Ontario's Historical Plaques 

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Brigadier-General Ernest Alexander Cruikshank 1853-1939

Brigadier-General Ernest Alexander Cruikshank 1853-1939

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
On the outside wall of the former War Museum
on the west side of Sussex Drive between
Bruyere Street and St. Andrew Street
Note: This plaque is no longer at this location.
It's current whereabouts is unknown.

Coordinates: N 45 25.847 W 75 41.890


Plaque Text

A noted authority on Ontario's history, Cruikshank was born in Bertie Township, Welland County, and educated at Upper Canada College. An ensign in the militia in 1877, he retired as a brigadier-general in 1921. Because of his interest in history he was seconded to the Public Archives of Canada in 1908, became Director of the Historical Section, General Staff, in 1918, and in 1919 was chosen first Chairman of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. He was a member of the Royal Society of Canada and a President of the Ontario Historical Society. Among his many writings were: "The Story of Butler's Rangers", "James Kirby, His Life in Letters", and the edited volumes of "The Simcoe Papers".

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Ernest Alexander Cruikshank 1853-1939
Butler's Rangers

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Ontario Historical Society



Ottawa Plaques

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> Posted October 14, 2011
That's my great, great grandfather.

> Posted October 29, 2010
The plaque has definitely been removed (not there on 26 October 2010). In fact the courtyard has been stripped of quite a few plaques and memorials; you can see the empty spaces.

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