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London in Middlesex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

“Holy Roller”

 
 
Holy Roller Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2009
1. Holy Roller Marker
Inscription.
Presented to the City of London
by 1st Hussars, 4th June 1950
in memory of the First Hussars who fell
in two World Wars

The only tank of 6th Canadian Armoured
Regiment (1st Hussars) to complete campaign in North-West Europe
D-Day 6th June 1944
VE-Day 8th May 1945

 
Erected 1950 by 1st Hussars.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is mounted 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. The 1st Hussars (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 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); London South African War Memorial (about 210 meters away); Crimean War Cannons
"Holy Roller" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2009
2. "Holy Roller" and Marker
(about 240 meters away); Veterans' Garden (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Veterans' Memorial Carillon (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyHeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, World IWar, World II
 
Victoria Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2009
3. Victoria Park Entrance
At Central Avenue and Clarence Street.
The 1st Hussars Marker image. Click for more information.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. The 1st Hussars Marker
A Second Marker at this Site

Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,724 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 14, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on May 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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