Sunday, 28 June 2020

Oshawa

 
 
Location:  Durham Region     N 43.8941766    W -78.8620625
In Memorial Park, Simcoe Street South at John Street.
 
This memorial was constructed in memory of citizens of Oshawa who sacrificed their lives in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. It was erected by the City of Oshawa. Dr. T.E. Kaiser was the leader of the drive to erect a monument dedicated to the citizens of Oshawa who had sacrificed their lives in the First World War. It was Kaiser's daughter, Josephine, who suggested the "Garden of the Unforgotten" for the Park.
The monument was unveiled by Sir William Mulock, Chief Justice of Ontario, on November 11, 1924. The monument included bronze tablets which listed the names of 138 Oshawa residents killed in the First World War. The monument, though based on a structure in Evesham, England, is quite unique. The memorial contains stones of every First World War Allied Nation, as well as stones from many of the battlefields where Canadians lost their lives. Included in the memorial are stones from England, Scotland, Egypt, Newfoundland, Russia and Japan. Battles immortalized in the Oshawa monument include: Ypres, Vimy Ridge, Arras and Passchendale.
Another special feature of the monument is what lies beneath it. An airtight copper box is buried underneath the structure. It contains artefacts of 1924, such as newspapers, photos, and a cheque from the mayor to pay for the replacement of the slab that must be removed to unearth the box. The time capsule is to be opened in the year 2424. The bronze figure of a Canadian Infantryman still stands, surveying Memorial Park from on top of the monument. In 1948, more plaques were added to mark the losses that Oshawa families suffered in the Second World War and, later, recognition was given to the residents who went to Korea during 1950-53.
The City of Oshawa council approved improvements to Memorial Park in 2000. They included new entrances, new benches and lights, new pathways, and a Garden of the Unforgotten by the memorial. The monument obviously holds an important place in Oshawa's history and it is witness to solemn ceremonies each Remembrance Day.  * from https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/national-inventory-canadian-memorials/details/5571
 
I apologize for the misspelling of any names listed on the plaques, my photos are not as clear as I would have liked.


Marker text:
Front centre:
DEDICATED TO
THE HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF OSHAWA
WHO GAVE ALL THAT
MAN CAN GIVE.  LIFE ITSELF
IN THE GREAT WARS
1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945
1050 KOREA 1953
KNOW YE WHO PASS THIS WAY
THAT THOUGH WE FELL
AND OTHER LANDS NOW CLAIM OUR DUST
WE SLEEP CONTENT

BRITISH EMPIRE STONE FROM WESTMINSTER ABBEY




Front plaque left:
1914   OUR HONOURED DEAD   1918

ANDERSON W.
ATTERSLEY E.M.
BAILEY W.O.
BARR R.P.
BAYNES E.J.
BELL J.T.
BENNETT R.
BENSON E.O.
BLOCKLEY F.
BOND J.
BOOTH W.
BRANCH B.W.
BRITTON W.A.
BRITTON E.W.
BUCKLEY J.
BURGESS H.V.
BURR C.S.
BURTON W.
BUTLER W.
BRAUND W.
CAMPBELL S.F.
COOPER J.A.

CARPENTER J.
CHAPMAN C.
CHEESEWRIGHT J.P.
CLARKE E.G.
CLEMENTS J.C.
COULTER W.H.
COYSTON R.H.
CRAIG J.
CRAIG G.
CROWLE D.W.
CUNNINGHAM F.
DART C.
DAVIES C.S.
DRINKLE E.
DICKIE C.
DIONNE A.
DIONNE G.
DOOKING W.H.
FRENCH W.E.
FARROW B.
FARROW W.T.
FISHER M.
FOSTER C.
FOSTER W.H.

FUDGE W.J.
GARBUTT S.E.
GARROW J.W.
GARROW W.J.
GIBBIE C.
GIBBS R.
GILSON J.
GOULD E.M.
GRAHAM P.
GOWER V.E.
GRANT J.W.
GRIFFITHS J.H.
GYATTO.J.
HERRINGTON K.
HALL A.M.
HARDING C.
HAYNES H.J.
HAZARD A.J.
HAZARD R.
HESTER W.
HOGARTH A.E.
HOREN S.
HOMES T.
HORSLEY J.

HART C.
HOWARD A.G.
HULL W.H.
HUNKING H.H.H.
JEFFRIES A.E.
KEVES R.
LAW A.
LIVESEY G.
LOWE W.H.
LUCAS A.G.
LUXON C.N.
MOORE H.
MEATH J.
MORRIS A.T.
MORRIS W.A.
McCRIMMON N.
McCULLOCH G.
McGRAIL F.J.
McINALLY C.
McJARROW R.
McRAE J.
McMULLEN J.W.
NEWMAN T.E.
OLSON W.

OWEN J.
PARKS K.A.
PATTERSON A.
PELLOLIO H.
PERCY T.J.
PHILLIPS C.E.
PHILLIPS P.J.
POGSON V.O.
PURVIS J.
POWELL A.H.
PARKER E.
REECE T.
SAYERS J.
SCHOOLING J.
SCOTT J.
SLADE P.
SMITH E.J.
SMITH C.J.
SMITH R.
SOLOMAN J.A.
STAINTON E.S.
STONE H.
TAYLOR C.H.
TAYLOR C.W.

THOMAS A.
TRAVAIL E.
TRICK I.J.
TROTT A.J.
TUTTON A.N.
WRIGHT E.
WAITE C.
WALKER W.H.
WALKER F.J.
WALLIG J.A.
WALLIS A.E.
WALNSLEY J.W.
WARING E.
WARD R.
WEST H.C.
WHITE C.L.
WHITE J.R.
WILLITTS A.
WILSON R.H.
WOOD L.
WOOD T.
 



Front plaque right:
1939   OUR HONOURED DEAD   1945

ADAMS E.
ARCHER J.F.
ARMSTRONG J.C.
ASHBY B.E.
BADGLEY V.D.
BANNER J.
BARNES M.
BIRKS R.
BOURNE E.W.
BOVIN E.J.
BROCK C.
BROWN A.J.
BROWN N.E.
BROWN W.R.
BULLEN G.
BURDEN R.T.
BURKE P.D.
CALFORD R.J.
CALLAGHAN J.J.
CAMERON B.
CAMERON D.M.
CARSON H.O.
CARSON L.B.
CARSCADDEN C.H.
CARTER J.T.
CHAPMAN J.

CHEETHAM E.
COCKIN A.
COOKE C.W.
CORDICK J.
CORNELIUS F.
CRAWLEY E.G.
CRONK R.G.
CROUSE R.B.
DUNCAN W.A.
EATON J.E.
EDMONSON G.H.
EDWARDS F.
ELLIOTT J.W.
FETCHISON M.
FAIR W.R.
FARRER J.
FIRTH P.S.
FOOTE R.E.
FINKLE N.
FOSTER W.F.
FRANKLIN E.F.
FRIEND E.D.
FROLIS J.
GILLETTE R.O.
GINGERESKI J.
GOLDSMITH H.F.
GRAY N.C.
GUSCOTT R.B.
HALL S.N.
HANMORE J.A.
HATCH W.
HARTNETT E.H.

HAYTON E.M.
HART T.G.
HEARD D.L.
HINTON H.F.
HOLLAND R.S.
HORTON I.M.
JOHNSON D.J.
JOLLOW W.R.
JONES C.
KELLY J.
KEMP J.
KIMMERLEY G.M.
KENNEDY G.
KIRBY J.H.
KIRBY M.C.
KITCHEN G.H.E.
KRASUTSKY M.A.
KRAWCHUK P.
LANCASTER G.K.
LANGLEY F.R.
LANGLEY F.A.
LEACOCK W.M.
LINDSAY G.F.C.
LEAHY T.W.
LORENO W.T.
LUPLE G.
MADDEN W.G.
MADDOCK F.D.
MAHAFFY H.
MARKS E.
MARKS M.
MATTHEWS J.

MATTHEWS P.J.
MAY D.
MAYNE R.
MECHIN R.
MILLS C.E.
MISSOM F.C.
MITCHELL F.J.
MOON J.W.
MOORE G.L.
MOREHOUSE W.H.
MORRISON J.T.
MORRISON R.L.
MORROW C.K.
MORPHY E.E.J.
MOWBRAY J.R.
MURRAY F.
MURRAY W.G.
MURPHY R.J.
MacFARLANE J.
McBRIEN N.
McCABE B.
McCABE D.G.
McCANN W.D.
McCUE R.
McCONKEY M.L.
McGAHEY R.D.
McINTYRE G.A.
McKIBBIN H.D.
McROBERTS S.H.
NEWELL E.F.
NORMOYLE P.
PAGET W.R.

PARTRIDGE J.
PATTERSON C.E.
PENNELL H.A.
PERKINS J.R.
PHILLIPS E.G.
PINDAR I.R.
PYM B.D.
RABY W.K.
RAE G.
RAIKE J.
RENNIE W.A.
REYNARD H.M.
ROBERTS W.
ROBINSON A.H.
ROBINSON D.
ROBINSON W.
RODGERS C.F.
ROGERS T.
RORISON R.J.
ROSS K.D.
ROUT G.H.
SLAMERS E.
SCOTT I.E.
SHORTT G.H.
SHORTT H.W.
SLOAN T.W.S.
SMITH R.F.
SMITH T.
SMITH W.A.
SOULES M.E.
SPENCELY M.
STAPLE D.

STILES B.
STIRE G.E.
SWEENEY W.G.
TAGGART R.W.
TAILLON A.S.
TAYLOR W.C.
TENNANT A.E.
THOMAS E.G.
TILSON A.
TOOLEY R.S.
VANCE W.
WALLACE G.A.
WANNAMAKER J.
WANNAMAKER R.
WATSON L.
WEISS J.W.
WHITELAW G.
WHITING D.
WILSON E.K.
WILSON J.M.
WILSON E.
WILSON J.K.
WILLOUGHBY O.
WINTERS G.V.
WOODHOUSE W.
WORSLEY S.
ZAVITSKY P.
 



 
Left side:
LEGEND

VIMY STONE
SELECTED FROM THE BATTLEFIELD BY
HIS EXCELLENCY LORD BYNG OF VIMY
GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
STONE DONATED BY
EX-PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON
FROM HIS NATIVE STATE, VIRGINIA

BELGIUM, JAPAN, EGYPT
RUINED UNIVERSITIES
LOUVAIN BY WAR, JAPAN BY EARTHQUAKE
AND THE INNER TEMPLE OF THE
SECOND PYRAMID OF EGYPT
EACH CONTRIBUTED A STONE
 


 
Right side:
LEGEND

THE BRITISH EMPIRE STONE
WAS DONATED BY THE DEAN & CHAPTER
OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY  1924

ENGLAND
BY H.R.H. THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT
FROM THE FRONTAGE OF BAGSHAW PARK

THE REPUBLIC OF FRANCE
SENT A STONE FROM
THE CATHEDRAL OF RHEIMS

THE CITY OF CAMBRAI
FROM PEACE HALL

YPRES
FROM THE RUINS OF OLD CLOTH HALL
 




BACK OF MEMORIAL:





 














 

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