Genealogy History

WO1 Alonzo Nathan Clark, MM

WO1 Alonzo Nathan Clark, MM, RSM of the 41st Regiment Brockville Rifles 1905-1915, 156th CEF Bn 1915-1918 and The Brockville Rifles 1920-1929 stands outside of the Brockville Armouries. At the time of his enlistment he had served 1 year with the Governor General’s Foot Guards and 17 years with the 41st Regiment, Brockville Rifles. He […]

Genealogy The Great War

Pte John Essley Anderson

Pte John Essley Anderson, Regimental Number 639343, joined the 156th CEF (Leeds and Grenville) Bn in Brockville and was subsequently transfered to the PPCLI. He died November 8th, 1918, three days prior to the Armistice. As the saying goes – Once a Brock, always a Brock! Correction à la mise à jour de hier: le […]

History Modern

The Brockville Rifles Return to Traditional Rank

Credit: Following the announcement by the Minister of National Defence during the summer of 2013 that the Canadian Army would revert to traditional rank nomenclature for certain trades and units, the adoption of Divisions to replace Commands (grouped by regions), and the re-adoption of “Pips and Crowns” for officer ranks, some units were left to […]

History The Great War

Coloured Field Service Caps of the Brockville Rifles

Credit: The 41st Brockville Battalion of Rifles was raised in Brockville, Ontario on 5 October 1866, It was re-designated the 41st Regiment “Brockville Rifles” on 8 May 1900, and then sequentially The Brockville Rifles on 12 March 1920; and the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, The Brockville Rifles on 18 March 1942. The regiment would have […]

Defence of Canada Genealogy History

Pte. William James Kirkland

Great-grandson of Private William James Kirkland of the 41st Brockville Battalion of Rifles, Douglas Kirkland, accompanied by family members, presented the private’s Fenian Medal with bars (also known as the Canadian General Service Medal) to Corporal Joey Ashford of the Brockville Rifles, on Thursday, Oct. 6. “I received it (the medal) through my mother, Laura, […]


Tug of War at the Glengarry Highland Games 2017

The Brocks team tied for 5th overall of 11 teams in our first attempt attending the Glengarry Highland Games Highlanders Challenge Cup congratulations to the team: Cpl thompson (team captain), RSM Gagnon (coach), Captain Lampron, Sgt hopper, MCpl Jackson, Cpl Parker, Cpl Springer, Cpl Zieman (anchor), Cpl Oliver, Rfmn Boyd, Cpl Jowett. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” […]