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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Castries, Castries

Lower marker on 27th Inniskilling Regiment monument image, Touch for more information
By J. Makali Bruton, April 28, 2015
Lower marker on 27th Inniskilling Regiment monument
1Saint Lucia, Castries — 27th Inniskilling Regiment
27th Inniskilling Regt On the 24th May 1796 the 27th Regt stormed and captured Morne Fortune. As a mark of the Regiment’s gallant conduct Sir Ralph Abercrombie ordered the French garrison to lay down their arms to the 27th Regt and directed that . . . Map (db m82926) WM
2Saint Lucia, Castries — Charles Eugene Gabriel de la Croix, Marquis de Castries
Charles Eugene Gabriel de la Croix Marquis de Castries 1727-1800 Distinguished Minister for the French Navy and Colonies (1780-1787) after whom the City of Castries is named.Map (db m122851) HM
3Saint Lucia, Castries — Choc Bay War Cemetery
Choc Bay War Cemetery Commonwealth War Grave The men in whose memory this group of headstones has been set up gave their lives in the service of their country and were buried in this cemeteryMap (db m116638) WM
4Saint Lucia, Castries — Derek Walcott Square
Derek Walcott Square This square was renamed 'Derek Walcott Square' on 23rd January 1993 to commemorate the award of Nobel Prize for Literature to Mr. Walcott in 1992. Derek Walcott, poet, painter and playwright was born in St. Lucia on 23rd . . . Map (db m135660) HM
5Saint Lucia, Castries — Free French World War II Memorial
<< Les dissidents Martiniquais en souvenir de l’accueil fraternel de la population de Sainte-Lucie pendant la 2eme guerre mondiale Free French Forces 1939-1945>> English translation: The . . . Map (db m122869) WM
6Saint Lucia, Castries — Government House Saint Lucia
Official Residence of the Governor-General Designed by Mr. C. Messervy Colonial Engineer Foundation stone laid October 15, 1894 Smaller marker: This plaque was unveiled by HRH The Duke of York KCVO, ADC on the 22nd February 2004 in . . . Map (db m94171) HM
7Saint Lucia, Castries — Holy Trinity Anglican Church Foundation Stone
This Stone was laid to the glory of God by His Excellency Sir Charles Bruce. K.C.M.G. Governor of the Windward Islands on Nov. 25th 1894 Rev J.R. Bascom. Incumbent. S.T. Wenborn. Architect.Map (db m122884) HM
8Saint Lucia, Castries — Hon. Derek Alton Walcott
Born in St Lucia January 23, 1930 Nobel Prize for Literature 1992 "Moi c'est gens Ste. Lucie: C'est la moi sorti: is there that I born" Excerpt from the poem "Sainte Lucie"Map (db m93908) HM
9Saint Lucia, Castries — Inniskilling Fusiliers: 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot
In 1688 the inhabitants of Enniskillen in Co Fermanagh, Ireland took up arms in defense of their town against the threat of occupation by the forces of James II. The troops so raised, The Inniskillingers, Foot and Dragoons, made repeated expeditions . . . Map (db m82930) HM WM
10Saint Lucia, Castries — Jean Baptiste Bideau
Jean Baptiste Bideau c. 1770-1817 Born at Desruisseaux in Saint Lucia A sea captain who dedicated his life to freedom and heroically saved the life of Simon BolivarMap (db m116642) HM WM
11Saint Lucia, Castries — Simon Bolivar
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12Saint Lucia, Castries — Sir George Frederick Lawrence CharlesK.C.M.G. · C.B.E. · S.L.C. · J.P.
Born in Saint Lucia June 7, 1916 Pioneer of the Trade Union Movement 1946. Founding Father of the Saint Lucia Labour Party October 1950. First Minister of Education and Social Services March 1, 1956. First Chief Minister of Saint Lucia January 1, . . . Map (db m94219) HM
13Saint Lucia, Castries — Sir John George Melvin Compton
The Right Honourable Sir John George Melvin Compton Saint Lucia’s First Primer Minister & Champion of Caribbean Integration 1925-2007Map (db m116692) HM
14Saint Lucia, Castries — The “Cannon” at Walcott Place
The “Cannon” at Walcott PlaceReclaiming our history…. The intersections of Chaussee Rd., Chisel St. and Mary-Ann St form this tiny rectangular "island" green. For many years, this place has been known as the "Cannon." One . . . Map (db m116647) HM
15Saint Lucia, Castries — William Arthur Lewis
William Arthur Lewis KT Nobel Laureate Economist Born 23rd January 1915 Died 15th June 1991 For whom this college is named Beloved husband of Gladys, Father of Elizabeth and Barbara First Vice-Chancellor of the University of the . . . Map (db m82686) HM
16Saint Lucia, Castries — World Wars Memorial
To the Glory of God and the abiding memory of the men of Saint Lucia who lost their lives in the Great War 1914-1918. British West Indies Regiment. No. ∙ Rank ∙ Name ∙ Batt. ∙ 1092 Pte. Arthur Augustin 2nd. ∙10458 . . . Map (db m93815) WM
17Saint Lucia, Castries — Sir William Arthur Lewis
Born in St Lucia January 23, 1915 Nobel Prize for Economics - 1979 "A country without the Arts is a cultural desert" 1971 Graduation Address, U.W.I. Cave Hill Died June 15, 1991.Map (db m93903) HM
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