Sunday, 18 June 2017
Location: Renfrew County N 45 17.833 W 76 43.46
On the south side of Madawaska Street, in a small park beside the lake.
This memorial sits in a beautiful location along the shore of Calabogie Lake. It consists of two tall granite steles flanking a smaller centre stele. The memorial was erected in 1967 by the Bagot and Blythfield Centennial Committee, making this cenotaph now 50 years old. It certainly does not show its age, the memorial and the grounds being well cared for. The names of those who died in the World Wars are forever engraved in the granite. The early crest of the Canadian Legion, the British Empire Service League is also featured above the list of names.
Details of those lost in World War I.
CHARLES BAILEY. Born January 11, 1882 in Calabogie. Enlisted with the 1st Battalion in Edmonton in May of 1915. Killed in action near Courcelette, France, September 21, 1916. Buried in the Vimy Memorial Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=44444
CLEVELAND CRAIG. Born August 26, 1894 in Calabogie. Enlisted with the 3rd Battalion in Renfrew in March of 1916. Died of his wounds near Lapugnoy, France, August 21, 1917. Buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France. http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=2111
MILTON CHARBONNEAU. Born January 1, 1897 in Blythfield, Renfrew County. Enlisted with the 3rd Battalion in Arnprior in February of 1916. Died in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917. Buried in the Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=39428
JACK MARTELL. Born February 6, 1884 in Calabogie. Enlisted with the 38th Battalion in Renfrew in December of 1915. Killed in action, 4 1/2 miles west of Cambrai, France, September 29, 1918. While in charge of a Lewis Gun Section advancing on the objective during an attack West of Tilloy, he was wounded in the left arm and hand by enemy machine gun fire, when about 200 yards East of the Cambrai-Douai Road. After dressing his wounds and proceeding further he was hit in the head and instantly killed by a machine gun bullet. Buried in the Bourlon Wood Cemetery, France. http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=38633
1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945
JOHN ALEXANDER BOX
WILFRID RAYMOND GAGNON
DUNCAN RAY KIPPEN
THOMAS PATRICK MULVIHILL
EARL LLOYD NICOL
GORDON KEITH WILLIS