Aurora Museum & Archives (75.2)
Members of the 12th York Battalion pose in Town Park, c. 1900.
As a part of Canada’s National Defence Network, the 12th York Battalion of Infantry would go through many incarnations before being redesigned as the Queen’s York Rangers in 1936.
1866 – 12th York Battalion of Infantry
1872 – 12th Battalion of Infantry or York Rangers
1900 – 12th Regiment, York Rangers
1920 – York Rangers and Queen’s Rangers
1936 – The Queen’s York Rangers, 1st American Regiment