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Angel of Victory - Montreal, Quebec
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 45° 29.820 W 073° 34.090
18T E 611870 N 5039160
Quick Description: World War I memorial located inside Windsor Station in Montreal Quebec.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 3/30/2011 5:21:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMB3EQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 45

Long Description:

The Angel of Victory is one of three placed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad (Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver) to honor their employees who lost their lives in service during World War I, the plaque accompanying the statue was amended to include the dates of World War II. The CPR had 1,116 employee who lost their lives during the Great War. The memorial is a bronze statue of an angel holding a deceased service man as she ascends. The CPR commissioned Montreal sculptor Montreal sculptor Coeur de Lion McCarthy in 1921 to create the sculptures. The statue is on a pedestal inscribed:

To Commemorate Those In The Service Of
The Canadian Pacific Railway Company
Who At The Call Of King And Country,
Left All That Was Dear To Them, Endured
Hardship, Faced Danger And Finally Passed
Out Of Sight Of Men By The Path Of Duty
And Self Sacrifice, Giving Up Their Own Lives
That Others May Live In Freedom.
Let Those Who Come After See To It That
Their Names Are Not Forgotten.
1914-1918 1939-1945

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 1/1/1921

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Canadian Pacific Railroad

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Physical Address of Monument:
1100 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
Montreal, Quebec


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Website for this Monument: Not listed

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