Location: United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
N 45.06053 W -74.96037
On the west side of County Road 12, about 1 km north of the village, in Memorial Hill Cemetery.
This memorial proudly stands in Memorial Hill Cemetery. It lists the names of the five local heroes who died in the First World War. No other wars or conflicts are mentioned. The names are extremely difficult to read in the grey granite stone, but my research associate Louise made several trips to document and photograph the site for accuracy. Accompanying the memorial is a WWI artillery piece and also a bench for those who wish to sit and remember the fallen. We can find very little information in relation to the origin of this beautiful memorial. Lunenburg is small agricultural village with little written about its history. There is something very special, and one of the reasons I started this project many years ago, about finding these touching memorials in small villages that we didn't even know existed, yet they contributed so much to the greater cause of our freedom.
IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN
PTE. WM GERALD GARDINER
50TH BATT. KILLED AT VIMY
PTE. FRANK BURTON
24TH BATT. KILLED AT VIMY
RIDGE, MAY 5, 1917 AGE 22YRS
PTE. WM WERLEY75TH BATT. KILLED IN ACTION
JUNE 8, 1917 AGE 26 YRS.
PTE. JAMES POAPST
156TH BATT. KILLED IN ACTION
OCT. 30, 1917 AGE 22 YRS
PTE. EARL W. WARNER154TH BATT. KILLED AT BATTLE OF
AMIENS. AUG. 10, 1918 AGE 20 YRS.
1914 - 1918