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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

The Guardhouse / Corps de garde

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
1. The Guardhouse / Corps de garde Marker
Inscription.

This structure was designed to accommodate the guard when the battery was fully manned.

Consisting of three or four soldiers commanded by a non-commissioned officer, the guard provided sentries to control the gate and patrol the battery perimeter.

There was a small kitchen, a living room and a bedroom that could also be used to hold short-term prisoners. The bedroom extended beyond the defensible wall and served as a concrete blockhouse. Loopholes in the bedroom permitted soldiers to fire along the face of the wall.
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Ce bâtiment était destiné á loger la garde lorsque l'effectif de la batterie était au grand complet.

La garde se composait de trois ou quatre soldats sous les ordres d'un sous-officier; elle fournissait des sentinelles qui contrôlaient l'entrée et patrouillaient le périmètre de la batterie.

Le corps de garde comprenait une petite cuisine, un salon et une chambre à coucher qui pouvait également servir temporairement de cellule de prisonnier. La chambre s'étendait de l'autre côté du mur défensif et servait de blockhaus;
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
2. The Guardhouse / Corps de garde and Marker
par les meurtrières qui y étaient percées, les soldats pouvaient tirer le long du mur.

Par mauvais temps, la galerie extérieure devait servir à la ronde des sentinelles, à l'inspection de la garde par l'officier de service et au contrôle d l'accès à la batterie.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 48° 25.973′ N, 123° 27.224′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Touch for map. Marker is just inside the entrance gate to the Upper Battery at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria, British Columbia V9C 2W8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upper Battery / Batterie supérieure (a few steps from this marker); Defensible Wall / Mur défensif (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper, Lower, Belmont Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); The Victoria and Esquimalt Coast Defences (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun Emplacement / Emplacement du canon
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
3. The Guardhouse / Corps de garde
(within shouting distance of this marker); Heavy Metal and Drugs-in 1912? / La machinerie lourde en 1912... (within shouting distance of this marker); Coast Defence Artillery Positions: 1878-1956 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. (Submitted on July 30, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Rodd Hill Info. (Submitted on July 30, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A City Goes To War: Coastal Defence. (Submitted on July 30, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesWar, World IWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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