GGHG Memorial Project
In 2013, the Governor General’s Horse Guards Cavalry and Historical Society commenced the Memorial Project. The Memorial Project is a multi-year mission to memorialize in Canada and abroad the accomplishments of the Regiment, and all those veterans who served and sacrificed for Canada.
Dating back to the early 1800’s, and as outlined in other parts of this site, the Governor General’s Horse Guards was formed through the amalgamations of various Regiments and units over time. The intent of the Memorial Project is to recognize the efforts of all those that served the various units that the current day regiment has the privilege to perpetuate or is directly associated through its contribution of soldiers and officers to the defense of Canada.
- Governor General’s Horse Guards (1936-Present Day)
- 4thCanadian Mounted Rifles (1914-1918) – WW1
- 3rdBattalion (Toronto Regiment) (1914-1918) – WW1
- 9th Mississauga Horse (1903-1936)
- Governor General’s Body Guards (1866-1936)
- 2ndCanadian Mounted Rifles (1900-1902) – South Africa
- 1stRegiment York Light Dragoons (1853-1865)
- Denison’s Troop (1821-1853)
- Button’s Troop (1810-1853)
From the outset, the Memorial Project had the following key objectives:
- Catalogue, picture and maintain current inventory of GGHG memorials;
- Build GGHG memorials to commemorate Regimental Battle Honours and/or Key Regimental Events;
- Establish and maintain a digital database of all Regimental Fallen; and
- Develop an online/mobile Tour of Regiments Memorials and key Regimental Sites through a GPS based application.