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Parade State – 1908 Quebec Tercentenary

January 31, 2015

by Clive M. Law

The following Parade State is the first step in an on-going research project on the Pattern 1908 ‘Star’ Helmet Plate worn by many of the troops on parade.

As more information is uncovered this article will be updated.

A small selection of Pattern 108 Helmet Plates.  Please contact the author if you can add to this.

A small selection of Pattern 108 Helmet Plates. Please contact the author if you can add to this.

(1) Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College – 1 Company

(2) Corps Troops

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

Royal Canadian Dragoons

Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery

Royal Canadian Engineers

Royal Canadian Regiment

Canadian Permanent Army Service Corps

Permanent Army Medical Corps

Canadian Ordnance Corps

Canadian Army Pay Corps

(3) 1st Division

1st Western Ontario Brigade

7th Fusiliers

13th Regiment*

21st Essex Fusiliers*

91st Canadian Highlanders*

2nd Western Brigade

2nd Queen’s Own Rifle*

10th Royal Grenadiers*

48th Highlanders*

Divisional Troops

Corps of Guides

No 6 Company Canadian Army Service Corps

No V Field Ambulance

(4) 2nd Division

3rd Western Ontario Brigade

1st Composite Battalion, composed of Companies from:

24th Kent

25th Regiment

26th Middlesex Light Infantry*

27th Lambton Regiment*

28th Perth Regiment*

29th Waterloo Regiment*

32nd Bruce Regiment

33rd Huron Regiment*

2nd Composite Battalion, composed of Companies from:

12th York Rangers*

19th St Catharines Regiment*

23rd Northern Pioneers

31st Grey Regiment*

34th Ontario Regiment*

35th Simcoe Foresters*

36TH Peel Regiment*

44th Lincoln and Welland Regiment*

77th Wentworth Regiment*

3rd Composite Battalion, composed of Companies from:

20th Halton Regiment*

22nd Oxford Regiment*

30th Wellington Rifles

37th Haldimand Rifles*

38th Dufferin Rifles*

39th Norfolk Rifles*

97th Algonquin Rifles*

4th Eastern Ontario Brigade

The Governor General’s Foot Guards

14th Princess of Wales Own Rifles (with a company attached from)

49th Hastings Rifles*

56th Grenville Regiment*

43rd Duke of Cornwall’s Own Rifles (with a company attached from)

41st Brockville Rifles

4th Composite Battalion, composed of Companies from:

15th Argyle Light Infantry*

16th Prince Edward Regiment*

40th Northumberland Regiment

42nd Lanark and Renfrew Regiment*

45th Victoria Regiment*

46th Durham Regiment*

47th Frontenac Regiment

57th Peterborough Rangers*

59th Stormont and Glengarry Regiment*

Divisional Troops

No. 5 Company, Canadian Army Service Corps

(5) 3rd Division

5th Quebec Brigade

3rd Victoria Rifles of Canada*

5th Royal Highlanders of Canada

65th Carabiniers Mont-Royal (with a company attached from)*

64th Chateauguay and Beauharnois Regiment*

5th Composite Battalion, composed of Companies from:

11th Argenteuil Rangers*

53rd Sherbrooke Regiment*

84th St Hyacinthe Regiment*

85th Regiment*

6th Quebec Brigade

8th Royal Rifles

9th Voltigeurs de Quebec

6th Composite Battalion (formation abandoned)

Maritime Provinces Brigade

62 St John Fusiliers

7th Composite Battalion, composed of Companies from:

67th Carleton Light Infantry*

69th Annapolis Regiment*

71st York Regiment*

73rd Northumberland Regiment*

74th Brunswick Rangers*

82nd Abegweit Light Infantry Regiment*

Divisional Troops

No. 5 Section, Signalling Corps

No. 10 Company, Canadian Army Service Corps

Composite Field Ambulance

(6) Cavalry Brigade

6th Duke of Connaught’s Royal Canadian Hussars

7th Hussars

10th Queen’s Own Canadian Hussars

11th Hussars

13th Scottish Light Dragoons

17th Duke of York’s Royal Canadian Hussars

(7) Field Artillery

6th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery, (3rd and 21st Batteries)

7th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery, (15th and 22nd Batteries)

(8) Garrison Artillery

Composite regiment drawn from:

2nd Montreal Regiment

3rd New Brunswick Regiment

Cobourg Company

6th Quebec and Levis Regiment

(9) Field Engineers

4th Field Company

(10) Western Contingent

Detachments of all Arms, from Military Districts No. 10, 11 and 13

Canadian Militia

902 Officers, 12,850 Other Ranks, 2,495 horses, 26 guns, 40 wagons

French Naval Contingent

3 Officers, 137 Other Tanks

USA Naval Contingent

12 Officers, 267 Other Ranks

British Naval Contingent –

Artillery (12-pdr 8cwt) – 13 Officers, 180 Other Ranks, 10 guns

Escort of Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve – 6 Officers, 50 Other Ranks

Seaman, 4 Battalions – 72 Officers, 1,080 Other Ranks

Royal Marines, 1 Battalion – 10 Officers, 325 Other Ranks

Band – 50 Other Ranks

* 1908 Pattern helmets plates are known to exist. Additionally, the 60th and 68th Regiments have a 1908 Pattern helmet plate but did not participate in the parade


Source – Library and Archives Canada, Record Group 24, Vol 1855 – Militia Council Minutes – 1909-1012, Page 78.

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