Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The Essex and Kent Scottish

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
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 Essex Militia (1812-15) 
2nd Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Kent Militia (1812-15)

Maumee

5 May 1813

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

The Western Rangers (Caldwell’s Rangers)
1st Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15) 
2nd Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Kent Militia (1812-15)

Niagara

19 Dec 1813 to Sept 1814

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

The Loyal Kent Volunteers (Kent Rangers)
The Western Rangers (Caldwell’s Rangers)
1st Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15) 
2nd Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15)

Defence of Canada – 1812-1815 – Défense de Canada

 

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

The Loyal Kent Volunteers (Kent Rangers)
The Western Rangers (Caldwell’s Rangers)
1st Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15)
2nd Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Kent Militia (1812-15)

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

Perpetuates the 18th, 99th, 186th and 241st Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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18th Bn, C.E.F.- "Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, '18, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Hill 70, Ypres, 1917, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

  VC won by L/Sgt E.W. Sifton on 9 April 1917.

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99th Bn, C.E.F. - (No service as a unit, absorbed into the 35th Bn.)

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186th Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1917" 
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

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241th Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1917" 
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

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The Essex Scottish- "Ypres, 1915, '17, Festubert, 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, '18, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

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The Kent Regiment- "Ypres, 1917"
(G.O. No. 71 of 1930)

The Essex and Kent Scottish- "Ypres, 1915, '17, Festubert, 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, '18, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18"
(Cdn Army Orders, Issue No. 526, 14 January 1957)

Festubert, 1915 15-25 May 1915
Local Operations, 1916. (Previous to the Allied Offensive) Mount Sorrel 2-13 June 1916
Operations on the Somme. (1 July – 18 November, 1916) Somme, 19161 July – 18 November 1916
Flers-Courcelette15-22 September 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
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 Offensive in Picardy (21 March – 5 April, 1918) Somme, 1918 21 March – 5 April 1918
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
Hindenburg Line, Battles of the 12 September – 9 October 1918
Canal du Nord 27 September – 2 October 1918
Cambrai, 19188-9 October 1918
Picardy (17 October – 11 November) Pursuit to Mons11 November 1918
FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18
Second World War
NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1940-42 Dieppe 19 August 1942

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The Essex and Kent Scottish - "NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1940-42, Dieppe, NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944,45, BOURGUEBUS RIDGE, St Andre-sur-Orne, FALAISE, Falaise Road, Clair Tizon, Foret de la Londe, THE SCHELDT, Woensdrecht, South Beveland, THE RHINELAND, Goch-Calcar Road, The Hochwald, Xanten, Twente Canal, Groningen, Oldenburg"
(Cdn Army Orders, Issue No. 526, 14 January 1957)

  VC won by Maj F.A. Tilston on 1 March 1945 while serving with the Essex Scottish Regiment, C.A.S.F.

(The Essex Scottish Regiment, C.A.S.F., served in the European theater, The Kent Regiment C.A.S.F. served only in Canada.)

NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1942
BOURGEBUS RIDGE BOURGUEBUS RIDGE18-23 Jul 44
St Andre-sur-Orne 19-23 Jul 44
FALAISE FALAISE7-22 Aug 44
Falaise Road 7-9 Aug 44
Clair Tizon 11-13 Aug 44
  Foret de la Londe 27-29 Aug 44
THE SCHELDT THE SCHELDT1 Oct – 8 Nov 44
Woensdrecht 1-27 Oct 44
South Beveland24-31 Oct 44
THE RHINELAND THE RHINELAND 8 Feb - 10 Mar 45
Goch-Calcar Road19-21 Feb 45
The Hochwald26 Feb – 4 Mar 45
Xanten 8-9 Mar 45
  Twente Canal 2-4 Apr 45
  Groningen13-16 Apr 45
  Oldenburg27 Apr – 5 May 45
NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45 NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45 6 Jun 44 – 5 May 45

War of 1812 Honorary Distinction

War of 1812 Honorary Distinction (non-emblazonable) - In 2012 the Canadian Goverment decided to award the right of perpetuation of War of 1812 Honours to current units of the Canadian Army. The Essex and Kent Scottish was awarded the non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction Defence of Canada – 1812-1815 – Défense de Canada in perpetuation of the actions of the following War of 1812 unit of the pre-Confederation Militia:

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