Ontario's Historical Plaques
Learn a little Ontario history as told through its plaques
Sir Sam Hughes, 1953-1921
Photo by contributors David & Kellie Clifford - Posted April, 2009
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009
Photo Source - Wikipedia
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
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.
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