Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Newbury

 

Location:  Middlesex County      N 42 41.058   W -81 47.928

In front of the Newbury Library, 22894 Hagerty Road.

This memorial is found in front of the town library.  The red granite cross lists the names of the dead from the two World Wars, brave men from this community who went to fight for the greater good, but never to return.  This is a small farming town, their loss was felt across the region, as well as those who returned broken and battered from years of fighting across the sea.

Market text:

Front:

SACRED

TO THE MEMORY OF

OUR GLORIOUS DEAD

LEST WE FORGET


1914 - 1918

WESLEY ATFIELD

GILBERT FLETCHER

GEORGE GRAY

KENNETH HURDLE

THEODORE TYLER

PHILIP McRAE

JAMES McCONNELL


1939 - 1945

CHARLES MILLER

ROBERT TESTER

HARRY ARMSTRONG

 

 

 

Back:

ERECTED BY

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

& AUXILIARY

BRANCH NO. 583

 








Friday, 6 November 2020

Berwick

 

Location:  United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry  

N 45.17574   W -75.10940

At the north-west corner of Cockburn Street (Cty. Rd. 12) and Union Street (Cty. Rd. 9)

This memorial represents the community of Finch Township and pays tribute to the local heroes lost in the World Wars.  A second memorial sits beside this cenotaph, dedicated to the memory of St. Paul's United Church.

The cenotaph was originally erected in 1935 with the names of those who died in WWI engraved in stone.  In 1947, an additional stone plaque was added to honour those lost in WWII.  The Berwick Women's Institute was largely responsible for creation of the memorial, although almost everyone in town helped out in some way.  Unfortunately, the cobblestone cairn was situated very close to the busy corner of the roadway, so the decision was made in 1986 to erect the new cenotaph across the road in its present home.  The two plaques with the names of those lost in the wars were removed from the original memorial and use in the new cenotaph.

A full description of the history of the memorial can be found on the Veterans Affairs website:  https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/national-inventory-canadian-memorials/details/5383

At the bottom of the page, the last few photos are from the Cornwall Museum, they show the original cobblestone memorial from 1935.


**Thank you to fellow researchers Louise Bellec and Christine Arbic for providing photos and details of this memorial.  As you can see from the list of names, Christine has a personal connection to this cenotaph.  Lest We Forget.

Marker text:

Top plaque:

WORLD WAR I 1914 -18

WORLD WAR II 1939 - 45

KOREA WAR 1950 - 53

LEST WE FORGET

 

 

 

Middle:

ERECTED BY BERWICK W.I
IN MEMORY OF THOSE
FROM FINCH TOWNSHIP
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

WILLIAM ALGUIRE
VICTOR ARBIC
HAROLD COCKBURN
ALFRED ERRETT
JAMES HUNT
EARL McDERMID
DOUGALL McGILLIVRAY
MALCOLM MacINNES

DANIEL MacMILLAN
JOHN MacMILLAN
PETER McMILLAN
ROY McMILLAN
THOMAS McPHERSON
CECIL OUDERKIRK
LLOYD OUDERKIRK

 

 

 

Bottom:

1939 - 1945

HAROLD CASSELMAN
WILLIAM FOLEY
FORD BENNING
JAMES REDMOND
JACK HUTCHINSON

GLENN SMIRL
DARYL McLEAN

ALLAN HOOPLE
KENNETH DEWAR
JOHN MacMILLAN
HORACE STARK
JOHN McPHERSON
GARNET SMITH
JOHN GRADY
EARL OUDERKIRK

 











 

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Glanbrook

 

Location:  City of Hamilton     N 43 07.743   W -79 50.305

In front of the Glanbrook Township Offices, 4280 Binbrook Road.

Glanbrook Township was formed in 1974 with the amalgamation of Mount Hope, Binbrook and Glanbrook.  In 2001, the township was dissolved into the expanding City of Hamilton.  The memorial sits in front of the Glanbrook Township offices, sport fields and arena, about 2 kilometres west of the village of Binbrook.  

The memorial represents the old Glanbrook Township and features not only the names of those who died in the World Wars, but also those who died in training during WWII at the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) airfield at Mount Hope.  The training school opened in 1940, home of the Nos. 10 Elementary Flying Training School, 33 Air Navigation School and 1 Wireless School.  The graves of 14 men lost at the school are found at a nearby church graveyard, although 16 names appear on this stone.  The school later became a civilian airfield and is now known as John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, which is also home to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.  I highly recommend a visit to this amazing museum if you are in the area, and watch the skies for their famous Lancaster Bomber flying overhead.


The memorial consist of three large pieces of red granite, each with its own inscriptions.  A very attractive display, it also mentions wars dating back to the War of 1812, which was actually fought on battlefields within this jurisdiction.  The history of this area is incredible, with many displays and museums and statues.


Marker text:

Centre stone:

Township

of

Glanbrook


In Lasting Memory of Those who made the

Supreme sacrifice for Human Liberty


1812 - 1814

1899 - 1902

1914 - 1918

1939 - 1945

1950 - 1953

Peacekeeping


And in grateful recognition of those

who were sparred to return.

 

 


Left stone:

Names Of The Fallen Comrades 

From

The Township Of Glanbrook


1914 - 1918

Albert Bell

Elvis Bell

Linnell Bliss

Alexander Bull

John Cleghorn

Angus Fletcher

Reginald Fowler

Roy Gowland

Gordon Hildreth

Norman Krick

Arthur Switzer

Harold Switzer

William Thomas

 

1939 - 1945

Donald Bates

Malcolm Carver

Roy Clausen 

David Crozier D.F.M.

Harley Duff

Robert Fletcher

Roy Hillgartner

Orville J. Jerome

Ivan Kelly

Laverne Oliphant

Grant Simpson

Arthur Switzer


At The Going Down Of The Sun And In The

Morning We Will Remember Them

 



Right stone:

Names Of The Fallen Comrades

From The Commonwealth Air Training Base

At Mt. Hope

 

1939 - 1945

L.A.C.  Dennis Donahue

L.A.C.  Dennis A. Drayton

L.A.C.  Reginald A. Gillam

L.A.C.  Ernest Johnson

L.A.C.  James Watson

L.A.C.  Tauton O.C. Pauyat

A.C.I.  Stephen Proudly

L.A.C.  Charles G. Chadwick

F/L   John O.D. Kellow

F/O  Peter Scott A.F.C.

Sgt.  Richard G. Board

Sgt.  Edward Doughty

Cpl.  Colin J. Campbell

Cpl.  Michael Joseph Quinn

L.A.C.   Sidney L. Bressloff


I've Trod The High Untrespassed Sanctity Of Space

Put Out My Hand And Touched The Face Of God









 



Sunday, 25 October 2020

Toronto - Harbord Collegiate Institute

 

 

Location:  City of Toronto     N 43.66066   W -79.93690

In front of the school, 286 Harbord Street.

This memorial was erected in 1921, thanks to the staff and students of Harbord Collegiate Institute who raised funds at the time to honour those from the school who served and died in World War I.  Over 500 students and staff from Harbord Collegiate served in the Great War, sadly 78 of those did not return.  The original plaques listed only 75 names, but research found the names of 3 others that where added in 2014.  The name of the sculptor, Geo. W. Hill, is etched into the base of the statue.

The memorial proudly stands at the front entrance of the school, for all to see as a reminder of the sacrifices made by those brave staff and students who died while fighting for freedom, so young with their lives ahead of them, they chose to defend their King and country.

 

 

Marker text:

Front:

(Harbord Collegiate Institute crest)

THESE FORMER PUPILS

DIED FOR HUMANITY

IN

THE GREAT WAR

OF

1914 - 1919


"WE ARE THE DEAD, SHORT DAYS AGO

WE LIVED, FELT DAWN, SAW SUNSET GLOW

LOVED AND WERE LOVED, AND NOW WE LIE

IN FLANDERS FIELDS."

 

 

 

Right side:

LT. F.H. LANGSTONE

FL. LT.  AUSTIN R. LAPP

LT. JOHN LEONARD, M.C.

CAPT. L.B.M. LOUDON

A.W. McALLISTER

HAROLD G. McCONNELL

LT. DOUGLAS F. MacKENZIE

FL. LT. J.L. McLINTOCK

PAUL McLAUGHLIN

MAJOR WILLIAM H. McLAREN

WILFRED MACKLEM

CAPT. F. ROSS MEDLAND

LT. COL. A.A. MILLER

WILLIAM MOFFATT

CAPT. W.M. CARLTON MONK

LT. HAROLD MOSSMAN, M.C.

CAPT. H. GERARD MUNTZ

LT. J.C. NEWCOMBE

NORMAN E.G. PATTON

LT. CECIL V. PERRY, M.C.

LT. WILLIAM PROUDFOOT

LT. H. CHARLES QUAIL

LAWRENCE B. RAMSAY

FL. LT. ARNOLD B. READE

FL. LT. CLIFFORD E. RIDER

CLIFFORD E. ROGERS

LT. FRED. SCOTT

LT. HARLEY SMITH

DOUGLAS SPARKS

LT. JAMES D. STEPHEN

W.E. STEWART

LT. GEOFFREY TAYLOR

NORMAN WHEADON, M.M.

HAROLD WORTHINGTON

LT. GEORGE B. BICKLE

MAJOR FRANK CONNERY

LT. EGERTON B. BAINES

LT. G. THOROLD

SGT. DOUGLAS G. MITCHELL, M.M.

LT. CHARLES L.M. MORRISON

 

 

 

 

Left side:

C. FRED ADAMS

LT. COL. W.D. ALLAN, D.S.O.

CAPT. LOU D. ANDERSON

FL. LT. CHARLES T. BRIMER

LT. B.H. ACTON BURROWS

ROBERT D. CONKLIN

MAJOR JAMES P. CRAWFORD

WILLIAM T. CRUMMY

FL. LT. FRANK W. CURTIS

NURSING SISTER CAROLA DOUGLAS

CAPT. ARTHUR J. DUNCAN

FL. LT. GEORGE S. FLEMING

CHARLES H. FOX

GORDON G. GALLOWAY

NORMAN C. GALE

GUY GARRETT

LT. JAMES A. GARVIE, M.C.

LT. HAROLD GROVES

LT. D. GALER HAGARTY

FL. COM'R. WILLIAM T. HALL

LT. GORDON HAMILTON

CAPT. J. FULLER HENDERSON

RAYMOND F. HENDERSON

LT. CHARLES HEWSON

FL. LT. C. VICTOR HEWSON

LT. RICHARD H. HOCKEN

CAPT. ROBERT HOME

STUART HOUGH

LT. JOHN HOWARD

FL. LT. ALFRED HUTTY

ERIC G. JONES

NURSING SISTER LILY DENTON KEYS

LT. HERBERT N. KLOTZ

LT. LLOYD B. KYLES

MAJOR J. MILES LANGSTAFF

LT. MYER TUTZER COHEN, M.C.

LT. WALTER HOWARD CURRY

LT. COL. THOMAS CRAIK IRVING, D.S.O.

 














 

 

 


Thursday, 22 October 2020

Naughton

 

Location:  Greater Sudbury     N 46 24.119   W -81 11.732

In front of the Community Centre, 1955 Regional Road 55 (Old Highway 17).

 

This memorial is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion and the 2964 Walden Irish Army Cadets.  It was moved to this site in November 2003 and re-dedicated at that time.  The Cadets are affiliated with the 2nd Battalion Irish Regiment of Canada.  They have three primary goals. To develop in youth the attributes of leadership and good citizenship, promote physical fitness, and to stimulate an interest in the Sea, Army and Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces. 

The memorial plays a role in honouring those who have served and in teaching the youth about the role of history, service and honour.  The memorial lists a group of sponsors as well as recognizing the major conflicts and the sacrifices made by those who gave all.

 

 

 

 

Marker text:

Legion Plaque

Lest We Forget

 

 

 

TO THE GLORY OF GOD

AND OUT VALIANT DEAD

WHO GAVE THEIR ALL

THAT WE COULD LIVE.

 

 

 

WWI   1914-1918

WWII   1939-1945

Korean   1950-1953

Peacekeeping

 

 

 

Relocation and Redication by:

2964 Walden Irish

Army Cadets

November 8, 2003