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Sir Sam Hughes, 1953-1921

Sir Sam Hughes

Photo by contributors David & Kellie Clifford - Posted April, 2009

Sir Sam Hughes

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Sir Sam Hughes

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The City of Kawartha Lakes
In Lindsay, on the north side of Kent Street West,
in front of the Lindsay Armouries


Coordinates: N 44 21.243 W 78 44.517

Map

Plaque Text

Soldier, journalist, imperialist and Member of Parliament for Lindsay from 1892 to 1921, Sam Hughes helped to create a distinctively Canadian Army. As Minister of Militia and Defence (1911-1916) he raised the Canadian Expeditionary Force which fought in World War I, and was knighted for his services. Disagreements with his colleagues and subordinates forced his retirement from the Cabinet in 1916.



Other plaques that mention World War I
William Avery Bishop, V.C., 1894-1956
General Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933
Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. 1894-1915
Honourable Mitchell F. Hepburn, 1896-1953
Alexander Young Jackson 1882-1974
Lieutenant-Colonel Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O., 1890-1960
Andrew Edward McKeever, 1895-1919
Robert Tait McKenzie (1867-1938)
Sir Sam Steele

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Other Plaques in Lindsay
Purdy's Mills
The Scugog Route
Ernest Thompson Seton 1860-1946

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Kawartha Lakes Plaques




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