Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | November 9, 2016

Artifact of the Week -18 Pounder Gun

The 18 Pounder Gun was the standard British empire field gun at the time of World War I and was employed by the Canadian Forces. This photocard was taken at Petawawa.

While the machine gun was the new deadly weapon, artillery in all of its various forms accounted for the majority of the casualties during the conflict.


This shell casing markings are suggestive of Canadian Forces ca 1915; it was donated to the SD&G Historical Society by a family member in honour of George Cameron, in 2015.  Members of the family served in WWI.


This 1916 photocard of some C Company officers with the 21st Canadian Expeditionary Force was taken about 1 mile from the front line in France. The C.E.F. was operational from 1914-1920.

A number of local men served in the 21st Battalion as well as the 154th and when the cenotaph in Cornwall was originally dedicated, the 21st Bn was prominent.


Here we have some of the better-known Allied Generals and General Ferdinand Foch, the Supreme Allied Commander during the final year of WWI.


These are a few examples of our military heritage at your Cornwall Community Museum.

The exhibit CORNWALL REMEMBERS until the end of Nov., Wed. to Sun., 11 to 4 pm.



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