Vimy Oak Dedication - Brant Artillery Gunner's Club

November 4th, 2017 | Categories: Events
Vimy Ridge Oak Tree Dedication - Brantford, Ontario
Join the Brant Artillery Gunner's Club on November 11, 2017 as they dedicate 5 Vimy Oaks to the memory of those who fell during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Ceremony begins at 2 p.m....

Remembering Passchendaele - The Killed from Brant County

October 27th, 2017 | Categories: News
Passchendaele Brant County War Dead
During the Battle of Passchendaele, more than 15,500 Canadians were killed or wounded between October 26 and November 10, 1917. The following list represents the men from Brant County who were killed...

Lawren and Howard Harris

October 16th, 2017 | Categories: News
Howard K. Harris and Lawren S. Harris.  Lawren Harris Week, Brantford, Ontario
Lawren Stewart Harris was born on October 23, 1885 at 150 Brant Avenue in Brantford, Ontario.  Harris is best known as a founding member of the famous Canadian art movement known as the Group of...

Bell Memorial's 100th Anniversary Celebration

October 12th, 2017 | Categories: Events
Bell Memorial Re-dedication Ceremony, October 24, 2017
The GWCA is excited to promote this wonderful local history centenary – the rededication of the Bell Memorial.  This iconic monument, celebrating the invention of the telephone in...

Battle of Hill 70 - Who Will You Remember?

August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Events
The Battle for Hill 70 - Six Nations and World War One
During the Battle of Hill 70, more than 9,000 Canadians were killed, wounded or taken prisoner between August 15 and August 25, 1917.  The following list represents the men from Brantford, Brant...

Remembering Hill 70

August 10th, 2017 | Categories: Events
Remembering Hill 70 - Six Nations, Ontario - 114th Battalion CEF
Learn about Six Nations' contribution to one of, arguably, Canada's most significant battles of the Great War - Hill 70.  There will be a short presentation on the battle itself and on...

The Gun(s) of Jubilee Terrace Park, Brantford, Ontario, Canada

June 14th, 2017 | Categories: News
World War 1 German War Trophy, Brantford, Ontario
After the First World War, 1914-1918, The City of Brantford received as war trophies one German Heavy Howitzer and one 7.7 cm Field Gun, which were given to this community by the Canadian Government...

Charlotte Livingston's Silver Cross Pilgrimage to the Battlefields of France and Belgium

May 22nd, 2017 | Categories: News
Commonwealth War Graves Commission One hundredth Anniversary
BX August 2, 1928 Death’s Silent Comradeship in Battlefields of France – Maple Leaves Designate the Graves of Canadian Soldiers – Graves Across the Sea Carefully...

Brantford's Lost Gun of Vimy

April 10th, 2017 | Categories: News
BX June 1, 1917 Captured Gun May Come Here – 4th Battalion Would Like Trophy of Vimy Ridge Placed in Brantford Mayor Bowlby stated this morning that he had not as yet written...

Remembering Vimy - The Killed from Brant County

April 9th, 2017 | Categories: News
Oscar Fearman, Percy Gill, Absolam Smith, Canadian National Vimy Memorial - April 9, 1917 - Image Courtesy of MWO Chris Chaban
During the Battle of Vimy Ridge, more than 10,500 Canadians were killed or wounded between April 9 and April 12, 1917. The following list represents the men from Brant County who were killed during...

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