Saturday, 13 December 2014
Location: Bruce County N 44 18.360 W 81 16.348
On the corner of Queen Street and Goldie Street.
In the heart of the downtown area of historic Paisley, proudly stands a wonderful memorial to the men of this town and neighbouring communities who gave their lives in the Great War. A true testament to the dedication of the local citizens and the sadness of great loss associated with sacrifices of freedom, this beautiful cenotaph epitomizes the reason that I continue to discover the small towns and their memorials dedicated to the men of a stronger generation. Paisley is like so many small towns of Ontario, who cherish their history and are proud of those who came before them to provide the freedoms we enjoy today.
Across the road stands the elegant old Town Hall, now home to Branch 295 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
JAMES D. BAIN
FRED A. BALLACHEY
FRANK S. BOYLE
JOHN L. HAMILTON
A. GLADSTONE McGREGOR
DUNCAN C. McKERRACHER
EMERSON A. PEARCE
THEIR NAME LIVETH
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
PAISLEY AND ADJOINING TOWNSHIPS OF
BRUCE ELDERSLIE GREENOCK AND SAUGEEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
ALEX C. McGILLIVRAY
R. BRUCE McGREGOR
ALEX N. McLEISH
WM. J. WHITE
THOMAS A. WOODS
"THESE LAID THE WORLD AWAY POURED OUT THE RED
SWEET WINE OF YOUTH GAVE UP THE YEARS TO BE
OF WORK AND JOY AND THAT UNHOPED SERENE
THAT MEN CALL AGE:-
AND WE HAVE COME INTO OUR HERITAGE"
WM. A. ANSTEAD
JOHN R. BLACKBURN
GEO. E. SWITZER
M WM. SWITZER