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Sir Edouard Percy Cranwill Girouard 1867-1932

Sir Edouard Percy Cranwill Girouard

Photo by contributor David Burbridge - Posted September, 2009

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
In a breezeway between the Girouard and Sawyer Buildings
on the Royal Military College campus

Coordinates: N 44 13.870 W 76 28.064


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Plaque Text

Born in Montréal, Girouard was educated at Royal Military College, Kingston, commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1888, and appointed to the Royal Arsenal Railways at Woolwich. Charged in 1896 with construction of the Wadi Halfa - Khartoum Railway, he was later director of railways in South Africa and as high commissioner in Northern Nigeria superintended the building of a line to Kano. Governor of Northern Nigeria (1908-9), of East Africa (1909-12), and director general of munitions supply in the British government (1915-16), he also wrote several books on the strategic importance of railways.



More Plaques at the Royal Military College
Kingston Navy Yard
Point Frederick
Point Frederick Buildings
The Royal Military College of Canada
The Rush-Bagot Agreement
Sir James Lucas Yeo 1782-1818
The Stone Frigate

Kingston Plaques

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