Lieutenant-Colonel John By, R.E., 1779-1836

Born in Lambeth, John By served in Canada with the Royal Engineers (1802-11) reconstructing fortifications at Quebec. Later, he oversaw construction of the Rideau Canal, which was completed in 1832. The eastern terminus of the canal was called Bytown and later named Ottawa.


At Lambeth Town Hall, Borough of Lambeth, London, England

Region: International

County/District: United Kingdom

Municipality: London, England