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Ernest Alexander Cruikshank 1853-1939

Ernest Alexander Cruikshank

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2009

Ernest Alexander Cruikshank

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The City of Welland
On the northeast corner of
East Main Street (Road 27) and Crossing Street
a block east of the bridge over the old Welland Canal


Coordinates: N 42 59.540 W 79 14.886

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Plaque Text

Born in Bertie Township, Cruikshank worked as a journalist and translator before being commissioned in the 44th Welland Battalion in 1877. Rising to the rank of Brigadier-General in 1915, he commanded Military District 13 before becoming Director of the historical section of the general staff (1917-20). Chairman of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada from its creation in 1919 until his death, he was the author of many papers and several books on Ontario and Canadian history. He was elected F.R.S.C. in 1905 and awarded the Tyrrell Gold Medal for historical research in 1935. He died at Ottawa.

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