Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Sebright

 

Location:  Simcoe County     N 44.69461   W -79.16123
South of Sebright, on the west side of 5808 Kirkfield Road, in the graveyard.
 


This memorial is found in the graveyard beside the Sebright United Church.  It is a red granite stone engraved with the names of three men from this area who died in the Great War.  I had passed this location on several occasions and never knew it was here, special thanks to Lisa R. for alerting me to this memorial and others in the area.
Also found in this cemetery are military graves of other men who served our country, and are buried here.

 

Marker text:
Front:
IN HONOR
AND LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR BOYS WHO DIED FOR
LIBERTY AND HUMANITY
1914 - 1918

SERGT. NOBLE J. BRADEN M.M.  116TH BATT'N
KILLED IN FRANCE  AUG. 13, 1918

PTE. WILLIAM E. OXBY  19TH BATT'N
KILLED AT VISEN ARTOIS AUG. 28, 1918
MEMBER OF L.O.L. 1899

PTE. JAMES W. TENNISON  116TH BATT'N
KILLED IN ACTION  OCT. 1, 1918

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
 

 













Saturday, 6 October 2018

Inkerman

 
Location:  United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.
N  45.036728   W -75.394106
Beside the Inkerman United Church, at 11526 County Road 3.

This memorial stands proudly beside the Inkerman United Church.  Made of several tiers of granite, the stone obelisk was originally erected to honour the memory of those lost in the Great War.  Seven names are listed of the brave men who fell in the First World War.  Later, a single name was added from the Second World War.
*Special thanks to Louise Bellec for providing the photos.

Marker text:
Front:
OUR HEROES WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR.

THEY SAW WITH WIDER VISION,
THE EMPIRE AND IT'S NEED,
AND CAME WITH SWIFT DECISION
TO DO THE UTMOST DEED.

ARTHUR ENDERSBY
154th BATTN. C.E.F.
DIED 1917

WILLIAM MEADE
154th BATTN. C.E.F.
DIED 1918

CHARLIE ROBINSON
154th BATTN. C.E.F.
DIED 1917

J. HAROLD ROBINSON
28th BATTN. C.E.F.
DIED 1918
 




1914 - 1918

Left side:
HORACE MILNE
154th BATTN. C.E.F.
DIED 1917

REGINALD MUNDY
38th BATTN. C.E.F.
DIED 1917

THOMAS HENRY POOLE
2nd BATTN. C.E.F.
DIED 1918
 




Right side:
FREDERICK T. HOLMES
26th C.A.R.   DIED 1944



Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Wyoming

 
Location:  Lambton County     N 42 57.165   W 82 06.809
On the south side of Erie Street, in the park.  Just west of the Legion.


This memorial was erected in 2008 by the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 388, which is found only a short distance to the east.  Made of black granite, this replaces the old memorial once found in front of the library.  The engraving is the same on both memorials, however this solid stone should last much longer than the brick design of the original.  The names of those lost in the World Wars are listed, six from each war.  A stone cross, also taken from the original cenotaph, sits on top of the memorial engraved with the iconic words  "LEST WE FORGET".  The white brick base also appears to be from the original memorial.
 
 



Marker text:
(Legion crest)

1914 - 1918
ALEXANDER FALCONER
ARTHUR C. GUNNE
CHARLES N. MARRIOTT
J. ARTHUR RANDALL
B. PETER WETHERILL
WILLIAM E. WRIGHT

1939 - 1945
ROBERT J. ATKINS
J. EUGENE GRAY
RAYMOND G. LUCAS
G. KENNETH McCAW
FRANKLIN MIDDLETON
JOHN A. THAIN

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL
REMEMBER THEM.





Saturday, 22 September 2018

Vernon


 
Location:  City of Ottawa     N 45.159952    W -75.462319
7814 Lawrence Street, beside the Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum.
 

The village of Vernon was once part of Osgoode Township, until amalgamation in 2001 with the City of Ottawa.  Home to the Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum, which houses a tremendous collection of local artifacts in two separate buildings, reflecting on the rural and agricultrural history of the area. 
Located beside the museum is this memorial, a grey granite stone listing the names of the men from the community who died in the two World Wars.  The Korean War is also recognized although no local men where lost in that conflict.

**Special thanks to Louise Bellec for providing photos and details of this memorial.

Marker text:
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
FROM THIS COMMUNITY WHO
DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY

1914-1918
CORP. FINDLAY STEWART
PTE. ERNEST BONSALL
PTE. CALVIN BOWEN
PTE. JOHN CRERAR
PTE. RUSSELL DOW
PTE. MAYNARD HILL
PTE. MEDRIC LANOUE

1939-1945
TROOPER KENDON BOYD
LIEUT. NAIRN BOYD
SGT. ROY KENNEDY
P/O OSWALD LINTON

1950-1953

LEST WE FORGET



Sunday, 2 September 2018

Port Dalhousie

 
 
Location:  Niagara Region     N 43 11.988   W 79 16.263
In the median on Ann Street, at the Main Street intersection.
 

This beautiful memorial was erected in November 1924, in an elegant ceremony to honour the local men lost in the Great War.  The statue was designed and sculpted by the famous sculptor Emmanuel Hahn.  The soldier atop the Port Cenotaph looks down in sadness at the ground below him, as if he might find there, his fallen comrades......if not for the tragedy of war. 
The granite base was designed and constructed by the McIntosh Granite Company of Toronto.
Twenty names of local heroes lost in World War I were engraved on the monument, later seven more names were added to include those lost in World War II.  The Korean War was also added later, as well as the Afghanistan War, which is recognized by a black stone on the ground behind the memorial, and at the head of a memorial walkway.  The entire memorial sits in the median in the middle of Ann Street and is very well kept and landscaped.
An interesting website with more details can be found here: http://citizensoldiersofportdalhousie.weebly.com/




Marker text:
Front:
THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY
THE PEOPLE OF PORT DALHOUSIE
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND EMPIRE
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914---1918
AND IN WORLD WAR II
1939---1945
WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED
AND IN HONOUR OF
ALL THOSE WHO SERVED
1939---1945
KENNETH RICKERS
RALPH S. ECKHARD  B.E.M.
LOUIS DOUGLAS LAWSON
NORMAN TROBRIDGE
NORMAN MURRAY WILSON
ROBERT HAROLD JACKSON
MARSHALL DOUGLAS FLEMING

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS

1950   KOREA   1953
 



Right side:
1914---1918
HAROLD C. ROONEY
J. NORMAN PAXTON
JOHN R. COLQUHOUN
ROLAND F. ASTON
ERNEST M. ABBEY  M.M.
WILLIAM BROWN
ANDREW GARSTER
LEO R. ROONEY
JAMES N. BERNHARDT
J. CLARENCE SUTTON
W.C.S. HOLLAND
 


 

Rear:
YPRES
FESTUBERT
VIMY RIDGE
SANCTUARY WOOD
PASSCHENDAELE
SOMME
ARRAS
MONS

ERECTED A.D. 1924

AFGHANISTAN
2002---2011
 
 




Left side:
1914---1918
GEORGE RHIND
WILLIAM INGLIS
THOMAS GRIEVE
PHILIP S. GREGORY
PETER SHERIFF
JOHN LYNCH  M.M.
HILLIARD P. BAKER
ALBERT CLARK
ROBERT BRUNTON

DIED SINCE 1918
ARTHUR SMITH
HARRY J. STANTON
JOSEPH W. HART