48th Highlanders Mount Pleasant Monument
As part of our tradition, the 48th Highlanders have gathered annually at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery monument to remember all who have served and died during peace and war. Please join us as we continue that tradition Late in the afternoon of Thanksgiving Monday, October 28, 1912 the train bringing 700 troops back to the city from a mock battle that had been held that day near Milton, Ontario, crashed into the “Detroit Flyer,” a passenger train bound for that American city. Though the rate of speed of each train at the time of impact at Streetsville Junction was minimal, one of the cars in which many of the 48th Highlanders were travelling was very old and completely demolished in the collision. Two highlanders were killed outright and 30 more injured. In tribute to the deceased soldiers, Private Mac Murdock and Private John Bannatyne, a special monument was prepared for the regiment’s lot. This monument, which has subsequently had the regiment’s battle honours inscribed on it, was moved in 1969 to a more prominent location on the main road into the cemetery, a few yards east of Mount Pleasant Road.
Act of Remembrance
Date: Saturday November 4th 2023
Dress: We welcome all to join us in remembering. Veterans and Active members of the regiment who will be marching are encouraged to wear Blazers, Greys, Glens, Medals, Poppies or CF uniform as applicable.
Form Up : 1030hrs
Form Up Here
March Off: 1055hrs
Act of Remembrance (Approximately 20 minutes)
March Off and Dismissal