Thursday, 29 December 2011
This memorial was dedicated in 1935. It was designed and constructed by Alfred Davis. The brass plaque located on the monument was a gift from the Cookstown Women's Institute and was originally unveiled on 11 April 1921 in a bank in Cookstown.
The memorial also had added another plaque with the names of those lost in the Second World War, and a stone for Korea.
A German Minenwarfer(trench mortar) sits in the garden in front of the memorial.
Text as follows:
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF COOKSTOWN AND VICINITY
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN FREEDOM'S CAUSE
1914 - IN THE GREAT WAR - 1918
Elmer McMaster Aug. 1918 France, Wm. R. Coleman Sept. 1916 Somme, Wm. J. Moir June 1916 Ypres, Wm. Fraser Sept. 1916 Somme, Geo. Copeland Sept. 1916 Courcelette, Hilliard Rainey Oct. 1916 Courcelette, Clarence Chantler Oct. 1916 Courcelette, Alvin Arnold Oct. 1916 Somme, Clark Duff Oct. 1916 Courcelette, W.J. Perneigie Sept. 1917 Somme, Jno. Baker May 1917 Lens, Wellington Dunham Sept. 1916 Somme, Walter Thomas Apr. 1917 Vimy, Wm. Burns May 1917 Fresnoy, Jas. Sutherland Apr. 1917 Vimy, Albert Prince May 1917 Fresnoy, Archie Smith Oct. 1917 Passchendaele, Alf. Griggs Dec. 1917 France, Frank Rankin Apr. 1917 Vimy, H. Bassingthwaite Sept. 1917 Lens, Earl Neilly June 1917 Fresnoy, Gordon Nevils July 1918 France, Alex Gooch Aug. 1918 France, Calvin F.W. Duff Aug. 1918 Amiens, Ed Taggart Sept. 1918 Arras, Sam'l Draper Aug. 1918 Amiens, Lorne Corbett Sept. 1918 Arras, Esten Lowrie Dec. 1918 France, Wm. Hill Dec 1916 Camp Borden, Harry Flay Sept. 1916 Camp Borden
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II
Fred Batters - Oct. Belgium 1944
Douglas Dawson - Sept. Holland 1944
Gordon Dawson - Nov. Germany 1944
Robt. Mumberson - Sept. North Sea 1944
Clayton Philson - Canada 1944
Archie Riley - Oct. Belgium 1944