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Ceremony to erect the memorial monument by the Society of Colonial Wars in 1895

Ceremony to erect the memorial monument by the Society of Colonial Wars in 1895

Ceremony to erect the memorial monument by the Society of Colonial Wars in 1895 Ceremony to erect the memorial monument by the Society of Colonial Wars in 1895 Ceremony to erect the memorial monument by the Society of Colonial Wars in 1895

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The 1936 General Society of Colonial Wars Monument (unveiled in 1939)

"Another memorial stone was erected in the year 1936 in the English Cemetery at Rochefort Point. This, too, was donated by the General Society of Colonial Wars and also through the efforts of Major Howland Pell, now Honourary Governor-General of the Society. This stone, in the form of a Memorial Cross, made of grey granite by the firm of John. D. Steele and Sons of North Sydney, who also made the Hospitalier Monument and erected the Replica Stone, was erected in memory of the New England, English and French soldiers, who gave their lives foe their country, 1745-1758."

It was unveiled on August 10, 1939 by R. A. Peters, Hon. Superintendent of Fortress Louisbourg Park.[Almon, Albert, Rochefort Point: A Silent City in Louisbourg, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, 1940, p. 11 and 12]


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Text on the 1936 Memorial Cross

In

Memory of the

American, English and

French Soldiers

Who Gave Up Their Lives For

Their Country 1745 - 1758

Erected By The General Society

Of Colonial Wars, 1936