“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in London, Ontario

"Holy Roller" and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2009
"Holy Roller" and Marker
1 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — "Holy Roller"
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 . . . Map (db m18922) WM
2 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — 50th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy1944 - 1994 — "Hodie Non Cras" —
This plaque is placed here to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy on D Day, 6th June 1944. It is dedicated to the soldiers of the First Hussars, to those who took part in the assault, to those who fought in the . . . Map (db m18923) HM
3 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — Banting House
Here, in the early morning hours of October 31, 1920, Dr. Frederick Banting conceived an idea for research that led to the discovery of insulin. He believed that diabetes, then a fatal disease, could be treated by a substance extracted from a dog's . . . Map (db m18975) HM
4 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — Birthplace of Insulin
In 1920, while living and practicing medicine here, Dr. F. G. Banting conceived the idea which eventually led to the discovery of insulin and the saving of millions of lives worldwide. This statue, created by sculptor John Miecznikowski, depicts . . . Map (db m18994) HM
5 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — Birthplace of the Flame of Hope
The Flame of Hope was conceived by His Honour Judge John M. Seneshen, and stands as a symbol for all persons suffering from diabetes around the world. This flame will burn continuously and only be extinguished when it can be declared that a cure for . . . Map (db m18996) HM
6 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — Crimean War Cannons
These cannon were used at the seige of Sebastopol, and were brought to this country after the capture of that city by the British in 1855. Sir John Carling was instrumental in procuring these three pieces for this city. This gun is a British piece. . . . Map (db m18928) HM
7 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — Dominion Public Building / Édifice Dominion Public1935 — Heritage Property / Immeuble à valeur patrimoniale —
[English] The Dominion Public Building was built in 1935-36 by what is now known as Public Works and Government Services Canada in the Classical Moderne style using stylized Art Deco decorative carvings in the masonry. The local architects . . . Map (db m198247) HM
8 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — Eldon House
Built in 1834 by Capt. John Harris, R.N., treasurer of the London District, this is London's oldest remaining house. With his wife Amelia, daughter of Samuel Ryerse, Harris came to London after the District offices were moved here from Vittoria. For . . . Map (db m18970) HM
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9 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — Engine 86
Built in 1910 for the Grand Trunk Railway by the Canadian Locomotive Company of Kingston, Ontario, and weighing 135 tons, Engine 86 is one of the last remaining 2-6-0 Mogul engines in Canada. This class of engine was designed specifically for . . . Map (db m75960) HM
10 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — Harold A. Rogers, O.C., O.B.E.1899 - 1994
The founder of Kinsmen & Kinette Clubs of Canada was born and raised at 324 Dundas Street, directly across from the armouries. Seeking the camaraderie he had experienced in the army during the First World War, “Hal” Rogers began the . . . Map (db m18933) HM
11 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — King Street Bridge
The King Street Bridge was built in 1897 by Isaac Crouse of London, Ontario. It was designed and fabricated by the Central Bridge and Engineering Co. of Peterborough, Ontario. Featuring a Pratt-type through truss, it originally carried vehicular . . . Map (db m198260) HM
12 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — London Armouries
Completed in 1905, the London Armouries is attributed to Department of Public Works architect, T. E. Fuller. It was the home of the militia units of the Royal Canadian Regiment, the First Hussars, the Royal Canadian Artillery, Royal Canadian Army . . . Map (db m18929) HM
13 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — London South African War Memorial1899 - 1902
“In Honour of the Men from the London District who Fought for the Empire in South Africa, and in Memory of Those Who Fell.” 1899 - 1902 [First Panel] Pte. D. L. Moore, R.C.R.- Feb 14th, 1900 Pte. J. A. Donegan, 26th . . . Map (db m18927) WM
14 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — London War Cenotaph
East facade: MCM XIV The Glorious Dead West facade:MCM XXXIX 1950 - 1953 Bronze plaque on West facade: In honour of those who died in war and conflict Erected 1934 by the Imperial Order Daughters of the . . . Map (db m18966) WM
15 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — London Women's Monument
The London Women's Monument was dedicated on December 6, 1994. The 5th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. It is a place to remember and reflect on violence, particularly violence against women, and all women and men who work to end it.Map (db m18932) HM
16 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — Middlesex Court HouseLe Palais de Justice de Middlesex
[English Translation] Erected in 1830, this building was modelled after Malahide Castle, near Dublin, Ireland, the ancestral home of Colonel Thomas Talbot, founder of the Talbot Settlement. The site was a part of the town plot set aside . . . Map (db m18962) HM
17 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — The 1st Hussars
To the everlasting memory of the members of THE 1ST HUSSARS both the living and the dead, who together with other Canadian and Allied servicemen participated in the glorious campaign of 1944-1945 that led to the liberation of the . . . Map (db m18921) HM
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18 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — The British Garrison in London
In one of several concentrations of British troops in Upper Canada various infantry and artillery units were stationed on a military reserve here during the mid-19th century. The garrison, which contributed significantly to the economic growth of . . . Map (db m18918) HM
19 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — The East London Town Hall
Completed in 1884, restored in 1969 as Aeolian Town Hall, served as a centre for political and social life in London East until 1947.Map (db m18963) HM
20 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — The Founding of London
In 1793, here on the River Thames, Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe selected a site for the capital of Upper Canada. York, however, became the seat of government and the townsite of London lay undeveloped until its selection in 1826 as the . . . Map (db m18971) HM
21 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — The Gaol and Courthouse, London, c.1843Painting by George Russell Dartnell
“More change has been caused to the views around London by the cutting down of hills and the building of gullies.”           --Harriet Priddis, in her “Reminiscences” (1902) In the 1840s George Russell Dartnell . . . Map (db m18973) HM
22 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — The Petition of John Ewart
The Petition of John Ewart of the Town of York: Humbly Shewith: That while your Petitioner was performing his contract for building the Court House and Gaol in the town of London, in the London District, he was located by Colonel Talbot upon . . . Map (db m18974) HM
23 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — The Ridout Street Complex
This streetscape includes several of London's earliest buildings and provides a capsule view of the appearance of mid-19th century Ontario cities. These buildings, the earliest of which was begun in 1835, include residential, industrial and . . . Map (db m18972) HM
24 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — Veterans' Garden2005 - Year of the Veteran
Dedicated November 4, 2005 to remember, honour, and celebrate our Canadian Veterans. May the memory of their achievements and sacrifices be kept alive. This garden was made possible thanks to the generous donation by Angus and Mabe . . . Map (db m18969) WM
25 Ontario, Middlesex County, London — Veterans' Memorial Carillon2005 - Year of the Veteran — "We Will Never Forget" —
With deepest gratitude to those who so generously contributed to this visible and resonant remembrance of our Canadian Veterans Separate Stone marker nearby: Thank You Canada Thank You Veterans 1940 - 1945 This musical . . . Map (db m18968) WM
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