On June 5th, Quarter-Master Sergeant Cownley and Private Beaudin paid a special visit to the Goulbourn Museum to meet Barbara Horan and her sister who are descendants of one of the original members of the 100th Regiment.
Sergeant John Moore was the regiment's Armorer and had 5 children between 1807 and 1814 while serving in Canada. In 1816 he was supposedly a gunsmith in Albany NY and we look forward to finding out more about him in the coming months.
Ottawa, Ontario – February 9, 2016 Parliament Hill War of 1812 Monument.
We are pleased to announce that for 2016, the Recreated 100th Regiment has been authorised to conduct interpretation activities on Parliament Hill at the War of 1812 Monument.
On Saturdays from mid-May to end of August, visitors to the monument will be greeted by members of the 100thRegiment dressed and equipped in a manner that accurately reflects the original regiment that fought during the War of 1812.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for the regiment.” says William Sinka 100th Regt. Historical Society President “It’s a great privilege for us to be at the War of 1812 Monument on Parliament Hill and to be able to share our love of history with visitors from all over the world.”
Along with information on the War of 1812, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the figures represented on the monument and the war’s influence on both Confederation and the development of Ottawa. There will also be demonstrations of early 19thcentury military drill and music.
“It will be a very busy summer for us as we are also continuing our musket firing demonstrations and lectures at the Rideau Canal’s Ottawa Locks just like last year” Sinka said.
About the 100th Regiment of Foot: Established in 2013, the 100th Regiment of Foot is an historical interpretation program based in Ottawa, Ontario that recreates the 100th (H.R.H. The Prince Regent’s County of Dublin) Regiment. The regiment was raised in Ireland and served in Canada from 1805 to 1818 playing an important role during the War of 1812. The recreated regiment is composed of volunteers that take part in a variety of community events throughout the year with much of the summer spent at the Rideau Canal’s Ottawa Locks.
Connection with Ottawa: In 1818, many of the disbanded members of the 100thRegiment chose to stay in Canada. Of those who decided to stay, a large portion took their land grants in a new military settlement establishing the Village of Richmond which is now part of the City of Ottawa. These new settlers landed near the area where the Canadian War Museum now stands and setup camp. There they left their families and proceeded towards their new settlement cutting the Richmond Road.
On Friday January 9th, 2015, members of the 100th Foot and Historical Society participated in Ottawa's Official Sir John A. Macdonald 200th Birthday Social at the Naval Officers Mess. The event was put on by the Ottawa Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada and was a great success with over 150 people in attendance.
(l to r) Lance Corporal Praill, 100th Regt. Historical Society VP Ken Cownley, Sons of Scotland Pipe Major Bethany Bisaillion, Serjeant Sinka
Photo Ottawa Branch Monarchists League of Canada
The 100th Regiment of Foot would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support in 2014.
We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Photo by Edina Hancock of the 44th Regt.