By Captain George J. Romick, OStJ, CD2 Captain Christopher Patrick John O’Kelly, VC, MC, was born in Winnipeg in 1895. He won his Victoria Cross (“For Valour’) at the battle of Passchendaele, Belgium in 1917. Though Winnipeg may claim him as its native son, Northwestern Ontario has a reason to share in a part of […]
The following is a brief summary of the Regiment’s history, from its inception to today. Origins The Regiment originated in response to the Louis Riel Rebellion in western Canada in early 1885. The people of Port Arthur and Fort William, eager to lend a hand in the conflict, prompted a banker, Mr. Samuel W. Ray […]
The Regiment was raised 30 Apr 1885 and designated The Provisional Battalion of Rifles at Port Arthur, Ontario. It was redesignated the 96th District of Algoma Battalion of Rifles 29 Apr 1887. On 3 Jul 1904 is was renamed the 96th Lake Superior Regiment and redesignated The Lake Superior Regiment 15 Mar 1920. 26 Jan […]
The LSR(M) and the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own) (RCAC) were the only Canadian land based units to score a naval victory during the Second World War. On November 5, 1944, the units sank a number of German ships in the port of Zijpe. The units sank three German ships and destroyed a […]
Considering his father’s overseas exploits, one would think fate had chosen Charles Henry Byce to be a military hero. His mother, Louisa Saylors, a Cree from Moose Factory, Ontario, had married Henry Byce, a non-Native from Westmeath. When Charles was born in 1917 in Chapleau, the First World War was still raging, and his father […]
In Scotland, every January 25, they celebrate the birthday of their national poet, Robbie Burns Day! A special pudding is served called Haggis which has been cooked inside a sheep’s stomach.