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Dedication and Return of the Field Howitzer

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Jubilee Terrace Park

Brantford, ON

Directions: This event will occur in Jubilee Terrace Park. A public reception will be held at the Brantford Armouries. Prior to the dedication, you may wish to attend the parade, which starts in Victoria Park at 10:00am.



Offered in English.


Please join the City of Brantford and the 56th Field Artillery Regiment for the return and dedication of the Field Howitzer, which has been fully restored. This event is being offered as part of Valour Day. The Howitzer will be pulled by two horses and returned to its home in Jubilee Terrace Park.

The Field Howitzer is one of the five cannons captured by the 116th Battalion on August 8, 1918 at Demuin, France. This day is known as the first day of “Canada’s Hundred Days Offensive” or the “Black Day” for the German Army, which ultimately led to the end of the First World War. This cannon is one of only two registered War Trophies currently located in Brantford.

11:00am - Dedication of the Field Howitzer (Jubilee Terrace Park)

12:00pm - Public reception


56th Field Regiment and City of Brantford

The 56th Field Regiment is the Royal Canadian Artillery Unit of 4th Canadian Division’s 32 Canadian Brigade Group. The group is located in Brantford, St. Catherines and Simcoe.


56th Field Regiment