Back to Glenmere: Exploring the Story of 'Canada's War Horse'

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Back to Glenmere: Exploring the Story of 'Canada's War Horse'
Abstract
The story of George Harold Baker (1877-1916), Conservative Member of Parliament for Brome County and a Lieutenant Colonel in the 5th Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles, a First World War unit comprised of volunteers from the Eastern Townships, and his famous war-time horse "Morning Glory". Born in Sweetsburg, now part of Cowansville, Quebec, Baker was killed in Belgium during the battle of Mont Sorrel in 1916, the only sitting Member of Parliament to have died fighting in the First World War. His horse, Morning Glory, survived the war, was shipped backed to Canada, died in 1936, and is buried at Glenmere, a stately house on Baker Pond Road in East Bolton (near Knowlton).
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 9
Issue
no. 3
Pages
22-26
Date
Summer 2015
Language
en
Citation
Allingham, Janet Chandler. “Back to Glenmere: Exploring the Story of ‘Canada’s War Horse.’” Quebec Heritage News Vol. 9, no. 3 (Summer 2015): 22–26.
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