Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

Highlighted Battle Honours are approved for emblazonment on the Regimental Colour. 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 DateRemarks
North-West Rebellion North West Canada 1885
South African War South Africa 1899-1900

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The Regiment contributed volunteers to the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment.
(G.O. 60 of 1933)

First World War
Summer Operations, 1915. (March-October) Ypres, 1915 22 April – 25 May 1915

Perpetuates the 3rd, 83rd, 95th, 166th, 198th, and 255th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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3rd Bn, C.E.F.-  "Ypres, 1915, '17, Gravenstafel Ridge, St Julien, Festubert, 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Arleux, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders, 1915-18"
(G.O. No. 123 of 1929)

  VCs won by Cpl C. Barron on 6 November 1917 and Lt G.F. Kerr, MC, MM, on 27 September 1918.

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83rd Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1916"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

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95th Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1916-17"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

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166th Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1916-17"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

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198th Bn, C.E.F.-  
"The Great War, 1917-18"
(G.O. No. 123 of 1929)

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255th Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1917"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)  

 

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada - "Ypres, 1915, '17, Gravenstafel, St Julien, Festubert, 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Pozieres, Flers-Courcelette, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Arleux, Scarpe, 1917, '18, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

Gravenstafel Ridge 22-23 April 1915
St Julien24 April – 4 May 1915
Festubert, 1915 15-25 May 1915
Local Operations, 1916. (Previous to the Allied Offensive) Mount Sorrel2-13 June 1916
Operations on the Somme. (1 July – 18 November, 1916) Somme, 19161 July – 18 November 1916
Pozieres Ridge 23 July – 3 September 1916
Flers-Courcelette15-22 September 1916
Ancre Heights 1 October – 11 November 1916
The Arras Offensive (9 April – 15 May, 1917 Arras, 1917 9 April – 4 May 1917
Vimy, 19179-14 April 1917
Arleux 28-29 April 1917
Scarpe, 1917 3-4 May 1917
Hill 7015-25 August 1917
The Flanders Offensive (7 June – 10 November, 1917) Ypres, 1917 31 July – 10 Nov. 1917
Passchendaele12 October 1917 and/or 26 October – 10 November 1917
The Advance in Picardy (8 August – 3 September, 1918) Amiens 8-11 August 1918
The Breaking of the Hindenburg Line (26 August – 12 October, 1918) Arras, 1918 26 August – 3 September 1918
Scarpe, 1918 26-30 August 1918
Drocourt-Queant Line 2-3 September 1918
Hindenburg Line, Battles of 12 September – 9 October 1918
Canal du Nord27 September – 2 October 1918
Picardy (17 October – 11 November). Pursuit to Mons11 November 1918
FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18
Second World War
NORMANDY LANDING NORMANDY LANDING6 Jun 44

 

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada - "NORMANDY LANDING, Le Mesnil-Patry, CAEN, Carpiquet, BOURGUEBUS RIDGE, Faubourg de Vaucelles, FALAISE, Quesnay Wood, The Laison, Boulogne 1944, Calais 1944, THE SCHELDT, Breskens Pocket, THE RHINELAND, Waal Flats, The Hochwald, THE RHINE, Emmerich - Hoch Elten, Deventer, NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45"
(Cdn Army Orders Issue No. 539, 15 Apr 1957)

  VC won by Sgt A. Cosens on 25-26 February 1945.

  Le Mesnil-Patry11 Jun 44
CAEN CAEN 4-18 Jul 44
Carpiquet 4-5 Jul 44
BOURGEBUS RIDGE BOURGUEBUS RIDGE18-23 Jul 44
Faubourg de Vaucelles 18-19 Jul 44
FALAISE FALAISE7-22 Aug 44
Quesnay Wood 10-11 Aug 44
The Laison 14-17 Aug 44
  Boulogne 194417-22 Sep 44
  Calais 1944 25 Sep – 1 Oct 44
THE SCHELDT THE SCHELDT1 Oct – 8 Nov 44
Breskens Pocket 11 Oct – 3 Nov 44
THE RHINELAND THE RHINELAND8 Feb - 10 Mar 45
Waal Flats 8-15 Feb 45
The Hochwald26 Feb – 4 Mar 45
THE RHINE THE RHINE23 Mar – 1 Apr 45
Emmerich – Hoch Elten 28 Mar – 1 Apr 45
  Deventer 8-11 Apr 45
NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45 NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45 6 Jun 44 – 5 May 45
South-West Asia
South-West Asia Afghanistan 

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