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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5a: Ontario, Alexandria to Halton Hills

Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario, Alexandria to Halton Hills

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 12 May 2017.

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

Ontario

Alexandria

6-pounder 7-cwt QF Anti-Tank Gun, RCA, training in England early in 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4542723)

6-pounder 7-cwt QF Anti-Tank Gun in Normandy France, summer 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4233179)

6-pounder 7-cwt QF Anti-Tank Gun in Normandy France, summer 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4542692)


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.   (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Amherstburg

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.  (IWM Photo Q 18493)

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.

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.  (Ken Lund Photos)

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.


Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight and Serial No. unknown, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage, No. 3.   (Photo courtesy of Colincan)

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 Royal Naval Dockyard - King's Navy Yard

The Amherstburg Royal Naval Dockard - 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.  (Andrea_44 Photo)

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.

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. 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". 

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

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.  (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Arnprior

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

Arthur

25-pounder QF Field Gun, 12 Fd Park.  (Photos courtesy of Bob Elliott)

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.  (Author Photos)

Bath

 


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.  (Terry Honour Photos 1-4, Tim Laye Photos 5 & 6)

Beamsville


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.   (Photo 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.  (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

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).


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

CFB Borden, Base Borden Military Museum

The page for artillery preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, therefore the guns on display at CFB Borden are listed on a separate web page on this website.  The photo shows a German Second World War Wirbelwind (Whirlwind) four-barreled 20-mm Anti-Aircraft Gun currently being restored by a dedicated band of volunteers at CFB Borden.  (Author Photo)

Bracebridge

Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 42-0-2 (4,706 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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), (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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.

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 probable 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, cast by Foullon with double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy, mounted on a Naval wooden wheeled carriage.  (Serial No. 22506) on trunnion, Cyrillic AKCHD ZBD (AKSND ZVD).

Brantford, Canadian Military Heritage Museum

Bronze 9-pounder Smoothbore MuzzleloadingGun mounted on a field carriage.

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

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun Mk II, (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.   (Photo courtesy of Balcer)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 22990), captured by the 18th Battalion, 2ndCanadian Division near Villers-lez-Cagnicourt, France, on 27 August 1918.   (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

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.  Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.7_cm_FK_16.

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13 (15-cm sFH 13), (Serial Nr. 373), TBC, captured by the 116thBattalion near Demuin, France, 8 August 1918.  This gun stands in Jubilee Park beside the Boer War Memorial.  (Balcer Photo 1, JustSomePics Photos 2 & 3)

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.  Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15_cm_sFH_13.

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15-cm sFH 02), (Serial Nr. 871), no data.  CMHM, originally allocated to Simcoe, Ontario.   (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

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.  Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15_cm_sFH_02.

Brockville

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.  (Terry Honour Photo)

RML 9-pounder 8-cwt Gun, 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.   (JustSomePics Photos 1 & 2, Terry Honour Photo 3)

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 by the 2ndBattalion on 27 September 1918 on the Arras-Cambrai Road NorthWest of Raillencourt, France.  Brockville Armoury.  (Terry Honour Photo 1, Cam Martel Photo 2)

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.  Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.7_cm_FK_96_n.A.

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 by the 2nd Battalion on 27 September 1918 on the Arras-Cambrai Road NorthWest of Raillencourt, France.  Brockville Armoury.  (Terry Honour Photo 1, Cam Martel Photo 2)

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, Brockville Rifles, Brockville Armoury.   (JustSomePics Photo 1, Terry Honour Photo 2)

Burlington

Ordnance QF 17-pounder Anti-Tank Gun, 828 Legion Road.  (Photos courtesy of JustSomePics)

In June 1947, Canada had 149 towed QF 17-pounder 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), TBC, captured by the Royal Canadian Regiment near Lens, France, 19 April 1918; or (Serial Nr. 25204), captured by the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles near Arras, France.  Stan Darling Village Park.

Cambridge Galt

Russian Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, by Butyenev, with double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy, (Serial No. 29619), 24.  Captured by the British in the Crimean War in Cambridge on 10 September 1855, given to Galt in 1863.  Mounted in Queen’s Square.  (Photos courtesy of JustSomePics)

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, J.A.  McIntosh Armoury.  (JustSomePics Photos)

Carleton Place

C1 105-mm Howitzer, CDN 215, 1959, No. 1 beside the town cenotaph.  (Photo courtesy of Maxwell J. Toms)

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

Cayuga

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (Serial No. 71976, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.   No. 1 of 2 in front of the courthouse.  (JustSomePics Photo)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (Serial No. TBC) on left trunnion, (32P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand.  No. 2 of 2 in front of the courthouse.

Chapleau

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.  (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

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

Chatham

SBML 6-pounder 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), (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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

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

Cobourg

SBML 32 Pounder Carronade with 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.  (Terry Honour Photo)

BL 12-pounder 6-cwt Gun Mk. IV, (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.  (Author Photos)

8-inch Mortar, dated 1886, S. Bowling, Great t., Ch. 211, Ra: 2000 yds, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 133.  (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun, Reg. No. CA10475, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 133.  (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

Coe Hill

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 at Vimy Ridge by the 78th Battalion on 9 Oct 1917.  It is located near the cenotaph in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 581 on Main Street.  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Colborne

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

Millar SBML 8-inch 65-cwt Shell-Gun, 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), (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-1-11 (6,311 lbs), (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.

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 3263), no data.  (Phil Radley Photo 1, Tim Laye Photo 2)

Cookstown

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 by the 102nd Battalion near Beaucourt Wood, NW of Les Quesnel on 8 August 1918.  (Photos courtesy of Phil Radley)

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.  Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.58_cm_Minenwerfer.

Cornwall

SBML 12-pounder Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 6-2-4 (732 lbs), broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriage.  Outside the Cornwall Armoury.  (Maxwell Toms Photos)

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

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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.  (Maxwell Toms Photo)

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, 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).   (Maxwell Toms Photo 1, Tim Laye Photo 2)

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 by the 2nd Division in France, ca. 1918.  It was originally allocated to RMC.   (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Dundas, Hamilton

Blomefield SBML 12-pounder 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.

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun, Tac Sings for the Hamilton-Wentworth 11th Field Battery, RCA.  King Street West.  (Photo courtesy of nhl4hamilton)

Dunnville

Cast Iron 24-pounder 20-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 20-3-0 (2,324 lbs), 1847, mounted on a stone and concrete stand, 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.  (JustSomePics Photos)

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

Durham

German First World War 17-cm mittlerer Minenwerfer (17-cm mMW), (Serial Nr. 1682), mounted on iron wheels, captured by the 13th Battalion.  City Park.  (JustSomePics Photos)

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.  Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17_cm_mittlerer_Minenwerfer.

Eganville

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

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun.

Emo

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, (Serial Nr. TBC), 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. TBC), No. 2 of 2 beside the cenotaph at the corner of Colonization Rd and Jessie St.

Espanola

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 39, 370 Annette St.  (Terry Honour Photos)

Essex

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15-cm sFH 02), (Serial Nr. 452), 1905 (no data).  (JustSomePics Photos)

Finch

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, mounted on a wheeled carriage, in front of Royal Canadian Legion.   (Cam Martel Photo 1, Terry Honour Photo 2)

 

German First World War 24-cm Flügelminenwerfer ‘Iko’, Albrecht (Serial Nr. 2715), 1917.  This trench mortar is located front of the Legion on Hwy 43 between Goldfield Road & Mainstreet.  (Terry Honour Photos)

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 by the 50th Battalion near Dury, France, 2 Sep 1918.  It stands on the left side of the cenotaph.  (Phil Radley Photo)

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 4449), AEG M1916, captured by the 54th Battalion at Vimy, France, 9 April 1917.  This mortar is on the right side of the cenotaph.  (Phil Radley Photo)

Fordwich

 

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 33912), captured by the 59th Battalion (Ontario), CEF, at Bourlon Wood, France, 27 Sep 1918.  (Tim Laye Photos)

Fort Erie

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

Gananoque

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 51-2-7 (5,775 lbs), 1807, (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

SBML 6-pounder 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.

SBML 6-pounder Gun mounted on a wooden carriage, 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

Howitzer, Pack, 105-mm, L5.

Georgina

C1 105-mm Howitzer.  (Andre Blanchard Photo)

Goderich

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (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 SBML 6-pounder Gun, weight 20-0-14 (2,254 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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), (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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.   (Internet Photo)

SBML 10-inch 52-cwt Land Service Mortar, weight 51-2-14 (5,782 lbs), (Serial No. 77661, CARRON, 1811), no cypher, broad arrow mark, two Dolphin carrying handles, Huron County Museum.

SBML 10-inch 52-cwt Land Service Mortar, weight 52-0-9 (5,833 lbs),   (Serial No. 77779, CARRON, 1811), no cypher, broad arrow mark, two Dolphin carrying handles, Huron County Museum.

SBML 10-inch 52-cwt Land Service Mortar, weight 51-3-14 (5,810 lbs), (Serial No. 77732, CARRON, 1811), no cypher, broad arrow mark, two Dolphin carrying handles, Huron County Museum.

SBML 10-inch 52-cwt Land Service Mortar, weight 56-0-1 (6,273 lbs), (Serial No. 77812, CARRON, 1811), no cypher, broad arrow mark, Dolphin carrying handles, Huron County Museum.  (JustSomePics Photo)

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

Cast Iron SBML Carronade in a downtown park.  (Jennifer Aitkens Photo)

Goodenham

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun (TBC) mounted on the cenotaph.

Gorrie

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machine-gun (Serial Nr. TBC), mounted on aSchlitten stand, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 307, 2059 Victoria Street.

Grand Bend

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art, (7.58-cm leMW), possibly (Serial Nr. 6170), TBC, mounted on wheels on a concrete stand, Centennial Park, on the SW corner of Main St and Ontario St. (Hwy 21).  

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

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

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 101433), TBC.  (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

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

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1 or M114, depending on whether the gun was manufactured at Sorel or in the US, to be established when the serial number is confirmed.  Guelph Armoury, 7 Wyndham St South.

Haileybury

20 Pr Gun Mk 1 Barrel mounted in concrete (Serial No. H5764), Queen Elizabeth II Cypher.  East side of Cenotaph.

20 Pr Gun Mk I Barrel mounted in concrete, (Serial No.  29887), Queen Elizabeth II Cypher.  West side of Cenotaph.

Haliburton

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. TBC), mounted on a Schlitten stand.  (Tim Laye Photo)

German First World War 17-cm mittlerer Minenwerfer (17-cm mMW), (Serial Nr. 6839), captured by the 43rd Battalion on 8 Aug 1918 at Dod Wood, SW of Demuin, France.  (Tim Laye Photo)

Halton Hills

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun No. 1 beside the town cenotaph.  (Halton Hills City Photo)

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun No. 2 beside the town cenotaph.  (Halton Hills City Photos)