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 led 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.
Battalion in Gampoux Area being in support of the railway embankment with A. Company at Point du jour, relieved by English troops in the course of the night 1-2. Proceeded by light to Cliff Gaut, arriving about 3am, 2nd.
On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, The Regional Commanding Officer of Central Region, LCol Doré visited 113 The Brockville Rifles, RCACC.
Ligneruil- Preparatory to moving clothing was inspected, indents taken and articles issued. Weather was fair. Companies and Details paraded for a close inspection by company and detail commanders during the morning. Special attention was paid to equipment, iron rations, field dressings, Lewis guns, moved from billets to Petit Houvin Station.