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Object Record

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Title Mrs Pring Ridgeway Statuette
Date 1866/ /
Description Silver statuette of a riflemen mounted on a silver and marble base.
Catalog Number 04774
Object Name Statue
Credit line Donated by Mr. Frederick Hamilton, grandson of Mrs. Pring.
Material Silver/Marble
Inscription Text To Mrs. Pring, as a memento of her kindness and attention to The Queen's Own Regiment at Port Colborne in June, 1866. Major Gillmor, Major Dixon, Surgeon Thorburn, Capt. and Adjt. Otter, Lieut Campbell
Dimensions H-33 W-10.8 D-10.8 cm
Search Terms Battle of Limeridge
Battle of Ridgeway
Fenian Raids
Condition Good
Condition Notes Rifle slightly bent. engraving plate missing from back of statuette.
Event Battle of Ridgeway
People Campbell, William C.
Dixon, Fred
Gillmor, Charles T.
Otter, William Dillon
Pring, Mrs.
Thorburn, James
Notes Per Regimental History p25: During the stay of the Queen's Own at Port Colborne in June 1866, certain officers were billeted with a Mrs. Pring. This lady was most hospitable and kind. The officers concerned were so impressed that they had made a silver statuette of a rifleman.