Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Trent River



Location:  Nothumberland County   N 44 23.595  W 77 52.425
On the east side of County Road 30, south of Havelock, along the south side of the Trent River.
 

This is a very striking and impressive memorial dedicated to the local men who served and died for their country.  Originally dedicated to one soldier in 1928, who died in the Great War, later plaques were added to honour other names of local heroes.  It has been restored and rededicated at least twice since its first unveiling.  Oddly, the first name on the memorial is changed from Cowain to Cowan in later dedications.  Two small plaques at the front of the memorial, on each side of the 1914-1918 gates, give homage to those responsible for the creation of this stunning memorial.    Fitting with the theme of the river, at the top of the cenotaph is a statue of a common gull.
 



Marker text:
Top plaque:
IN MEMORY OF
PTE. RICHARD OLIVER COWAIN
No. 195538  93RD. BATT. C.E.F.
KILLED IN ACTION VIMY RIDGE
APRIL 9TH, 1917
AGED 25 YEARS
 


Middle plaque:
REDEDICATED TO
RICHARD OLIVER COWAN
AND
ALL WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
FROM THIS COMMUNITY

WWI 1914-1918
WWII 1939-1945
KOREA 1950-1953

AUG. 26th, 1988

Bottom plaque:
REDEDICATED TO
RICHARD OLIVER COWAN
GEORGE EDMUND LONGMUIR
AND
ALL WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
FROM THIS COMMUNITY
JUNE 13, 2010
 









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