Sydney Chilton Mewburn

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The Hon.
Sydney Chilton Mewburn
Sydney Chilton Mewburn.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Hamilton East
In office
Preceded by Samuel Barker
Succeeded by George Septimus Rennie
Personal details
Born (1863-12-04)December 4, 1863
Hamilton, Canada West
Died August 11, 1956(1956-08-11) (aged 92)
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative
Residence Hamilton, Ontario
Cabinet Minister of Militia and Defence (1917-1920)
Military service
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch Canadian Army
Years of service ?-1917
Rank Major-General
Commands Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (13th Royal Regiment c. 1910)
Battles/wars Vimy

Sydney Chilton Mewburn, PC (December 4, 1863 – August 11, 1956) was a Canadian lawyer, soldier, and politician.

Major-General S.C. Mewburn, Sir Robert Borden, and Sir A.E. Kemp

Born in Hamilton, Canada West, he was the Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence from October 12, 1917, to January 15, 1920, under Sir Robert Borden's Union Government in 1917. Mewburn was Commanding Officer (Colonel) of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (13th Royal Regiment as of 1910)[1] and served during World War I, he was a Major General (and Adjutant-General) in the Canadian Army before his appointment as Minister of Militia in October 1917.

He was later the Chair of the 1920 Canadian Battlefields Memorials Commission, which selected the site for the Vimy Memorial.[2]


  1. ^ Best, John (November 22, 2013). "Hamilton's Vimy Connection - Sydney Mewburn". The Bay Observer.
  2. ^ Pierce, John (1992). "Constructing Memory: The Vimy Memorial". Canadian Military History. 1 (1): 4–8.

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