Friday, 9 August 2013
Toronto - 48th Highlanders
Location: Toronto N 43 39.953 W 079 23.589
Found at the north end of the Queen's Park Circle.
This tall granite shaft is dedicated to the soldiers of the 48th Highlanders Regiment of Canada, based in Toronto. The monument was erected in 1923, and unveiled by Lord Byng, Governor General of Canada.
Engraved in the stone are the battle honours that the 48th have earned, and brass plaques show the battle groups from the Canadian Expeditionary Forces which they took part in during the Great War. In total the 48th Highlanders lost 61 officers and 1406 men in the First World War, and suffered with 351 dead in the Second World War.
This is a stunning memorial to one of Canada's most decorated regiments.
TO THE GLORIOUS
THOSE WHO DIED AND
TO THE UNDYING
HONOUR OF THOSE
IS ERECTED BY
DILEAS GU BRATH
CANAL DU NORD