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.
 




Back:
SOLDIERS
MEMORIAL
LIBRARY













Saturday, 9 June 2018

Castleton

 

Location:  Northumberland County     N 44 05.654   W 77 56.139
On the corner of Spring Street and Norway Street.
 

This memorial was unveiled in August 1920, by the Castleton Women's Institute and the Municipality of Cramahe Township.  Today, the Remembrance Day Ceremonies are attended by members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 380 of Warkworth, and by 8 Wing of CFB Trenton.
During the years of the First World War, the Women's Institute was instrumental in raising funds for the memorial, as well as sending care packages to soldiers overseas.  Knitted socks seem to be a common item sent to the troops.
The names of those lost from The Great War appear on the front of the memorial, while those lost in the Second World War were later added on the back.  Something I have not seen before is the names from WWI are listed under "Killed in Action" and "Died of Wounds", which seems an odd distinction for a cenotaph.
Four round concrete balls are laid in the ground in front of the granite monument.  These balls list the WWI battles of Courcelette, Mons, Ypres and Vimy Ridge.
 


Marker text:
Front:
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO
PAID THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN GREAT WAR OF
1914     1918

JUSTICE PEACE
& LIBERTY
FOR ALL MANKIND

KILLED IN ACTION
PTE. ED. S. COCHRANE   SEPT 16, 1916
PTE. G.L. CHATTERSON   NOV. 7, 1917
PTE. GEO. DIXON   JUNE 2, 1916
PTE. H.H. FARROW   JAN. 10, 1918
PTE. EARL C. MOORE   MAY 8, 1917
PTE. ED. M. ONYON   APRIL 9, 1917
PTE. ROBT. POMEROY   SEPT. 18, 1916
PTE. ERNEST POWELL   AUG. 28, 1918
PTE. ARTHUR PETERS   APRIL 29, 1915
PTE. F.C. RICHARDS   JUNE 2, 1916

DIED OF WOUNDS
CORP. RAYMOND J. BROWN   MAY 18, 1917
PTE. L.T. GODWIN   APRIL 18, 1917
PTE.  WALTER MORGAN   SEPT. 15, 1917
PTE. WM. CLAUD PETERS   MARCH 15, 1917
GP. CLAYTON POMEROY   NOV. 1, 1916
PTE. ROY E. GRAHAM   MARCH 15, 1916

UNITED WE STAND
DIVIDED WE FALL

LEST WE FORGET
LEST WE FORGET

ERECTED BY
THE MUNICIPALITY
OF CRAMAHE AND CASTLETON W.I.
 
 
 





Back:
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO
PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN WORLD WAR II

PTE. JOHN E. BERTRAND   AGE 23 YEARS
PTE. GEORGE R. POMEROY   AGE 26 YEARS
P.O. LLOYD G. BISHOP   AGE 22 YEARS
F/SGT. CLARENCE A. MASSEY   AGE 30 YEARS
TR. REGINALD C. MUTTON   AGE 27 YEARS
P.O. FRANCIS G. SEELEY   AGE 20 YEARS
 


Saturday, 2 June 2018

Markdale

 
Location:  Grey County     N 44 19.049   W 80 33.972
At the corner of Main Street West and Argyle Street, on the grounds of the Markdale Hospital.

This memorial was first erected in 1923, in the Markdale Public Cemetery.  The three large stone plaques listed the names of the 142 brave locals citizens who fought in the Great War, and the 33 brave souls who paid the supreme sacrifice. 
In 1971, the memorial was relocated within the cemetery to place of lesser prominence and the local members of the Royal Canadian Legion felt this was disrespectful.  The three stones plaques where removed and stored at the legion hall.  A smaller brass plaque was created and erected in the town library, but with the creation of a new library, the brass plaque was removed and stored in the basement. 
The Legion and veterans fought to have their memorial restored to a place of honour, and in 1979, property was granted on the grounds of the Markdale Hospital.  A new memorial was created at this site to honour the heroes of the World Wars, and in 1983, the three original stone plaques where added to the new memorial, to honour the names of those who served and died in both World Wars.  The names of those lost in World War II added shortly after this time.  The Markdale Horticultural Society maintains the flower beds around the memorial.
A very nice memorial plagued by political decisions of the past, now pays honour to those soldiers from the past, and thanks also to the diligence of the Legion to carry on and do what's right.


 
Marker text:
Front stone:
1914     1918

1939     1945

(Legion crest)
BY THE GRACE OF GOD MAY ALL
THAT PAUSE AT THIS CENOTAPH
HOLD SACRED THE MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO SERVED AND THOSE
WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
THAT OUR COUNTRY MIGHT REMAIN FREE

1950 KOREA 1953

LEST WE FORGET
 



 
Original Stone:
Centre panel:
THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR OF
1914 -- 1918

H.M. ARMSTRONG
FRED. BASSETT
W.R. BOWEN
MAT. BRADLEY
WALLACE BRETT
TOM. CAVANAUGH
ALEX. CLARK
ALBERT COMBER
RUSSELL DENNISON
WALKER GIBSON
JOS. HALBERT

FRED. S. HALBERT
ED. HOWEY
ERNEST HOYLES
EDGAR HUTCHINSON
LLOYD KIRKTOWN
ELMER KINNEAR
GABRIEL LEE
WALLACE MATHEWSON
TAYLOR MARTIN
S.H. MARTIN
JOHN MORRISON

FRANK McFADDEN
LEONARD McFADDEN
W.J. McKISSOCK
JOHN McLEOD
CLIFFORD PROUD
H.A. SEABROOK
A.L. SEWELL
CECIL SPARROW
C. SUTHERLAND
OSBORNE TWEEDY
BRUCE WALKER


1939  --  1945
J. BENNETT
A. BROWN
W. DIXON
E. EDMUNDS
R. FITCH
M. FUGERE
K. GEMMELL
A. CAMERON
H. WHITNEY

D. GRAHAM
J. LEITCH
A. MACAULAY
R. McFADDEN
J. STEWART
L. WILSON
W. WYVILL
 



Left stone:
THESE FROM MARKDALE AND VICINITY SERVED IN THE WAR
1914  --  1918

MISS LAURA ADAMS
JOHN W. ADAMS
W.H. ARMSTRONG
HARRY BECKERLEY
FRED BEIGHTON
EMERSON BELLAMY
L.D. BINNS
LESLIE BOYD
STANLEY BOYD
A.V. BOWEN
HENRY BRADLEY
Wm. BRANIFF
S.R. BREADNER
PRESTON BEATTIE
NORMAN BRIDGE
S.H. BUCHANAN
LLOYD BURNSIDE
Wm. BUTTERFIELD
RONALD COMBER
R.A.M. COOK M.D.
JOHN CRAVEN
JAMES CROWTHER
GORDON DAVIDSON
W.M. DAVIS
THOS. DAVIS
MISS MAY DEVITT
G.S. DUNDAS
A.S. EAGLES
GORDON FOSTER
HARRY FOSTER
Wm. FOSTER
GEORGE FOY
GORDON FRASER
T.R. FREEMAN
OSCAR GILLESPIE

ALBERT GIVENS
TEO GIVENS
Wm. GREGORY
T. GALLIMORE
J.A. GAWLEY
J.H. GIBSON
T.E. GIBSON
RAYMOND GREGORY
JAMES GOULD
K.R. HASKETT
G.W. HASKETT
JACK HATTON
ADDIE HOLLEY
BENJAMIN HOLLEY
JAMES HOLLEY
PORTER HOLLEY
HERBERT HOLLEY
HAROLD HOLLEY
BERT. HOLLEY
S.F. HUNTER
H.B. HUTCHINSON
RHESA JACKSON
RALPH JOHNSTON
KENNETH JOHNSTON
P.J. KELLY
M.E. KELLY
BERT. KINNEAR
WILLIS KINNEAR
RUSSELL KIRK
FRED. KIRKTON
ED. KLEIST
R.F. KNOWLDEN
Wm. LAIRD
ADAM LAWRENCE
E.A. LEE
 




Right stone:
THESE FROM MARKDALE AND VICINITY SERVED IN THE WAR
1914  --  1918

JOSEPH H. LEE
J.B. LEGETTE
J.H. LESLIE
A. LEVI
NORMAN LEVI
J.A. LEVI
WALTER LOUCKS
G.F. LUCAS
KEN. LUCAS
J.B. LUCAS Jr.
GEORGE MACPHERSON
LYALL MATHEWSON
FRED. MATHEWSON
H.H. MERCER
G.F. MERCER
W.D. MERCER
W.S. MERRIAM
A. MERRIFIELD
J.H. MIDDLETON
JOHN MAC DONALD
A.J. MAC DONALD
JOS. McCLUNG
H.F. McEACHNIE
MELVILE McKAY
J.G. McGEE
J.N. McINNIS
ELGIN McLEAN
THOS. McLEAN
C.E. McWHINNEY
A.H. NOBLE
H.E. PERKINS
RONALD PHALEN
W.J. PLEWES
JOHN PRICE
Wm. RADCLIFF
ERNEST RITCHIE

JOHN RITCHIE
ALEX. SHUTE
JOS. STAFFORD
ALEX. STEWART
ROBT. STEWART
MELVIN STEER
WES. STODDART
ALEX. TELFORD
ROBERT TELFORD
Wm. TELFORD
J.S. THIBAUDEAU
J.S. THOMPSON
W.H. THOMPSON
GEORGE THOMPSON
ANGUS M. TORRIE
C.E. WALDEN
W.H. WALL
G.H.B. WALKER
WILL. WALKER
JAMES WALKER
J.W. WARD
HAROLD WATSON
ROBT. WATTERSON
Wm. WELLS
HAROLD WELSH
LUCAS WELSH
W.H. WHITEOAK
RICHARD WHITNEY
ELMER WILEY
MORLEY WILLIAMS
ROY WOODS
STANLEY YORK
STANLEY YOUNG
A.E. WYVILLE
ISAAC R. ELDER