Thursday, 12 April 2012

Kingston - Pro Patria

Location:  N 44° 14.162 W 076° 27.867  Located beside the info booth, at the entrance to Fort Henry, near the turnaround area just off Highway 2, on Fort Henry Drive.

This memorial was erected by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, in memory of the sailors who defended Lake Ontario during the War of 1812.  The date at the bottom of the plaque is 1937, indicating when this memorial was placed.

Marker text:
PRO PATRIA  1812-1814

In memory of the officers and seamen of the Royal Navy
and Provincial Marine, and the officers and soldiers of the
Royal Marines, Royal Newfoundland, King's (8th) and 100th
Regiments, who served on Lake Ontario in defence of Canada
in 1812-1814.

(repeated in French)

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