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John Stoughton Dennis

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Lieutenant-Colonel John Stoughton Dennis CMG 19 October 1820 – 7 July 1885 was a Canadian surveyor, militia officer, and civil servant, born in Kingston, Upper Canada

In 1866, Dennis led an ill-fated militia attack against the Fenians at Fort Erie Dennis is noted for his role in precipitating the Red River Rebellion by his 1869 surveys of the Red River Colony He was the father of Colonel John Stoughton Dennis Jr, who also became a noted surveyor and militia officer

In the 1882 Birthday Honours, he was created a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

References

  1. ^ a b Read, Colin Frederick "Biography – Dennis, John Stoughton" Dictionary of Canadian Biography Retrieved 2 September 2016 
  2. ^ "No 25111" The London Gazette 24 May 1882 p 2461 

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