Saturday, 9 December 2017

Streetsville

 

Location:  City of Mississauga     N 43 34.888   W 79 42.733
On Main Street, just east of Queen Street.
 

This memorial was erected in 1926, to honour the men of this village who died in the Great War.  A brass plaque lists the names of those lost men.  An additional plaque was added in 1947 to list the names of the men lost in the Second World War.  The monument was restored in 1993 as it had began to deteriorate around the foundation.  At the time, Streetsville was a small and close-knit village, now part of the larger city of Mississauga it struggles to retain its own identity.  The area surrounding the cenotaph is extremely busy, with outdoor cafes and shops.  A small sign and fence has been erected around the memorial to protect it from patrons who use it a bench while enjoying their beverages or whiling away the time on their cellphones, totally oblivious to the sacrifices made by local men so many years ago.  Sad that a sign must be added to ask people to show respect of this otherwise very attractive memorial.
 
 

Marker text:
Main plaque:
TO THE GREAT WAR
THEY WENT FROM
US - AND FOR US
BUT THEY DID NOT
RETURN - TO US

ERECTED - A.D.M.G
AND IN THEIR
ABIDING MEMORY
BY THE STREETSVILLE
OVERSEAS VETERANS
CLUB.  THROUGH THE
GENEROUS SUPPORT
OF PRESENT AND
FORMER RESIDENTS
OF THIS VILLAGE
AND OTHERS

JULY - MCMXXVI
 


WWI plaque:
1914 - 1918
THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE

ALEX CARRINGTON
WM. H. CLIPPERTON
G. DAVIS
JAMES DUNN
RALPH EDWARDS
JAMES EGGLESTON
ARTHUR GOULD
FLOYD GRAYDON
GORDON B. KIPP
JOHN MALONE
R. MORTON
W. NOSEWORTHY
HUBERT McCAUGERTY
HARRY SMITH
HAROLD STATIA
WILLIAM STILL
 


WWII plaque:
1939 - 1945
IN MEMORIAM

HOWARD ARTHURS
JOHN FELLOWS
DONALD HAWN
CHARLES HERSOM
ALFRED IVES
KENNETH PARKER
STANLEY PRIMROSE
DAVIS THOMPSON

THEIR NAMES SHALL LIVE FOR EVER
ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS
OF STREETSVILLE AND VICINITY
NOVEMBER 11, 1947
 












Saturday, 2 December 2017

Vienna


 
Location:  Elgin County     N 42 40.786   W 80 47.360
On the south side of Plank Road (County Road 19), near Elm Street.
 

This memorial found in Soldiers Memorial Park was erected in 1924 to honour those who served and died in the Great War.   A plaque lists the names of all those who are remembered from this small community.  The original plaque may have come from the local school before being mounted to the current cairn.  The stone cairn may have been erected at this spot in 1949, after World War II, although no names were added of those who served in the Second World War.



Marker text:
Top plaque:
ERECTED IN
HONOUR OF ALL
MEN AND WOMEN
WHO SERVED IN
WORLD WARS I & II

IN GRATEFUL TRIBUTE
TOWARD THE LIVING AND
THE DEAD WHOSE VALIANT
EFFORT AND BITTER
SACRIFICE WAS MADE THAT
FREEDOM AND JUSTICE
SHALL NOT PERISH FROM
THE EARTH.

BE HUMBLE FOR IN THIS
PRESENCE THEY ARE
REMEMBERED.

ERECTED IN 1949

Lower plaque:
1914     1918
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE
EX-PUPILS OF VIENNA SCHOOL AND MEN OF THIS DISTRICT
WHO DIED IN SERVICE IN THE GREAT WAR AND
GRATEFUL TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO SERVED OVER SEAS
AND, DARING TO DIE, SURVIVED.

OUR HONOURED DEAD

FRANK BRINN
EMERSON CAMPBELL
ALBERT EAKINS
ROBERT GRANT
RUSSELL JOHNSON
ROBERT LAUTHERS
CLARKE LOCKER
WALTER MARLATT
CARL MILES
JOHN MURPHY
EDWARD FULHAM

LEST WE FORGET
1924

CHARLES ATKINSON
CHARLES BALDWIN
ALVAR BALCOM
HARVEY BARTLETT
WILLIAM BARTLETT
EDWARD BARTLETT
ALEX CARTER
HAROLD CARTER
ELMAS CHUTE
EMERSON COCHRANE
CHARLES ESSELTINE
ALBERT FERRIS
COLIN FORSYTH
EMERSON GRASS
JOHN GIFFORD
ROY HANNA
EARL HANNA
GEORGE HANEY
ALEX HOWEY
GUY JOHNSON
JAMES KING

WILLIAM LAYCOCK
EDMUND LYMBURNER
OTTO LYMBURNER
HARRY LUTON
GORDON MATTHEWS
NORMAN McGREGOR
GEORGE McLEAN
ARTHUR PACE
ARTHUR PARRY
ALFRED PERCIVAL
HURON SMYTH
WENDELL SOPER
LAWRENCE SOPER
GEORGE STEERS
SELKIRK STILLWELL
WILLIAM STRATTON
JAMES I. STRATTON
GORDON WILLIAMS
GEORGE WOOTON








Friday, 24 November 2017

Plevna

 

 
Location:  Frontenac County     N 44 57.862   W 76 59.292
On Buckshot Lake Road, at the Clarendon Miller Community Hall.
 

This memorial was unveiled In August 2015, represents the Township of North Frontenac.  It was designed by Councilor Gerry Martin and constructed with help of local volunteers and the Northbrook Legion Branch 328.  The majority of the costs where covered with the help of Frontenac County and the Federal Gas Tax monies.  The beautiful artwork engraved on this cenotaph includes elements of the Boer War, the World Wars and Korea, as well as Peacekeepers.  During the First World War a local regiment trained in Plevna before heading overseas.
No names are listed on this memorial, simply a thought and poem of Remembrance, repeated in French and English.



Marker text:
"Dedicated to the people
who put themselves
in harms way
to defend the ideals
and freedoms of Canada"

"At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
we will remember them."











Saturday, 18 November 2017

London - Manor Park

 

 
Location:  City of London     N 42 57.93   W 81 15.753
At the corner of Briscoe Street West and Holborn Avenue, in front of the Church of the Epiphany.



This memorial is dedicated to the men of the Manor Park area of London.  Originally erected in 1925, the monument was re-dedicated again in 1985.  The plaque on the front list the names of the dead from the First World War along with some of the major battles.  Plaques on the sides of the monument recognize the conflicts of the Second World War and Korea, although no names are listed in relation to these wars.  The statue was made by the Artcast Company of Georgetown, Ontario.  It features a WWI soldier standing guard over his lost comrades.  This is an otherwise forgotten memorial in the suburbs of the city, but the names of the lost live on in Remembrance.  The Church of the Epiphany holds a Memorial Service here on the last Saturday of October, and holds several Honour Rolls within the church.




 
Marker text:
Front:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
THE HONOR OF

SERGT. THOS FLEMING
70th  CAN. BATT.

CORP ROBERT LIZMORE
5th C.M.R.

PTE JAMES McCOLL
5th C.M.R.

PTE THOS HAYES
1st CAN. BATT.

YPRES     SOMME

SERGT GORDON WILEY
3rd STAT. HOSP.

L/CPL CHARLES E. BOLKE
CAN. ENGS.

PTE JAMES E. MITCHELL
EAST SURREY

PTE SAMUEL GERRARD
C.A.S.C.

VIMY RIDGE

CORP W. WOODS
18th CAN. BATT.

PTE JOHN V. SULLIVAN
21st CAN. BATT.

PTE JOHN W. MITCHELL
EAST LANCASHIRE

PTE CORNELEUS COSSON
34th BATT.

PASSCHENDAELE


DEDICATED MAY 31, 1925

REDEDICATED NOV. 2, 1985
 


 

 
Right side:
IN MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND
ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES THAT ALL SHOULD
BE FREE
WORLD WAR II     1939-1945
 




Left side:
IN MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND
THOSE WHO DIED IN THE
KOREAN CONFLICT TO MAINTAIN
PEACE
1950 - 1953
 










Sunday, 12 November 2017

Colpoy's Bay

 
 

Location:  Bruce County     N 44 47.059   W 81 07.422
In the cemetery at 239 Bruce County Road 9.
 

This memorial honours the men from Albemarle Township who made the supreme sacrifice in the World Wars.   Although the township no longer exists, having been amalgamated in 1999, the Edgehill Cemetery here in Colpoy's Bay still pays honour to its fallen heroes with this memorial and several military graves found throughout the grounds.  Four names from WWI and three from WWII are listed, as well as Korea and Peacekeeping.



Marker text:
TOWNSHIP OF
ALBEMARLE
MEMORIAL
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY

1914 - 1918
ANDREW BLAKE
JAMES GIVEN
VICTOR GUNNIS
GEORGE RODGERS

1939 - 1945
EARL LEMCKE
JOHN WATSON
EARL WEAVER

UN
PEACE
KEEPERS

KOREAN
1950 - 1953