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Private Alexander Watson

 
 
Private Alexander Watson Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
1. Private Alexander Watson Marker and Statue
Inscription.
Erected to the memory of Private Alexander Watson, 90th Winnipeg Batt. Rifles, Canadian volunteers, and his companions in arms, who fell in battle during the rebellion in the N.W.T., A.D. 1885. "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori." Lt.-Col. A.T.H. Williams, Battlefield Rifles, N.W.M. Police; Corp. W.H.T. Lowry, R.B. Sleish, Const. P. Burke.

[right plaque]
Boulton's Scouts
Capt. E.L. Brown, J. French, Intelligence Corps, at Duck Lake, Fish Creek, Cut Knife, Batoche;
W. Cook, W. Phillips, C.Co., I.S.C.;
Private J. Watson, Bugler H. Foulkes, C.G.F. Guards;
Private J. Rogers, Private Osgoode, 10th Royal Grenadiers;
Lieut. W. Fitch, Private T. Moor, 90th Battl'n Rifles; Lieut. C, Swinford, Corp. J. Code,
Private A.W. Ferguson, J. Hutchinson, W. Ennis, R.R. Hardisty, J. Fraser, G. Wheeler, Private T.H. Damanolley, lieut. A.W. Keppen.

[left plaque]
Major Henry M. Arnold, 90th Winnipeg Rifles, Capt. 2nd Special Service Battalion, R.C.R.I., died Feb. 23rd 1900, from wounds received in action at Paardeburg Drift, South Africa, Feb. 18th 1900.
Lieut. J. Edgar Burch, Adjt. 2nd Dragoons, attached to 1st Battalion C.M.R., on special duty, killed in action near Pretoria, South Africa, July 16th 1900.
Private Archibald Radcliffe, 1st Battalion C.M.R., 2nd Troop, A Squadron, Field
Private Alexander Watson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
2. Private Alexander Watson Marker
front plaque
Force, South Africa, killed near Belfast, S.A., Sept.. 23rd 1900.
Corp. Robert Irwin, 19th St. Catharines Regt., wounded at Houtuck, South Africa, May 1st 1900. died in Bloemfontein, S.A., July 1st 1900.
 
Erected 1886.
 
Location. 43° 9.584′ N, 79° 14.819′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and James Street, on the left when traveling south on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the front lawn of City Hall, left corner. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Church Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R7C2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Founding of St. Catharines (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall 1937 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Catharines (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); St. Paul Street United Church (approx. half a kilometer away); Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 (approx. half a kilometer away); In Memorium Reqviescant in Pace (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Anglican Church, St. Catharines (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Catharines.
 
More about this marker.
Private Alexander Watson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
3. Private Alexander Watson Marker
front and left sides
Marker includes a plaque, left side, for four killed in the Boer War. The monument itself, however, was erected in 1886.
 
Also see . . .  North-West Rebellion - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. North-West Rebellion, North-West Resistance, Saskatchewan Rebellion, Northwest Uprising, Second Riel Rebellion, Boer War
 
Categories. Heroes
 
Private Alexander Watson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
4. Private Alexander Watson Marker
left plaque
Private Alexander Watson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
5. Private Alexander Watson Marker
Left side, cutting the corner from James Street to Church Street.
Private Alexander Watson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
6. Private Alexander Watson Marker
right plaque
Private Alexander Watson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
7. Private Alexander Watson Marker
right and rear sides
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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