Saturday, 22 August 2020

Oxford Centre

 

Location:  Oxford County     N 43.10010   W -80.68055

Located in the pioneer cemetery at 505403 Old Stage Road.

 

"The monument in Oxford Centre was unveiled on November 16, 1919 during an impressive service at the Town Hall. The memorial monument was unveiled by Rev. Capt. Apple yard of Woodstock and assisted by Lieut.-Col. Burgess to honour those from East Oxford Township that made the supreme sacrifice.

The monument is of grey granite and stood at the southwest corner of the Town Hall grounds. The following names were inscribed on it:

- Pte. James A. Langdon

- Pte. George E. Yeoman

- Pte. Charles I. Cooper

- Pte. Albert H. Bond

- Sergt. M Douglas Shell D.C.M.

- Lieut. R.D. Millyard

- Pte. Aubrey Holdsworth

- Pte. Harry Sanders

- Pte. Robert Lobban

- Pte. Fred E. Pounds

During the tornado of August 1979, the Town Hall at Oxford Centre was destroyed and subsequently the monument was moved to the Pioneer Cemetery. Whereas the two WWII memorial tablets that had been erected in 1946 at the Town Hall were moved to the new Township of Norwich office, located in Oxford Centre."

  *Taken from the Oxford County website:  https://oxfordcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=36ee006e917743379c41b836ee6b6797

 

Marker text:

Front:

OUR HEROES


PTE. JAS. A LANGDON   1882 - 1916

NO. 1120810   C.M.R.


PTE. GEO. E. YEOMAN   1896 - 1916

NO. 3133846   CAN. ENGRS.


PTE. CHAS. I . COOPER   1891 - 1917

NO. 624607   7TH BATT.

 

PTE. ALBERT H. BOND   1895 - 1917

NO. 602952   3RD BATT.

 

SERGT. M. DOUGLAS SCHELL  D.C.M.   1896 - 1918

 NO. 487282   P.P.C.L.I.

 

LIEUT. R.D. MILLYARD   1893 - 1918

P.P.C.L.I.

 

PTE. AUBREY HOLDSWORTH   1889 - 1918

NO. 270075   38TH BATT.

 

PTE. HARRY SANDERS   1895 - 1916

NO. 127105   M.G.C. 5TH BGDE.

 

PTE. ROBT. LOBBAN   1891 - 1917

NO. 675850   168TH BATT.

 

PTE. FRED E. POUNDS   1894 - 1918

NO. 2453306   D. CO. 4TH RESERVE

 

 

 

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2ND WORLD WAR

1939 - 1945

L.H. AMOS

F.N. ANDREW

R. FRAIN

F.H. LONGWORTH

J.H. OVERHOLT

M. POTTS

R.E. ROLOSON

 







 



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