Battleford Column Memorial

Type
Plaque and Cairn

Description
Plaque and cairn at Colonel Otter’s trenches on the battlefield of Battleford.

“THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY
THE QUEEN’S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA
ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR 100TH
ANNIVERSARY AND IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE 274 MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT
WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE FAMOUS
MARCH OF THE BATTLEFORD COLUMN
FROM SWIFT CURRENT TO THE RELIEF
OF BATTLEFORD ON APRIL 24TH 1885
THE TRENCH IS PART OF THE
DEFENCES PREPARED AGAINST INDIAN
RAIDS BY LT COL. W.D. OTTER
COMMANDER OF THE COLUMN
AND A FORMER COMMANDING
OFFICER OF THE REGIMENT”

Battleford Cairn, Erected in 1960 by The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada [QORM 04189]
Location
Battleford, Saskatchewan
52°43’13.5″N
108°18’22.6″W

"In Pace Paratus – In Peace Prepared"