Thursday, 29 December 2011
A simple yet attractive memorial on the grounds of the Oro-Medonte fairgrounds.
A tall white marlbe shaft, dedicated to those you gave their lives in the First World War. Adorned at the top with a brass symbol of a Canadian maple leaf.
The fairgrounds itself is not always open to the public. A large chain link fence surrounds the area, making it difficult to gain access to the memorial, unless an event is taking place. The memorial can easily be seen from the road however.
The names of those who perished in the Second World War are engraved on the back.
Text as follows:
THESE BRAVE MEN
OF ORO TOWNSHIP
DIED FOR HUMANITY
THE GREAT WAR
James Little, Chauncey Burton, William Bramble, John Storey, Thomas Ross, Hamilton Mitchell, Edward McHugh, Arthur Bell, John Cook, Silvester Herbert, Arthur Forrester, Wallace Key, Oscar Wiser, James Pearsall, Gilbert McArthur, John Vessey, John McArthur, Peter McArthur, Norman Dicker, Bernard Mitchell, Joseph Pemberton, John Beaton, Alex H. McCuaig, Norman Wearing, Harold Pearsall, Walter R. Malcolm, Reuben Crawford, Wm. O'Connell
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOREVER MORE
Barnes Harold E., Clarke Arthur K., Clarke Edward A., Douglas Albert, Henson Robert D., Miller Ronald O., Pilkey John D., Sampson Raymond L., Walker William G., Wrigley Gordon P.