The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is now reopened to visitors. Tweets about the history of Canada's first infantry regiment with the regular force. #RCRHistory

701 Oxford St E, London, ON
Joined January 2013
Combining offline resources & activities, with live interaction, explore symbols of Remembrance that developed after the #FWW. This program explores the Poppy, the monuments, the ceremony, and the meaning of the word Veteran. Contact us to book -Limited availability! #ldnont
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#OTD 1918 Lieut Gerald Taylor was killed in action. He enlisted with the 142 Btn CEF in 1915 and later served with the 1st Canadian Division. Check out this story t.ly/ImV3 1918. The Christmas Echo, LLSC @westernupubhist @westernulibsARC @VirtualMusCan
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#OTD 1918 Pte Ernest Cook was reported as wounded, then missing. Two days later they found his body. He enlisted with the 1st Btn CEF in 1915. Check out this story t.ly/nkao Photo: 1914. London Public Library, IFLR @westernupubhist @londonlibrary @VirtualMusCan
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#OTD 1918 Lieut Edward Burgess died from wounds sustained while on the field. He enlisted in 1915 with the 36th Btn CEF. Check out this story t.ly/WnuJ Photo: 1915. VAC, CVWM @westernupubhist @VeteransENG_CA @VirtualMusCan
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RCRM Speakers Series 02 has resumed with a 7th podcast episode to be released today at 6pm. Check in for Michael Baker's talk on the fate of some of the southwestern Ontario war memorials ow.ly/3Iq950Gro4Z @Elgin_Museum @elginarchives #CanadaRemembers #ldnont #ldnmuse
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#OTD 1918 Pte Edmund Moorhead died in Toronto from illness.He was drafted in 1917 and served with 2nd Quebec Rgt. In 1918 he transferred to the RFC before he fell ill. Check out this story t.ly/ysQW Photo: Kyle Lariviere @westernupubhist @VirtualMusCan
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#OTD 1918 Gnr Harold McCann died in BC from pneumonia. He enlisted in 1918 with the 63rd Depot Batt. Check out this story t.ly/YSZA Photo: 1918. The Christmas Echo, LLSC @westernulibsARC @westernupubhist @VirtualMusCan
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In Oct 1943, The RCR was engaged in liberating the Italian city of Campobasso. Pte MacDonald is pictured here carrying a Bren MG; photo was taken by Jack Smith @LibraryArchives. More details in this account from an eye-witness regimentalrogue.com/rcr_hist… #RCRHistory #WWII
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#OTD 1918 Pte Frederick Brabrook died from shrapnel wounds. He enlisted with 142nd Btn CEF in 1915 and served with the 107th Pioneer Btn. Check out this story t.ly/Byzj Photo: 1918. The Christmas Echo, LLSC @westernupubhist @westernulibsARC @VirtualMusCan
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#OTD 1918 Nursing Sister Henrietta Mellett died when the vessel she was on was torpedoed, having just visited family on leave. Check out this story t.ly/Diuy Photo: 1918. The Christmas Echo, LLSC @westernupubhist @westernulibsARC @VirtualMusCan
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This weekend, we take the time to give thanks. A friendly reminder we are open for in-person tours again on Wednesday next week. Don't forget to pre-register! We wish all of you a safe and joyous Thanksgiving with your loved ones. #ldnont #LdnMuse
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#OTD 1916 Pte John Hobbs was reported missing and presumed dead. He enlisted with 70th Btn, CEF and later with 58th Btn in France. Check out this story t.ly/DkI8 Photo: 1918. The Christmas Echo, LLSC. @westernupubhist @westernulibsARC @VirtualMusCan
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#OTD 1918 Pte John Moyer died in France during an operation. In 1916 he enlisted with the 142nd Btn CEF and later served with the 19th CMGC. Check out this story t.ly/XfT8 Photo: 1918. The Christmas Echo, LLSC @westernupubhist @westernulibsARC @VirtualMusCan
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#OTD 1943, Pte T. Hawkins, The RCR, was digging a slit trench near Motta, Italy, as shown in this picture taken by Jack Smith @LibraryArchives. It was during the Battle of Motta Montecorvino as the Allied 8th Army was advancing through the Italian peninsula #WWII #RCRHistory
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#OTD 1916 Pte Johnston Kirkpatrick was declared missing in France and later declared dead. He enlisted with the 34th Btn CEF in 1915. Check out this story t.ly/ngDq Photo: 1918. The Christmas Echo, LLSC @westernupubhist @westernulibsARC @VirtualMusCan
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#OTD 1918 Capt Dalton Garrett died during the Hundred Days Offensive. He served with the CAMC before enlisting in 1918. Check out this story t.ly/0Cxn Photo: 1918. The Christmas Echo, LLSC @westernupubhist @westernulibsARC @VirtualMusCan
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Today, we stand with First Nations, Métis and Inuit and wear orange - to remember the painful legacy of the residential school system and how it harmed thousands of indigenous children and their families. #TruthandReconciliation #EveryChildMatters #OrangeShirtDay
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Museum closed tomorrow: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We take the opportunity to acknowledge that our museum is situated on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron, Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Lunaapeewak peoples. #TruthandReconciliation #EveryChildMatters
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#OTD 1918 Pte Robert Crowder died at the Battle of Canal du Nord-Cambrai. He enlisted in 1915 with the 135th Btn, later serving with the 1st CMR. Check out this story t.ly/8MA2 Photo: 1918. The Christmas Echo, LLSC @westernupubhist @westernulibsARC @VirtualMusCan
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