At 1100 on 11 Nov 1918 Armistice was signed following the Canadian’s 100 Days Offensive. However, the war was not over for these soldiers. It would not be until the Spring of 1919 before they returned home. Those that did return home would suffer a lifetime of undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder known as Shell Shock. Today we honour their sacrifice. We Will Remember Them. Lest We Forget.
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BROCKVILLE, September 2017 – Congratulations to Cpl Jowett for successfully completing the 2CMBG Ironman competition on September 7, 2017. Before 4 a.m. the competitors lined up anxiously awaiting the firing of a 105-millimetre artillery howitzer signalling that the historic event was underway. A piper played an upbeat melody as the troopers ran, walked or shuffled […]
The Brockville Rifles perpetuate 4 battle honours of the 156th Battalion C.E.F. Amiens, Arras, Hindenburg Line and Pursuit to Mons. These were bestowed following the Hundred Days Offensive that lead to the end of The Great War. To honour the sacrifice of the soldiers of Eastern Ontario who served in these battles we will be posting in real time the transcribed events from their war diaries. Follow along and learn the story of these brave individuals who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. The real time events will start on August 1, starting just before the beginning of the Hundred Days Offensive.