Sault Ste Marie Riots 1903

On September 29, 1903 (then) Brevet Major Malcolm Mercer commanded the detachment of the Queen’s Own Rifles (70 men and 3 officers) which was part of a force of regulars and militia (48th Highlanders and 10th Royal Grenadiers) rushed to Sault Ste Marie to quell a riot of unpaid workers of the Consolidated Lake Superior Corporation. Good fortune smiled and no violence occurred. After a pleasant trip the detachment arrived home on 2 October.

The photos below are courtesy of the Sault Ste Marie Library archives.

One thought on “Sault Ste Marie Riots 1903”

  1. Does not provide background to what occurred and inform that local militia handled the situation while QOR arrived after issue basically settled


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