Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Halliburton Laurie

In memory of:

Captain John Halliburton Laurie

April 12, 1901

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

King's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Division:

KLR

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 23 of the South African War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

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  • Plaque– Captain John Halliburton Laurie was an alumni of the Royal Military College of Canada 1884 #134. He served with the King's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C, KLR division. He died on Apr 12, 1901 in South Africa. His name is listed on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Memorial Doll– Captain John Halliburton Laurie was cadet 134 in the class of 1884 at the Royal Military College of Canada. He served with the King's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C, KLR division. He died on Apr 12, 1901 in South Africa. As an ex-cadet, he is named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Plaque– Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.

134 Captain John Halliburton Laurie (RMC 1884) served with the King's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C, KLR division. He died on Apr 12, 1901 in South Africa.
  • Stained Glass Window– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

134 Captain John Halliburton Laurie (RMC 1884) served with the King's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C, KLR division. He died on Apr 12, 1901 in South Africa.
  • Document– 134 Captain John Halliburton Laurie (RMC 1884) was the son of Lt. Gen. Laurie and Mrs. Laurie, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He served with the King's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C, KLR division. He died on Apr 12, 1901 in South Africa. 

His brother Lieutenant Colonel George Brenton Laurie (RMC 1883) served with the Royal Irish Rifles and died during the Great War on March 12, 1915. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie (commanding 1st Battn Royal Irish Rifles) Dated November 4th, 1914-March 11th, 1915 , by George Brenton Laurie  Editor: Florence Vere-Laurie Release Date: March 17, 2008 [EBook #24862] online at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24862
  • Group Photo– 134 Captain John Halliburton Laurie (RMC 1884) was the son of Lt. Gen. Laurie and Mrs. Laurie, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He served with the King's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C, KLR division. He died on Apr 12, 1901 in South Africa. 

His brother Lieutenant Colonel George Brenton Laurie (RMC 1883) served with the Royal Irish Rifles and died during the Great War on March 12, 1915. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie (commanding 1st Battn Royal Irish Rifles) Dated November 4th, 1914-March 11th, 1915 , by George Brenton Laurie  Editor: Florence Vere-Laurie Release Date: March 17, 2008 [EBook #24862] online at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24862
  • Memorial– As you enter the Mackenzie building at the Royal Military College of Canada you immediately see a stair case which was designated the memorial stairway after the First World War by 151 Sir Archibald Cameron Macdonell, RMC Commandant 1919-25. The staircase is decorated with the photographs of all those ex-cadets who had died on military service: 134 Captain John Halliburton Laurie was an ex-cadet who had died of wounds or was killed in action in South Africa in 1901. 

9265 Ross McKenzie (RMC 1973), the RMC museum curator said "It's a memorial to all of the ex-cadets of RMC and now all of the other military colleges who have died in the service of Canada. It symbolizes the college's motto, truth, duty, valour, it shows the high cost of war and shows what the college was meant to do, to produce officers to serve Canada when they were needed."
  • Photo of John Halliburton Laurie– As you enter the Mackenzie building at the Royal Military College of Canada you immediately see a stair case which was designated the memorial stairway after the First World War by 151 Sir Archibald Cameron Macdonell, RMC Commandant 1919-25. The staircase is decorated with the photographs of all those ex-cadets who had died on military service: 134 Captain John Halliburton Laurie was an ex-cadet who had died of wounds or was killed in action in South Africa in 1901. 

9265 Ross McKenzie (RMC 1973), the RMC museum curator said "It's a memorial to all of the ex-cadets of RMC and now all of the other military colleges who have died in the service of Canada. It symbolizes the college's motto, truth, duty, valour, it shows the high cost of war and shows what the college was meant to do, to produce officers to serve Canada when they were needed."
  • Memorial– Memorial Arch, Royal Military College, Kingston

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