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12e Régiment Blindé du Canada

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Infantry Regiments 1900-1919
Dawson Rifles
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Infantry Regiments 1920-2000
1st British Columbia Regiment
1st BC Regt (D. of Conn.'s Own)
Algonquin Regiment
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Black Watch (RHR) of Canada
BC Regt (D. of Conn's Own Rifles)
Calgary Highlanders
Calgary Regiment
Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
Canadian Airborne Regiment
Canadian Scottish Regiment
 Canadian Fusiliers (C of L Regt)
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Cape Breton Highlanders
Carleton and York Regiment
Elgin Regiment
Essex Scottish
Essex & Kent Scottish
 Fusiliers de Sherbrooke
Fusiliers Mont Royal
Fusiliers du St. Laurent
48th Highlanders of Canada
Gov Gen Foot Guards
Grey & Simcoe Foresters
Halifax Rifles
Hastings and Prince Edward Regt
Highland Fusiliers of Canada
Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Irish Fusiliers
Irish Fusiliers of Can (Vancouver R.)
Irish Regiment
Irish Regiment of Canada
Kent Regiment
King's Own Rifles of Canada
Lake Superior Regiment
Lincoln and Welland Regiment
Loyal Edmonton Regiment
Lorne Scots
Midland Regiment
Mississauga Regiment
New Brunswick Rangers
New Brunswick Scottish
North Nova Scotia Highlanders
North Shore (New Brunswick) Regt
North Waterloo Regiment
Oxford Rifles
Perth Regiment
Peterborough Rangers
Pictou Highlanders
PPCLI
Prince Albert and Battleford Voltrs
Princess Louise Fusiliers (MG)
Prince Rupert Regiment
Princess of Wales' Own Regiment
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Queen's Rangers (1st Am. Regt.)
Queen's York Rangers (1st Am. R.)
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 Régiment de Chateauguay
Régiment de Levis
 Régiment de Maisonneuve
Régiment de Montmagmy
 Régiment de Saguenay
Régiment de St. Hyacinthe
 Régiment de Québec
Regina Rifle Regiment
Rocky Mountain Rangers
Royal 22e Regt
Royal Canadian Regiment
Royal Highlanders of Canada
Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada
Royal Regiment of Canada
Royal Regina Rifles
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry
Royal Montreal Regiment
Royal New Brunswick Regiment
Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Royal Rifles of Canada
Royal Scots of Canada
Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Saskatoon Light Infantry
Scots Fusiliers of Canada
S, D and G Highlanders
Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
South Alberta Regiment
South New Brunswick Regiment
South Saskatchewan Regiment
Toronto Regiment
Toronto Scottish Regiment
Vancouver Regiment
Victoria Rifles of Canada
Voltigeurs de Quebec
Waterloo Regiment
Westminster Regiment
West Nova Scotia Regiment
West Toronto Regiment
Winnipeg Grenadiers
Winnipeg Light Infantry
York Rangers
 Yukon Regiment

24th Regiment Grey's Horse

24th Regiment Grey's Horse was a regiment of cavalry formed in the Canadian Army in 1908 as part of the Militia.1

History and Lineage

The 24th Regiment Grey’s Horse was raised as a militia cavalry regiment in Oxford and Waterloo counties on 2 Apr 1908. The name of the regiment is reportedly linked to Earl Grey, Canada's Governor General from 1904 to 1911 and most famous for his donation of the Grey Cup which eventually became the championship trophy of the Canadian Football League. The first commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel W.M. Davis, established his headquarters in Woodstock, ON, and two squadrons of an authorized four were established; "A" Squadron in Woodstock under Captain J.M. Ross (OC) and Captain D.M. Sutherland (2 i/c), both late of the Oxford Rifles. "B" Squadron was established in Ingersoll under Major T.R. Mayberry, with squadron officers Lieutenant James Pullin and Lieutenant James Bastedo, both from Sweaburg.

In 1910, command passed to Lieutenant Colonel T.R. Mayberry; his predecessor had moved to Prince Rupert, BC, to become city engineer there. In 1911, "A" Squadron in Woodstock moved to Princeton, under Captain Sutherland. The Regiment remained active up to the outbreak of the First World War, including attendance at annual summer camp.

The 24th Regiment was one of 226 Militia units contacted by telegram in Aug 1914 by the Militia Minister; Lieutenant Colonel T.R. Mayberry, the commanding officer, started recruiting with the assistance of Major D.M. Sutherland. Some 50 men were attested, from far-flung locales such as Berlin (Ontario), Tillonsburg, Drumbo, Princeton, Ostrander and Ingersoll. The first contingent, under Sutherland's command, left Ingersoll via CP Rail on 20 Aug 1914.

At Valcartier, the 50 Grey's Horse soldiers were joined by 70 men of 22nd Regiment, The Oxford Rifles, eventually to help form "A" Company of the 1st Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

After the war, headquarters of the regiment moved Wingham, ON under Lieutenant Colonel Moss. The two Oxford County squadrons were also moved away, the only connection to Oxford being through Lieutenant Colonel D.M. Sutherland, who was named Honorary Colonel.

On 1 February 1921, the regiment was redesignated 9th (Grey's) Horse.

The unit disbanded on 1 February 1936.2

24th Regiment Grey's Horse

Headquarters: Woodstock, ON (later moved to Wingham, ON)
Predecessor: None
Perpetuates: None
Raised: 2 April 1908
Redesignated: 1 Feb 1921 to become 9th Grey's Horse


Battle Honours

None

 

Uniform Details

Scarlet uniform with Yellow facings.3

 

Notes

  1. A detailed discussion credited to a John Thompson at a website created by citizens of Oxford County, ON. Sources listed in that article included:

    • Oxford’s Big Black Wall, by Capt. O.T.G. Martin (Oxford Historical Society)

    • Oxford Museum Bulletin No. 5, A Story of the Oxford Rifles 1798-1954, by Herbert Milnes (a past Curator)

    • Woodstock Bits and Pieces, Art Williams and Ed Baker (Oxford Historical Society)

    • Oxford County Library, Ingersoll

    • Alberta Family Histories Society, Nominal Rolls: Glossary

    • Army Reserve History website, Department of National Defence (Canada)

    • Canadian Virtual War Memorial website, Veterans Affairs Canada

    • Ingersoll Daily Chronicle, November 23, 1908; August 11, 15, 17, 18 and 20, 1914; May 7, 1915.

  2. Stewart, C.H. The Concise Lineages of the Canadian Army 1855 to Date (self-published, Toronto, ON)

  3. Ibid

 


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