Saturday, 26 May 2018

Woodstock

 
 
Location: Oxford County     N 43 07.992   W 80 45.585
At the corner of Graham Street and Buller Street,in Victoria Park.
 
This beautiful memorial was erected in 1925 by the citizens of  Woodstock and the local Havelock Chapter I.O.D.E.  Originally it listed the names of those lost in the Great War, then was updated to add those lost in World War II and Korea.  A more recent update and refurbishment added the name of a young soldier lost in Afghanistan, and also recognized the efforts of peacekeeping.  This new update also covered the original engraved names on the stone memorial with black granite stone with all names engraved once again. The monument was designed and built by Coeur de Lion MacCarthy, artist-sculptor of Montreal.
A second memorial was added in April 2015 to recognize the efforts of those in the Afghanistan War.  A local soldier, Pte. Tyler William Todd, age 26, was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.  A small plaque on the memorial pays everlasting tribute to the loss of this young man.
The Woodstock Anavets Unit #95 have created a wonderful resource which gives more detail into the men whose names can be found on the cenotaph.  Find their website here:  http://woodstockanavets95.ca/woodstock-cenotaph/
This is one of the most beautiful memorials in Ontario, the design and the location are a fine tribute to the men of this area who made the supreme sacrifice.




 
Marker text:
Main cenotaph:
Front:
PEACE ON EARTH GOOD WILL
TOWARDS MEN

THE GREAT WAR

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

ERECTED BY
THE PEOPLE OF
WOODSTOCK
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE CITIZENS OF THIS AREA
WHO DIED IN DEFENCE OF
JUSTICE, LIBERTY
AND CIVILIZATION
WHILE ON ACTIVE SERVICE

1914  WORLD WAR I  1918
ALLENBY, CT
ALLSOP, GH
ANDREWS, W
BARLOW, AW
BARNETT, FC
BARTRUM, GA
BEAM, E
BELL, HR
BIRCHARD, G
BODEN, AE
BOGART, P
BOND, AH
BRABYN, WJ
BRADDOCK, S
BREARLEY, NO
BRICKWOOD, R
BRITTLE, A
BROWN, JR
BUCHAN, D
BURGESS, EF
CARROLL, J
CATTELL, RP (MC)
CHAPMAN, WJG
CLARK, NM
CLIMO, FC
COLWELL, J
COOK, HE
COPPEN, AW (MID)
COX, E
CROSIER, JW
CUMMINGS, A
CUNNINGHAM, AS
CUTHBERTSON, RG
DAVISON, H
DEADMAN, WJ
DENT, JH
DIXON, CE
DORKEN, E
DUGIT, RL
DUNBAR, RJ
DUNLOP, R (MC)
EDMISTON, WH
EDWARDS, SE
EGGLETON, WEM
ELLIS, E.
ELVIDGE, CW
EVANS, FH
EWING, RC
FAIRBAIRN, A
FOREMAN, A

FREEMAN, WT
FURLONG, PJ
GIBSON, JA
GIBSON, SW
GILLINGS, E
GRANT, RC
GRAY, CM
GRIMWOOD, H
GUNN, S
HALL, FA
HALL, RM
HARTWRIGHT, P
HAWKINS, AW
HENDERSON, WF
HENSON, T
HILDRED, JW
HODGKINS, P
HOLLAND, GK, (MID)
HOLLEY, F
HOLMES, H
HOTSON, L
HOWGECO, AW
HULME, G
HUNTLEY, HWD
HUTCHISON, GP
IRWIN, CE
JAMES, CE
JOHNSON, AB (MC)
JOHNSON ,PE
JONES, P
KEAN, JF
KEEN, P
KEENE, F
KIPP, GB
KNIGHTS, F
LAMB, WA
LAWRASON, LE
LEITCH, J
LEWIN, DJ
LICK, VC
LLEWELLEN, JH (MM)
LOBBAN, R
LYNCH, JR (MM)
MacDONALD, NS
MANSER, JFH
McARTHUR, R
McBRIDE, HP
McCALLEY, CA
McCULLOUGH, G (MM)
MCDONALD, S (MM)

McGREGOR,  M
McKINLAY, T
McMILLAN, CE
MEAGHER, JE
METHERALL, E
MOGG, R
MUNRO, WJD
MURRAY, RS
NAPTHEN, H
NESBITT, A
NEWMAN, A
O'CONNOR, P
O'NEIL, VS
ORR, HN
PARKER, AC
PAUL, CS
PAYNTER, FJ
POOLE, T
PORTER, AA
PORTER, FV
POWERS, H
PRESTON, GE
RANSOM, PJ
READHEAD, F
REVELL, G
ROBERTSON, J
ROBINSON, SD
ROSS, W
SAUNDERS, BW
SCHELL, MD (DCM)
SHADWICK, EA
SKINNER, AM
SLADE, TW
SMITH, PM
SMITH, WE
SMITH, WI
SNEATH, TD (MC)
SPINKS, F
STACEY, GFJ
STADDON, A
STAYTE, HD
STEEDSMAN, GF
SUMMERHAYES, T
THOMPSON, WC
THURSTON, HWV
TROTTER, JN
TURNER, FA
TURNER, GM
TURNER, HW
UTTING, JR

UTTON, EA
VANCE, CA
VOGAN, LC
VOGAN, SM
WAINWRIGHT, J
WATSON, HS
WATSON, TM
WAUD, EW

WEAKLEY, NO
WEBB, FM
WEBB, W
WESTON, HS
WHITE, CW
WHITE, WW
WILLIAMS, J
WILSON, RH

WOOD, HC
WRIGHT, EL
WYGALL, A
YAWKINS, AW
YEOMAN, GE
YOUNG, SL


1939   WORLD WAR II   1945
AMOS, LH
ARCHER, JF
ARTHUR, AE
AVEY, LG
BENDALL, BL
BEST, T
BIER, DS
BOND, LC
BOYCE, LW
BUGBEE, SF
CAMPBELL, JA
CARTER, WW
CASE, EE
CHALK, JTE
CHAMBERS, F
CHILDS, AJ
CHILDS, EM
CLARKE, KG
COLE, NF
COLE, VW
COURTNEY, RR
DAFOE, JS
DOUGLAS, RE
DRIVER, TA
DUKES, J
FLIS, W
FLOOD, DG
GILMAR, LK
GRANT, JM
HAIR, G
HALEY, BL

HAMBLY, HK
HARCOURT, FJ
HARDWICK, HF
HEAL, WS
HEMMING, WR
HOSACK, HG
HOUSTON, WH
IRWIN, WJ
JONES, DO
JONES, IQ
KENNEY, JA
KNEALE, TM
LINTON, FM
LIVESEY, WR
LONG, GP
LONGWORTH, HF
MacMILLAN, JF
MARTIN, WH
McCOMBS, KG
McDERMOTT, PJ
McWILLIAM, HC
MILNER, JP
MURRAY, DM
MURRAY, G
MURRAY, WW
NIXON, W
OSBORNE, JM
OVERHOLT, JH
PAGE, R
PEAT, NW
PERKINS, GP

PIKE, RC
PRONGER, GB
REED, SW
RENNICK, JS
ROBERTSON, OB (DFC)
ROTH, KL
RUDD, RS
SLATER, JM
SMITH, HW
SPARKS, CW
STEVENSON, ER
THORNE, AR
THORNEYCROFT, LE
THURLOW, JA
TOMLINSON, F
TRUIN, KG
UTTING, VA
WAKELEY, SG
WALKER, SK
WEST, RE
WHEATLEY, JG
WHITE, GS
WILSDON, RW
WILSON, OT
WOOD, CE
WRAY, RD
YATES, WH


1950   KOREAN WAR   1953
ANDREWS, LF
SHRIMPTON, D
BEARDMORE, J
LETKEMAN, TN


2002   AFGHANISTAN   2011
TODD, TW


UNITED NATIONS       PEACEKEEPERS
 



 
Back:
YPRES
GIVENCHY
SOMME VIMY
HILL 70

PASSCHENDAELE
ARRAS
CAMBRAI
AMIENS
MONS




 
Afghanistan War Memorial:
OUR LOCAL FALLEN PRIVATE T.W. TODD
AFGHANISTAN - APRIL 11 2010
DONATED BY EVENING OF HONOUR

IN HONOUR OF CANADIAN
SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT
IN THE AFGHANISTAN WAR
2001 - 2014
158 FALLEN, NEVER FORGOTTEN,
ALWAYS MISSED.

AFGHANISTAN


















Sunday, 20 May 2018

Wroxeter

 

Location:  Huron County     N 43 52.429   W 81 08.357
In the Wroxeter Cemetery, 43172 Harriston Road, east of the village.
 
This memorial was erected to honour those from the community who died in the Great War.  The black granite shaft has the names of the brave men forever engraved in the stone.  Wroxeter is an interesting place to visit.  One hundred years ago the village was a growing concern with several hotels, industries, stores and a railway.  The unique layout of the downtown are is very picturesque.  Nowadays the town is much smaller, most of the businesses left along with the railway.  The population is now around half of what it was during the glory days.
I apologize for the poor quality photos.



Marker text:
Front and Back:
ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS
OF
WROXETER AND COMMUNITY
IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918
 




Right side:
Wm. HALL
MARSHALL MUSGROVE
ROSCO MAHONEY
CHRIS WRIGHT
Wm. WRIGHT
Wm. DODDS
THOS. SAVAGE
 



Left side:
JOHN EARLES
JOHN RINGLER
ALEX. RASMUSSEN
RALPH SMITH
Wm. E. BLACK
JAMES McNAUGHTON
COLIN McNAUGHTON






Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Wardsville



Location:  Middlesex County     N 42 39.414   W 81 45.345
At the edge of Little Kin Park, corner of Church Street and Wellington Street.
 
This memorial was moved to its current location in 2001.  The original location was at the Wardsville Community Centre, until that property was sold.  The memorial was rebuilt here using the original plaque.
Wardsville was named after George Ward (1743-1837), a distinguished veteran of the War of 1812.

 
Marker text:
IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF WARDSVILLE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN DEFENCE OF OUR LIBERTIES
IN THE GREAT WARS

1914 - 1918
CHARLES BLOTT
CHARLES CONSTANT
ROLAND HEATH
LEEWARD HENDERSON
EPHRAIM HORTON

1939 - 1945
ERNEST BENNETT
WALLACE JOHNSTON

AND IN HONOUR OF THOSE
WHO SO NOBLY SERVED

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE."

A TRIBUTE FROM
THE WARDSVILLE DRAMATIC SOCIETY





Sunday, 6 May 2018

Wasaga Beach

 
Location:  Simcoe County     N 44.52082   W -80.01621
In front of the Municipal Offices, 30 Lewis Street.

This is a rather strange memorial, erected in 1993.  The inscription on the front of the memorial is very ambiguous and vague as to who they are honouring, while the remainder of the memorial seems dedicated to all branches of the military, yet only mentions the Special Forces and Airborne units specifically.  No names are listed, no local ties or wars are remembered.  I suppose this is better than nothing, but disappointing in my mind, especially considering the vast local military history found nearby.  Lest We Forget.


Marker text:
Front:
(crest of Wasaga Beach)

DEDICATED BY
THE TOWN OF WASAGA BEACH
TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO, ON OUR BEHALF
AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND
IN DIFFERENT PLACES,
WHILE IN THE SERVICE TO
OUR COUNTRY, HAVE PAID
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.
ERECTED 1993

(Legion crest)


 
Left side:
(various airborne crests)

1ST CANADIAN
PARACHUTE BATTALION
1942 - 1945

 FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE
1942 - 1944



 
Rear:
THE
CANADIAN AIRBORNE REGIMENT
1968 - 1995



 
Right side:
(crest of the army, navy, air force)



Saturday, 21 April 2018

Welland

 
 
Location:  Niagara Region     N 42 59.751   W 79 15.540
In Chippawa Park, near First Avenue and Fitch Street.
 
Taken from a plaque at the base of the memorial:
"The Welland -Crowland War Memorial was dedicated on September 4, 1939, one day after the start of World War II.  This was the last, large World War I memorial erected in Canada and is recognized as a nationally significant piece of Canadian sculpture.  It is made of Lacasse granite and was designed by noted Canadian sculptor, Elizabeth Wyn Wood.
Its unique design incorporates two heroic figures, a soldier and a woman, along with a trench mortar and stylized elements of the Canadian landscape.  The theme represents "service and sacrifice".
This plaque was unveiled on September 11, 1999 by His Excellency the Right Honourable Romeo LeBlanc P.C., C.C., C.M.M., C.D., Governor General and Commander-in-Chiefof Canada and the Honourable Gilbert Parent M.P., Speaker of the House."

The memorial is extremely attractive and well designed.  Originally erected to honour those lost in the First World War, the names of the dead from both World Wars are now engraved in the granite.  The Korean War is also recognized, and since my visit, plans to add the Afghanistan War and Peacekeeping were to also in the works for 2017.  My photos do not show the updated version of the monument.



Marker text:
Front:
SERVICE
AND SACRIFICE

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM






Right side:
KOREA
1939 - 1945
1914 - 1918
 




 

Back:
1914 - THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES - 1918
F.G. BACON
F. BEALE
R. BEALE
R.H. BEST
A. BONDAR
W.P. BOYLE
J.L. BRODIE
T.R. BARCO

W.H. BURGAR
C.S. CAMERON
JAS. CLARKE
JOS. CLARKE
G. COOPER
G. COUCHMAN

J. CROFT
G.W. CROWE
R. CROOKS
W. CROWTHER
C. DAMTREE
G.M. DAVIS
K. DENNIS

A.I. DICK
E.W. DOVE
G. DRAKE
R.S. DUNBAR
F.J. DUNDAS
A.J. FORSTER
M. FREEMAN

H.F. FULLER
N. GARNER
R.D. GARRETT
P. GOODWIN
F. HIGGINS
W.J. HIGGIN
F.J. HOPLEY

W.J. HORSLEY
E. HUGHES
W. INMAN
J.M. JACKSON
E.F. JEFFRIES
I. JOHNSON
W. JOYCE

H. KILTY
S. LASOTA
A. LAWFIELD
A. LOWFIELD
A. MARQUIS
H.L. MARSH
P. McILVRIDE

L. MICHENER
R. MOODY
J. MORIN
A. MORRISON
D. MUIRHEAD
JAS. McCAW
C.G. McKAY

A.B. McCORMACK
E.C. McKENNEY
W. McKILLOP
L. McLELLAN
J. McQUITTY
A.T. NEAL
A. NORTHGATE

A. OATES
C.H. OSBORNE
C.A. PAGE
H.B. PASHLEY
J. PEDAN
A.M. PINDER
E. ROBERTSON

F.H. REILLY
E.A. ROGERS
R.C. ROGERS
G.B. ROSS
A. RUSSELL
C. ROBERTS
G. SANDERS
T. SAWLE

L. SCHRAM
R. SEARS
F. SHIPLEY
W. SMITH
E.H. SPRINGER
G. STALLARD
J. STALLARD

R. STICKLES
E.H. STRINGER
T.R. THOMPSON
H.P. TIMMS
W. TYRILL
J. WITHEY



1939 - THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES - 1939
W.B. ALLAN
A.W. ANDERSON
I.H. ANDERSON
A.E. ANGER
E.W. BANCROFT
J.H. BARKER

J.M. BATTERTON
CHAS. BARWELL
D. BELL
D. BELLANTINO
A.W. BRADNAM
C. CHARTRAND

L.G. CHURCH
J.W. CHURMS
V. COLLING
N. COLLINS
M. COOK
W.F. COPE
C.E. CRONSHAW

D.A. DABOLL
J. DAMICO
H.H. DAVISON
W.H. DAWSON
B. DEGAZIO
ROSS M. DICKIE
RICH E. DICKIE

J. DOLAN
J.W. DOWNS
R. DUCHARME
W.L. DYBALL
L.P. EDWARDS
O. ELLIS
C.R. FELTON

R. FRANCIS
A. GADDESS
C. GALDART
C. GOODWIN
O. HAIST
R. HAMEL
R.W. HARCOURT

C.D. HEWSON
C. HOPTON
F. JONES
E. KWEICIEN
R.B. LARUE
A. LETOURNEAU
J.A. MACLEAN

JAS. MARTIN
W.M. MARTIN
J.A. MAUDSLEY
H.U. MORRIS
M. McAROY
J.C. McCLURE
A. McDONALD

C. McKAY
K. McMANUS
P. NEAULT
H. NEWBURGH
J. NIGH
R. PARKS
L.R. PETERS
J.S. PRUGH

J.T. RATCLIFFE
J. REID
A. REIF
F.H. REILLY
P. ROGALSKY
A.G.M. ROLPH
W.H. SAYRES
D.G. SCOTT

R. SEARS
J.R. SEEGAR
H.T. SEMLEY
J. SIBBETT
J.L. SOOS
P.A. SPENDIFF
C. SPITALI
D. STAPLETON

G.E. STEWART
R.H. STEWART
S.J. STOKES
D.A. STREET
R.M. STUART
JOE T. SYKES
A. SZARKA

H. THEAKSTON
R.A. THORNE
O.J. THORPE
WM. TURNER
I.J. WILSON
T.A. WILSON
R. WOODS

K.A. WALKER
J. ZAVITZ
 



 
Left side:
TO HONOUR
THOSE WHO
FOUGHT BY
LAND BY SEA
BY AIR AND
THOSE WHO
SERVED AT
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