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A/Cpl Leo Clarke, VC

The Sergeant Major reminded me yesterday that one hundred years ago the 2nd Battalion was nearly destroyed in the Battle on the Somme in France and Belgium with total casualties of 18 (9 killed and 9 wounded) Officers and 601 (186 killed and 415 wounded) Other Ranks   Leo Clarke, VC of the 2nd Battalion died of  Continue Reading »

New Acquisition – Medals of Lt Col Arthur Jarvis

Last month the Regimental Museum received a gift of the medals of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Jarvis  including the Imperial Service Order, Edward VII; Canada General Service Medal, one clasp Fenian Raid 1870, (impressed in upper and lower case: Bugler A.L.F. Jarvis Ottawa Bde. G.A.), edge cut over initials L.F. which have been refreshed; Colonial Auxiliary Forces  Continue Reading »

Nile Voyageurs Plaque

  website and photo from Alan Brown:  http://ontarioplaques.com/Plaques/Plaque_Ottawa18.html In 1884 the British Government decided to send a military expedition up the Nile River to relieve Major-General Charles Gordon, who was besieged in Khartoum by Mahdist tribesmen. Appointed to command the relieving force, Viscount Wolseley, who had led the expedition to the Red River in 1870,  Continue Reading »

Pistol Belonging to CSgt Winter

This pistol is now on display in the Foot Guards Museum.  It was carried by then Colour Sergeant Charles Winter at the battle of Cutknife Hill in 1885.  It was donated to the Museum by his nephew.

LCol Thomas Ross, circa 1880s

Ross, Lt.-Col. Thomas, Accountant of Contingencies, Finance Department, Ottawa, was born at Montreal on the 8th July, 1821. His father was David Ross, Q.C., and his grandfathers were both officers in Highland regiments. His paternal grandfather was in the Montgomery Highlanders, and he settled in Qubec in the year 1760. Captain Fraser, his maternal grandfather  Continue Reading »

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