Lakes and Islands, Times Past
Unveiling of Royal Sappers and Miners Cemetary
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Taken from back of photo: "On Saturday, May 21, 1977, an historical plaque commemorating "The Royal Sappers and Miners", who served in the building of the Rideau Canal, was unveiled near St. Mary's Cemetary, Newboro, Ontario. This plaque was erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency within the Ministry of Culture and Recreation.

Shown from left to right following the unveiling ceremony are: Mr. Robert Day, Interpretation Officer, Rideau Canal; Mr. Ken Rasmussen, Reeve, Village of Newboro; Mr. Fred Fleming, a descendant of Private William Fleming, 7th Company, Royal Sappers and Miners; Mr. Charles Bradley, Warden, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville; Mr. Tom Cossitt, M.P. (Leeds); Miss Adelaide Fleming, a descendant of Private William Fleming; Mrs. Margaret Roberts, President. Rideau District Historical Society; the Reverend Dr. Gordon Smyth, representative of the Ontario Heritage Foundation; the Hon. James A.C. Auld, M.P.P. (Leeds); and the Reverend Bernard Heywood of Newboro.
Notes
(Condition: Good.)
Date of Original
21 May 1977
Subject(s)
Local identifier
[Internal Record Number: OS0028]
Language of Item
English
Donor
Township of Rideau Lakes
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Terms of Use
Private, non-commercial use
Contact
Rideau Lakes Public Library
Email:rideaulakeshistory@gmail.com
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
P.O. Box 189
26 Halladay St.
Elgin, Ontario
K0G 1E0
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Unveiling of Royal Sappers and Miners Cemetary


Taken from back of photo: "On Saturday, May 21, 1977, an historical plaque commemorating "The Royal Sappers and Miners", who served in the building of the Rideau Canal, was unveiled near St. Mary's Cemetary, Newboro, Ontario. This plaque was erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency within the Ministry of Culture and Recreation.

Shown from left to right following the unveiling ceremony are: Mr. Robert Day, Interpretation Officer, Rideau Canal; Mr. Ken Rasmussen, Reeve, Village of Newboro; Mr. Fred Fleming, a descendant of Private William Fleming, 7th Company, Royal Sappers and Miners; Mr. Charles Bradley, Warden, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville; Mr. Tom Cossitt, M.P. (Leeds); Miss Adelaide Fleming, a descendant of Private William Fleming; Mrs. Margaret Roberts, President. Rideau District Historical Society; the Reverend Dr. Gordon Smyth, representative of the Ontario Heritage Foundation; the Hon. James A.C. Auld, M.P.P. (Leeds); and the Reverend Bernard Heywood of Newboro.