Friday, 20 July 2018

New Durham

 

 
Location:  Oxford County     N 43 02.496   W 80 34.028
In the New Durham Cemetery, where the New Durham Road meets County Road 129.

Very nice memorial located in the village cemetery.  A red granite stone lists the names of eight men lost in World War I.
The memorial is decorated with an angel holding an olive branch of peace, and separately a beaver to represent Canada.  The engraved names are difficult to read from my photos.  Eight crosses, one for each man, stand in front of the memorial stone to represent the graves where they rest in Europe.



Marker text:
LIEUT. A.E. METCALF M.C.
31st INF. BATT.
BORN 1892 - 1917

PTE. G. HAMMOND
NO. 772488    125th BATT.
1898 - 1919

PTE. J.H. GEORGE
NO. 784417    87th BATT.
1898 - 1917

PTE. A. STADDOM
NO. 127684    71st BATT.
1885 - 1916

PTE. A.E. HENDERSON
125525  70th BATT.
1890 - 1916

PTE. W.B. YATES
6754    1st BATT. 
1893 - 1915

PTE. F. JAUNCEY
PTE. JOHN CONNELLY

GREAT LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT
HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS










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