Sunday, 9 December 2018

Alfred



Location:  United Counties of Prescott and Russell
N 45.558846   W -74.879810
On the median between St. Philippe Street and Telegraph Road.  Across the road from St. Victor Church.
 
Alfred is a predominately French speaking village founded in 1871.  Known for its agricultural college as well as being the french fry capital of Canada, this small village was also home to several brave soldiers of the World Wars.  The names of those who served appear on the cenotaph built in a long park situated on a median along the main street.  The cenotaph consist of several parts, a cross which represents the Catholic Franco-Ontarian heritage of the region adorned with three fluer-dis-lis to remember the French language spoken here, three flagpoles with the Ontario, Canadian, and Franco-Ontario flags, a black marble stone which acts as the main part of the cenotaph, and a tall sign-type plaque with the names of those who served.  Several benches provide a calm place to rest and reflect on the sacrifice made by all who died and by those who returned broken and pained.

*Special thank you to Louise Bellec for the photos and very helpful information.




Marker text:
Marble stone:
Hommage aux hommes et femmes
qui sont morts
en combattant pour la paix
- heir - aujourd'hui- demain-

In remembrance of the men and women
who died fight for peace
-yesterday - today - tomorrow.

Première Guerre
Mondiale
1914-1918
Deuxième Guerre
Mondiale
1939-1945
Guerre de Corée 1950-1953
Au serice du Canada

First World War
1914-1918
Second World War
1939-1945
Korean War
1950-1953
In the service of Canada
 


 
Sign Plaque:

Hommage
à nos vétérans

1914- 1918
Delphis Beaulieu
Edmond Cyr
Henri Lacombe
Albert Bertrand +
Joseph Gibeault
Joseph Larocque
Henri Brisebois
Oscar Gibeault
Ovila Ouimet
Donald Butler
Henri Giroux
Lionel Parisien
Wallace Butler
Frank Hughes
Isidore Rouleau
Albert Carrière
Félix Lacombe
Joseph Séguin
Henri Carrière
Fortuna Lacombe
Joseph Yeon

1939- 1945
Donat Barbarie (Armée)
Raoul L. Labrosse (R.C.A.F.)
Léo Beaulieu (R.C.A.S.C.)
Chéri Lacombe (R.C.A.F.)
Léo Bleau (Armée)
Émile Lacombe (R.C.O.C.)
Laurier Boileau (R.C.A.F.)
Adélard Lafrance (R.C.A.F.)
Royal Boileau (R.C.A.F.)
André Lalande (22e  Rgt)
Vincent Boileau (Armée)
Rhéa Lalande (C.W.A.C.)
Hyacinthe Brazeau (Prévôté)
Arthur Lamarche (Armée)
Louis Brazeau (R.C.O.C.)
Jean-Paul Landriault (R.C.A.F.)
Albert Brisebois (Armée)
André Larocque (R.C.A.F.)
D’Arcy Brownrigg (R.C.A.F.)
Louis-Joseph Larocque (R.C.A.M.C.)
Emmett Brownrigg (R.C.A.F.)
Laurier Lavigne (R.C.A.F.)
Henri Cadieux (R.C.A.)
Benoit Laviolette (Fus. Mont-Royal)
Arthur Carrière (22e Rgt)
Paul-André Marleau (Armée)
Émile Carrière (Armée)
Frank Malloy (Armée)
Ernest Carrière (R.C.A.S.C.)
Philip Malloy (R.C.A.S.C.)
Roland Charbonneau (R.C.A.F.)
Léo-Paul Morin (R.C.A.S.C.)
Jean-Marie Charrette (R.C.A.F.)
Jean Ouellette (22e Rgt)
Georges Chartrand (Prévôté)
René Ouellette (R.C.A.C.)
Jacques Chénier (Armée)
Rodolphe Racine (R.C.A.F.)
Raymond Chénier (Rgt Chaudière)
Bruno Rouleau (R.C.A.)
Roger Clément (C.P.C.)
Côme Rouleau (Armée)
Aurèle Cousineau (R.C.A.S.C.)
Aurèle Séguin (R.C.N.)
Léo cyr (R.C.A.S.C.)
Maurice Séguin (Fus. Mont-Royal)
Aurélien Daoust (R.C.A.F.)
Oréal Séguin + (Armée)
Albert Deschamps (Armée)
Roger Séguin (Fus. Mont-Royal)
Paul-Émile Duschene (R.C.A.F.)
Hormidas Simard (Armée)
Bill Eastman (R.C.E.)
Joseph St-Jean (R.C.A.S.C.)
Jacques Gibeault (R.C.A.F.)
Jimmy Templeton (C.P.C.)
Florian Giroux (Armée)
Parnell Tierney (C.D.C.)
Gillie Hughes (R.C.A.F.)
J.R. Titley (R.C.A.M.C.)
Aldoria Jodoin (Armée)
Madeleine Tourangeau (C.W.A.C.)
Aurèle Jodoin (Rgt Maisonneuve)
Gérard Vaudrin (Armée)
Florian Jodoin (R.C.A.F.)
Jean-Baptiste Vaudrin (R.C.N.)
Gérald Jodoin (Armée)
Léonard Vaudrin (R.C.A.C.)
Roger Joly (Rgt Ste-Hyacinthe)
Théodore Villemaire (R.C.A.M.C.)
Aurèle Labrosse (R.C.A.S.C.)
Viateur Villemaire (Armée)
Raoul Labrosse (R.C.A.F.)
Gaston Vinette (R.C.A.M.C.)
+ Décédé au Champs d’Honneur




























Sunday, 2 December 2018

Espanola

 
Location:  Sudbury District     N 46 15.129  W 81 45.964
In front of the Legion, 370 Annette Street.
 
This memorial was first dedicated in November 1967, and was originally located in Mead Street Park.  In 1982, the memorial was moved to its current site in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 39.  This is the main location for the town's Remembrance Day ceremonies.  The names engraved on the cenotaph were all local residents who made the supreme sacrifice in both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan.  
A World War II artillery piece is also found here, a 25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun to be precise.



Marker text:
Front:
THEY
SERVED
TILL
DEATH

IN MEMORIAM
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
BRANCH 39 ESPANOLA

DEDICATED
NOV. 11 - 1967

1914 - 1918
H. LECUYER
M. FORAN
A. ROY
S. LAJEUNESSE
R. GERMAINE
C. INESON
D. HOWLISON

1939 - 1946
R.C. ROGERS
V.W. ST. LOUIS
J.G. McDONALD
G. KEHOE
W. GUGELYK
L. DELANEY
P. LEMAY
A. SAUVE
R. ST. ONGE
L. MARTIN
J. SMITH
W. STREICH
M. PROTEAU
E. LACASSE
G. FAUBERT
E. VONDETTE

KOREAN WAR
G. BEAUDRY
E. SAUVE

FOREIGN WARS
BRUCE T. KENNEDY 1968

AFGHANISTAN
GLEN ARNOLD
DAVID BYERS
 







Friday, 23 November 2018

Oil Springs

 
Location:  Lambton County     N 42 47.027   W-82.07.308
On the southeast corner of Oil Springs Line and Elizabeth Street.

Oil Springs is home to the first oil discovery and the first commercial oil well in North America, when in 1858 two local men made the find while searching the local swamp for a gooey waterproofing material.  The rest is history as they say, and the village of Oil Springs was born.  Home to the the Oil Museum of Canada, this sleepy little town was once the hub of the oil industry. 

The cenotaph was erected in 1919 on the former site of the village's largest hotel, Sherman House.  The names engraved on the memorial are from the men who gave their lives in the World Wars.  Also listed on the side is the name of young man lost in the South African War.  A unique statue is carved into the front of the memorial, presumably to depict one of the fallen sons. The names of the major battles of WWI are also carved into the base of the statue.  The memorial represents the village of Oil Springs and the township of Enniskillen.  Situated in a quiet parkette, along with a pair of benches, this is a nice place to reflect and remember the sacrifices of the past, and the incredible history of this village.




Marker text:
Front:
FETTERS SUNDERED
FOR LIBERTY & PEACE
1914     1918


HARRY BARRY
EDWARD BROOKS
ISAAC BENNETT
HOWARD WARD
ERNEST EDGAR EVANS
R.J. ANDERSON

JOHN WILSON
HAROLD C. WILLOUGHBY
HARRY ROBERTSON
ORTON (JACK) GRIFFIN
ADAM P. CHALMERS  M.D.
EDWARD KERR
WALTER F. DUGGAN
WM. GEORGE PENFOUND
WILLIAM DUNCAN
ODEIL DEPORTER
JAMES L. PENROSE


ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE
THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE
OF THE MEN FROM THE VILLAGE
OF OIL SPRINGS AND THE
TOWNSHIP OF ENNISKILLEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-----1918


TO HONOUR ALL
WHO SERVED
CANADA
EN HOMMAGE
A CEUX ET CELLES
QUI ONT SERVI
 
 

Around base:
COURCELETTE
VALENCIENNES
VIMY RIDGE
SOMME
MONS
LENS


Left side:
S. AFRICA   1899---1902
WM. HENRY ARTHUR





Saturday, 17 November 2018

Elgin


 
Location:  Leeds and Grenville United Counties 
N 44.608018   W 76.222263
At the corner of Perth Street and Main Street, beside the old church.
 
This memorial sits on the grounds of the former St. Paul's Anglican Church, now a private residence.  The village of Elgin was first established in the 1840's by Mormon pioneers from the United States.  In 1850, a post office was opened here and the community was named after the eighth Earl of Elgin, James Bruce, Governor General of Canada from 1847 to 1854.   Elgin grew into a thriving centre for local farmers and for tourists who come to enjoy the surrounding Rideau Lakes.

The memorial is a ten foot tall stone cairn with two plaques that pay tribute to those who gave their lives in the World Wars and Korea.  A tall flag pole stands behind the cairn.

*Thanks again to Louise Bellec for providing the photos.

 



 
Marker text:


Top Plaque:                          IN MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS

                                               OF ELGIN AND DISTRICT

                                               WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
                                               IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 -18
                                              THEIR NAMES LIVE FOR EVER MORE

Bottom Plaque:                   IN MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS
                                               OF ELGIN AND DISTRICT WHO
                                                    GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
                                                  WORLD WAR II  1939-45
                                                           KOREA 1950 - 53