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Major E.J.G. Holland VC Armoury

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Municipality/Province: Ottawa, ON

Memorial number: 35060-078

Type: Building

Address: 2100 Walkley Road

GPS coordinates: Lat: 45.3856991   Long: -75.6253521

Photo credit: Richard Turcotte

This armoury is named in honour of Major E.J.G. Holland, VC, who as a Sergeant, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his courageous actions of 07 November 1900 in South Africa.

Major Edward James Gibson Holland, VC (Feb 1878- June 1948) was born in Ottawa and attended Lisgar Collegiate Institute. He was a 22 year old Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Dragoons during the Second Boer War when he was awarded the VC for his actions of 07 November 1900 in South Africa. His citation reads, "Sergeant Holland did spendid work with his Colt gun, and kept the Boers off the two 12-pounders, by its fire at close range. When he saw the enemy were too near for him to escape with the carriage, as the horse was blown, he calmly lifted the gun off and galloped away with it under arm." Holland later achieved the rank of Major and served in the First World War.

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Armoury          Manège militaire

Major E.J.G. Holland VC

2100 Ch. Walkley Rd.

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