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 […]

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, […]

Genealogy History

Pte. Harry Brown (Gananoque, ON)

te. Harry W. Brown, a Gananoque native, was one of six Canadian soldiers to be awarded a Victoria Cross for their acts of heroism during the Battle of Hill 70, northwest of Lens, France, in August 1917. The Victoria Cross is the highest military honour awarded to members of the Commonwealth forces “for extraordinary valour […]