Field Howitzer Cannon Dedication

The German Howitzer is one of over 500 field guns, howitzers and mortars that reached Canadian shores after World War I. The 116th Battalion, including seconded Brantford and Brant County men, captured the gun from Demuin, France at the beginning of the Battle of Amiens and gifted it to the City of Brantford on August 9, 1918. The gun has recently undergone restoration and repairs and will be returned to its home in Jubilee Terrace Park.

Rededicated to the City on September 28, 2019

Thank you to all those who joined us and the 56th Field Artillery Regiment in honouring the return and dedication of the Field Howitzer on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The event, which was part of Valour Day, included a ceremonial parade of the Howitzer from Victoria Square to the Brant Armoury, followed by the dedication of the restored Howitzer at Jubilee Terrace Park, adjacent to the Armoury, located at 18 Brant Avenue, Brantford.

The order of proceedings included an Inspection of the Regiment in Victoria Square,  a Regimental March Past, and the formal Howitzer rededication cermony at Jubilee Terrace Park located adjacent to the Brantford Armoury located at 18 Brant Avenue.