Sunday, 14 January 2018

Arkona

 
 
Location:  Lambton County     N 43 04.330   W 81 49.420
At the entrance to Arkona Cemetery, 8628 Townsend Line East.
 

This proud memorial stands near the entrance of the Arkona Cemetery, now the resting place of many local men who fought in the World Wars and returned to this small community.  Those that fought and died overseas are forever remembered on this cenotaph.  It was dedicated in June of 1923  by the Arkona Women’s Institute and the citizens of Arkona, Warwick, Bosanquet and West Williams.
The names of the fallen are carved into the black granite shaft, while a white Italian marble statue stands guard over the memories of these fallen heroes and family men.


 
 
Marker text:
Front:
HONOUR AND GRATEFUL TRIBUTE
TO OUR BOYS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR.
1914 - 1918

PTE. GORDON PATTERSON
LANCE CORP. ROY N. FAIR
PTE. GEORGE PUTTICK
PTE. WILLIAM TORRINGTON
PTE. CLARENCE F. JACKSON
PTE. GORDON L. BROWN
PTE. JAMES E. ZAVITZ
PTE. HARRY WILCOCKS
PTE. WILLIAM MAYBURY
CORP. BEAUMONT S. FLACK

THEY DIED THAT HONOUR
AND JUSTICE MAY LIVE
 

 


Right side:
PTE. FRED R. BROWN
PTE. J. EDWIN CRAWFORD
LANCE CORP. O.F. CAMERON
 




Left side:
ERECTED BY
ARKONA WOMENS
INSTITUTE
AND CITIZENS OF
ARKONA, WARWICK
BOSANQUET
AND
WEST-WILLIAMS
 




Rear:
1939 - 1945
STO. W. NORMAN RODER
PTE. ERIC J. SMITH
PTE. STANLEY A. EDWARDS
SGT. FRANK SHADLOCK
RFMN. E.D. BUTLER
TPR. R. McADAM
STO. J. FORAN
PTE. S. ACKLETON
SGT. GORDON F. UTTER
 




Sunday, 7 January 2018

Peterborough

 

Location:  Peterborough County     N 44 18.537   W 78 19.273
In Confederation Park, 501 George Street North.




On December 11, 1920, the first meeting of the Citizen's Memorial Committee was held. During a public meeting on December 17, 1920, a design by Walter S. Allward was submitted and approved. Walter S. Allward had the honour of being chosen by the Canadian Government to execute the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France. Since this interfered with the Peterborough contract, Allward secured the assistance of an eminent English sculptor, Mr. Bayes, to assist in carrying out the original design.
On October 10, 1927, the tender of Creber Brothers for the granite work of the memorial was accepted while the committee was still securing a complete list of the war dead of Peterborough. Excavation began and the cement work started on May 28, 1928. The unveiling and dedication was held on June 30, 1929. This memorial was originally constructed in what was known as Central Park, now known as Confederation Park on George Street in Peterborough, Ontario. This site was selected because of its central location and more importantly, as a sentiment to the fact that many of the soldiers started and returned at that location, on their "great adventure". The carved names on the plaques have become illegible over the years. The honour roll in the City Hall remained the only list of Peterborough's heroes.
From 1977 to 1981, the veterans group refurbished and added name plaques in Operation Cenotaph. A third monument was unveiled on June 18, 1967 by the ex-servicewomen's branch 452 of the Royal Canadian Legion. A rededication ceremony took place on Sunday, June 24, 1979 at 2 pm where new name plaques were unveiled. At this time, the names of war dead from the Second World War and from the Korean Conflict were added to the Cenotaph. The veterans also organized the restoration of the statues in 1993-94 by Craig Johnson Restoration Ltd. The Peterborough chapter of Ontario Electrical League donated new lighting in June 1995.
The Cenotaph sits on a circular, stepped base made of white granite. The pedestals for each of the two bronze figures are also of white granite, the west pedestal being carved on the front and back with the names of war victims from World War I. The four plaques placed over the inside of the western pedestal are of bronze and the names of all Peterborough war dead of the World Wars and the Korean Conflict are inscribed on them in raised gold lettering. A fifth plaque on the eastern side of the east pedestal remains as a dedication. Above the pedestals are two bronze figures of heroic dimensions, one representing the enemy full of rage and fury and the other of a heroic knight representing Canadian chivalry.
The monument erected by the ex-servicewomen has a rectangular base of rough white granite, a rectangular pedestal of smooth white granite and a polished monument of red granite in the shape of the City Honour Book. There is an inscription on the eastern side of the pedestal.
**Thank you to Veterans Affairs Canada for the above description: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/national-inventory-canadian-memorials/details/5511

On the back of the memorial are panels of black granite with the names of all from this city who have served.  This is a beautiful memorial and should be seen by all, the sculptures are quite impressive, as is the long list of names of those who paid the ultimate price.



Marker text:
Front Statue:
IN MEMORY OF THE CHIVALRY
OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN WHO
FOUGHT AND DIED DEFENDING
HUMANITY AGAINST AGGRESSION.
THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

HONUOR ROLL (from the left)
First plaque:
WORLD WAR I   1914 - 1918
ABOUD, C.
ABOUD, L.
ACKERMAN, A.R., M.C.
ACKERMAN, C.D.
ADAMS, F.M.
AFFLECK, W.G.
ALDRED, A.E.
ALLEN, D.E.
ALLEN, G.E.
ALLEN, G.W.
ALLEN, J.
ALEXANDER, O.L.
ALFRED, A.
ALSEPT, A.
ALTHOUSE, J.S.
AMOS, H.C.
ANDERSON, A.S.
ANDERSON, R.
ANDERSON, R.C.S.
ANDREWS, J.
ARMSTRONG, F.
ARMSTRONG, F.H.
ARMSTRONG, F.E.
ARMSTRONG, J.C.
ARMSTRONG, R.
ASHMAN, J.C.
AVERY, G.E.

BAKER, H.C.
BAKER, H.F.
BAMFORD, G.W.
BARCROFT, H.
BARLEE, H.D.
BARRELL, T.
BARRIE, N.
BARRY, J.
BARTLE, E.L.
BATTEN, W.R.
BEAVER, A.H.
BECKETT, L.G.
BELL, B.
BELL, W.E.
BENNETT, C.
BENNETT, G.W.
BENTLEY, E.W.
BERTRAND, P.  MM
BETHUNE, R.
BILLINGTON, W.G.
BIRDGENAW, D.
BIRDGENAW, F.
BLACK, A.
BLACKBOURNE, F.G.W.
BLACKFORD, H.A.
BLAKE, L.
BLAKER, J.I.
BLOOMFIELD, F.

BOIK, J.
BOLIN, A.
BOLIN, R.A.
BOLTON, F.G.
BOLTON, H.A. MM.
BOON, R.D.
BOUSKILL, V.M.
BOYD, H.M.
BOYLER, H.G.
BRACKENRIDGE, H.M.
BRADLEY, I.
BREW, P.M.
BRISCO, F.J.
BROADWAY, J.
BROCK, G.C.
BROOKS, J.M.
BROOKS, W.D.
BROTHERSTONE, G.
BROWN, H.  V.C.
BROWN, J.
BROWN, P.L.
BRYSON, S.M.
BUCKINGHAM, J.
BURGESS, A.T.
BURNS, J.J.
BURNS, R.
BUTLER, H.L.

CABLE, T.
CALLAGHAN, H.J.
CAMERON, C.R.
CAMERON, J.H.
CALBERRY, G.F.
CALBERRY, H.V.
CAMPBELL, T.E.
CAMPBELL, W.J.  MM.
CARPENTER, F.G.
CARPENTER, H.E.G.
CARRUTHERS,  W.J.
CARTER, F.C.
CARTER, G.
CARTER, R.
CARVETH, G.H.D.
CARVOLTH, J.B.
CATER, B.A.
CHALMERS, T.C.
CHAMBERLAIN, R.H.
CHAMBERS, T.
CHAMBERS, T.L.  MM.
CHANDLER, J.E.
CHAPPELLE, E.J.
CHARLES, W.J.  MM.
CHILES, F.S.
CHROW, A.
CLANCY, V.E.
CLAPPER, W.A.
CLAPPISON, H.

CLARK, N.
CLAYTON, H.
COLLETT, L.F.
COLLINS, G.H.
CONAGO, S.
CONNORS, J.
COONES, G.O.
COONES, G.
COONES, H.
COONES, H.T.
COONES, R.L.
COOPER, F.
COOPER, P.T.
COOPER, P.T.W.
COPSON, H.
CORNELIUS, W.
CORRIGAN, E.B.
CRAFT, R.C.
CRESSMAN, F.C.
CROCKER, W.
CROSS, E.
CROSS, T.E.
CUFFE, T.L.
CULLEN, N.B.
CUMBERLAND, K.D.
CUNNINGHAM, H.D.  MC.
CURSON, G.
CURTAIN, B.
CURTIN, W.
CURTIS, H.
CURTIS, W.H.
CURTIS, W.M.H.
CUSTANCE, R.C.

DAINTON, W.H.
DARBORN, W.
DARLING, N.E.
DAVIDSON, J.F.
DAVIS, T.
DAWSON, W.  MM.
DAWSON, W.J.
DAWSON, W.S.
DEAN, C.A.W.
DE LA PLANTE, A.A.
DELINE, S.J.
DEVINS, H.
DEWEY, P.J.
DICKSON, D.
DIXON, H.C.
DIXON, W.E.
DOHERTY, J.
DOHERTY, T.J.
DOLLING, T.
DOLMAN, G.V.
DONALD, E.
DONALDSON, A.
DONALDSON, R.E.

DORMER, E.G.
DOUGLAS, T.
DOWNEY, E.J.
DRAIN, P.H.
DUMMITT, C.J.
DUNKLEY, F.
DUNN, J.
DYER, T.V.

EAGLE, E.
EASTON, C.
ECOBICHON, S.J.
EDMISON, H.G.
EDWARDS, B.H.
EDWARDS, B.V.
EDWARDS,  H.S.W.
EDWARDS, W.
ELLAM, J.
ELLIOTT, R.R.
ELLIOTT, W.W.
EMERY, R.F.
ENGLISH, J.H.
EVANS, D.
EVANS, W.J.

FAGG, H.
FAIR, R.M.C.
FAUX, J.B.
FEELY, L.
FEENEY, J.C.
FENNELL, D.J.
FIFE, G.S.
FIFE, S.
FINLAY, N.
FINNIE, G.W.
FITZGERALD, P.J.
FLEMING, W.
FORBES, W.R.
FOSTER, W.P.
FOWLDS, D.G.
FOY, E.C.
FRANKISH, J.A.
FROST, A.
FROST, T.

GARBUTT, G.R.
GIBSON, J.C.
GIBSON, W.F.
GIFFORD, J.J.
GIFFORD, R.F.
GIRVEN, G.F.
GIRVIN, W.G.
GODFREY, J.C.
GODFREY, W.F.
GOODWIN, T.H.
GRADY, J.V.
GRANGE, P.H.

GREGORY, H.W.
GRIER, A.J.
GRIFFIN, M.F.B.
GRIFFITHS, T.H.
GRIGGS, W.H.
GRIST, W.J.
GROUT, E.J.
GUEST, H.

HADEN, E.
HALIFAX, J.
HALL, W.W.
HALPIN, F.J.
HAMILTON, W.F.
HAMPTON, I.
HANN, A.G.
HARDMAN, T.W.
HARGROVE, M.E.  MM.
HARRAN, H.
HARTMAN, C.E.
HARTSHORN, N.A.
HASTIE, A.
HASTIE, H.N.
HATCHER, H.
HAWKINS, B.R.
HAWKINS, R
HAWKINS, R.B.
HAWTHORNE, T.G.
HAWTHORNE, T.O.
HAY, R.A.W.
HAYDEN, E.
HAYES, S.F.
HAYLOCK, F.
HEAD, J.
HEALY, C.A.
HEARD, W.H.
HEASLIP, R.R.
HEFFERNAN, F.
HEFFERNAN, W.
HENDERSON, J.E.
HENDREN, J.K.
HENRY, C.A.
HENRY, H.A.
HICKS, B.
HILLIARD, G.C.
HILL, H.
HILL, H.F.
HOLDEN, F.
HOLMES, J.S.
HOPE, W.R.
HOPLEY, H.
HORTON, J.
HOUDRY, M.
HOUGHTON, G.H.
HOUGHLIHAN, C.B.
HOWARTH, F.
HOWDEN, L.

HOWE, G.H.
HULL, W.
HURRY, J.G.
HUTCHINGS, A.G.
HUTCHINSON, W.
HUXLEY, H.
HUYCKE, F.A.

IRELAND, H.E.
IRWIN, N.
IRWIN, W.H.

JAMIESON, J.A.
JINKS, J.
JOHNSTON, G.
JOHNSTON, J.A.
JOHNSTON, M.R.
JOHNSTON, T.
JOHNSTON, W.
JONES, B.H.
JONES, I.W.
JOSLIN, G.

KEITEL, J.A.
KELLEY, J.
KELLY, H.J.
KELLY, R.C.
KENNEDY, N.
KIERNAN, J.
KIDD, H.C.
KIDD, S.
KING, E.  MM.
KING, M.T.
KING, T.J.
KNOWLES, H.

LAING, E.
LAING, W.E.
LATCHFORD, J.C.
LATIMER, G.E.
LATIMER, H.M.
LAWSON, N.T.
LEACH, A.E.
LEAHY, H.
LEAHY, V.P.
LEAL, R.D.
LEAN, W.A.
LEBARR, H.
LEEPER, R.A.
LEGGOTT, H.
LEGON, S.F.
LEMAY, P.M.
LEVOIR, R.
LEWIS, A.J.
LEWIS, F.W.
LIGHTFOOT, J.
LINDSAY, R.M.




Second plaque:
WORLD WAR I   1914 - 1918

LITTLE, A.J.
LITTLE, A.J.
LITTLE, W.H.
LOGAN, J.L.
LONG, W.J.
LONG, W.J.
LOSEY, H.J.
LOUDEN, J.A.

MACFARLANE, E.A.
MACKENZIE, A.
MACLEOD, J.
MAHOOD, R.J.
MAHOOD, S.G.
MAIDMENT, E.
MALLORY, W.J.
MANLEY, C.W.
MANLEY, G.E.
MANN, P.
MARSH, J.
MARSHALL, W.
MARTIN, A.H.
MARTIN, G.D.
MARTIN, P.T.  MM.
MARTIN, R.G.
MARTIN, S.
MATHER, C.D.
MATHER, H.
MATTHEWS, H,  MM.
MATTHEWS, H.S.
MCAULIFFE, W.  MM.
MCCABE, S.V.
MCCARTHY, J.D.
MCCAULEY, G.

MCCAULEY, J.R.
MCCOLL, G.
MCCRACKEN, W.
MCCUSKER,  C.H.
MCDONALD, T.
MCDONELL, M.
MCGANN, J.
MCGRATH, J.M.
MCGREGOR, J.
MCGUIRE, J.
MCILMOYLE, W.V.
MCINTOSH, L.A.
MCINTOSH, W.A.
MCINTYRE, L.H.
MCINTYRE, S.
MCKINLAY, S.
MCKINSTRY, W.
MCLEOD, J.
MCMANUS, W.
MCMULLEN, W.A.
MCNAUGHTON, G.W.
MCNAUGHTON, W.
MCNORTON, W.
MCQUAID, W.H.
MEAGHER, W.
MEHARRY, V.
MEHEW, G.
MEIN, E.
MELLING, W.
METHERAL, W.D.
MILBURN, G.N.
MILLER, J.C.
MILLERSHIP, L.O.
MILLIGAN, C.B.

MINORGAN, G.E.
MONTGOMERY, A.
MONTGOMERY, O.H.
MOORE, H.R.
MORRIS, F.W.
MORRIS, J.
MORRIS, J.M.
MORLACK, L.
MORROW, O.J.
MOULE, S.
MOWAT, G.D.
MOWRY, E.H.
MULLIGAN, G.V.
MURPHY, H.J.

NAISH, C.H.
NEIL, H.P.
NELSON, R.
NEWHALL. J.
NEWHAM, W.J.
NEWTON, F.A.
NICHOL, H.C.
NICHOLLS, HARRY
NICHOLLS, HERBERT
NOFTALL, C.  MM.
NORTHCOTT, A.
NORTHCOTT, V.J.
NOYES, M.

O'DETTE, J.
O'GRADY, D.
ORDE, F.H.
O'TOOLE, F.
O'TOOLE, J.

OVEREND, NURSING
     SISTER MARION

PARCELS, C.A.
PARCELS, W.
PARKER, T.
PARKER, W.H.
PARKINSON, B.H.
PATERSON, A.M.
PATTRICK, P.B.
PAYNE, E.W.
PAYNE, H.G.
PAYNE, R.N.
PEACE, W.
PEARSON, H.
PERDUE, M.
PERRY, T.
PETERS, A.R.
PETERS, C.
PETERS, E.
PETERS, E.H.
PETERS, N.B.
PHILLIPS, W.
PICARD, R.E.
PLANT, R.
POOLE, B.R.
PORTSMOUTH, H.
POST, C.E.
POST, W.T.
POWELL, C.P.
POWERS, W.J.
PRINGLE, S.
PUE, W.H.

QUACKENBUSH, J.

RALPHSON, J.S.
RANGER, G.K.
RATCHFORD, C.
RATHWELL, J.
READ, D.G.
READ, E.G.
REVELL, G.E.
RICHARDSON, R.R.
RIPPINGALE, B.A.
RIPPINGALE, S.H.
ROACH, J.D.
ROACH, T.
ROBERTSON, T.B.
ROBINSON, G.A.
RODGERS, C.E.
ROGERS, J.H.
ROSEBUSH, T.L.
ROUTLEDGE, J.W.
ROWBERRY, G.W.
ROWE, E.
ROWE, G.G.
ROWE, J.H.
ROWE, W.T.
RUSH, C.T.

SABATINO, J.
SADLER, G.H.
SALTER, W.J.
SANDYS, R.H.
SAVAGE, W.
SAWYER, F.R.
SAWYER, H.F.

SCOLLIE, H.J.
SCOLLIE, H.W.
SCOTT, N.  MM.
SCRIVER, R.
SCULLY, P.J.
SCULLY, R.J.
SEARIGHT, T.A.
SEARWRIGHT, S.A.
SELKIRK, C.R.
SHADGETT, J.
SHAW, A.E.
SHAW, C.D.
SHEEHAN, J.
SHEPPERDSON, W.
SHIMMON, S.
SIMPSON, F.
SIMPSON, H.L.
SIMS, W.
SKARRIZI, A.
SLOAN, A.
SMITH, A.
SMITH, C.M.
SMITH, E.
SMITH, E.D.
SMITH, G.
SMITH, HAROLD
SMITH, HENRY
SMITH, H.P.
SMITH, J.C.
SMITH, K.M
SMITH, P.G.J.
SMITH, R.B.
SMITH, R.G.
SMITH, S.




Third plaque:
WORLD WAR I   1914 - 1918

SMITH, W.
SMYTH, S.
SNELGROVE, I.T.P.
SODOM, A.
SPIERS, H.
STANLEY, F.
STANLEY, H.W.
STARKEY, W.
STAUNTON, C.A.
STEEL, F.
STEENBURG, J.
STEVENS, F.
STEVENSON, E.G.  MC.
STEWART, H.
STEWART, V.
STOREY, A.D.
STRICKLAND, G
STRICKLAND, R.D.A.

STRODE, A.C.
STUART, H.J.
STUART, H.N.
SWEENEY, H.J.
SWEENEY, J.D.
SYDES, H.
SYKES, J.T.

TAMBLIN, A.W.
TANNER, F.A.
TANNER, I.
TARGETT, W.H.
TAYLOR, I.
TAYLOR, O.D.
TEAR, D.
TEEVAN, J.
THIBO, G.
THOMAS, F.

THOMPSON, A.
THOMPSON, J.
THOMPSON, J.J.L.
THOMPSON, J.S.
THOMPSON, R.
THOMPSON, R.H.
THOMSON, J.
THORNDYKE, V.
TOBICO, R.
TOBIN, A.E.
TOBIN, J.J.
TOMS, W.A.
TOWNSEND G.H.
TURNER, H.
TURNER, R.

VANDERVILT, N.
VAN NORMAN, G.

WAGSTAFF, W.
WALKER, W.
WALLBRIDGE, T.A.
WALSH, M.A.
WARNER, J.E.
WATSON, J.H.
WEART, W.
WEAVER, G.R.
WEDLOCK, R.
WEDLOCK, R.O.
WEESE, T.G.
WEIR, O.L.
WESLIE, J.
WEST, S.
WHARRIE, J.W.
WHETSTONE, H.W.
WHITE, A.W.

WHITE, C.C.
WHITE, G.
WHITE, J.R
WHITE, L.R.
WHITE, P.V.
WHITNEY, O.
WHITT, A.
WICKER, E.W.
WICKER, F.G.
WILKINS, G.J.
WILKINSON, A.F.
WILKINSON, H.
WILLIAM, B.
WILLIAM, T.
WILLIAMS, J.H.
WILSON, H.C.
WILSON, R.V.
WINDOVER, R.D

WINDOVER, W.M.
WINGETT, L.
WINTER, G.G.
WISKIN, J.D.H.
WOOD, A.V.
WOOD, W.A.
WOODBECK, M.W.
WORBOY, F.
WORRALL, E.H.
WRIDE, R.W.

YORK, H.
YORKE, F.
YOUNG, H.W.
YOUNG, W.


WORLD WAR II   1939 - 1945

ALLEN, J.
ALLEN, D.R.
ALDERSON, E.H.
AMYS, S.H.
ANDERSON, D.V.

ANDERSON, W.R.
ARUNDEL, J.
ASKHAM, W.

BAILEY, H.R.

BARABALL, G.J.
BARTON, R.
BARTON, W.
BELL, E.A.G.
BEST, A.G.

BIANCO, A.D.
BIANCO, J.D.
BISSONNETTE, G.A.R.
BLOOM, T.L.G.
BOATE, W.A.

BOLIN, A.
BOLSTER, W.J.
BOWEN, C.E.
BRACKENRIDGE, D.M.
BRADY, C.J.

BREDIN, M.W.
BRENTON, E.S.
BRENTON, K.S.
BRICK, H.
BRISCOE, F.L.





Fourth plaque:
WORLD WAR II   1939 - 1945

BRODY, J.
BRONSON, W.C.
BROOKS, C.E.
BROWN, J.H.
BULLIED, C.R.
BULLOCK, M.R.
BURFIELD, A.N.R.
BURNHAM, J.F.
BURROWS, B.A.

CABAN, V.W.
CALLAGHAN, V.J.
CAMPBELL, L.G.
CAMPBELL, W.H.
CHAMBERLAIN, H.D.
CHARLTON, L.
CHASE, E,
CHUNN, C.
CHURCHER, A.E.
CLANCEY, H.J.
CLANCY, J.
CLARK, G.E.L.
CLARK, J.M.
CLARK, L.G.
CLARK, N.W.
CONROY, J.E.
COONES, M.W.
COONEY, R.H.
COUGHLIN, J.C.
COUGHLIN, J.W.
COUPER, J.S.
COWLING, J.W.
COX, L.P.
CROWE, J.F.K.
CUNNINGHAM, B.J.
CURTIN, J.J.

DAFOE, W.R.
DARCY, R.
DAVEY, E.S.
DAVIDSON, A.
DAVIES, W.R.
DAWSON, G.O.
DAWSON, G.R.
DEDECK, G.
DICKSON, G.M.

DICKSON, M.M.
DINGMAN, H.R.
DIXON, W.
DREW, W.F.
DRUMMOND, F.R.
DUTTON, R.A.
DWYER, N.D.

EASON, R.F.
EBBS, G.R.
ELLIOTT, E.B.
ELLIS, W.J.
ENGLER, J.L.
EPHGRAVE, H.
EVANS, LEWIS
EVANS, LLEWELLYN

FALKNER, G.
FERGUSON, W.K.
FITZGERALD, G.W.
FITZPATRICK, J.T.
FLORENCE, C.
FORBES, G.D.
FORSYTH, E.B.
FOSTER, R.D.  MM.
FRASER, D.
FRUERE, J.R.

GALL, E.G.
GIBBS, W.R.
GRACIE, W.B.
GRAVELLE, S.J.
GREEN, W.
GRIEDER, J.W.
GRIER, R.J.
GROSE, G.
GUERIN, C.F.
GUERIN, J.E.
GYNANE, J.

HADLOW, W.H.
HAGGERTY, C.
HALL, G.R.D.
HALL, J.F.M.
HALLIHAN, T.H.O.
HARPER, J.N.

HARVEY, L.W.
HARVIE, L.G.
HAWKINS, A.W.
HAWTHORNE, R.T.
HAWTHORNE, W.R.
HAYES, C.
HEATH, G.R.
HEFFERNAN, J.T.
HEFFERNAN, T.
HENDRY, R.E.
HESLIP, F.W.
HEWETT, R.B.S.
HEWETT, R.W.
HICKEY, E.S.
HICKEY, J.M.
HILL, F.C.
HILL, S.R.
HINDS, J.G.
HOBBINS, J.P.
HOBBINS, M.
HOGARTH, A.
HOUGHTON, A.J.
HULL, N.F.

INNES, E.A.
INNES,  F.E.
INNES, G.A.
IRONS, A.
IRONS, G.B.
IRWIN, W.J.

JAMES, S.
JENSON, J.C.
JOHNSON, E.

KEENE, F.W.
KETCHEN, D.E.
KIDD, E.D.

LAING, J.C.
LARRETT, F.J.
LEAN, R.C.
LEETHER, A.
LEGON, J.S.
LEWINGTON, J.E.
LEWINGTON, S.F.

LINSEY, F.J.
LORENZ, C.E.
LYTLE, D.

MACDONALD, T.A.
MACINTOSH, L.
MACINTOSH, O.L.
MANN, J.S.
MANNELL, W.
MARIOS, W.H.
MASON, C.A.
MCAULEY, G.T.
MCBAIN, G.
MCCABE, S.W.
MCCARTHY, J.
MCFADDEN, B.L.
MCINTOSH, L.D.B.
MCINTYRE, J.J.
MCKENZIE, J.W.
MCLAREN, R.
MCMURRAY, P.H.
MCNEELY, A.M.
MCQUARRIE, A.C.
MCWILLIAMS, C.P.
MCWILLIAMS, J.S.
MEEHAN, K.R.
MENZIES, B.A.
MERRITT, E.M.
METHERAL, W.
METHERELL, W.
MILBURN, R.C.
MONAHAN, H.L.
MORRISON, J.M.
MORROW, C.H.
MORROW, H.E.
MORROW, W.C.
MUNRO, B.R.

NEWTON, O.F.
NICE, K.J.

O'CONNOR, E.L.
O'NEILL, T.J.
OSBORNE, H.

PARCELLS, R.

PARK, J.T.
PATERSON, J.A.
PATTE, S.R.
PATTERSON, G.W.H.
PAUDASH, E.R.
PELLOW, D.A.
PERDUE, V.T.
PERRY, T.
PETERS, V.T.
PHILLIPS, H.
PILLING, E.R.
POCOCK, D.L.
POLLOCK, H.K.
POST, A.T.
PRETE, L.J.
PRUNER, E.H.

QUIRT, J.H.

RAMSAY, R.D.
REA, I.A.
REID, S.J.
RENNIE, A.R.
RICHARDS, M.J.
RICHARDSON, D.R.
RITCHIE, J.
RIVARD, G.
RIVARD, J.G.
ROBBINS, B.C.
ROCHE, P.M.
ROGOW, S.
ROODE, A

SANDERS, B.
SANDERS, V.L.
SERGEANT, M.F.E.
SHEA, W.S.
SHEPHERD, H.L.
SHIELDS, M.V.
SMITH, ADAM
SMITH, ALEX
SMITH, E.S.
SORENSON, E.
SPRY, C.
STANLEY, J.
STARKE, A.

STEVENSON, E.H.
STILLWELL, C.J.
STINSON, D.N.
STRAIN, C.C.
STARKE, A.T.F.
STURGEON, J.R.
SULLIVAN, S.J.
SUTHERLAND, R.J.G.

TARLING, B.F.
TAYLOR, G.
TERRIO, J.P.
TERRIO, P.J.
THOMPSON, L.
TRANTER, R.H.
TUCKER, F.

VEALS, F.C.

WALSH, R.M.
WEESE. D.E.
WHITE, DONALD
WHITE, DOMINIC
WHITE, E.G.
WHITE, J.D.D.
WHYMARK, M.E.
WIDDESS, W.R.
WILLIAMS, A.O.
WILLIAMS, F.
WILLIAMS, J.F.
WILLIAMS, K.W.
WILLIAMSON, A.
WOLFE, D.
WOODBECK, C.I.
WOODBECK, M.E.

YELLAND, R.C.
YEO, S.G.E.
YEO, T.
YORK, W.H.
YOUNG, G.J.
YOUNGS, S.H.

ZINSTON, G.W.


KOREAN CONFLICT   1950 - 1953

COOPER, F.
EMERY, R.E.
GARDINER, R.L.
MACDONALD, B.M.
SPENCLEY, P.C.
 

























Monday, 1 January 2018

Waverly

 

 
Location:  Simcoe County     N 44 38.599   W 79 49.491
In the village of Waverly, on the west side of Highway 93 at Darby Road.

This memorial is found in a triangular shaped memorial park in the village of Waverly.  The monument was originally erected in 1920 to honour the men lost in the Great War, from the four surrounding townships of Medonte, Tiny, Tay and Flos.  Waverly is at the crossroads of these four townships.   Each side of the base of the monument represents a different township and proudly lists the names of those lost in the war.
After the Second World War, four steles were added to the grounds, once again one for each of the four townships, each with a list of names of those lost in the war.
A marble statue of a WWI soldier stands on top of the original monument.  The entire park is surrounded by a black metal fence with a gate at the front of the grounds.  This is a very attractive memorial, well kept and treasured by the local citizens.  The names of their ancestors forever carved in the stones.



Market text:
Main monument:
Front:
THIS MONUMENT
WAS ERECTED BY THE
LADIES PATRIOTIC LEAGUE
OF WAVERLY AND VOLUNTARY
PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION - AD 1920
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES DURING THE GREAT WAR IN EUROPE
1914 ----- 1918
WHO DIES FOR FREEDOM LIVES

MEDONTE

FRED REYNOLDS
GEORGE REYNOLDS
AMBROSE V. ARCHER
JOHN GRIGG
WESLEY CAMPBELL
HERBERT DUDDY
WILLIAM FARRAGHER
FRED HIGGINS
CLEVELAND MOUNT
DOUGLAS KITCHEN
RUSSELL MIDDLETON
MERVIN NASH
FRED RUMFORD
ROBERT RAAFLAUB
CHARLES ORR
GEORGE NELLES
HILTON WILLIAMSON
HOWARD TUDHOPE
WILLIAM TIGEN
EDWARD INNES
CON. BUCKLEY
W. JOHNSTON LESLIE

AND THEIR NAME SHALL LIVE FOR EVER
 





Right side:
WHO DIES FOR FREEDOM LIVES

TAY

WILLIAM QUINLAN
OSCAR FRENCH
J. CHAS. MONTGOMERY
W. WESLEY NEILLY
ALVIN JONES
HARRY RUMMNEY
MARSHAL NEY
NORMAN VINCENT
ERNEST CLAPP
FRANK KITCHENER
ALFRED CLARK
JAMES JOHNSTON
JOHN N. CARTER
NORMAN SWARTMAN
JAMES CURRIER
JOHN BELL
RONALD WRIGHT
ARCHIBALD McDONALD
JAMES LINTON
NORMAN RUSSELL
WILLIAM KENNEDY
FRANK C. McNABB
ANDREW W. DURNFORD
EARL RALSTON
JAMES LANGLEY
WALLACE H. BURNS

AND THEIR NAME SHALL LIVE FOR EVER

Rear:
WHO DIES FOR FREEDOM LIVES
 





TINY

LORNE BELL
COLONEL BELL
JOS. H. BLACKSTOCK
HOWARD KEMP
GEORGE DUSOME
HARRY ELLERY
WM. H. BRAITHWADE
WILLIAM A. FOSTER
EARNEST N. MOORE
PETER LACROIX
ALBERT STERRITT
ARTHUR BAILEY
PERCY ARNOLD

AND THEIR NAME SHALL LIVE FOR EVER

Left side:
WHO DIES FOR FREEDOM LIVES
 



FLOS

WALTER L. MIDDLETON
OLIVER S. GILBERT
HOWARD BELL
C. VERNER TRAIN
ERNEST DONALDSON
OSCAR KERR
DAVID W. KERR
JAMES DRYSDALE
ALFRED DAVIS
RICHARD McFADDEN
A. ROY SHIPCOTT
WM. C. HUMPHRIES
ALEX POLSON
LEONARD RALPH
GEORGE VANBUREN
MORLEY SNIDER
THOMAS J. FORSYTHE
WILLIAM S. RITCHIE
L.W. ROLFE
WALTER FRENCH
WM. H. CARRUTHERS
PATRICK MITCHEL
GEORGE GORE
JOSEPH SMITH
GEORGE W. VANSICKLE
JAMES PATERSON
M. GRANT LAWSON

AND THEIR NAME SHALL LIVE FOR EVER
 




Front right:
1939 - 1945

IN HONOR
OF THE MEN WHO
DIED FOR THEIR
COUNTRY

MEDONTE

BRECHIN M.L.
BOYD J.
JOHNSTON J.H.R.
JANNETT L.A.
McNUTT G.R.
NICHOLLS H.
PLEDGER K.M.
PLEDGER T.O.
SHERIDEN B.G.
SHORTREED J.L.
TRUAX C.W.

KOREA
1950-1953
 




Right rear:
1939 - 1945

IN HONOR
OF THE MEN WHO
DIED FOR THEIR
COUNTRY

TAY

ARBOUR E.
BAKER E.E.
BARNES A.J.
BIETTE E.R.
BLANCHARD T.C.
BROTHERSTON W.M.
CADEAU C.J.R.
CADEAU W.F.
CURRY H.N.H.
EVANS T.H.I.
HODGINS N.J.
HODGINS M.E.
LANCASTER G.
LAWSON R.
MAYHEW J.D.
NELSON F.R.
PLOUFFE E.J.
REID D.W.
WILLIAMS C.
SHECKLETON R.J.
 




Left rear:
1939 - 1945

IN HONOR
OF THE MEN WHO
DIED FOR THEIR
COUNTRY

TINY

ADAMS J.R.
DOWNER W.W.
LaFRENIERE W.
WOOD R.M.
 




Left front:
1939 - 1945

IN HONOR
OF THE MEN WHO
DIED FOR THEIR
COUNTRY

FLOS

ARCHER C.D.H.
CLUTE W.S.
DEAN C.M.
DUTCHER T.H.C.
FURLONG J.A.
HALL F.W.
HANSON H.
HILTZ E.J.
NAISMITH R.W.
NAISMITH D.A.
O'NEILL E.H.
SMITH O.A.
SPENCE J.A.
WALTON W.D.

KOREA 1950-1953








Saturday, 23 December 2017

Kingston - Municipal Airport

 

Location:  Frontenac County     N 44 13.159   W 76 35.590
At the Kingston Municipal Airport, on Hampton Gray Gate.
 

The memorial is a Harvard trainer aircraft mounted on a pedestal at the Royal Canadian Air Force Association 416 Wing.  A plaque of dedication is mounted on the shaft of the pedestal, along with a second plaque mounted on a stone beside the aircraft.  The plaque on the shaft mentions the details of the memorial, while the plaque on the stone honours the memory of Robert Hampton Gray V.C., who trained at this airfield for service in the Second World War.
The Harvard Memorial was dedicated in September 1985, to remember those who trained here at No. 31 Service Flying Training School.
Hampton Gray was the last Canadian the be awarded the Victoria Cross, earned while flying as a naval pilot in an attack on Japan.  This stone was dedicated in May 1992.




Marker text:
Harvard plaque:
HARVARD MEMORIAL
This Harvard trainer, symbolic
of wartime activities at No.31
Service Flying Training School
Kingston, was donated by
Dr. and Mrs. Donald V. Nightingale
and was erected by the members
of 416 R.C.A.F. Association.  This
memorial is proudly dedicated to all
who served here in the Air Forces
of the Commonwealth during
World War II.

"THEIR SHOULDERS HELD THE SKY SUSPENDED;
THEY STOOD, AND EARTH'S FOUNDATIONS STAY."
ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN

15 SEPTEEMBER, 1985
 




Hampton Gray plaque:
IN MEMORIAM

LIEUTENANT
ROBERT HAMPTON GRAY V.C., D.S.C.
ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE

LIEUT. GRAY TRAINED AS A PILOT
AT THIS AIRFIELD DURING
THE PERIOD JUNE-SEPT. 1941

IN WORLD WAR II LIEUT. GRAY WAS THE
ONLY CANADIAN NAVAL RECIPIENT OF  THE
VICTORIA CROSS
WHICH WAS AWARDED POSTHUMOUSLY
FOR HIS GALLANT AND SUCCESSFUL
ATTACK ON A JAPANESE DESTROYER
ON 9 AUGUST 1945

WE ALSO REMEMBER
THE 23 BRAVE YOUNG MEN OF
THE FLEET AIR ARM FROM
BRITAIN AND THE COMMONWEALTH
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING
FLYING TRAINING AT THIS STATION
DURING WORLD WAR II

CANADIAN NAVAL AIR GROUP
HAMPTON GRAY V.C. CHAPTER
MAY 1992