Sunday, 15 April 2012

Burlington


Location:  N 43° 19.562 W 079° 47.943  On the corner of Brant Street and Ontario Street, beside the City Hall.


The Burlington Cenotaph now stands in a small park beside the City Hall. It was dedicated in April 1922 by Lord Byng and was then located in a park setting on the downtown shore of Lake Ontario. It was moved to its present location after the construction of the new City Hall in 1962.

The Cenotaph is a ten foot column of grey stone on a two tier stone base. On the top of the column is a seven foot bronze statue of a Canadian soldier in WWI battle-dress.

The names of 39 WWI fatalities from Burlington and Nelson Township are engraved on both sides of the column. On the back of the column are engraved the names of 17 key WWI Canadian battle locations such as Vimy Ridge, Arras, Mons, Ypres and the Somme.

On the front of the column is a large bronze plaque four feet by three feet in size, with the names inscribed of 43 service people from this area who died in WWII.

The Korean Vets are remembered by an engraving on the base of the column.

Each year on Remembrance Day, a Veterans Parade leads to the Cenotaph where a service is conducted by Branch 60, Royal Canadian Legion. This service is always well attended by citizens of all ages and representatives from all levels of government.

--above quoted from War Monuments of Canada website

Marker Text:
Front:
IN HONOUR
OF THE MEN OF
BURLINGTON
AND
NELSON TOWNSHIP
WHO SERVED IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

brass plaque:
1939 - 1945
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF
BURLINGTON AND NELSON TOWNSHIP
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN WORLD WAR II
Paasant Thelma, Breckon P.J., Budgen J.E.C., Cooper D., Cripps A.H., Cupido A., Curtis J.E.,
Deforest W.C., Ferguson P., Forgett R.J.L., French G.V., Green E.S., Griffith M.H., Hedley W.J., Hooks, J., Johnson A.F., Kearse P.H., Koropchuk G., Koropchuk J., Kurtz D., Langford G., Maude F., MacDonald A.R., MacFarlane D.W., McConachie R.J., McCulloch D.M., Mercer R.L., Peart D.R., Power N.F., Reynolds H.G., Rogers L.H., Rutzki J., Smith C.H., Sovereign G.B., Stevens H.H., Taylor N.A., Toomer V., Treversh J., Watson G.H., Williamson J.W., Wilson W.S.

KOREAN WAR  1950 - 1953

Left:
JOSEPH E. ALLEN, C. HARTLEY ALLEN, CHESTER BAKER. HARRY BRACKNELL, JOHN R. BIBBY, HARRY BRAIN, HERBERT J. BUCKINGHAM, CLIFFORD CARTER, LESLIE CLINE, DOUGLAS DREVER, THOMAS GRAHAM, ARTHUR GROVES, PERCY GARLAND, WILLIAM GOODYEAR, EDWARD HUNT, SAMUEL A. HUNTER, FRANK J. HEDGES, HERBERT W. KEARSE, WILLIAM K. KEARNS

Rear:
PASSCHENDAELE
HOOGE - ARRAS
SANCTUARY WOOD
COURCELETTE
AMIENS - ST. ELOI
MONS - VIMY RIDGE
GIVENCHY - LENS
YPRES - FESTUBERT
BOURLON WOOD - DOUAI
SOMME - CAMBRAI

Right:
WILLIAM KNIGHT, GEORGE W. LePAGE, HERBERT MORGAN, ROBERT MORSE, J. O. McNAIR, ALBERT OAKES, FRED C. PEPPIATT, WARRIE C. POTTER, ROBERT REESE, ERIC ROWLEY, ROY SMITH, STANLEY SMITH, EDWARD SUMMERS, EDWIN H. STEPHENSON, EDGAR C. SIMMONS, ROBERT SAUNDERS, WALTER TARRY, MARK W. WILLIAMS, FRED WALSH












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