Officer's Quarters / Logements des officiers
When the Second World War began in 1939, tents were used to accommodate the sudden influx of troops. They were quickly replaced by temporary wooden huts of this type. This building is the only example that has survived in place. It was an officer's quarters.
In the years prior to the Second World War, when summer training camps were held here, tents to accommodate the troops were erected in the open area opposite.
Au début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale en 1939, on dut utiliser des tentes en raison de l'afflux soudain des troupes. On ne tarda pas à les remplacer par des baraques de ce genre. Cette baraque est la seule qui soit restée intacte. Elle servait de logement pour les officiers.
Avant la Second Guerre mondiale, lorsque des camps d'entraînement avaient lieu ici pendant l'été, les troupes étaient logées dans des tentes érigées sur le terrain d'en face.
[Photo caption reads]
5 Company, Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery summer camp about 1913
5e compagnie, camp d'été de l'Artillerie royale
(Submitted on November 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Erected by Parks Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, World I • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
Location. 48° 25.965′ N, 123° 27.153′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital. Marker and building on the grounds of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria BC V9C 2W8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1942 Willys Jeep / Jeep Willys de 1942 (a few steps from this marker); Warrant Officers Married Quarters / Logement de l'adjudant (within shouting distance of this marker); Heavy Metal and Drugs-in 1912? / La machinerie lourde en 1912... (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Battery / Batterie supérieure (within shouting distance of this marker); Second World War Temporary Buildings (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Guardhouse / Corps de garde (about 90 meters away); Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site (about 90 meters away); "Ack Ack" (Anti-Aircraft) Artillery (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Also see . . . Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.