Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Eganville

 

Location:  Renfrew County     N 45 32.241   W 77 06.060
At the corner of Pontiac Street and Wellington Street.
 

 
This memorial was erected by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #353, and sits at the west end of their parking lot.   A 155mm Howitzer, built in Sorel, Quebec is the dominant feature of this fairly modern cenotaph.  The words "Let the guns be silent" are the largest and most prominent words on this memorial, no names are remembered, only the conflicts of the previous century.

Marker text:
"LET THE BUNS BE SILENT"

WORLD WAR I
1914 - 1918

(Legion crest)
353


WORLD WAR II
1939 - 1945

IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO MADE
THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE



KOREA
1950 - 1953
AND PEACEKEEPERS
















Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Poplar Hill

 
Location:  Middlesex County     N 43 00.291   W 81 30.786
In Poplar Hill Park, off of Poplar Hill Road.
 

This memorial is dedicated to the men of Lobo Township who made the supreme sacrifice in the two World Wars.  The Memorial Park was established in 1919 to honour those lost in the Great War.
The back of the memorial is dedicated to the pioneers and settlers of Lobo.  A black metal fence guards the memorial from curious passers by, although a gate does allow access.  This park can be very busy at times with many different activities happening, so this small level of protection is welcome in this instance, as not everyone understands the respect that should be given to local cenotaphs.   Lest We Forget.
 


 
Marker text:
Front:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND DEDICATED TO THE OFFICERS,
NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, AMD MEN OF
LOBO TOWNSHIP, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE TWO WORLD WARS

1914    1918
BASIL A. BOWMAN
PERCY C. CAVERHLL
WILLIAM P. COCHRANE
DUNCAN COLVIN
NORMAN EVERSON
REYNOLDS JACKSON
ALFRED LOCKY
EARNEST LOCKY

DUGALD S. McARTHUR
JAMES McARTHUR
ARCHIBALD McMURPHY
DUGALD McMURPHY
EDWARD MOORE
WILLIAM J. NAGEL
RALPH W. ROBINSON
SAMUEL SMITH
WINLOW J. STANLEY

1939     1945
GEORGE BENNER
LLOYD BRAYFORD
M.J. HOWARD

MARTIN McMURPHY
NORMAN G. PEARCE
ALEXANDER STEWART
RUSSEL C. ZAVITZ

THEY HEARD THE CALL OF DUTY
AND ANSWERED
 
 



Back:
DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF THE
PIONEERS AND SETTLERS OF LOBO TOWNSHIP
AND THE LOBO SCHOOL PICNIC COMMITTEES


















Saturday, 30 June 2018

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.    Proudly perched at the top of the memorial is a cast-bronze figure of a carrier pigeon, designed by James Wright, and placed here in 1922.


 

 
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
 


 

  


  

 

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Manitoulin Island - Merchant Navy

 
 

Location:  Manitoulin Island     N 45 42.782   W 82 14.778
At the corner of Highway 551 and Monument Road.
 
This memorial is part of the larger Manitoulin District Cenotaph, featuring several memorials seen on this blog previously.   http://ontariowarmemorials.blogspot.com/2017/09/manitoulin-district-cenotaph.html

The Merchant Navy memorial pays tribute to the unsung role of the Merchant Navy during the World Wars and Korea.  Canada lost approximately 31 vessels and 2200 sailors during the vital fight for supply of overseas troops.  Plaques on the memorial list the many ships lost along with the year of their sinking.  The stone plaque with the ship, has been restored since my visit, as the lettering had begun to weather badly.  An anchor rest on top of the memorial and a flagpole mast nicely completes the nautical look.  Thanks to the local residents and legion members for the care and upkeep of this outstanding memorial.  All ships listed were lost in World War II, but the commitment of the Merchant Navy is remembered through all the wars.



Marker test:
Front:
CANADIAN MERCHANT NAVY
MARINE MARCHANDE CANADIENNE
1914 - 18     1939 - 45     1950 - 53

THE LIFE LINE OF THE WORLD


IN MEMORY OF THE KNOWN CANADIAN
MERCHANT SEAMEN AND 31 CANADIAN VESSELS
LOST BY ENEMY ACTION AND THOSE WHO
SERVED IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM

COMMEMORATING
WORLD WAR I     1914 - 1918
WORLD WAR II     1939 - 1945
KOREAN CONFLICT     1950 - 1953
 


Starboard side:
1940
ERIK BOYLE
MAGOG
WATERLOO
THOROLD
KENORDOC
ST. MALO
TREVISA

1942
LIVERPOOL PACKET
MONA MARIE
LUCILLE M.
PRESDODOC
PRINCESS MARGUERITTE
DONALD STEWART
LORD STRATHCOMA
LORD JOHN A. HOLLOWAY

OAKTON
NORFOLK
CHARLES F. NESBITT
CAROLUS
CARIBOU
BIC ISLAND
ROSE CASTLE
J. KAMPMAN
R.J. CULLEN
 



Aft side:
1941
EUROPA
COLLINGWOOD
LADY SOMMERS
SHINAI
PROTUES
NEREUS
VANCOUVER ISLAND

1942
LADY HAWKINS
MONTROLITE
EMPRESS OF ASIA
VICTOLITE
GEORGE L. TORIAN
LENNOX
SARNIADOC
LADY NELSON
ROBERT W. POMEROY

VINELIND
JAMES E. NEWSOM
LADY DRAKE
MILDRED PAULINE
MONT LOUIS
CALGAROLITE
TORONDOC
TROISDOC
FRANK M. BAIRD
 



Port side:
1941
MAPLECOURT
CANADIAN CRUISER
A.D. HUFF
J.B. WHITE
CANADOLITE
PORTODOC

1943
ANGELUS
JASPER PARK
FORT ATHABASKA

1944
FORT BELLINGHAM
FORT ST. NICHOLAS
WATUKA
FORT MISSANABIE
ALBERT C. FIELD
FORT NORFOLK
CORNWALLIS

1945
NIPIWAN PARK
POINT PLEASANT PARK
SORELDOC
TABER PARK
SILVER STAR PARK
GREENHILL PARK
AVONDALE PARK

FORT MAISONNEUVE





Saturday, 16 June 2018

Princeton

 

Location:  Oxford County     N 43 10.188   W 8031.619
In front of the library, corner of Main Street S. and Elgin Street W.
 
 
This memorial was erected in 1998 by the community of Princeton under the direction of the Princeton and District Historical Society.  It sits proudly on the grounds of the former Soldiers Memorial Library, which served the community from 1921 until 1997, when it was replaced with a new modern library.  Along with the new library, this memorial was created, with a new plaque on the front of the stone wall.  The wall is made of fieldstones from the original library, and features the original dedicated Soldiers Memorial Library stone on the back of the new memorial.  The plaque listed the names of those from this community who died and of those who survived the two World Wars.   Hats off the the community and to the historical society for creating a lasting tribute to the original library and to those who paid the price in war.
Stone gates also greet the visitor with sentiments of remembrance of the past with granite plaques built into the stone.
 



Marker text:
Front:
1914 - 1919
IN PROUD AND HONOURED MEMORY
OF

LLOYD H. HUGHES
ERIC HUGHES
GERRIT BROUER
CHAS TOWNSEND
GEO, H. CRACKNELL
REG HOME
WILFRED KIBBLE

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
AND
IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF

BROMPTON J.
BAYLESS H.
CROSS H.
COURTNEY A.
DICKSON D.
DUNN C.
DUCE R.
EDMINSTON R.
FORCE E.
FORCE L.
GAGE R.
HUGHES T.
HUGHES A.
HORNE G.
HUFF H.
KIPP H.
KIPP F.
KEMPERT W.
MOORE C.
McARTHUR W.
MULLIN M.
MISENER W.
McNALLY J.
McDONALD D.
McDONALD M.
McDONALD C.
PELLOW A.
POAD H.
PORTER J.
PRICE G.
RACKNOR E.
REID S.
SUTHERLAND D.M.
SIBBICK G.
TUCKER H.
WILLIAMSON W.
WILSON W.
YARRINGTON A.

WHO GAVE THEIR WILLING SERVICE
IN THE GREAT WAR
TELL THEM OF US AND SAY:
FOR YOUR TO-MORROW THESE GAVE THEIR TO-DAY.
 


1939 - 1945
IN GRATEFUL  & HONOURED MEMORY
OF

REG. BASKETT
GEORGE PARKHILL
GEORGE CRERAR
MORRIS TAYLOR
ROGER VEIT

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
AND
IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF

 AUSTIN D.
BASKETT L.
BASKETT N.
BAYLESS A.
BEATON J.
BRITTAIN R.
CARL E.
CARSON C.
COLLIE E.
COWAN R.
DICKINSON D.
DURHAM J.
EVANS A.E.
FORREST D.
HART C.
HEASLIP G.
JACKSON W.
LAIRD A.
LILLEY A.
LILLEY C.
MALCOLM J.
MEACHAM A.
MERCHANT T.
MORGAN J.
NYE F.
PARKHILL H.W.
PROUT A.
RACKNOR L.
READING E.
READING F.
RUPERT E.
SLAGHT O.
SULSTON R.W.
SWARTS S.O.
TAYLOR E.A.
TAYLOR R.B.
TAYLOR W.H.
TELFER D.
THOMPSON D.
TOTTLE J.
WATTS K.
WATTS R.
WILLSIE E.
WILSON J.B.
YEANDLE E.

WHO SERVED OVERSEAS IN
THE GREAT WAR
THEY SERVED, THAT RIGHT, WHICH IS MORE
PRECIOUS, MIGHT PREVAIL.
 




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