Niagara's Local History: Remembrance Day

Join us in remembering our local history and honouring St. Catharines residents who served and continue to serve.

This video features historical photographs depicting significant St. Catharines and Niagara locations from WW1 and WW2, including many of Camp Niagara. We have included the names of St. Catharines War Dead from World War 1 and World War 2. For more local history photos and wartime information, visit us at our Central branch or search our historic photos database at myscpl.ca

Anyone is welcome to use and share this video for Remembrance Day – whether that’s on social media or in a classroom. If you would like the file directly, please contact our Special Collections department.

Below are the photos included in the video:
• Mounted soldiers reviewing artillery at Camp Niagara
• A military hospital Building built in 1915 at Camp Niagara
• The Canadian Military Camp at Camp Niagara
• Cavalry Manoeuvres at Camp Niagara, c1908
• Fred Fisher – Victoria Cross Recipient for action near St. Julien, Belgium on April 23, 1915
• The Military Convalescent Home at the corner of Yates and St. Paul Streets, c1918 (CKTB building)
• Overseas forces training at Camp Niagara, c1915
• The Port Dalhousie Cenotaph, dedicated in 1924
• The presenting of the colours to the 176th Battalion (Regiment), May 29, 1916
• The Memorial Chapel at Ridley College built to commemorate Old Ridleians who died in World War 1
• Soldiers marching down St. Paul Street, c1914-1918
• The St. Catharines War Memorial and Reflecting Pool
• Ships in the Welland Canal with wartime camouflage
• The Kitchener Memorial Service at Montebello Park. June 13, 1916
• 7th (St. Catharines) Field Battery at Camp Niagara
• Armories, St. Catharines c.1910
• The 10th St. Catharines Field Battery artillery, the 2nd and 10th Dragoons and the 19th Lincoln Regiment operated out of the new St. Catharines Armoury
• Bell tents set up outside the St. Catharines Armoury where troops could rest between long marches
• Armories, St. Catharines c. 1915 Corner of Welland Ave. and Niagara Street
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