Saturday, 21 July 2012

Fergus


 
Location:  Wellington County, Centre Wellington   N 43 42.170  W 080 22.597 
Located in a park at the north-east corner of Tower Street and Bridge Street.

This memorial was first erected in 1935, as a result of the efforts of Dr. Norman Craig, a former Flight-Lieutenant, whose play provided the proceeds to erect this memorial.  A stone is dedicated to Dr. Craig and his efforts.

The memorial itself consists of on original large shaft, and two shorter shafts on each side to list the names of those who died from the two World Wars.

Marker text:
Front central shaft:
TO
OUR
GLORIOUS
DEAD

1914 - 1918

WORLD WAR II
1939-1945

KOREA
1950- 1953

Front left shaft:
1939-1945
EDWIN HAYWARD
CECIL JACKSON
DOUGLAS MUIR
LESLIE McFARLANE
HARRY PREST
ARCHIE ROBERTSON
WALTER SADLER
PETER TAIT
ALVIN CAMPBELL
BURTON D. HOWARD

Front right shaft:
1939-1945
JAMES BERGIN
BERT CUDNEY
GLEN ELLIOT
JOHN FLANNERY
SETH FLANNERY
ALLAN GAULEY
ERNEST GIBBS
HAROLD BETTENSON
JOHN DRISCOLL

Main shaft left side:
PASSCHENDAELE
HILL 70
AMIENS
ARRAS
DROCOURT-QUEANT
CANAL DU NORD
MONS

THE RHINE

Main shaft right side:
YPRES
ST. JULIEN
GIVENCHY
SOMME
COURCELETTE
VIMY RIDGE

NORTH SEA
EGYPT
MESOPOTAMIA
SIBERIA

Main shaft rear:
ROBERT AIKEN  1ST BATTN.
JOHN ALLAN  87TH BATTN.
FRED BEATTIE  11TH BATTN.
WALTER BELLAMY  4TH DIV C.M.G.C.
DAVID J. BLACK 1ST BATTN.
HUGH H. BLACK M.M. 31ST BATTN.
ROBERT J. BLACK  54TH BATTN.
S.S. BLACK   1ST DIV C.M.G.C.
E.E. BLANCHETT  21ST RY. CC
ROBERT G. CLARK 1ST BATTN.
JAMES COLLIE 18TH BATTN.
RUSSELL L. COLLINGRIDGE  3RD BATTN.
RUSSELL COLTART  C.F.A.
HENRY CONLIN M.M. 18TH BATTN.
JOHN L. COOK  54TH BATTN.
WILLIAM J. COURTNEY  18TH BATTN.
R. STANLEY DASS  46TH BATTN.
ERNEST L. DAVIES  87TH BATTN.
R. DAVIS  9TH BATTERY
JAMES EDMISTON  18TH BATTN.
ERNEST E. FARLEY  54TH BATTN.
ISLAND B. FISH  28TH BATTN.
CECIL FLOOD  R.C.E.
DAVID GREGSON  1ST BATTN.
LAWRENCE T. HARRISON  18TH BATTN.
JOSEPH HOWARD  C.M.G.C.
EVERAD B. IMRIE  18TH BATTN.
WILLIAM JOHNSTON  47TH BATTN.
EVAN KERRUISH  R.A.F.
FREDERICK S. KIRVAN  87TH BATTN.
GEORGE B. LEECH  47TH BATTN.
HARRY MIDDLETON  4TH BATTN.
OLIVER NESBITT  43RD BATTERY
REX E. PERRY  74TH BATTN.
PETER PICK  1ST BATTN.
WILLIAM J. REA  C.F.A.
LUTHER A. READY  75TH BATTN.
JAMES M. RICHARDSON  8TH BATTN.
MICHAEL RYAN  26TH BATTN.
WILLIAM SIMPSON  75TH BATTN.
JAMES E. SKEOCH  C.M.G.C.
JAMES H. STEELE  P.P.C.L.I.
GEORGE STEWART  18TH BATTN.
ALEXANDER C. WHITELAW  3RD C.M.G.C.
WALTER E. WILLIAMS  75TH BATTN.
LLOYD W. YOUNG  18TH BATTN.

THESE THOUGHT NOT OF SELF
BUT GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR US

 
 Dedication Stone:
THIS PARK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
DOCTOR NORMAN CRAIG  M.R.C.S.(ENG)
EX FLIGHT SUB-LIEUT.  R.N.A.S.
1895 - 1965
A BELOVED PHYSICIAN IN FERGUS FOR 43 YEARS
WHO DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO HIS PROFESSION
AUTHOR & PRODUCER OF THE PLAY
>YOU'RE LUCKY IF YOU'RE KILLED<
PROCEEDS OF WHICH WERE USED TO ERECT
THIS ORIGINAL WAR MEMORIAL
DIRECTOR OF THE UNVEILING CEREMONIES
AND THE DAWN PARADE  AUGUST 1935

HE IS GREATEST WHO SERVES BEST













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