Memorial 35091-026 Toronto, ON

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Municipality/Province: Toronto, ON

Memorial Number: 35091-026

Type: statue (bronze) on shaft (granite) with plaque (bronze)

Address: Portland and Niagara Street

Location: Victoria Memorial Park

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 43.6419292   Long: -79.4063124

Contributor: Sandra Lougheed; P. Spearns

Photo Credit: Sandra Lougheed; P. Spearns

This monument was erected by the British Army and Navy Veterans who resided in Toronto, on July 1st, 1902. It was erected in memory of officers, non commissioned officers, and men who were killed, died of wounds and disease during the War of 1812-1815. This memorial was designed and constructed by Walter Seymour Allward. The following are the Regiments who served in the War: Royal Artillery: 19th Dragoons, 1st Regiment, 6th Regiment, 8th Regiment, 41th Regiment, 49th Regiment, 82nd Regiment, 89th Regiment, Royal Veterans Regiment, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, Provincial Dragoons Militia, Wattsville Regiment, Canadian Fencibles. Royal Engineers: 100th Regiment, 103rd Regiment, 104th Regiment, Simcoe Militia, Clengary Fencibles Militia, York Rangers Militia, 1st Norfolk Militia, Coloured Corps & Indians. This Monument is also in memory of the officers, non commissioned officers and men who were killed or died of wounds in the following Regiments or Companies of Regiments engaged in the defence of York (Toronto) on April 27th, 1813. Royal Artillery, Royal Naval Artifices, 8th Regiment (of Foot), Royal Newfoundland Regiment, Clengary Fencibles Militia, Incorporated Militia.

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Inscription found on memorial

[front plaque/plaque du devant]
DEFENCE OF YORK
NOW TORONTO

IN MEMORY OF OFFICERS, NON-COM-
MISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN WHO
WERE KILLED OR DIED OF WOUNDS IN
THE FOLLOWING REGIMENTS OR COM-
PANIES OF REGIMENTS ENGAGED IN THE
DEFENCE OF YORK (TORONTO).
APRIL 27TH 1813.
ROYAL ARTILLERY
ROYAL NAVAL ARTIFICES
8th REGIMENT (OF FOOT)
ROYAL NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT
CLENGARY FENCIBLES MILITIA
INCORPORATED MILITIA

[rear plaque/plaque de l’arrière]IN MEMORY OF OFFICERS, NON-COM-
MISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN WHO
WERE KILLED, DIED OF WOUNDS AND DIS-
EASE, IN THE FOLLOWING REGIMENTS
OR COMPANIES OF REGIMENTS ENGAGED
DURING THE WAR OF 1812-1815 UPON THE
WESTERN CANADIAN FRONTIER, WEST OF
KINGSTON.

Royal Artillery - Royal Engineers
19th Dracoons 41st Regiment 100th Regiment
1st Regiment 49th Regiment 103rd Regiment
6th Regiment 82nd Regiment 103th Regiment
8th Regiment 89th Regiment

Royal Veteran Rect.
Royal Newfoundland Rect.
Prov. Dracoons Militia
Wattsville Rect. Militia
Canadian Fencibles

Simcoe Militia
Clencary Fencibles Militia
York Rangers Militia
1st Norfolk Militia
Coloured Corps & Indians

[side plaque/plaque du côté]
"Dead in battle -dead in the field

More than his life can a soldier yield?
His blood has burnished his sabre bright
To his memory, honour: To him, good night"

This monument is to perpetuate
the memory and deeds of the offi-
cers, non-commissioned officers and
men who gave their lives in the de-
fence of Canada in the War of 1812-15
and is erected by the British Army
and Navy Veterans residing in Toron-
to. Aided by generous subscriptions
from the British Army and Navy, and
the citizens of Canada.
July 1st 1902.

BATTLE FIELDS

RIVER CANARD
BEAVER DAMS
BLACK ROCK
CHATEAUGUAY

CHRYSLER FARM
DETROIT
FORT NIAGARA
FORT ERIE
YORK

FORT GEORGE
LUNDY'S LANE
THAMES
STONY CREEK

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