The Great Library


On November 10, 1928 the Osgoode Hall Memorial created by
Frances Loring was unveiled in the Great Library. Ms. Loring's
model Tom Lansitie proved to be the perfect likeness with his
great athletic build and nicely chiseled facial features. These
elements enabled the brilliant sculptress to overwhelm
the public from 1928 to present day.

The statue pays tribute to legal men who gave their lives
and the inscription reads "In memory of those who gave their
lives in the war".  Lt-Gov W. D. Ross unveiled the memorial.
The statue was draped in two Union Jacks and in front of the
memorial sat Lord Bishop Canon Baynes-Reed, Hon. Sir
William Mulock, Chief Justice Latchford and
Lieuenant-Governor W. D. Ross.

Frances Loring Statue Tom Lansitie

The procession began at 10:35 and Lord Bishop Canon Baynes-
Reed began the ceremony. The audience was led by the St.
James' Cathedral choir and sang "O God Our Help In Ages Past".

The flags were swung away by Lieutenant-Governor Ross to
reveal the magnificent statue. The Chief Justice said the
memorial is "an expression of grateful feelings towards
those members of the bar who gave their lives on our behalf".

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