Sixth Regiment Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles annual inspection, Vancouver, B.C.
Black and white image of a group portrait of the Six Regiment D.C.O.R. upon their annual inspection in Vancouver, British Columbia. Names inscribed on verso of image in pencil.
The 6th Regiment Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles (D.C.O.R.) traces its history from the organization of the B.C. Provisional Regiment of Garrison Artillery in 1883; however the Vancouver Battery of the B.C. Brigade of Garrison Artillery, which eventually became the D.C.O.R., was not organized until 1893. The Vancouver Battery became the 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment Canadian Artillery (also called the 5th B.C. Regiment of Garrison Artillery) in 1896. In 1899 it was converted into the 6th Battalion Rifles, which received the name 6th Regiment D.C.O.R. on 1 May 1900.