Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The Royal Winnipeg Rifles

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 Fish Creek26 Apr 1885

Perpetuates the91st Winnipeg Battalion of Light Infantry, 1885-1888.

Battle honours approved forThe Winnipeg Rifles - "Fish Creek, Batoche, North West Canada, 1885"
(G.O. 109 of 1929)

Batoche12 May 1885
North West Canada 1885 
South African War South Africa 1899-1900 

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The Regiment contributed volunteers to the2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment.
(G.O. 60 of 1933)

First World War
Summer Operations, 1915. (March-October) Ypres, 191522 April – 25 May 1915

Perpetuates the 8th, 10th, 27th, 44th, 61st, 90th, 101st, 144th, 190th, 203rd, 222nd and 226th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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8th Bn, C.E.F. -  "Ypres, 1915, '17, Gravenstafel, 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. 110 of 1929)

  VCs won by Colour Sgt F.W. Hall on 24 April 1915; and A/Cpl A. Brereton and Cpl F.G. Coppins on 9 August 1918.

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10th Bn, C.E.F. -  "Ypres, 1915, '17, Gravenstafel, 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 Pte H. Brown on 16 August 1917 and A/Sgt A.G. Knight on 2 September 1918.

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27th Bn, C.E.F. - "Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, ’18, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Arleux, Scarpe, 1917, '18, Hill 70, Ypres 1917, Passchendaele, Amiens, Hindenberg Line, Drocourt-Quéant, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders, 1915-18"
(G.O. No. 123 of 1929)

On 19 October 1999, the perpetuation of the 27th Battalion, CEF was transferred to The Royal Winnipeg Rifles from 'The Manitoba Regiment' (disbanded 1 February 1936) (NDHQ 5400-34 (DHH Heritage Offr), 13 Oct 99).

44th Bn, C.E.F. - "Somme, 1916, Ancre Heights, Ancre, 1916, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Hill 70, Ypres, 1917, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Valenciennes, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1916-18"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

On 11 September 1969, the perpetuation of the 44th Battalion, CEF was transferred to The Royal Winnipeg Rifles from The Royal New Brunswick Regiment (CFSO 351/69).

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61st Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1916"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

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90th Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1916"
(G.O. No. 123 of 1929)

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101st Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1916"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

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144th Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1916-17"
(G.O. No. 123 of 1929)

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190th Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1917"
(G.O. No. 123 of 1929)

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203rd Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1916-17"
(G.O. No. 123 of 1929)

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222nd Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1916-17"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

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226th Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1916-17"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

 

The Winnipeg Rifles - "Ypres, 1915, '17, Gravenstafel, 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. 110 of 1929)

The Winnipeg Light Infantry - "Ypres, 1915, '17, Gravenstafel, 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. 110 of 1929)

Gravenstafel Ridge 22-23 April 1915
St Julien 24 April – 4 May 1915
Festubert, 191515-25 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
Thiepval Ridge 26-29 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
Hill 7015-25 August 1917
The Flanders Offensive (7 June – 10 November, 1917) Ypres, 191731 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 Line2-3 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 Mons 11 November 1918
FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18
Second World War
NORMANDY LANDING NORMANDY LANDING6 Jun 44

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The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, C.A.S.F. - 

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The Winnipeg Light Infantry (M.G.) - Active service unit disbanded in the United Kingdom on 10 January 1945.

  Putot-es-Bessin8 Jun 44
CAEN CAEN 4-18 Jul 44
Carpiquet4-5 Jul 44
  The Orne 8-9 Jul 44
BOURGEBUS RIDGE BOURGUEBUS RIDGE 18-23 Jul 44
FALAISE FALAISE7-22 Aug 44
The Laison 14-17 Aug 44
  The Seine, 1944 25-28 Aug 44
  Calais 194425 Sep – 1 Oct 44
THE SCHELDT THE SCHELDT1 Oct – 8 Nov 44
Leopold Canal6-16 Oct 44
Breskens Pocket 11 Oct – 3 Nov 44
THE RHINELAND THE RHINELAND 8 Feb - 10 Mar 45
Waal Flats 8-15 Feb 45
Moyland Wood14-21 Feb 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 1944-456 Jun 44 – 5 May 45
South-West Asia
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