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Reprinted in () with the help of original edition published long back (). This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. Poles Among the de Meuron Soldiers. About this Item: Canadian Polish Congress, Polish Research Institute in Canada., Toronto, Ontario., Softcover. Condition: Very Good. 8vo - 22 x 15 cm.; pp. One page foreword by R. H. Blackburn and an 8 page preface by the author, both in English. bibliographic entries in all plus a 2 page addendum with another 10 entries. Historic Sites of Manitoba: First Poles Monument (Birds Hill Provincial Park, RM of Springfield) In , the De Meuron Swiss regiment recruited by Lord Selkirk arrived in the Red River Settlement. Among the soldiers were Michael Bardowicz, Pierre Gandrowski, Andrew Jankowski, Michael Kaminski, Martin Kralich, Wojciech Lasota, Laurent Kwileski, John Wasilowski, Michael Isaak, and Antoine Sabacki. The Regiment de Meuron was a regiment of infantry originally raised in Switzerland in for service with the Dutch East India Company (VOC). At the time the French, Spanish, Dutch and other armies employed units of Swiss regiment was named for its commander, Colonel Charles-Daniel de Meuron, who was born in Neuchâtel in
Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ai Weiwei, Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist: A Conversation. Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron and Ai Weiwei with Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich-Obrist. In: Sophie O'Brien with Melissa Larner and Claire Feeley (Eds.). Herzog & de Meuron + Ai Weiwei. Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Exh. Cat. Former soldiers from the de Mueron regiment, were the first Poles in Manitoba. They moved into the Red River Settlement in as a part of the military escort to the Lord Selkirk expedition. In , after the third division, Poland disappeared from the world maps. In this way the first Poles came to the Red River with the De Meuron regiment. They remained in the Red River Colony until after the terrible flood of , when most of the Swiss soldier-settlers moved to the United States. Most of the Poles also left. In the s a few Poles . Memorable Manitobans: Victor Turek (). Scholar. Born at Kolbuszowa, Poland on 15 June , he was educated at the Casimir Morawski Gymnasium in Przemysl and the University of Lwow, from which he graduated in with the degree of Master of Laws.
Many of the de Meuron soldiers (a medley of Germans, French, Italian, Swiss, etc) settled opposite Fort Douglas (along the Seine), giving promise of a military flavor to the Settlement, and assuring a measure of peace and stability for the colony. The number of agricultural settlers established in the Colony by the Fall of were: Scotch. Bathurst), , were taken up principally by the retired soldiers of the de Watteville and deMeuron Regiments -- Swiss, Belgians, Germans, Poles and Italians, at first conscripts in Napoleon Bonaparte's army, gathered from these various nationalities, and compelled to serve in his campaigns -- and who afterwards, when taken prisoners by. The presence of Poles in the De Meuron and De Watteville Regiments was first discovered by Mieczysław Haiman, a well-known Polish-American historian, who also explained the reasons for which these Poles entered the British service.8 According to Haiman’s research, these Polish soldiers were volunteers who crossed the borders. In the United States, there are also substantial records of individual Poles who have played a prominent role throughout American history. In Canada, among the earliest references are the names of some soldiers that served in the de Meuron and de Watteville regiments during the War of which suggest Polish origins.