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The 1st Hussars

 
 
The 1st Hussars Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2009
1. The 1st Hussars Marker
Inscription.
To the everlasting memory
of the members of
THE 1ST HUSSARS
both the living and the dead, who together with
other Canadian and Allied servicemen
participated in the glorious campaign of 1944-1945
that led to the liberation of the Netherlands.

Presented by:
The Grateful Dutch Canadians of London
May 1970

Re-dedicated June 6, 1998 by:
The Dutch Canadians Remember
Committee of 1995


 
Erected 1970 by The Dutch Canadians Remember Committee of 1995.
 
Location. 42° 59.429′ N, 81° 14.958′ W. Marker is in London, Ontario, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Central Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Markers are on "Holy Roller," the M4 Sherman tank on display in Victoria Park. Marker is in this post office area: London, Ontario N6A 3G7, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Holy Roller" (here, next to this marker); 50th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy (here, next to this marker); The British Garrison in London (within shouting distance of this marker); London Women's Monument
The 1st Hussars 100th Anniversary Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2009
2. The 1st Hussars 100th Anniversary Marker
In Commemoration of the
Hundredth Anniversary of
The First Hussars Regiment
of London, Canada
1856 - 1956
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); London South African War Memorial (about 210 meters away); Crimean War Cannons (about 240 meters away); Veterans' Garden (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Veterans' Memorial Carillon (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in London.
 
Also see . . .  The 1st Hussars. Around 1835 some of the settlers in the London area started to train in cavalry skills. When the British garrison left in 1856, they formed the First London Voluntary Troop of Cavalry. By 1866 there were four independent troops: London, St. Thomas, Courtright, and Kingsville. In May 1872, these were consolidated into one unit with headquarters in London. In 1892 the unit was renamed the 1st Hussars. (Submitted on May 16, 2009.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyHeroesMilitaryNotable EventsPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
The 1st Hussars Markers on the M4 Tank image, Click for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2009
3. The 1st Hussars Markers on the M4 Tank
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,901 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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