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Robert Tait McKenzie (1867-1938)

Robert Tait McKenzie

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Robert Tait McKenzie



Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Town of Mississippi Mills
In the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area
7 km from the Mississippi River in Almonte
via west on Road 16 then north on Ramsey Concession 8

Coordinates: N 45 14.660 W 76 15.503


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Plaque Text

Surgeon, educator and sculptor, McKenzie was born in Lanark County, Ontario. After graduating in medicine at McGill University, he became its Medical Director of Physical Training in 1894. A pioneer in physical education, he served as a surgeon with the R.A.M.C. in World War I and developed rehabilitation techniques that were soon widely adopted. He won international acclaim for his sculptures of athletes, while his bronze medallion, the Joy of Effort was mounted at the Olympic Stadium at Stockholm in 1912. His most significant sculpture is the Scottish - American War Memorial in Edinburgh.

Another plaque at this location
The Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie

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
Sir Sam Hughes 1853-1921
Alexander Young Jackson 1882-1974
Lieutenant-Colonel Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O., 1890-1960
Andrew Edward McKeever, 1895-1919
Sir Sam Steele



Doctors and Nurses

Mississippi Mills Plaques

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