Sunday, 21 March 2021

Galt - Mountview Cemetery

 

 

Location:  Waterloo Region     N 43.36147   W -80.32814

At the south end of Mountview Cemetery, just off Blenheim Road.

 

This memorial was erected to honour the men of Galt who died in the First World War.  Galt is now part of the larger city of Cambridge, but it once had its own identity, history and charm.  A beautiful part of the city, well worth visiting if you are in the area.

The Honour Roll lists those lost, as well as the battle, affiliation, age and date of death.  The stone with the engraving is made of granite, while the accompanying statue of a soldier at rest, is made of marble.  The statue is weathered although it retains its distinct importance as given to it by the Sons of England Society that commissioned the work.  The beauty of this statue and the quiet setting of the cemetery give the viewer much time and opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice of those who gave all for our freedom.

Marker text:

1914     1919

 

KILLED IN ACTION

 

ST. JULIEN
1ST BATT. SGT. E.J. ROWE, APRIL 23, 1915  AGED 31


FESTUBERT
11TH BATT. CPL. R.G. BARNES MAY 29, 1915  AGED 21


YPRES
2ND BATT.  PIONR E. LAMBDEN MARCH 14, 1916  AGED 36


ST. ELOI
34TH BATT.  PTE. A.H. DREW APRIL 2, 1916  AGED 23


HILL 70
1ST BATT.  LCPL. H.A. LANNING JUNE 13, 1916  AGED 31


SOMME
37TH BATT.  PTE. H. LUCK JUNE 3, 1916  AGED 25


VIMY RIDGE
111TH BATT.  CPL. A. MC DONALD APRIL 9, 1917  AGED 18
111TH BATT.  PTE. J.F. WARD APRIL 11, 1917  AGED 32


FRESNOY
111TH BATT.  PTE. J. YARROW APRIL 30, 1917  AGED 28
111TH BATT.  LCPL. S. THOMAS MAY 3, 1917  AGED 25

DROWNED
SMN  H.M.S. NIOBE W. HAISELL JUNE 27, 1917  AGED 47

ERECTED BY
LODGE ROYAL OAK No. 26
SONS OF ENGLAND SOCIETY
AS A TRIBUTE

TO OUR FALLEN BRETHREN

 











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