the woods South of Demuin, France. 

Verner

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

Victoria Harbour

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard) (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, TGS Mk II, OFE/C 1946, Reg No. P-10515.  This gun is displayed in a Memorial Park, with a plaque honouring the War dead from the First World War.

Wallaceburgh

155-mm M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer, (Serial No. 34808), 1968, AC: MD, ECC: 119204, HUI C: 1941, SAUI C: 1941, VMO No. DLE21343, VMO Date: 10 Jun 2005.  Display Monument.

Wasaga Beach

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade, weight (500 lbs), signal gun, No. 1 of 2, made for CPR’s steamships on the Great Lakes.  Nancy Island.

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade, weight (500 lbs), signal gun, No. 2 of 2, made for CPR’s steamships on the Great Lakes.  Nancy Island.

Waterdown

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, G Mk 3/7, OFE/C 1945, Reg No. L/23520.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 551.

Waterford

  (Photos courtesy of JustSomePics)

German First World War 25-cm schwerer Minenwerfer alt Art 25-cm sMW), (Serial Nr. 1930), captured on 9 April 1917 by the 9th Field Company, 3rd Canadian Divisional Engineers at Vimy Ridge, France.  This trench mortar stands beside a monument in front of a High School.

The 25 cm schwerer Minenwerfer (German for "mine launcher"), often abbreviated as 25 cm sMW, was a heavy trench mortar developed for the Imperial German Army in the first decade of the 20th century.  It was developed for use by engineer troops for destroying bunkers and fortifications otherwise immune to normal artillery.  The 25 cm schwerer Minenwerfer was a muzzle-loading, rifled mortar that had a hydro-spring type recoil system.  It fired either a 97 kg (210 lb) shell or a 50 kg (110 lb) shell, both contained far more explosive filler than ordinary artillery shells of the same caliber.  The low muzzle velocity allowed for thinner shell walls, hence more space for filler for the same weight shell.  The low velocity also allowed the use of explosives like ammonium nitrate–carbon that were less shock-resistant than TNT, which was in short supply at the time.  Shells filled with TNT caused a large number of premature detonations, making the Minenwerfer riskier for the gun crew than normal artillery pieces.  In service, the wheels were removed and the sMW was then placed in a pit or trench at least 1.5 meters (4 ft 11 in) deep, protecting the mortar and its crew.  Despite the extremely short range, the sMW proved to be very effective as its massive shells were almost as effective in penetrating fortifications as the largest siege guns in the German inventory, including the 42 centimeters (17 in) Dicke Bertha (Big Bertha), a howitzer that was more than 50 times the weight of the sMW.  The effectiveness of the sMW is indicated by the number in service, which increased from 44 when the war broke out, to 1,234 at its end.  In 1916, a new longer barrelled version was put into production.  This new model, which had a longer range, was designated the 25 cm schwerer Minenwerfer neuer Art (German for "new pattern"), which was abbreviated as 25 cm sMW n/A.  The older, short-barrel model was then designated as the 25 cm sMW a/A (alter Art)(German for "old pattern").

Waterloo

Cast Iron 3-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, mounted on a concrete carriage.  Near Gazebo, Waterloo Park.

Cast Iron 6-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, reproduction, weight 20-0-20 (2,260 lbs), 1846, King George III cypher, mounted on a concrete carriage.  Overlooking the cricket pitch, Waterloo Park.

5.5-inch Breechloading Mk. III Gun on a Mk. I Carriage, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 530.

Watson's Corners

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, replica mounted on wood and iron wheels.  This gun is a firing reproduction made by Tony Walsh for Parks Canada for display in the the Halifax Citadel.

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

Cast Iron Parrot Rifled Gun, reproduction, also made by Tony Walsh

Welland

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, Samuel Walker & Company of Rotherham, England (WCo) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 110) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark,  mounted on an unusual solid-sided iron carriage.  On display at the Welland City Hall and Courthouse near the centre of the city.

Whitby

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Naval Ordnance Gun, No. 1 of 2, Whitby Ladies College.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Naval Ordnance Gun, No. 2 of 2, Whitby Ladies College.

Whitney

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34444.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (1955), REG. NO. CDN 29, INSP (symbol).    Highway 60 before Algonquin Park.

Wilberforce

  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

.50-calibre Twin Anti-Aircraft machine guns.  Cradle & Shield Mark 14, Serial 27472.  Royal Canadian Legion.

Williamstown

 (Photo Courtesy of Andrew JSDAFM)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight unknown, Reg. No. TBC, this type of gun was used in the NW Rebellion, 1885.  This gun stands near the flagpole in front of the John Johnson House, NHS, at 19692 William St.

Windsor

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. 27071, CARRON, 1840), ring dent on barrel, mounted on a concrete carriage. 

Russian Cast Iron 24-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, forged by Armstrong at Alexandrovski on the trunnions, with double-headed Eagle on the barrel, Crimean War trophy.  Assumption Park, on the riverfront.

 (Photos courtesy of Kevin Hodson)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), possibly (Serial Nr. 4451), captured on 27 Sep 1918 by the 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), East of Sainz-lez-Marquion.  This FK 96 is being restored at St Clair College.

German First World War 15-cm sFH 13, captured by Canadians near Farbus Village, France, Apr 1917.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3521832)

 (Photos courtesy of Kevin Hodson)

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13 (15-cm sFH 13), (Serial Nr. 125), TBC, salvaged by the 2nd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) Southeast of Bois de Bouche, near Cagnicourt by No. 2 Section, 1 CDAC.  It is now on display with the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment at Sandwich Street.

Windsor

Battle of Windsor 4 Dec 1838 plaque.

Windsor, HMCS Hunter

HMCS Hunter is located at 960 Ouellette Ave.

4-inch QF Twin Naval Guns in the basement of HMCS Hunter, ca. 1968.  These guns are currently unlocated.

In the early 1950s the Director of Naval Reserves implemented a plan to have each Naval Division specialize in one aspect of shipboard training, the objective being that the Naval Reservist should be equal to his RCN counterpart in knowledge and proficiency.  Despite the fact that Windsor was, and still is, an engineering town and that HUNTER had one of the largest engineering complements in the RCN(R), it was decided that those Divisions closest to the coasts would specialize in engineering.  HUNTER was therefore made a Gunnery Division.

The open basement area was converted into training areas.  After months of difficult negotiations, Commander Wilkinson was able to get a motor generator set installed in the building which would provide 220 volt direct current to feed shipboard equipment.  This allowed the setting up of a gun battery, with the installation of some full-scale gunnery equipment which had been acquired from War Assets, twin 4-inch guns as well as Boffins, Bofors and Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns along the south side of the basement.  Windsor Star, 10 Dec 1968.

Wingham

 (Photos courtesy of JustSomePics)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 12602).  This gun was captured on 2 Aug 1918 by the 10th Battalion, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), during the Battle of Drocourt-Queant, France.  It was given to the town of  Wingham as part of the post-First World War trophy redistribution  program.  It stands in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 180, at 183 Victoria Street W.  

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, maker and Serial No. TBC, mounted on a concrete stand in front of the Wingham District Museum (former Post Office) at 273 Josephine Street.

Woodbridge

 (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 5803).  This gune was captured on 2 Sep 1918 by the 10th Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), at Cagnicourt Wood, France.  Woodbridge Tower Memorial, Canadian Military Heritage Museum.

German First World War 15-cm Feldkanone L/40 in Räderlafette Naval Gun on Field carriage, (Serial Nr. 4826), no data.  Likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within a Brigade of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  This gun was originally allocated to Vaughn Township, Vellore.  It stands guard at the Woodbridge Tower Memorial, Canadian Military Heritage Museum.

 

German First World War 15-cm Feldkanone L/45 in Räderlafette Naval Gun on Field carriage, (Serial Nr. 4693).  Likely captured ca 1918 by a Battalion within a Brigade of a Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in France.  Woodbridge Tower Memorial, Canadian Military Heritage Museum.

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 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Cast Iron 8-inch 65-cwt Smoothbore Shell Gun with Millar-pattern breeching ring, weight 66-0-14 (7,340 lbs), 1844, (Serial No. 147), no cypher, mounted on a wood carriage in front of the Oxford County Courthouse at 415 Hunter Street.  No. 1.

(Photos courtesy of Terry Honour) 

Cast Iron 8-inch 65-cwt Smoothbore Shell Gun with Millar-pattern breeching ring, weight 65-2-13 (7,349 lbs), 1843, (Serial No. 405), no cypher, mounted on a carriage in front of the Oxford County Courthouse at 415 Hunter Street.  No. 2.

Cast Iron 8-inch 65-cwt Smoothbore Shell Gun with Millar-pattern breeching ring, Victoria Park, “10 feet 2-inches long tip to tip”.

Cast Iron 8-inch 65-cwt Smoothbore Shell Gun with Millar-pattern breeching ring, Victoria Park, “10 feet 2-inches long tip to tip”.