Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 6: Québec, Deux Montagnes, Eccles Hill, Farnham, Gatineau, Granby, Grosse-île, Île aux Noix, Joliette and Jonquiere

Artillery preserved in the province of Québec,

Deux Montagnes, Eccles Hill, Farnham, Gatineau, Granby, Grosse-île, Île aux Noix, Joliette and Jonquiere 

Data current to 14 April 2019.

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical piece of artillery preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these guns to provide and update the data found on these web pages.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Guns and Artillery in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

For all official data concerning the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, please click on the link to their website:

Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Website

Une traduction au français pour l'information technique présente serait grandement apprécié. Vos corrections, changements et suggestions sont les bienvenus, et peuvent être envoyés au hskaarup@rogers.com

Canadian field batteries were combined to form the Royal CanadiaField Artillery (RCFA), which in 1905 became the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA).  The garrison companies would become the Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery (RCGA).

Les batteries de campagne seront amalgamées plus tard au sein de la Royal Canadian Field Artillery (RCFA) qui, en 1905, deviendra la Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA): pour leur part, les compagnies de garnison donneront la Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery (RCGA).

Quebec

Deux Montagnes

 (Author Photos)

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 185, 141 du Grand Moulin.

In June 1947, Canada had 149 17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun 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.

Eccles Hill

Fenian gun captured by the home guard, Dunham's Red Sashes, ca 1870.  (Missisquoi Museum Photo)

Fenian gun captured by the home guard, Dunham's Red Sashes, ca 1870.  (Missisquoi Museum Photo)

 (Townships Heritage Photo)

 (Ross Jones Photo)

Captured Fenian possibly 3-pounder Breech Loading Gun mounted on a stone cairn at the site of the Fenian Raid on Eccles Hill in 1870.  The Battle of Eccles Hill was part of a raid into Canadian territory from the United States led by John O'Neill of the Fenian Brotherhood.  The army of the Fenian Brotherhood was defeated by local militia units and armed citizens on 25 May 1870.

Farnham

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun with No. 9 circular firing platform, and Ferret Scout Car mounted on a section of Engineer bridging.

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, inside the fenced section of the detachment.

Gaspé.  Artillery preserved in the Gaspé region is listed on a separate page on this web site.

Gatineau

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight, maker and Serial No. and location unknown.

Granby

 (Normand Roberge Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 64-pounder Muzzleloading Rifle converted from a  Muzzleloading 32-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, Carron, weight unknown, (Serial No. unknown, CARRON, year unknown), Carron of Falkirk, Scotland, on the left trunnion, (32P/64) on the right trunnion, King George III cypher, 18, mounted on a concrete gun stand.  No. 1 of 2 located beside a war memorial dedicated to Major William Latimer in Victoria Park. on Dufferin Street.  

Blomefield Cast Iron 64-pounder Muzzleloading Rifle converted from a  Muzzleloading 32-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, Carron, weight unknown, (Serial No. unknown, CARRON, year unknown), Carron of Falkirk, Scotland, on the left trunnion, (32P/64) on the right trunnion, King George III cypher, 18, mounted on a concrete gun stand.  No. 2 of 2 located beside a war memorial dedicated to Major William Latimer in Victoria Park. on Dufferin Street.  

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight, maker and Serial No. unknown, No. 1 flanking the cenotaph in Victoria Park.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight, maker and Serial No. unknown, No. 2 flanking the cenotaph in Victoria Park.

  (Doug Knight Photos)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle Mk. 1, weight 8-1-7 (931 lbs), RGF No. 628, 1874 on the right trunnion.  This gun is possibly associated with No.15 Shefford-Granby Battery.  Private collection.

Grosse-île

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

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight, maker and Serial No. unknown, King George III cypher, mounted on a concrete stand with iron wheels cemented in place.  

There were originally three guns.  According to Marianna O'Gallagher, author of Grosse-Ile Gateway to Canada, "on 1 May 1832 Capt Ralph Anderson and his troop from the 32nd Regiment with Dr Griffin went to Grosse-Île to establish the quarantine station...they installed a cannon to signal the ships they had to stop".

Île aux Noix, Fort Lennox

(Jean-Philipe Boulet Photo)

 (Jean Dube Photos)

Cast Iron 2-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 2-3-25 (333 lbs), BP & Co.  No. 1 of 6 unmounted Carronades resting on wood blocks.

Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, ca. 1800-1820.

Bronze Smoothbore Muzzleloading Land Service Mortar, 1-foot, 2-inches, weight 1-1-14 (154 lbs), ca. 1760-1820.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight unknown, The Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (Serial No. unknown, CARRON, year unknown), mounted on wood blocks.

Joliette

 (Streetview Photo)

Cast Iron 18-pounder 10-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, mounted on a naval gun carriage, No. 1 forward of the cenotaph, 570 Rue Archambault.

Cast Iron 18-pounder 10-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, mounted on a naval gun carriage, No. 2 forward of the cenotaph, 570 Rue Archambault.

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, No. 3 forward of the cenotaph, 570 Rue Archambault.

Jonquiere

 (Streetview Photos)

American 90-mm M1A1 AA Gun, mounted in front of Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 209 at 2691 Rue de la Salle.