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Soldier's Monument

Lundy's Lane

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Soldier's Monument Marker
Inscription. [Front Side of Monument]:

Erected by the
Canadian Parliament
in honour of the victory
gained by the
British & Canadian Forces
on this field on the
25th day of July, 1814
and in grateful remembrance
of the brave men
who died on that day
fighting for the unity
of the Empire.
————
1895
————


[Left Side of Monument]:

In enduring memory of privates John Beckhouse, Mark Connory, Walter Duffis, John Harwood, Alexander Moffitt, and James Torbitt. One Hundred and Third Regiment of Foot: Lieutenant Henry N. Moorsom, Sergeant Peter Roy, Corporal William Rourke, Privates Joseph Hill, Moses Holmes, and Gaspard Saltscriber. One Hundred and Fourth Regiment of Foot: Sergeant Gaspard Forster, Privates Paul Doucet and Robert Jones. Glengarry Regiment of Light Infantry Fencibles: Ensigns John Campbell and John MacDonell and Private Francis Butler. The Volunteer Incorporated Battalion of Militia: Private George Coghill. First Regiment of Lincoln Militia, killed in battle here, 25th July, 1814.

[Reverse Side of Monument]:

In enduring memory of gunners David Coulter, Richard Esford, David Humphries,
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2. Soldier's Monument Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the historical monument.
John McGaughey, and Thomas Tully, Royal Regiment of Artillery: Lieutenant William Hemphill, Corporal William Aiton, Privates William Brush, Neil Carnie, William Cayle, James Gordon, Felix Doyle, Joseph Dyke, Augustus Estrobia, John Fenton, James Fielding, Peter Helforty, Patrick Kearns, Matthew Kennaird, William McCormick, Thomas MacFarlane, Nicholas Poland, Thomas Richards, John Thompson, and William Wood, First Battalion, Regiment of Foot, (The Royal Scots): Privates Owen Buckingham, William Bumby, Thomas Clark, Samuel Halfpenny, Edward McGrath, William Scott, Thomas White, and John Wilkins, First Battalion, Eighth Regiment of Foot, (The Kings), killed in battle here, 25th July 1814.

[Right Side of Monument]:

In enduring memory of Corporals Benjamin Morris and Thomas Seville, and Private Robert Martin, Forty-First Regiment of Foot: Captain Robert Spunner, Lieutenant John Henry Latham, Sergeant Thomas Cutts, Privates Christopher Armstrong, Joseph Boulton, James Cain, Charles Cooke, Edward Corcoran, Joshua Corkin, Jeremiah Denchy, John Donovan, Hugh Gorman, John Griffin, John Halloran, John Joyce, Thomas Lantry, Patrick Loughran, John Mathews, Jacob Miller, Thomas Orr, William Pacey, James Patterson, Patrick Quinn, William Rourke, Thomas Ryan, Timothy Sullivan, Thomas Telford, William Thompson, James Turner, Robert Wallace, Charles Wictam, Richard
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
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View of the northwest corner of the historical monument with a view of the Drummond Hill Cemetery in the background.
Wilmore, and William Wright, Second Battalion, Eighty-Ninth Regiment of Foot, killed in battle here 25th July, 1814.
 
Erected 1895 by Canadian Parliament and Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 5.357′ N, 79° 5.74′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Lundy's Lane 0 kilometers south of Hanan Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the Drummond Hill Cemetery which is situated off of Lundy's Lane near the intersection with Drummond Road. However it is best reached by driving to the end of Buchner Place (off Drummond Road) and parking your vehicle in the parking lot and then walking north along the western boundary of the cemetery until you locate the historic marker, near the northwest corner of the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6136 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1T1, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edgeworth Ussher, Esq. (a few steps from this marker); Laura Secord (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Lundy's Lane (a few steps from this marker); Lundy's Lane Battlefield Commemorative Wall
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
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Close-up view of the text on the left side of the historical monument.
(a few steps from this marker); Holding the High Ground (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Infantry Trench (within shouting distance of this marker); One Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Lundy's Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruth Redmond (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
More about this marker. The Soldier's Monument is situated on the high ground in the cemetery which is where the Battle of Lundy's Lane was fought. The Soldier's Monument was originally erected by the Canadian Parliament in 1895 and marks the remains of 22 soldiers whose remains are buried in the vault below it. Three bronze plaques bearing the names of those killed in the battle were later added to the monument in 1938.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Lundy's Lane National Historic Site of Canada. This is a link to information from a website administered by Parks Canada. (Submitted on November 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of Lundy's Lane. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. Soldier's Monument Marker
Close-up view of the text on the reverse side of the historical monument.
(Submitted on November 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. The Battle of Lundy's Lane. This is a link to information provided by a War of 1812 website. (Submitted on November 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. War of 1812 Battle of Lundy Lane. This is a link to information provided by HistoryCentral.com (Submitted on November 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraWar of 1812
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
6. Soldier's Monument Marker
Close-up view of the text on the right side of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
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View of the southeast corner of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
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View of the south side of the historical monument and of what appears to be the entrance to the vault beneath the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
9. Soldier's Monument Marker
View looking east of the historical monument and in the background of the cemetery fence that runs along Lundy's Lane.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
10. Soldier's Monument Marker
Standing in Drummond Hill Cemetery looking west towards the historic monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
11. Soldier's Monument Marker
View of the east side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
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View of the northeast side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
13. Soldier's Monument Marker
View of the historic monument on the left and the Laura Secord gravestone on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 903 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on June 29, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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