#100DaysofVimy – March 14th, 2017

Each Tuesday, we will feature a place in Canada (or international!) with a Vimy Ridge connection. Today we highlight:

Memorial Hall Windows – Kingston’s Historic City Hall

Following the Armistice in 1918, the City of Kingston commissioned Robert McCausland Limited of Toronto to create ten stained glass windows for the City Hall. Sponsored by organizations and individual citizens  of Kingston, the windows commemorate the numerous branches of the city’s war effort and significant Canadian victories. Officially dedicated in 1921, “Memorial Hall” stands as a unique commemoration in Kingston’s Historic City Hall.

“Lens” – Many of Kingston’s Memorial Hall windows were inspired by wartime photographs. The “Lens” window was based on an image from “Queen Mary’s Gift Book”.
Credit: City of Kingston, 2017.
“Vimy” – The “Vimy” window replicates the photograph of Canadian Private Donald Johnston McKinnon, walking back from the front in March 1917.
Credit: City of Kingston, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Donald Johnston McKinnon, No. 7 Platoon, 73rd Battalion, CEF – France, March 1917.
Credit: W.I. Castle / Library and Archives Canada / PA-000867.