Sunday, 20 January 2019

Carleton Place

 
Location:  Lanark County     N 45.139954   W -76.144391
Beside the library, 37 Franklin Street.


This memorial was erected in 1924, with great assistance from the local I.O.D.E. members.  Located in Memorial Park, two plaques accompany the memorial which give further history of the park and the memorial itself.  The names of those who died in conflict are engraved in the stone, originally those lost in WWI, then in 1960, two wings where added to list those lost in WWII and Korea.  A pair of 105mm Howitzers also flank the memorial, as well as a pair of benches.  This park is considered sacred ground, used only for remembrance and reflection.
Also in the park is an Ontario Historic Plaque dedicated to Capt. A. Roy Brown D.S.C, the pilot credited with downing of Baron von Richthofen in aerial combat over the battlefields of France.

**Special thanks to Louise Bellec for the photos.




Market text:
Front:
1914     1918

THEY GAVE
THEIR TODAY
FOR OUR
TOMORROW

ERECTED BY THE I.O.D.E.
OF CARLETON PLACE
1924

1939 - 1945
1950 - 1953
NATO

ERECTED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL 1960


1939 - 1945
1950 - 1953
PEACEKEEPING



Back:
OUR
HONOURED DEAD

WWI
L. CAMPBELL
R. BORLAND
J. HAMILTON
N. McPHEE
A. SIMONS
T. CUMMINGS
H. EASTWOOD
R. FLEGG
H. McDAIRMID
V. McDIARMID
A. McDIARMID
W.J. GRIFFITH
D. O'DONOVAN
C. O'DONOVAN
P. MOORE
L. CORR
H.A. ROBERTSON
S. HAMILTON
F. FUMERTON
G. FANNING
REV. J.H. CHRISTIE
E. HOCKENHULL
A. McCAW
A. McPHEE
W. FRASER
P. HUGHES
W. LEWIS
J.R. RIDDELL
N.R. McPHAIL
T. REYNOLDS
F. TROTMAN
W. WRIGHT
WM. TYRE
C. BRYCE
H. DOWDALL
A. TUFT
S.T. EDWARDS
F. MURPHY
J.H. BROWN
R. SIMPSON
W. PEEVER
A. MOFFATT
R. KELLOUGH
H. UTMAN
D.C. HUMPHREY
A. HOUSTON
R. McEACHEN

WWII
J.G. BENNETT
J. BORLAND
D.C. CAMERON
W.A. COSTELLO
J.F. CRANSTON
W. CAMELON
F. DRAY
B.H. DUNPHY
G.A. ELLIOTT
M. FIELDHOUSE
H.J. FINDLAY
L.G. SCOTT

M. FORBES
A.D. GARLAND
C.G.S. HUGHES
W.R. HUGHES
R.D. IRVINE
R.G. JAMES
F.E. LANCASTER
G. LEWIS
W. LONEY
D.C. MAXWELL
F. CAVERS
H. MURFITT

G.E. MORRIS
R.E. McFARLAND
J.H. McKITTRICK
R.J. O'LEARY
K. O'MEARA
L. PATTERSON
E.E PORTEOUS
W.A. PORTERFIELD
A.E. PRENDERGAST
A.E. PRIME
J.W. PYE

W.H. PORTER
E.E. RATHWELL
W.C.J. REYNOLDS
H.S. SAVAGE
R.S. STANZEL
H. STARK
H.A. STOKES
D.A. TURNER
W.A. VALLEY
J.S. WARREN
R.W. WHITE


1952    KOREA
B. FOXTON
 


Ontario Historic Plaque:
CAPTAIN A. ROY BROWN  D.S.C.
1893 - 1944

Victor in aerial combat over Baron Manfred von Richthofen, 
the First World War's leading fighter pilot and German 
national hero, Arthur Roy Brown was born at Carleton 
Place. In 1915 he qualified as a civilian pilot and was 
commissioned in the Royal Naval Air Service. In the thick 
of vicious air fighting in 1917-18, Brown is credited 
 with at least 12 enemy planes, earning the Distinguished 
Service Cross and Bar. Though the Canadian's downing 
of Richthofen was contested by Australian ground gunners, 
the official award was given to Captain Brown. Over-
coming severe war injuries, he returned to civilian life 
and later organized an air transport company which 
served Northern Ontario and Quebec.