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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 24 April 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 Royla 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.

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". 

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 SBML 18-pounder 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 SBML 18-pounder 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 SBML probable 24-pounder (TBC) Gun 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

SBML 9-pounder bronze Gun 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 SBML 24-pounder 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.  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

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.   (Photo 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 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.   (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

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 SBML probable 24-pounder (TBC) 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.

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

SBML Gun No. 1.

SBML Gun No. 2.

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 SBML 32-pounder 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 SBML 32-pounder 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 SBML 32-pounder 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 SBML 24-pounder 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 SBML 24-pounder 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

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

SBML Gun No. 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.  (Photos courtesy of justsomepics)

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)

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 SBML 24-pounder 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

  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

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.

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

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.

Goderich

Blomefield SBML 32-pounder 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 SBML 32-pounder 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.

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.

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

Goodenham

 (Photos courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

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

 (Safforest Photo)

Blomefield SBML 24-pounder Gun (>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. 101433), TBC.

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

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

Halton Hills

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun No. 1 beside the town cenotaph.

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

Hamilton

SBML 24-pounder Gun, Carron, weight 50-2-25 (5,681 lbs), (Serial No. 7104, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark.  Burlington Heights, Hamilton Military Museum.

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

SBML 24-pounder Gun, weight 21-3-22 (2,458 lbs, weight of a 6-pounder), J & H (John & Henry King), 1846, King George III cypher, short ship’s gun rebored to 24-pounder in 1844.  Battery Lodge southeast, Hamilton Military Museum.

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

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

 (Saforrest Photo)

 (Photos courtesy of LCdr Neil S. Bell)

 (Rick Cordeiro Photo)

 (Jeff Booth Photo)

SBML 24-pounder Gun, weight 50-0-11 (5,611 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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.

SBML 24-pounder Gun, weight 50----22 (>5622 lbs),(WCo) (Walker & Company) 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)

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

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

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

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

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

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

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

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

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

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

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

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

 (Photos courtesy of LCdr Neil S. Bell) 

Ordnance QF 12-pounder 8-cwt Naval 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.

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

Hanover

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

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

Harold

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

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

Harriston

 (Photo courtesy of JustSomePics)

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

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

M113, Memorial Park, 700 Front Street.

Holstein

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

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

Hawkesbury

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

Ingersoll

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

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

Innisfil

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. TBC).

Iroquois

  (Photo courtesy of Hans Raffelt)

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

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

Kars

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

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

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

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

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

French “Pot-de-Fer” SBML Gun replica.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Ordnance QF 6-pounder Anti-Tank Gun.

 (Photos courtesy of Doug Knight)

Ordnance QF 17-pounder 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.

90-mm M1A1 Anti-Aircraft Gun.

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

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

Kenora, 116th Independent Field Artillery Battery

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

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

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

Universal Carrier.  Kenora Armouries.

Keswick

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

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

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

Kettleby

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

Kincardine

 (Photo courtesy of JustSomePics)

Blomefield SBML 24-pounder Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. TBC on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand, No. 1 of 2.

Blomefield SBML 24-pounder Gun, weight, maker and Serial No. TBC, mounted on a concrete stand, No. 2 of 2.

Kingsvillle

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

Kingston

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

Kitchener

SBML Gun.

Lakeview

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

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

Lincoln

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

Lisle

 (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.

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

L’Original, Ontario 

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. TBC).

Small SBML mounted on an iron garrison carriage.

London

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

 (Photo courtesy of Wayne Yetman)

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

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

SBML 3-pounder replica gun, inside the Delta Arms Hotel, Dundas Street.

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

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

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

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

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

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

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

 (Photo courtesy of Balcer)

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

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun.

 (Photo courtesy of Max Toms)

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

HMCS Prevost, Naval Reserve, London

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

Longlac

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

l'Orignal, Ontario

 (photo courtesy of Alex Comber)

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

 (photo courtesy of Alex Comber)

Small calibre SBML Gun mounted on an iron carriage.

Lucan

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

Lucknow

SBML Gun, mounted on a concrete stand in front of the town library near the cenotaph.  No. 1.

SBML Gun, mounted on a concrete stand in front of the town library near the cenotaph.  No. 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.  Lunenburg Cemetery, just north of Long Sault.

Madoc

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

 (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).  Thomas Thompson Memorial Park, St Lawrence Ave E.

Massey

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

Meaford

Blomefield SBML 24-pounder Gun marked with King George III cypher, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  Georgian Bay Foundry reproduction.

Merrickville

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun, cenotaph.

Saint Marie among the Hurons, Midland

SBML “Penetang Gun”, stamped 1630, LeGC with a crown.  The initials stand for”Le Grand Condé” who served under Prince Louis II as Captain General of the French Army in the mid-17th century.  The gun’s breech is made of Bronze which has been cast in a hexagonal shape.  Its iron barrel is reinforced with iron hoops.  The chase and breech-ends of the cannon are of separate construction.  The wrought iron construction of the chase is associated with guns of the late 15th and early 16th centuries.  The octagonal section of the cast bronze breech and the shape of the cascabel also indicate a date in the first half of the 16th century.  To be operational it would have been strapped with iron bands or strong ropes onto a wooden bed, which could itself be mounted on a yoke or carriage.  The gun would have been brought to Sainte-Marie by the Militia hired to protect the Jesuit Mission.  The gun is reputed to have been found in 1919 by Mr.  King of Christian Island which links it with the Jesuit missionaries who fled Sainte-Marie I in 1649.  The missionaries and a large group of Huron people spent the winter of 1649-50 establishing Sainte-Marie II on Christian Island, in Georgian Bay.  Information courtesy of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons Midland, Ontario.  Ministry of Tourism and Culture, 7 Oct 2011.

Midland

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

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

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 by the 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion, 1st Brigade of the 1st Canadian Division when the Canadian Corps crossed the Canal du Nord to take Bourlon Wood at Cambrai on 27 September 1918.  Canadian Military Heritage Museum. 

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

Missisauga

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

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

Mountain

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

Mount Forest, Ontario

 (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

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.

M109 155-mm 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 (Serial Nr. TBC).  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 (Serial Nr. TBC).  No. 2 (South).

Moose Factory

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

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

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

Morrisburg, Crysler’s Farm Battlefield

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

  (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

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

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)

 (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. 2542), Kaiser Wilhelm I cypher.  This gun was captured by the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles on 26 August 1918 near Monchy, France.  It was put back into action by the 66th Battery CFA, NW of Monchy-le-Preux.  It stands beside the First World War Memorial in front of the South Dundas Justice Building.

 (Photo courtesy of Cam Martel)

 (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

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

New Liskeard

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Centurion 20-pounder Gun Mk I Barrel mounted in concrete. (Serial No. 23988?) Queen Elizabeth II cypher, embedded in concrete, mounted beside the cenotaph.  No. 1.  Located beside the Public Library on Whitewood Ave., between Wellington Street and Paget Street.

  (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Centurion 20-pounder Gun Mk I Barrel mounted in concrete. (Serial No. 42855).  King George VI cypher, mounted beside the cenotaph.  No. 2.  Located beside the Public Library on Whitewood Ave., between Wellington Street and Paget Street.

New Lowell

Centurion 20-pounder Gun Mk I Barrels (two) mounted in concrete in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 5357, Country Road 9.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Fort George

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

Niagara-on-the-Lake

  (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

German First World War 10-cm Kanone 14 (10-cm K 14), (Serial Nr. 201), 1050 kg, 1916.  This gun was captured by the 7th Battalion, CEF, at Vimy on 13 April 1917.  It was initially allocated to Queenston, Ontario.  Located in the vicinity of Butler's Barracks, this gun has been removed for restoration.

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

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

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34449.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA, 1957, REG. NO. CDN 156, INSP (symbol).

Niagara Falls, Queenston Heights Monument

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

Niagara Falls, Lundy's Lane Battlefield Memorial

Blomefield SBML 12-pounder Gun, weight 34-1-3 (3,839 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 54) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  No. 1, East of monument at Drummond Hill Church and Cemetery.

Blomefield SBML 12-pounder Gun, weight 34-1-3 (3,839 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 52) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  No. 2, West of monument at Drummond Hill Church and Cemetery.

Niagara Falls, Victoria Street Armoury and Museum

 (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

 (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

German First World War 10.5-cm Kanone 17 (10.5-cm K 17), (Serial Nr. 39), 1918.  It was captured by the 3rd Battalion on 27 Sep 1918 near the Arras-Cambrai Road between Marquion and Raillencourt, France.    Niagara Military Museumm previously located with D Company, Lincoln & Welland Regiment (Victoria Street) Armoury, 5049 Victoria Ave.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

SBML 32-pounder 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).

Oakland

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

Omemee

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour) 

RML 9-pounder 8-cwt Gun, 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.  Captured by the 7th Battalion, West of Villers-les-Cagnicourt, 2 September 1918.

Orangeville

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun, No. 1 beside the cenotaph.

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun, No. 2 beside the cenotaph.

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

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

Orillia

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

Blomefield SBML 18-pounder Gun, weight TBC, (Serial No. 76705, CARRON, 1810) on left trunnion, (18P) on right trunnion, CV, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand, Couchiching Park. 

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

 (Photos courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

SBML 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 FV433 Abbot 105-mm SP Gun.

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, 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 by the 21st Battalion on 9 Oct 1917 at Vimy.  It was originally allocated to RMC, Kingston, Ontario.

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

Oshweken

SBML Gun, possibly 24-pounder, mounted on a concrete stand in the Ohsweken Six Nations Veterans Memorial Park.

Ottawa, The Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place.

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Ottawa

ronze casting of an Ordnance QF 18-pounder Field Gun immortalized in the National War Memorial.

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

 

Blomefield pattern SBML 9-pounder Gun, weight 28-2-7 (3,119 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. TBC) 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 pattern SBML 9-pounder Gun, weight 28-2-7 (3,119 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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

 

RML 9-pounder 8-cwt Gun, 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.

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

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

 (Before restoration). (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

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

Ordnance QF 25-pounder 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, 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.

 

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

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

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, 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 Southeast side of the Highway entering the village.  NW corner of the NMC.

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, 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. CANADA1956, REG. NO. CDN 161, INSP (Symbol).  This Gun is located on the Southeast side of the Highway entering the village.  SE corner of the NMC. 

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

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

Ottawa

SBML 18-pounder 10-cwt 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.

RML 7-pounder bronze Mountain Gun, 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.

Ottawa, National Artillery Memorial

Ordnance QF 25-pounder 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 9-pounder SBML Gun, weight TBC, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, reproduction, mounted on a wood naval gun carriages, No. 1 of 2.

Blomefield 9-pounder SBML Gun, weight TBC, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, reproduction, mounted on a wood naval gun carriages, No. 2 of 2.

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

Ordnance QF 12-pounder 8-cwt, 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.

Owen Sound

SBML 6-pounder bronze Gun, weight --5-21, 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.

SBML 6-pounder bronze 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.

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)

SBML probable Borgard 6-pounder 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.

SBML Guns (three).

Perth

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

SBML 3-pounder bronze Guns (two), mounted on wooden carriages and placed on the green sward in front of the Court House. The gun on the left is dated 1776, and is stamped 1-3-17 (213 lbs); the gun on the right is dated 1775, and is stamped 1-2-20 (188 lbs).  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 General Burgoyne at the battle of Saratoga.  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 when peace was declared, and presented to the town.  They are now used for saluting purposes on high days and holidays.  Brian Wolfe, Internet, http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/22643.

Petawawa

Howitzer, Pack, 105-mm, L5, Village Park.

Ordnance QF 2-pounder 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).  We went straight to the 6-pounder carriage and adapted the 2-pounder to it as a temporary fix.  Doug Knight.

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

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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)

SBML 9-pounder bronze 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, reigned from 29 Jan 1820 to 26 Jun 1830.  (Wikipedia Photo)

RML 9-pounder 8-cwt Gun, 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.

Picton

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms and Terry Honour)

Blomefield 18 Pounder SBML, weight TBC, (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 24 Pounder SBML, weight TBC, (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)

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

Port Colborne

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

Port Dover

SBML 18-pounder 10-cwt 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

  (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

 (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

Blomefield SBML 32-pounder Gun, weight 56-1-14 (6,314 lbs) under the cascabel, (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-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 291), captured by the 116th Battalion near Cambrai, France, 29 September 1918. 

Prescott, Fort Wellington

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Blomefield SBML 12-pounder replica Gun, 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 SBML 12-pounder replica Gun, 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)

SBML 24-pounder Gun, weight 49-3-7 (5,579 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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 SBML 24-pounder Gun, weight 51-2-14 (5,782 lbs), (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 SBML 24-pounder Gun, weight TBC, reproduction, Gunboat display.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

SBML 32-pounder Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-0-9 (1,913 lbs), (Serial No. 9, CARRON) beside the BO mark.  CV, NC, Q stamped on the cascabel.  This Carronade is located in front of the Visitor Centre.

SBML 32-pounder Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 17-3-0 (1,988 lbs), (Serial No. TBC, CARRON).  Location TBC.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

SBML 12-pounder Carronade with Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 6-3-7 (763 lbs).  North Bastion.

SBML 6-pounder Gun, weight TBC, reporduction.  This gun is used for re-enactment demonstrations.  It may have a wood tampion plug in the muzzle.

SBML ½-pounder Gun, 1-foot, 10-inches long, ca. 1760-1780.  No. 1, in storage.

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

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

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

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

SBML 10-inch Land Service Mortar, weight 16-1-23 (1,843 lbs), BO, broad arrow mark, two dolphin handles.  No. 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), TBC, captured in August 1918 near the Sensee Canal in France by the 5th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Western Canadian Cavalry.

Rainy River

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

Richards Landing

 (Streetview Photo)

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

Blomefield SBML 32-pounder Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. TBC) on right trunnion, mounted on a concrete carriage with iron wheels, "Big Tom".  This gun may have come from the British gunboat “Prince Alfred,” which went aground in Lake Huron somewhere near Point Edward in 1874. It is preserved in Canatara Park.

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)

German First World War 10.5-cm Feldhaubitze 98/09 (10.5-cm FH 98/09), (Serial Nr. 46), captured by the 3rdBattalion near Cambrai, France, 27 September 1918.  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.  Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10.5_cm_Feldhaubitze_98/09.

QF 4-inch/45 Gun Mk XVI from HMCS Sault Ste Marie, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 25.  HMCS Sault Ste Marie was an Algerine Escort Mine Sweeper.

90-mm M1A1 Anti-Aircraft Guns (two), 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 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)

Ordnance QF 25-pounder 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

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

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

3-inch 50 calibre 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)

Howitzer, Pack, 105-mm, L5, 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.  This MG was apparently was found inside a wall in the basement of the Legion.

Southampton

SBML 3 foot long Gun, discovered in a sunken wreck on Southampton beach in April 2002.  The gun is being restored by Museum Restorations in Ottawa.

Blomefield SBML 32-pounder Gun, weight 55-3-3 (6,247 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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 SBML 32-pounder Gun, weight 56-2-0 (6,328 lbs), (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.

St. Catherines

Blomefield SBML 32-pounder Gun, weight 56-0-0 (6,272 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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 SBML 24-pounder Gun, weight 49-3-10 (5,582 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company), 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.

SBML 32-pounder Carronade with 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.

SBML 32-pounder Carronade with 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.

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

St. Catherines, Welland Canal Museum

SBML 8 foot, 8-inch 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 by the 5th Battalion at Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917.  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.  Received by Ridley College on 7 Feb 1923.

Ordnance QF 17-pounder 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

Ordnance QF 18-pounder Field Gun Mk II (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 SBML 32-pounder Gun, weight 56-1-21 (6,321 lbs), (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).

½ scale replica SBML 32-pounder Gun, 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.

 (Nhl4hamilton Photos)

Blomefield SBML 32-pounder Gun, weight 56-0-7 (6,279 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 175) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand facing East.  Stoney Creek Battlefield Park.

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

SBML 32-pounder 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.

SBML 24-pounder Gun, weight TBC, (Serial No. 37) on left trunnion, (L) on right trunnion, Lowmoor, no cypher, broad arrow mark.  Battlefield House near Historical Plaque.

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

 

SBML 18-pounder bronze Gun, weight TBC, 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.

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

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

Blomefield SBML 24-pounder Gun, weight 48-0-22 (5,510 lbs), (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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.

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

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

Stratford

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

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

Stratton

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

Sturgeon Falls

 (Photo courtesy of LCol Leon Jensen) (Photo courtesy of Marc Roberge)

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

Tavistock

  (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

German First World War 25-cm schwerer Minenwerfer alt Art (25-cm sMW), (Serial Nr. 1846) above the trunnions left and right TBC.  This heavy treanch mortar was captured by the 102nd Battalion on 9 Oct 1917 at Vimy Ridge.  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)

SBML 32-pounder Carronade with 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)

SBML 32-pounder 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)

SBML 32-pounder 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)

SBML 32-pounder 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)

SBML 32-pounder 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)

SBML 6-pounder 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)

SBML 6-pounder 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)

SBML 4-pounder, 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)

SBML 4-pounder, 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), Mountain View Cemetery.

Thunder Bay, HMCS Griffon 

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Ordnance QF 4-inch Gun Mk XVI in a Mk XIX twin 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)

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

Thunder Bay, Fort William

SBML 4-pounder Guns (four), mounted on iron sleeved Naval carriages on the wharf.

SBML 4-pounder bronze Gun marked No 5, I & P Verbruggen.  Mounted on a field carriage in the square.

Reproduction SBML Guns (six), five unmounted, one mounted on a Naval gun carriage stored in the Powder magazine, Fort William.

Tillsonburg

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, Coronation Park.

SBML gun mounted on iron wheels.  In front of the Tillsonburg Legion, 16 Durham St.

Toledo

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun, 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 in the City of Toronto are listed on a separate web page on this website. 

Uxbridge 

 (Photos courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15-cm sFH 02), (Serial Nr. 911), Fried Krupp.

Verner

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.  War Memorial Park.

Victoria Harbour

(Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors 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

M109 155-mm 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

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

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

Waterdown

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors 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), TBC, captured by 9th Field Company, Canadian Engineers at Vimy Ridge, 9 April 1917.  This mortar stands beside a monument in front of 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").  Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/25_cm_schwerer_Minenwerfer.

Waterloo

Reproduction SBML 3-pounder Gun, mounted on a concrete carriage.  Near Gazebo, Waterloo Park.

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

Ordnance BL 5.5-inch Medium Gun, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 530.

Watson's Corners

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

RML 9-pounder 6-cwt Gun, 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)

Replica SBML Parrot Rifled Gun, also made by Tony Walsh

Welland

Blomefield SBML 32-pounder Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) 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

SBML Naval Ordnance Gun, No. 1 of 2, Whitby Ladies College.

SBML Naval Ordnance Gun, No. 2 of 2, Whitby Ladies College.

Whitney

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

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

Williamstown

(Photo Courtesy of Andrew JSDAFM)

RML 9-pounder 8-cwt Gun, weight TBC, Reg. No. TBC, this type of gun was used in the NW Rebellion, 1885.

Windsor

SBML 24-pounder Gun, Carron, stamped 1840, NA, 27071, ring dent on barrel, mounted on a concrete carriage. 

Russian SBML 24-pounder probable Carronade, forged by Armstrong at Alexandrovski, with double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy with trunnions.  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 by the 1st Battalion on 27 September 1918, East of Sainz-lez-Marquion.  Curently being restored at St Clair College.

 (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 Division 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.

QF Twin 4-inch 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), in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 180, at 183 Victoria Street W.  This gun was captured  by the 10th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, during  the Battle of Drocourt-Queant on 2 August 1918.  It was given to the town of  Wingham as part of the post-First World War trophy redistribution  program.

Blomefield SBML 32-pounder 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

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 5803), captured by the 10th Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division at Cagnicourt Wood, France, 2 September 1918.  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.  Originally allocated to Vaughn Township, Vellore.  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), Woodbridge Tower Memorial, Canadian Military Heritage Museum.

Woodstock

(Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Probable Millar SBML 8-inch 65-cwt Shell-Gun, 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) 

Probable Millar SBML 8-inch 65-cwt Shell-Gun, weight 65-2-13 (7,349 lbs), 1843, (Serial No. 405), no cypher, mounted on a carriagein front of the Oxford County Courthouse at 415 Hunter Street.  No. 2.

Probable Millar SBML 8-inch 65-cwt Shell-Gun, (TBC).  Victoria Park, “10 feet 2-inches long tip to tip”.

Probable Millar SBML 8-inch 65-cwt Shell-Gun, (TBC).  Victoria Park, “10 feet 2-inches long tip to tip”.