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Drummond Hill Cemetery, Niagara Falls Ontario
Drummond Hill Cemetery is located on Buchner Place off Drummond Rd. - Lundy’s Lane is on north side of cemetery.
Drummond Hill Cemetery named in honour of General Drummondis, is a nationally recognized heritage site. Known as the battle grounds of the "Battle of Lundy’s Lane", as well as the burial site of Laura Secord. In 1799 Christopher Buchner purchased 400 acres of land from his father-in-law, James Forsythe. Christopher used the top of the hill as a burial ground. It later became the site of a fierce battle between the British and the Americans in 1814.
Battle of Lundy’s Lane - July, 1814 ~
Led by Sir Gordon Drummond on the British side and General Jacob Jenning Brown on the American side, the fiercest battle of the War of 1814 took place at Drummond Hill. 876 British and Canadian soldiers as well as 861 American soldiers were killed, wounded or captured.
Laura Secord Monument ~
One of the most famous females in Canadian history, Laura Secord is best known for her involvement in the War of 1812 - 1814 when she walked over 20 miles to inform the British of an impending attack by the Americans.
Soldier’s Monument ~
A battle memorial was created by the Canadian Parliament and unveiled by the Lundy’s Lane Historical Society on July 25th, 1895. The large cairn marks the remains of 22 British soldiers who were buried in the vault below it. Three bronze plaques bearing the names of those killed in the Battle of Lundy’s Lane were added to the monument in 1938.
This is a few graves that I took photos of, or made note of when I was in the cemetery a few years back.
DRUMMOND HILL CEMETERY
John McDonald d 1854/9 in his 45th year
Ann McDonald ... d May 22, 1878 age 56? yers
Native of Perthshire? Scotland
d Mar 10 1852
in the 62nd year ofhisage. William son of Jon----- [no
Edward Chapman? d Jan -- 1852 age -- years
Sara- Maria, his wife d -- 1862 in her -- year
Lilly Cecilia wife of Ephraim Robertson d Apr 18 1882 age
Charles H Biggar
d Jan 28 1898, age 80 years his wife Caroline G. Sumner
d Feb 1 1893 age 72 years
Rebecca G. Biggar, 1st white child born on Niagara Frontier
Sept 26, 1776, 8 days after her parents walked from New
Jersey to Bender farm, died Oct 8, 1880. her parents
interrred Lundy's Lane
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