History during the Great War

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 The Great War

Coloured Field Service Caps of the Brockville Rifles

Credit: https://servicepub.wordpress.com/?s=brockville 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 […]

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 […]