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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Chantal
dc.descriptionThe Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada is a primary army reserve infantry regiment based in Toronto that was founded on April 26, 1860. It is the oldest continuously serving infantry regiment in Canada. The regiment was called into service during the Fenian raids and participated in the Battle of Ridgeway on June 2, 1866. The Fenians were a group intent on securing Irish independence from England and believed this could be achieved by invading Canada. After crossing the Niagara River from the United States on June 1, 1866, the Fenians took control of Fort Erie and defeated the militia at Ridgeway on June 2, but subsequently withdrew. The Queen’s Own Rifles remains active and has been a part of every Canadian military campaign and served with distinction during World War I and World War II. The 48th Highlanders of Canada is a reserve infantry regiment in Toronto that was founded in 1891. The regiment took part in the Boer War in South Africa as well as World War I and World War II.en_US
dc.description.abstractSix order books. Four of these belong to the Queen’s Own Rifles (QOR). The remaining two belong to the 48th Highlanders of Canada.en_US
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dc.subjectCanada--Canadian Army--Queen's Own Rifles of Canadaen_US
dc.subjectCanada--Canadian Army--Highlanders of Canada, 48then_US
dc.titleQueen’s Own Rifles and 48th Highlanders Order Booksen_US

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