Saturday, 4 July 2020

Alvinston

 
 
Location:  Lambton County     N 42 49.257   W -81 51.737
At 3251 River Street, in front of the library.
 
This beautiful memorial was unveiled in June 1921, to a great ceremony of local fanfare.  It was created by the famous sculptor Emanuel Hahn, and is a similar to the memorial at Malvern Collegiate in Toronto.  It depicts a young man holding up the broken chain of tyranny. Engraved on the base are the names of fifteen area men killed in the First World War and eight names of men lost in the Second World War.  A small fence and a garden surround the monument.
 


Marker text:
Front:
OUR HONOURED DEAD

CHARLES G. RILEY
STANLEY E. WEBB
HAROLD W. KETCH
JOHN F. DUFFY
VERNON C. AUGUSTINE
CLIFFORD H. ATCHISON
ALEXANDER D. HAPPER
FREDERICK MERNER
MORTON M. BLONDEL
JOHN A. GROOM
CHARLES A.W. FORBES
MORRELL ENGLISH
ROY E. ACTON
NICHOL McLACHLAN
FRANK CHAPMAN
 



Right side:
YPRES
THE SOMME
VIMY RIDGE
PASSCHENDAELE
CAMBRAI
MONS
 



Back:
TO OUR
HONOURED DEAD
WORLD WAR 2
1939     1945

MORLEY C. AUKETT
GRANT CLARK
J. EDWARD CODE
DONALD M. DUFFY
JOHN C. ESSELMENT
DAVID H. McMASTER
HAROLD G. SMITH
WELLAN A. SMITH
 


 
Left side:
TO OUR
HONOURED DEAD
AND THOSE
WHO CARRIED ON
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914     1918

FROM
BROOK & ALVINSTON
 











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