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.
Two retired officers of The Brockville Rifles, LCol Jeff Shaver (Ret’d) and Major Roger Hum (Ret’d), received Canada 150 Medals. The Canada 150 medals were presented for community service and to recognize their efforts supporting the community. The Canada 150 Medals are an initiative of MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark.
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.
BROCKVILLE, September 2017 – On Saturday, September 30th from 8am to 4pm The Brockville Rifles will be hosting an open house at the Brockville Armouries on behalf of the Canadian Army. All are welcome to attend and there is no admission cost. We will be offering guided tours of the building, regimental history lessons, weapon […]