Memorials Details Search Results

(Use your browser to return to the previous page)

Memorial Number: 35036-053
Type: bronze plaque
Location: Royal Military College of Canada
Address: General Crerar Crescent
Reference: In a breezeway between the Girouard and Sawyer Buildings
Kingston, ON
Surveyor: Victoria Edwards
Photo Credit: David Burbridge

This memorial was erected by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and is dedicated to Sir Edouard Percy Cranwill Girouard 1867-1932.



Born in Montréal, Girouard was educated at Royal Military College,
Kingston, commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1888, and
appointed to the Royal Arsenal Railways at Woolwich. Charged
in 1896 with construction of the Wadi Halfa - Khartoum
Railway, he was later director of railways in South Africa and
as high commissioner in Northern Nigeria superintended the
building of a line to Kano. Governor of Northern Nigeria
(1908-9), of East Africa (1909-12), and director general
of munitions supply in the British government (1915-16), he
also wrote several books on the strategic importance of railways.

Né à Montréal, Girouard étudia au Royal Military College de
Kingston et servit dans les Royal Engineers. En 1896, il fut
chargé de la construction du chemin de fer Wadi Halfa-Khartoum.
Il fut par la suite directeur des chemins de fer en Afrique du
Sud et Haut-commissaire au Nigéria du Nord, ou il surveilla la
construction de la voie de Kano, Gouverneur du Nigéria du Nord
(1908-1909) et de l`Afrique de l`Est (1909-1912), directeur
général des approvisionnements en munitions du grouvernement
britannique (1915-1916), il publia des ouvrages sur l'importance
stratégique des chemins de fer.

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada,
. Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.

Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada