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Sir Sam Steele

Sir Sam Steele

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Sir Sam Steele

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2012

Sir Sam Steele

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The City of Orillia
On the outside wall of a building at 30 Peter Street South
between Mississaga Street East and Colborne Street East

Coordinates: N 44 36.508 W 79 25.016


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Plaque Text

Born near Orillia, in 1851, an original member of the N.W.M.P., 1873, Superintendent, 1885-1903, Steele played an important role in establishing order in Western Canada, holding commands throughout the Territories. He led the Cavalry, Alberta Field Force, in the northwest Rebellion, 1885 and, as commander of N.W.M.P. in Yukon and B.C., 1898-99, preserved order at the height of the Yukon gold rush. He raised and commanded Strathcona's Horse in the South African War, trained and commanded 2nd Division, World War I. Major-General Steele, K.C.M.G., C.B., died in London, England in 1919.

Related Ontario plaque
Major James Morrow Walsh 1840-1905

Related Toronto plaque
Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1873-1973

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
Robert Tait McKenzie (1867-1938)



Orillia Plaques

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