Thursday, 20 April 2017

Sydenham

 

Location:  Frontenac County     N 44 24.627   W 76 35.683
At the corner of Wheatley Street and Point Road, at the entrance to the park.
 

This memorial sits in a small parkette, at the entrance to a much larger park.  Proudly sponsored and erected by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #496, this granite cross was dedicated in September of 1960.  The cross lists no names of those who served, although it does list the years of the major conflicts of the twentieth century.  A simple yet attractive monument to all from this village who have served their country.



Marker text:
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945
1050 - 1953

Brass plaque at base:
ERECTED
BY
BRANCH 496 CANADIAN LEGION  B.E.S.L.
DEDICATED
11TH SEPTEMBER 1960








Friday, 14 April 2017

Marmora - Cemetery

 

Location:  Hastings County     N 44 29.042   W 77 40.734
On the south side of Highway 7, east of Hastings Avenue.
 
 
 

This memorial is found at the entrance to the Marmora Cemetery, with a small section of the cemetery dedicated to honour those who have served and are buried here.  Four rows of commemorative stones, each with its own remembrance maple leaf, line the pathway to the main cenotaph.  The main memorial lists the names of those from this area who served and died in the World Wars.  This is one of the few memorials which lists more names lost in World War II than lost in World War I.
The memorial is made from a single slab of grey granite.  It was erected by the British Empire Service League, also known as the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #237, which is located almost directly across the road from the cemetery.
 


Marker text:
Front:
(crest of the  British Empire Service League)
NO. 237

THEY SERVED TILL DEATH WHY NOT WE

WORLD WAR I
1914 - 1918

HECTOR BOUDREAU
ISAAC WRIGHT
CHARLES LEGGETT
BRUCE WRIGHT
NICK ANDERSON
GEORGE BURNS
MICHAEL McFARLANE
FRANK BEDORE
J. ROSS LOVELESS
ALBERT "REDDY" BARTLETT
SAMUEL SWITZER
ARTHUR G. WARREN
PHILIP H. DEGRUCHY
FRED J. PRICE
GEORGE MALLIA
FRANK LEAL
FRANK FINCH


WORLD WAR II
1939 - 1945

MILTON CAMPBELL
JOHN HERMAN
CLINTON R. GRAY
JOHN FAHEY
CLAYTON B. BEDORE
WILLIAM I. KNOX
GEORGE E. SHAW
EDWARD C. LUMMISS
N.J. PAUL FRAPPIER
CHAS. ALEXANDER
WM. MacDONALD
ROY E. JONES
ALBERT JARVIS
ERNEST P. CHERRY GORDON
NORMAN TUT SOPHA
CARL G. GRAY
JOHN H. GRAY
J.A. BEDORE
R.B. SINE
 






Back:
WORLD WAR II
1939 - 1945

WILLIAM REVOY
EDGAR G. TED HUSSEY
KENNETH D. HENRY
A. FRAPPIER
JAMES FORBES
LEAH KNOX
RALPH MacGREGOR
GEORGE WRIGHT
IVY ADAIR
WILLIAM WRIGHT
R. LIGHT
HOWARD HAEHNEL
FRANCIS ONEIL
FRANCES SINE
FRED CROMPTON
NORMAN ADAIR
RICHARD SMITH
 







Saturday, 8 April 2017

North Bay - Vimy Ridge Memorial Wall

 

Location:   Nippising District     N 46 18.758   W 79 27.610
Memorial Park is located at the corner of First Avenue and Ferguson Street.

 
The Vimy Ridge Memorial Wall is part of the larger memorial park in downtown North Bay.  The wall was dedicated in November, 2000.  It has individual plaques for each soldier from this district who was lost in the epic battle.
Three plaques can also be found on the wall dedicated to the men of the Ontario Northland Railway, the Canadian Pacific Railway and the North Bay Collegiate Institute, who served in the two World Wars.
A smaller wall was also erected to give a brief history of the battle and to acknowledge the generous sponsors of the Project Flanders.

Marker text:
Smaller Wall:
Front:
THE BATTLE OF VIMY RIDGE
APRIL 9, 1917

ALWAYS SEEKING THE ELUSIVE BREAKTHROUGH, THE ALLIES PLANNED A MASSIVE OFFENSIVE IN EARLY 1917.  THE CANADIAN CORPS WITH ALL FOUR OF ITS DIVISIONS WOULD DELIVER AN ATTACK AGAINST VIMY RIDGE.  THE RIDGE WAS THE KEY TO THE HINDENBURG LINE IN THE GERMAN DEFENCE SYSTEM.  THE VICTORY AT VIMY RIDGE CAME SWIFTLY.  IT DID NOT COME WITHOUT COST.  3,598 DEAD AND 10,602 CASUALTIES.  THIS VICTORY WAS THE PROFOUND TURNING POINT FOR THE ALLIES, AS A YEAR AND A HALF LATER THE WAR WAS OVER.

(Repeated in French)

List of contributors fills out the remaining front side and the back.
 
 



Main Wall:
Ontario Northland Railway:
(Ontario crest)
IN MEMORY OF THOSE IN THE SERVICE OF
THE ONTARIO NORTHLAND WHO, IN THE
CALL OF SOVEREIGN AND COUNTRY, GAVE
THEIR LIVES, IN THE FIRST AND SECOND
WORLD WARS; FIGHTING UNSELFISHLY FOR
THE FREEDOM THAT THEY CHERISHED THEN
AND THAT WHICH WE CHERISH TODAY.

THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, THE
RICHES OF OUR CANADIAN WAY OF
LIFE ARE A REFLECTION OF WHAT
THEY STRIVED TO PRESERVE.

1914-1918          1939-1945
 


CP Railway:
THIS TABLET COMMEMORATES THOSE IN THE SERVICE
OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY WHO
AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY LEFT ALL THAT
WAS DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED HARDSHIP, FACED DANGER
AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF SIGHT OF MEN BY THE
PATH OF DUTY AND SELF SACRIFICE, GIVING UP THEIR
OWN LIVES THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE IN FREEDOM.
LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT
THAT THEIR NAMES NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

YPRES     FESTUBERT     THE SOMME     VIMY     HILL 70
PASSCHENDAELE     AMIENS     CAMBRAI     DROCOURT-QUEANT     MONS
 



School Honour Roll:
HONOUR ROLL
1939     1945
N.B.C.I. & V.S.

IN PROUD REMEMBRANCE
OF THE STUDENTS WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

A.G. APOSTLE
G.M. BARLOW
J.J BARLOW
D.C. BEATTIE
E.W. BEATTIE
L.K. BEATTIE
W.B. BLAKELY
A.L. BONANY
S.O. BROWN
SYD. BROWN
Z. BROWN
G.F. CALEY
H.D. CARROLL
J.H. CHANDLER
P.V. CHARETTE
R.A. CHARLAND
R.C. CHARLTON
J.H. CHARRON

W.H.  CLARK
A.E. CLARK
G.H. COCKBURN
A.J. COTE
W.E. CUMMINGS
F.C. DAYTON
W.D. DEVINE
G.H. DUDLEY
F.A. DUQUETTE
A.A. FISCHER
T.E. FRAIR
G.L. GAMMELL
J.A. GLENN
J.J. GODIN
R.D. GRANT
D.O. GUERTIN

R.B. HALLIDAY
G.J. HOGAN
H.W. IRVINE
J.A. JACKSON
F.A. JEFFERY
D. JENNINGS
C.S. JOHNSTON
L.H. JONES
G.D. KEHOE
M.J. KELLY
A.J. KENNEY
J.J. KERVIN
G.L. KIRK
W.J. LAFONTAINE
W.K. LOCKE
W.J. LOUDEN
G.T. MAHER

J.T. MANGAN
L.B. McCOOL
T.R. McDOUGALL
L.J. McKENNA
D.W. McKENZIE
R.N. McLEAN
D.O. McMAHON
H.J. McMANUS
C.A. McROBERTS
G.J. MERCHANT
M.A. MILLS
D.B. MILNE
S.J. MOULDER
W.T. MOYER
R.K. NICKLE
T.M. OTTO
E.J. PEVERLEY
D. PIGEAU

J.H. PREECE
T.J. PREECE
J.A. QUINLAN
W.C. REYNOLDS
J. RICHARDSON
H.J. SHAW
E.W. SMITH
C.R. STEWART
F.A. TANDY
K.L. THOMPSON
L.W. WEBSTER
C.M. WEEGAR
C.M. WHITE
L.L. WHITMAN
B.E. WILLOUGHBY
H.J. WILSON
W.R. MOSLEY-WILLIAMS

ERECTED BY THE STAFF AND STUDENTS
 




Vimy Wall Honour Roll Plaques:
E.C. SHEPHERD
JAMES FORDER
107TH DN BOYS
A.C. SOUTAR
LOUIS THERIENS
THOMAS SMITH
ROBT. J. ASHTON
JAMES HUME
ARTHUR I. TANDY
P.L. WALKER
CAMPBELL KING
JOHN G. ANGUS
JOSEPH BARTHOLOMEW
MALCOLM A. MacDONALD
H. LONGMIRE
IRWIN WALLACE
HARRY F. MIDDLETON
ARTHUR SEGUIN
MARTIN BRENNAN
LLOYD BOAL
M.J. MATHESON
J.M. FRASER
Wm. ROBERT BOUCHER
WILFRED COOKE
THOMAS BRENNAN
ROBERT T. WALLACE
REGINALD DELANEY
RODERICK McDONNELL
EDGAR MARTIN

HOMER G. VARIN
GEORGE S. PUNCHER
DAN McNULTY
MELVILLE McLEOD
ALBERT HILL
LAURENT DUPUIS
ARTHUR D. DEACON
CLIFTON J. BLANCHETT
JOHNSON Y. MATCHETT
DONALD ROSS
FRANK RIGBY
F.W. GILLARD
DUNCAN A. McLEOD
J.G. PARK
ARTHUR DOXSEE
REGINALD ADSHEAD
FRED CHIDLEY
A.A. MEECHAM
VIRGIL R. PHELPS
FRANK STREETER
ALBERT WRIGHT
A.S. TAYLOR TILLEY
Wm. STUART
LEO. ANTHONY GROZZELLE
DELBERT STREETER
WILLIAM STEPHEN
ROY MENLEY
LEONARD G. KIDD
HERBERT C.J. OSBORNE
OSCAR McDONALD
TO THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
Wm. J. NEW
BERT C. HOLBROOK


















Sunday, 2 April 2017

Dundas

 
 
Location:  City of Hamilton     N 43 16.054   W 79 57.793
On the south-west corner of King Street west and market Street South, in front of the Community Centre.
 

A beautiful statue stands high above the corner, honouring the brave men of this village who fought and died in the World Wars.  Two bronze plaques list the names of the dead from each of the World Wars, while smaller plaques pay tribute to the Korean War and the conflict in Afghanistan.  The original plaque also lists the South African War and the names of two soldiers who died in that war.
The memorial was erected in 1921 in Memorial Park, and moved to this location in the 1960's.  The name appearing on the base of the sculpture indicates Hamilton McCarthy of Ottawa, as the creator of the statue. 
A wonderful tribute to the brave heroes of this area, forever remembered in our hearts.
 



Marker text:
Front:
Main Plaque:
1921
THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY
THE CITIZENS OF DUNDAS IN LOVING AND
GRATEFUL MEMORY OF OUR BRAVE BOYS WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM IN THE
GREAT WAR OF 1914-18, AND FOR THE EMPIRE
IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR OF 1900-1.

GREAT WAR  1914 - 1918
MAJOR C.C. GWYN
CAPT. J.K. BERTRAM
LIEUT. A.S. BERTRAM
LIEUT. A.D. BRINK
LIEUT. LLOYD ELSLEY
LIEUT. JOHN HARPER
LIEUT. R.M. KNOWLES
LIEUT. J.G. LAING
LIEUT. G.W. SUTER
SGT. MAJ. HUGH GILLESPIE
SGT. R.J. WAINWRIGHT
SGT. F.W. WEBBER
SGT. R.M. STERLING
CORP. J.R. BINKLEY
CORP. W.H. GAINES
CORP. B.C KAY
CORP. ERNEST McNALLY
CORP. WILLIAM STEWART
L/CORP. MELVIN GRIFFEN
L/CORP. C.V. WARRY
PTE. E.H. BALL
PTE. JOHN BLUNDELL
PTE. E.V. CLARK
PTE. H.R. GROFF
PTE. A.J. GROVES
SIG. F.W. HULL
PTE. D.L. HODGE
PTE. A.G. HARRISON
PTE. G.W. JONES
PTE. J.B. HOLMES

PTE. NEWTON KING
SPR. A.M. LAWSON  M.M.
PTE. E.I. LUNN
PTE. T.I. LANCASTER
PTE. C.A. MORRISON
PTE. A.L. MARTIN
PTE. J.H. PATTERSON
PTE. A.T. PROUDFOOT
PTE. G.M. PIRIE
PTE. Q.E. REVELL
PTE. T.B. RAYNER
PTE. C.A. SIMPSON
PTE. J.R. WOODWARD
SIG. ROSS WINEGARDEN
PTE. F.O. WRIGHT
PTE. JOSEPH WYLIE
PTE. DAVID CULLEN
PTE. R.M. CHERRY
PTE. B.G. DAVIDSON
PTE. A.J. DOIDGE
PTE. A.R. EAGLES
PTE. J.F. FAHEY
PTE. A.C. GIBBS
PTE. H.V. WYATT
PTE. G.B. COULDREY
PTE. ARTHUR COUILLARD
PTE. B.M. DUNN
PTE. HUBERT DULMAGE
PTE. C.E. EMERY
PTE. ALEX FERGUSON

SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1900-1
PTE. JOHN RASPBERRY, "C" COMPANY  FIRST CONTINGENT
TROOPER CHARLES COTTRILL,  STRATHCONA HORSE

"TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND
IS NOT TO DIE."
 


Other front plaques:
KOREA
1950 - 1953

AFGHANISTAN
2001 - 2014




Right side plaque:
THIS TABLET IS PLACED BY THE CITIZENS
OF DUNDAS IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF OUR BRAVE BOYS WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II
1939 - 1945

LT. R.A. HUGHES
LT. F.S. KER
F/LT. GORDON COULDREY
F.O. J.W. CROWLEY
F.O. SAMUEL McGRATH
P.O. D.I. GALBRAITH
P.O. D.E. LININGTON
P.O. D.C. McDOUGALL
P.O. STUART PENNINGTON
P.O. E.M. TEW
P.O. JACK THORNTON
R.S.M. DON ABEL
W.O.1. R.L. BULLEY
F/SGT. IAN EDGAR
F/SGT. W.C. MORTON
SGT. L.R. HORNING
SGT. JOHN O'NEIL
SGT. RAYMOND TOOKER
SGT/O. STANLEY TYSON
CORP. LLOYD FENTON
CORP. CHARLES RIDDELL

L.S.A. D.A. HUGHES
L/STOKER CYRIL KITCHEN
L/CORP. C.M .LEHMAN
L/CORP. B.A. SIMPSON
L.A.C. T.F. CAMPBELL
L.A.C. GEORGE STROUD
GDSM. A.J. BUHLMAN
PTE. ERNEST COOMBER
PTE. WILLIAM CAMERON
PTE. B.E. CAMPBELL
PTE. W.A. GRANT
PTE. SAMUEL HARRIS
PTE. P.L. JOHNSON
TPR. J.P. JOHNSON
PTE. GORDON PATTERSON
PTE. CARL PLANK
PTE. FRANK O'NEIL
PTE. L.E. RIEGER
PTE.  H.G. REYNOLDS
PTE. WILLIAM SWEETMAN
PTE. IVAN TEEPLE
PTE. FRANK WATSON
 









Saturday, 25 March 2017

Kincardine

 

Location:  Bruce County     N 44 10.731   W 81 38.231
In front of the Legion, 219 Lambton Street.
 
 

This memorial is found in front of the Royal Canadian Legion MacDonald Branch #183, a beautiful old structure in the heart of Kincardine.  A military shaped marker declares this to be "Military Hill".  Along with the memorial featuring the names of those lost in the World Wars, the Legion has a mural on the side of the building and a concrete pyramid of smaller personal memorials erected by it's members.  I found this to be very touching, something we do not often see.
The main memorial was erected here in 1978, when it was moved from the branch's previous location.  Accompanying the stone with the names of the lost local heroes, is a red granite cross.
A very attractive Legion branch in a scenic town, this memorial is worth visiting if you are in the area.
 



Marker text:
Front:
Red Granite Cross:
(Legion Crest)

WE SHALL
REMEMBER THEM
 

Roll of Honour stone:
1914 - 1918
WORLD WAR I

C. BUCKINGHAM
P. BRIDGE
N.D. BELL
C.W. BELL
R.O. CAMPBELL
J.E. DUNLOP
O.J. DANIEL
W. FRASER
J.S. FINLAYSON

G.H. FYFE
E. GOSSEL
F. KNOX
G. KNIGHT
P.A. McPHAIL
D.H. McPHAIL
A.N. McPHERSON
E. PORTER
D.C. REYNOLDS

T.M. SINCLAIR
B. STEWART
E. STEWART
J.A. STEWART
J.L. SNOWDON
G. SHEWFELT
J.W. MOORE
W.J. McCONNELL
T.G. WILLIS

A.T. WHITMAN
W.E. BARBER
H.M. MacLAREN
C.E. SCOTT
J.M. ROWE
J.R. WATSON
R. HURFORD
J. CARROLL
L. CARTER

1939 - 1945
WORLD WAR II

M. ALEXANDER
G.M. ANDERSON
K. CLARKE
W.G. COBEAN
W. DAVEY

F. HALL
R.H. HENRY
E.C. HOPKINS
A. JENNINGS
S. KINCAID

H.D. LOUGH
D. LOVERIDGE
J. MUNRO
N.S. MacDONALD
D. McGAW

J.G. MacLEOD
G.C. PARKINSON
M. ROWE
H. WELSH

1950 - 1953
KOREAN WAR
 



Military Hill stone:
MILITARY HILL
DEDICATED
TO ALL THE
MEN AND WOMEN
PAST - PRESENT -
FUTURE
OF OUR
CANADIAN & ALLIED
FORCES
WE THANK YOU
2004