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Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke
A grenade with the Crown superimposed upon the ball within an annulus
inscribed LES FUSILIERS DE SHERBROOKE, surmounted by a beaver and super-
imposed upon a maple leaf; the whole resting on a scroll inscribed DROIT
Official Abbreviation: Fus de Sher
Motto: Droit au But (To the point)
Battle Honours (23)
First World War
Second World War
D'EBARQUEMENT EN NORMANDIE
Anvers-Canal de Tumhout
COTE DE BOURGUEBUS
Faubourg de Vaucelles
Route de la Falaise
Nord-Ouest de l'Europe, 1944-1945
Quick March: The Queen City
Location of Sub Units: Sherbrooke and Granby, Quebec
The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment
Order of Precedence: 42
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Sherbrooke Hussars: In Hoc Signo Vinces
Three successive attacks on a German strongpoint by a company of the British Columbia Regiment failed, with heavy casualties, including all the officers. Company Sergeant-Major Hanna gathered the survivors and organised a successful fourth assault, leading the way through the barbed wire and machine-gun fire. He received the Victoria Cross.
Lieutenant Honey, the only surviving officer, took command of a company of the Manitoba Regiment and led it in a series of successful attacks at Bourlon Wood in France. He twice went ahead alone to eliminate troublesome machine-gun nests, and finally fell mortally wounded. Elsewhere on the front, Lance-Corporal Lewis, Northamptonshire Regiment, who had previously distinguished himself in the destruction of a machine-gun post, also fell mortally wounded leading from the front in an attack on another formidable German position. Both Honey and Lewis were awarded a posthumous Victoria Cros.
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