History of the Brockville Rifles

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 […]

The Great War

The Hundred Days Offensive

Members of the 156th Battalion were dispersed among several other Battalions following the disbandment of the 156th in February 1918. The bulk of the 156th went to the following Battalions: 2nd Battalion C.E.F. (Perpetuated by the Governor General’s Footguards) 21 Battalion C.E.F. (Perpetuated by the Prince of Wales Own Regiment) 38th Battalion C.E.F. (Perpetuated by […]