Category: Canadian Field Artillery

Categories: Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery | Canada, The South African War (The Boer War), 1899-1902


Canadian Artillery has participated in every major conflict in Canada's history, including the Riel Rebellions, the Boer War and the Great War.

Volunteer Canadian artillery batteries existed before 1855 but their history is mostly unknown. Seven batteries of artillery were formed after the passage of the Militia Act of 1855 which allowed Canada to retain a paid military force of 5,000 men.

On 20 October 1871, the first regular Canadian army units were created, in the form of two batteries of garrison artillery; thus, that date is considered the regiment's birthday.

The Canadian Artillery and the Garrison Artillery were collectively redesignated the Royal Canadian Artillery on 3 June 1935.

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03 May 1898 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - 20 Nov 1966 photo
27 Sep 1897 Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada photo
25 Dec 1892 Springfield, Ontario, Canada - abt 18 Apr 1945 photo
17 Oct 1880 Bonaventure, Quebec, Canada - 21 Jul 1917
18 Jul 1856 Kingston, Canada West - 05 Apr 1913 photo
03 Mar 1894 Seattle, King, Washington, United States - 21 Dec 1970
05 Nov 1893 Caistorville, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada - 23 Apr 1917 photo
01 May 1868 Rotherhithe, London, England - 09 Jan 1950
abt 13 Nov 1854 Toronto, Canada West - 08 Nov 1897 photo
01 Nov 1858 Gloucester, Carleton, Ontario, Canada - 22 Dec 1922 photo
abt 16 Sep 1893 Maple Hill, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada - 24 Jun 1917
04 Jan 1869 Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada - 11 Oct 1948 photo
06 Jul 1867 London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada - 28 May 1925 photo
04 Apr 1895 Seaforth, Huron co., Ontario, Canada - 23 Aug 1968 photo
abt 23 Jun 1869 Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 12 Nov 1948




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