Location: Niagara Region N 42 52.559 W 79 03.577
In the cemetery at the corner of Ridgeway Road and Farr Avenue, under the water tower.
This location in the Crystal Beach Cemetery is home to two memorials and the final resting place of several veterans.
The first memorial was originally erected in Queen's Circle, in the centre of the village of Crystal Beach, in 1921. It was moved to this site in 1999.
The second memorial is an Honour Roll of men lost from this area in the wars of the 20th century. It is a more modern memorial, erected by the Ridgeway Branch 230 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Not far from this location is the National Historic Site cairn marking the 1866 Battle of Ridgeway, a key skirmish in the Fenian Raids.
Crystal Beach memorial:
IN LOVING MEMORY
LOCAL VETERANS WHO SERVED
CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
IN THE 20TH CENTURY
THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED AT QUEEN'S CIRCLE,
VILLAGE OF CRYSTAL BEACH CIRCA 1921.
IT WAS MOVED TO ITS PRESENT SITE IN 1999
AN INITIATIVE OF THE CRYSTAL BEACH VIDEO GROUP
(CATHY HERBERT, PAUL KASSAY, JANET TRUCKENBRODT)
LEST WE FORGET
RIDGEWAY BRANCH 230
WORLD WAR I
1914 - 1918
WORLD WAR II
1939 - 1945
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR
FALLEN COMRADES WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
WALTER (RED) BAKER
W. ROSS BERTAAN
E. TED HUTCHINGS
THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
FREEDOM ISN'T FREE