Commanding Officers

The following is a list of Commanding Officers of the Queen’s Own Rifles Regiment and Battalions:

3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment), Canadian Expeditionary Force

Queen’s Own Rifles Colonel Commandants

First Battalion Commanding Officers

Second Battalion Commanding Officers

Third (Reserve) Battalion

Fourth (Reserve) Battalion

Single Reserve Battalion
(On Dec 15, 1936 the 1st and 2nd Battalions were combined to form a single battalion.)

1st Battalion (Active Service)

2nd Battalion (Reserves)

  • 10 Jul 1940 to 9 May 1945
    Lieutenant Colonel B. L. Johnston OBE, VD
  • 10 May 1945 to 21 Nov 1945)
    Lieutenant Colonel H. G. Barnum MC, ED 
  • 22 Nov 1945 to 30 Nov 1945
    Lieutenant Colonel F. G. Rolph

3rd Battalion (CASF)

  • 21 May 1942 to 15Aug 1943
    Lieutenant Colonel R. H. Sankey

4th Battalion (CAOF)

  • 8 Jun 1945 to 25 Dec 1945
    Lieutenant Colonel J. N. Medhurst OBE, ED
  • 26 Dec 1945 to 10 May 1946
    Acting Lieutenant Colonel R. A. Gauthier

Post War Reserve Battalion

1st Battalion – Regular Force

2nd Battalion – Regular Force

  • 16 Oct 1953 to 31 Aug 1956
    Lieutenant Colonel W. H. V. Matthews MC, CD
  • 1 Sep 1956 to 9 Aug 1959
    Lieutenant Colonel R. F. MacKay MC, CD
  • 10 Aug 1959 to Jun 1961
    Lieutenant Colonel R. J. Wilkinson MC, CD
  • Jun 1961 to Apr 1963
    Lieutenant Colonel D. N. Osborne CD
  • Apr 1963 to Sep, 1964
    Lieutenant Colonel E. D. Price CD
  • Sep 1964 to Feb 1966
    Lieutenant Colonel S. F. Andrunyk, OMM, CStJ, CD
  • Mar 1966 to Aug 1968
    Lieutenant Colonel N. A. Robinson CD, ADC

Regimental Depot – Regular Force (Calgary)

  • 1 Mar 1954 to 15 Oct 1955
    Major C. D. Rehill CD
  • 16 Oct 1955 to 31 May 1957
    Major C. J. Doerkson CD
  • 1 Jun 1957 to 29 Aug 1962
    Major D. M. Creighton CD
  • 30 Aug 1962 to 2 Dec 1968
    Major J. L. McCulloch CD

3rd Battalion – Reserves

One thought on “Commanding Officers”

  1. Not sure this is the right place to be but I was at Ridgeway today and wanted to commend the unit for the exemplary showing they performed.

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