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Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Niagara

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In 2012 The Queen’s York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (RCAC), being the current unit of the Canadian Armed Forces succeeding the Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, was awarded honours perpetuating their service in Defence of Canada – 1812-1815 – Defense du Canada and battle honours for Niagara. [1]

Major Engagements:

  • York, 27 April 1813
  • Fort Niagara, 19 Dec 1813
  • Lundy's Lane, 25 July 1814
  • Siege of Fort Erie, Sept. - Oct. 1814


(These officers were with the Incorporated Militia for a long period of time, or at least were noticeably active.)


  • William Robinson (Captain, 8th Foot)
  • Allan McLean
  • J.B. Glew (Capt. 41st Foot). 25 Jan. - 24 March 1815



  • Dennis Fitzgerald (Ensign, 41st Foot), 5 March 1814 - 24 December 1814
  • Miles, Francis (Lieutenant, 89th Foot), 25 Dec 1814 - 24 March 1815


  • George Thrower (Qtr-Master, 41st Foot)


  • William Kemble (Lieut. Glengarry Light Infantry)





Officers, Other:

Jones, Jonas, Captain

Kilbourne/Kilburn, Henry, Ensign:[2]

Morris, William, Lieutenant

Enlisted Men:
Private, unless otherwise indicated

Draftees, but did not join I.M.

Re-enactment Unit
The Military Re-enactment Society of Canada (not-for-profit) is the umbrella organization for a group portraying the original Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada. Their website: http://www.imuc.org


  1. War of 1812 Canadian Awards Sorted by Current Units, Backgrounder, Dept. of National Defence.
  2. He is listed by both Grey and Irving as serving with the I.M., but details or other documentary evidence is lacking


Unit History

  • Feltoe, Richard. Red Coated Ploughboys: The Volunteer Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, 1812-15. Toronto: Dundurn, 2012.


  • Graves, Donald E. The Battle of Lundy's Lane, On the Niagara in 1814. Baltimore: The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, 1993.
  • ______. And All Their Glory Past: Fort Erie, Plattsburgh and the Final Battles in the North, 1814. Robin Bass Studio, 2013
  • Malcomson, Robert. Capital in Flames, The American Attack on York, 1813. Montreal: Robin Brass Studio, 2008.
  • Whitehorne, Joseph. While Washington Burned, The Battle for Fort Erie, 1814. Baltimore: The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, 1992.

On-line Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada


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