The Mississauga Horse

The Mississauga Horse was a cavalry regiment of the Non-Permanent Active Militia of the Canadian Militia (now the Canadian Army). In 1936, they were amalgamated with The Governor General's Body Guard to form The Governor General's Horse Guards.[1][2][3][4]

The Mississauga Horse
Active1901 - 1936
CountryFlag of Canada (1921–1957).svg Canada
BranchCanadian Militia
TypeLine Cavalry
RoleCavalry
SizeOne Regiment
Part ofNon-Permanent Active Militia
Garrison/HQToronto, Ontario
MarchJohn Peel
EngagementsFirst World War
Battle honours
  • Mount Sorrel
  • Somme, 1916
  • Flers-Courcelette
  • Ancre Heights
  • Arras, 1917, '18
  • Vimy, 1917
  • Ypres 1917
  • Hill 70
  • Passchendaele
  • Amiens
  • Scarpe, 1918
  • Hindenburg Line
  • Canal du Nord
  • Cambrai, 1918
  • Valenciennes
  • Sambre
  • France and Flanders, 1915–18

HistoryEdit

It was originally formed as the Toronto Mounted Rifles at Toronto, Ontario on April 1, 1901, by combining J and K Squadrons of the Canadian Mounted Rifles with three newly raised companies.[5] In 1903 the regiment was renamed to the 9th Toronto Light Horse and in 1907 it was renamed to the 9th Mississauga Horse.[5][6] This was a reference to the First Nation that inhabited the area before the Europeans, the Mississaugas.

The 9th Mississauga Horse contributed many volunteers to the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I, in particular to the 75th Battalion and the 170th (Mississauga Horse) Battalion, CEF.[7][8]

In 1920 the regiment was renamed The Ontario Mounted Rifles and in 1924 it was renamed The Mississauga Horse.[5] The regimental march was John Peel.

On 15 December 1936, as part of the 1936 Canadian Militia Reorganization, the regiment was amalgamated with The Governor General's Body Guard to form The Governor General's Horse Guards, an armoured militia (i.e., part-time reservist) regiment, which still exists today as part of 32 Canadian Brigade Group in Toronto.[9][10][11][12]

LineageEdit

  • 1 April 1901: Toronto Mounted Rifles formed from J and K Squadrons Canadian Mounted Rifles
  • 1 April 1903: 9th Toronto Light Horse
  • 1 May 1905: 9th Mississauga Horse
  • 15 Mar 1920: The Ontario Mounted Rifles
  • 1 April 1924: The Mississauga Horse
  • 15 December 1936: amalgamated with The Governor General's Body Guard, to form The Governor General's Horse Guards[1][2][3][4]

PerpetuationsEdit

Battle HonoursEdit

Notable membersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to Sources Relating to the Canadian Militia (Infantry, Cavalry, Armored)" (PDF). Library and Archives Canada.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b "www.canadiansoldiers.com". www.canadiansoldiers.com. Retrieved 2021-11-25.
  3. ^ a b Defence, National (2018-11-29). "The Governor General's Horse Guards". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2021-12-24.
  4. ^ a b "The Mississauga Horse". 2007-09-11. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  5. ^ a b c The 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, 1914-1919
  6. ^ Luscombe, Stephen. "Canadian Cavalry". www.britishempire.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-12-01. Retrieved 2005-09-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "GGHG and PWOR".
  9. ^ "The Governor General's Horse Guards". Canadiansoldiers.com. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  10. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  11. ^ Defence, National (2018-04-24). "The Reorganization of the Canadian Militia, 1936". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2021-12-24.
  12. ^ "The Minute Book". www.regimentalrogue.com. Retrieved 2021-12-24.
  13. ^ "Canadian Mounted Rifles" (PDF). Library and Archives Canada.
  14. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Mount Sorrel". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  15. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Somme, 1916". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  16. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Flers-Courcelette". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  17. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Ancre Heights". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  18. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Arras, 1917". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  19. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Arras, 1918". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  20. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Vimy, 1917". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  21. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-23). "WWI - Ypres, 1917". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  22. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Hill 70". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  23. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Passchendaele". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  24. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Amiens". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  25. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Scarpe, 1918". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  26. ^ Defence, National (22 July 2019). "WWI - Hindenburg Line". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  27. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Canal du Nord". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  28. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Cambrai-1918". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  29. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Valenciennes". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  30. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Sambre". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  31. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - France and Flanders". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-21.