Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The Queen's York Rangers
(1st American Regiment) (RCAC)

Highlighted Battle Honours are approved for emblazonment on the Regimental Guidon. Capitalized Battle Honours indicate the name of a group of battles, actions or engagements. Where common names but separate year dates created a combined battle honour title authorized as a single name for emblazonment, both have been highlighted.

Wars and Operations Battle Honour Date Remarks
War of 1812

In 2012, the Canadian Government decided to award honours for the War of 1812. Units of the Canadian Militia (1812-15) were identified as the recipient units for these honours and these honours were then deemed to be perpetuated by existing regiments on the basis of geographical connections.

Detroit

15 Aug 1812

Perpetuating the actions of the following pre-Confederation Militia units:

1st Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)
3rd Regiment of York Militia (1812-15) 

Queenston

13 Oct 1812

Perpetuating the actions of the following pre-Confederation Militia units:

1st Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)
3rd Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)

Niagara

19 Dec 1813 to Sept 1814

Perpetuating the actions of the following pre-Confederation Militia units:

Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada

Defence of Canada – 1812-1815 – Défense de Canada

 

Perpetuating the actions of the following pre-Confederation Militia unit:

Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada
1st Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)
3rd Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)

The North West Rebellion, 1885

North West Canada, 1885

Authorized for The York Rangers by General Order 108 of 1929.

First World War
Summer Operations, 1915. (Mar-Oct)

Ypres, 1915

22 Apr – 25 May 1915

Perpetuates the 20th, 35th, 127th and 220th Battalions, C.E.F.
(G.O. 66 of 1920)
(G.O. 3 of 1927)

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20th Bn C.E.F. - Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916 & 18, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917 & 18, Vimy, 1917, Scarpe, 1917 & 18, Hill 70, Ypres, 1917, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18
(G.O. 123 of 1929)

  Two members of the 20th Bn, C.E.F. won the Victoria Cross during The First World  War: Sgt F. Hobson, and Lt W.L. Algie

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35th Bn C.E.F. -
"The Great War, 1915-17"
(G.O. 110 of 1929)

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127th Bn C.E.F. - Ypres, 1917, Pilckem Ridge, Langemark, 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcapelle, Passchendaele,Somme, 1918, St. Quentin, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18
(G.O. 123 of 1929)

220 Bn, C.E.F. -
"The Great War, 1917"
(G.O. 123 of 1929)

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Battle honours for The Great War authorized for The Queen's Rangers (1st American Regiment) - "Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916 & 18, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917 & 18, Vimy, 1917, Scarpe, 1917 & 18, Hill 70, Ypres, 1917, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18
(G.O. 110 of 1929)

Battle honours for The Great War authorized for The York Rangers: "Ypres, 1915, '17, Festubert, 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Arras, 1917, '18, Hill 70, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Pursuit to Mons"
(G.O. No. 71 of 1930)

 

 

Festubert, 1915

15-25 May 1915
Local Operations, 1916. (Previous to the Allied Offensive)

Mount Sorrel

2-13 Jun 1916
Operations on the Somme. (1 Jul – 18 Nov, 1916)

Somme, 1916

1 Jul – 18 Nov 1916

Flers-Courcelette

15-22 Sep 1916

Thiepval Ridge

26-29 Sep 1916

Ancre Heights

1 Oct – 11 Nov 1916
The Arras Offensive (9 Apr – 15 May, 1917)

Arras, 1917

9 Apr – 4 May 1917
Vimy, 1917

9-14 Apr 1917

Hill 70

15-25 Aug 1917
The Flanders Offensive (7 Jun – 10 Nov, 1917)

Ypres, 1917

31 Jul – 10 Nov. 1917

Pilckem Ridge

31 Jul – 2 Aug 1917

Langemarck, 1917

16-18 Aug 1917

Menin Road Ridge

20-25 Sep 1917

Polygon Wood

26 Sep – 3 Oct 1917

Broodseinde

4 Oct 1917

Poelcapelle

9 Oct 1917

Passchendaele

12 Oct 1917 and/or 26 Oct – 10 Nov 1917
The Offensive in Picardy (21 Mar – 5 Apr, 1918)

Somme, 1918

21 Mar – 5 Apr 1918

St Quentin

21-23 Mar 1918
The Advance in Picardy (8 Aug – 3 Sep, 1918)

Amiens

8-11 Aug 1918
The Breaking of the Hindenburg Line (26 Aug – 12 Oct, 1918)

Arras, 1918

26 Aug – 3 Sep 1918

Scarpe, 1918

26-30 Aug 1918

Drocourt-Queant Line

2-3 Sep 1918

Hindenburg Line, Battles of the

12 Sep – 9 Oct 1918

Canal du Nord

27 Sep – 2 Oct 1918

Cambrai, 1918

8-9 Oct 1918
Picardy (17 Oct – 11 Nov).

Pursuit to Mons

11 Nov 1918
FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1914-18

FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18

 
South-West Asia
South-West Asia Afghanistan 

Announced 9 May 2014

The History of the Twentieth Canadian Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment: Canadian Expeditonary Force, in the Great War, 1914-1918 / by D.J. Corrigall. Toronto: Stone & Cox, for the Trustees of the Twentieth Canadian Battalion, c1936. 586 p

The Queen's York Rangers: an historic regiment / by Steward H. Bull. Erin, Ont.: Boston Mills Press, 1984. 248 p

 

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