Monday, 4 June 2012
Orangeville - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 233
Location: N 43 55.088 W 080 05.896 The memorial is found in front of the legion, on the east side of John Street, south of Broadway.
The Royal Canadian Legion Col. Fitzgerald Branch 233, has two memorials worth mentioning, on the grounds in front of the meeting hall.
First and most obvious is the Howitzer cannon, restored with a plaque stating the history of this World War 2 artillery piece.
Second is small stone cairn, with flowers and an inscription to the memory of fallen comrades.
25 POUNDER MK II/I
Manufactured at Sorel, Quebec
Used by the Commonwealth WWII
Total Weight in action - 1800 Kg.
Maximum Range - 12,250 meters
(HE) High Explosive
(AP) Armour Piercing
Propaganda Leaflet Shells
Issued to Royal Canadian Artillery 1940 - Retired in 1967
OF OUR COMRADES