Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Location: York Region, Vaughan N 43 50.080 W 079 39.705
Located in the cemetery on the east side of Huntington Road, south of the village of Nashville.
Dedicated to the men of this area who gave their lives in the Great War. The engravings are very worn, not sure when this memorial was erected, likely soon after the war.
1914 - 1918
THEY GAVE THEIR LIFE FOR THEIR COUNTRY
JOSEPH M. ACAR
WILLIAM V. COWARD
GEORGE T. HOWARD
WILLIAM B. McGILLIVRAY
ROBERT S. McALLISTER
THOMAS E. SMITH
PATRICK S. SMYTH
JOHN W. WARD
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOREVER MORE
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Location: Kawartha Lakes N 44046.978 W 078 39.144
On the west side of Highway 121, just north of the bridge but before Monck Road.
Dedicated to the local war dead of the First and Second World Wars, this memorial was erected by the citizens of Kinmount and Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 441.
IN MEMORY OF THE
HEROES WHO FELL AND THEY
WHO FOUGHT IN THE GREAT WARS
KILLED IN ACTION
HECTOR DAWSON, TOM HARDDAKER, JAMES MAGUIRE, JAMES J. BUDD, THOMAS STEENSON, DANIEL ALLEN, WILLIAM CURTIN, CHARLES OSTERTAG, JOHN MILLER, JOHN SHEEHAN, GEORGE NIKOLSON, JOSEPH MCGANN
KENNETH AUSTIN, JOHN MCGRATH, RICHARD MANSFIELD, JAMES WRIGHT, JACK WILSON
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Location: Halton Region N 43 16.522 W 79 51.365
The ship is located at Pier 9, in Hamilton Harbour, at 658 Catharine Street North. The ship is open for tours and an admission is charged, but well worth the visit.
The HMCS Haida, is now considered a National Historic Site. For more complete info please see: http://jproc.ca/haida/
Haida's Battle Honours:
English Channel 1944
HMCS Haida is the last of the Tribal Class destroyers which saw heavy action with the Australian, British and Canadian navies during World War II. Built for the Royal Canadian Navy at Newcastle, England, in 1942, this ship served on the frigid Murmansk run and in clearing the English Channel for the Normandy invasion. She helped sink 14 enemy vessels. Haida was recommissioned in 1952 and served two tours of duty with the United Nations in Korea, taking part in shore bombardment, blockades and attacks on trains.
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Location: Simcoe County, New Tecumseth N 44 09.022 W 079 52.150
Located in front of Alliston Union Public School, at 25 Albert Street.
This memorial is dedicated to those who fought and died in the Great War. All names are of those who attended the school in this small town. A brass plaque adorns the front of the memorial, while the back shows engraving of the major battles of the war.
The future of this memorial appears to be in some jeopardy, as the school may be slated to close in the near future. At this time I am not aware of the outcome of the decision, or of the plans to possibly re-located the memorial.
1914 - 1918
ALLISTON SCHOOL HONOURS HER DEAD
AND THOSE WHO DARING TO DIE SURVIVED
OUR HEROIC DEAD
STANLEY BROOKS, BERNAL BROWN, ROY BUCHANAN, LYMAN CHANTLER, GORDON DALE, CHAS. S. DAVIDSON, JUDSON ELLIS, STEWART FOSTER, WILLIAM HENDERSON, FRANK HOLT, ROBERT MOUDER, NELSON PADDISON, NOBLE RILEY, FRED STEELE, ROSS SHEPHERD, CECIL WILSON, RAY WALLACE
LEST WE FORGET
THESE ALSO SERVED
NURSE T. DONNELLEY, NURSE E. KNIGHT, NURSE E. MOORE, NURSE F. McMAHON, NURSE N. NORTON, NURSE W. REYNOLDS, NURSE K. RYAN, NURSE M.E. WALLACE,
W.D. ALLEN, R. ANDERSON, F.G. BANTING, H.J. BAYCROFT, H. BOND, P. BOND, H. BROWN, J. BROWN, S. BUCHANAN, R. CAMPBELL, T. CARR, J. CONWAY, T. CUMBERLAND, F. DALE, V. DALE, A. DONNELLY, M. DOWNEY, W. DRENNAN, J. DUNN, C. ELLIS, C. ELLISON, J.H. ERWIN, F. EVANS, R. EVANS, J.H. EVANS, E. EWING, F. EWING, H. EWING, S. EWING, G. FERGUSON, R. FERGUSON, A. FIELDS, A. FISHER, G. FOSTER, F. FREEMAN, S. FREEMAN, H. GILMOUR, G. GRAHAM, V. GRAHAM, W. HAND, F. HANNA, WILFRED HENDERSON, J. HEYDON, T. HINES, F. HIPWEL, H. HOLMES, R. HOLMES, W. HOLMES, J. HOLT, B. HORAN, C. HOUGHTON, R. HURST, W. HURST, T.H. HUTCHINSON, J.D.H. HUTCHINSON, W. JOHNSTON, W. KNIGHT, E. LEAROYD, H. LEAROYD, E. LIGHTFOOT, R. LIGHTFOOT, H. LOUNDES, L. LYNCH, W.A. McMULLEN, H.S. MARTINDALE, H. MILLS, R.B. MILLS, H. MITCHELL, R.C. MITCHELL, E. MORRISON, C. MOUDER, F. McCLINTOOK, H. McGEE, J. McGILL, N. McKINLEY, N. McLAREN, W. McLAREN, E. McMAHON, D. NICOL, H. NORTON, A. OAKLEY, J. PATTERSON, JESSIE PATTERSON, W. PEACOCK, C. REYNOLDS, B. ROACH, C. ROGERS, D. ROSS, O. RUSK, E. SCOTT, H. SCOTT, R. SCOTT, F. SCOTT, C. SHAW, A. SMILEY, W. SMILEY, J. SPECK, W. STEELE, J. STEVENS, P. STEVENS, W. STOKES, W. TARGART, G. THORNE, B. TRACEY, E. TRACEY, F. WHALE, E. WHITESIDE, H. WILSON, N. SCOTT, C. WOODMAN
THIS TABLET ERECTED BY THE PUPILS AND EX-PUPILS OF ALLISTON SCHOOL
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Location: York Region N 44 03.240 W 079 27.633
Memorial is located in front of the NVA meeting hall at 406 Millard Avenue, at the corner of Church Street.
The Newmarket Veterans Association has been serving veterans since the final days of the First World War. They were formed in 1918 as the Great War Veterans Association, and the North York Veterans Association until 1930, when their name finally became the Newmarket Veterans Association. They are very active in the community hosting fundraisers for a variety of non-profit organizations, providing a meeting place for veterans, hall rentals, Ladies Auxiliary. The main event of the year is Decoration Day at the Newmarket Cemetery on the second Sunday in June, where the names of those lost in the wars, are read.
This memorial was erected in 1991, dedicated to the men and women who have served.
(Newmarket Veterans Association crest)
MEN AND WOMEN
"THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD.
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM
NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING,
WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM"
WORLD WAR I
WORLD WAR II
LEST WE FORGET 1991 LEST WE FORGET
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Location: City of Toronto N 43 45.170 W 079 28.090
At the entrance to the The LCol George Taylor Denison III Armoury, off of Sheppard Avenue West. This area is highly restricted, and visiting is not recommended.
The Governor General's Horse Guards is an Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment. The Regiment is part of 32 Canadian Brigade Group, a Primary Reserve formation of the Canadian Army. They have a long history involving almost every conflict that Canada has been involved in.
Battle Honours of the Regiment
- NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885
- World War I:
MOUNT SORREL - SOMME 1916 - FLERS - COURCELETTE - ANCRE HEIGHTS - ARRAS 1917-18 - VIMY 1917 - HILL 70 - YPRES 1914-15 - PASSHENDALE - AMIENS – SCARPE 1918 - VALENCIENNES SAMBRE - FRANCE AND FLANDERS 1915-18
- World War II:
LIRI VALLEY - MELFA CROSSING - GOTHIC LINE - LAMONE CROSSING - MISANO RIDGE - FOSSO MUNIO - ITALY 1944-45 - LISSELMEER - NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1945
'THE HORSE GUARD"
Represent all who have served, are serving, and will serve in
The Governor General's Horse Guards, its predecessors
and those Regiments it perpetuates.
It is the Individual soldiers of the Regiment - past, present and future - who,
through their valour, commitment to duty, and constant contribution,
build its proud and illustrious history, make it great.
"The Horse Guard" is a permanent reminder that every soldier,
regardless of rank, helps the Regiment achieve its greatness and assures
The Governor General's Horse Guards are always
"The Horse Guard" was created by the eminent Canadian sculptor
Brett Davis, ARBS, SSC.
The Governor General's Horse Guards
Colonel Peter W. Hunter, CD
on the occasion of his retirement
as Honourary Colonel of the Regiment
8 March 2005
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Location: Leeds and Grenville County N 44° 34.663 W 075° 46.675
At the edge of town, on Main Street (County Rd 46), overlooking a cemetery at the original site of the first Methodist Chapel in Canada.
Created in 2006 as a heritage project, this memorial stands tall overlooking the cemetery. The names of those who served and where lost are inscribed on the wall. A local millstone adorns the top of the memorial.
One of the names listed is that of Lt-Col Thain W. MacDowell, who was decorated with the Victoria Cross, for his bravery during the attack on Vimy Ridge.
Marker text: (names of those killed are marked with an "+" and highlighted, wounded marked with an "*".)
LYN & DISTRICT HERITAGE SOCIETY
VETERANS AND THE PAST
REMEMBERED AT HERITAGE PLACE MUSEUM
W. W. I
ARMSTRONG HARRY, BARTON HERBERT, BEACH DONALD, BLAIR DONALD V., * BOLIN BLAKE, + BOOTH CASPER, BOYD BENJAMIN, BOYD BRYCE, BUELL GEORGE, BURKE GEORGE, CAIN VICTOR, CHISAMORE ALEXANDER E., CHISAMORE KENNETH, *CUMMING JAMES, CUMMING LORNE, DARLING IVAN F., + DARLING STANLEY, DAVIDSON W. ROY, DONOVAN PATRICK, DUNSTER SAMUEL H., + GREY FRED, GUNNESS W. CEPHAS, GUNNES JAMES S., + HODGE MORTIMER, + JARVIS GEORGE, JOHNSTON CELIA I., JOHNSTON ROY W., JOWETT WALTER, * JOWETT LEONARD, + JONES HAROLD C., KILMURY ERNEST J., * KILPATRICK OMER, KILPATRICK ROY, LAVINE GEORGE, LEE ARTHUR, MACNAMARA GEORGE H., + MACNAMARA W.J., *MCCRADY FRANK, MACDOWELL CUYLER M., MACDOWELL THAIN W. (VC), * MACDOWELL NEWELL L., MACDOWELL MERRILL W., MCNISH H. HARRIS, MCNISH JAMES, MCRAY WILLIAM, MILLER THOMAS, NEILSON DONALD, + NUNN CHARLES, PARLSOW HORTON C., PURVIS WILLIAM, RICKETT NORMAN, SERVISS R.D., SIMPSON WILLIAM H., SMITH ERNEST, SMITH STANLEY, + SMITH HAROLD, * STEWART HARRY, STEWART R.G., TACKABERRY WALTER W., TRUESDELL WILLIAM, WEATHERHEAD CLIFFORD M., * WELLS HAROLD, WELLS WILLIAM, WILLEY CHARLES, WILLEY JAMES, + WOODS ROBERT
W. W. II
ABRACEN SAUL, ANDERSON BEATRICE, + BARBER ROBERT, BARTON HERBERT, BENNETT RAY, BILLINGS DONALD, BILLINGS MORT, BILLINGS MURRAY, BLAIR JOHN H., BLAKE EDWARD M., BLANCHARD GLENN, BLANCHARD HAROLD F., BOLIN STEWART, BOLTON E. GEORGE., BOOTH STEWART, BOWEN AYLMER F., BURNS R. MANSEL, CLOW JOHN S., CONNELL WILLIAM N., + COSBY WALLACE C., CRAIG JAMES, CROSS PAUL, DARLING CLARENCE, DARLING WALTER, DARLING IVAN F., DAVIS HOWARD P., DEMPSEY FRANK, DOGGETT LESLIE W., DONOVAN FRANCIS, DUNCAN JOHN S., DUNSTER FRANK, DUNSTER REGINALD, DUNSTER SAMUEL H., EARLE LELAND, EDGELEY LLOYD, EDGELEY RUSSELL, EDGELEY WILFRED, FERGUSON ISAAC A., FERGUSON MERRIL R., + GIBSON CLARENCE, GIFFEN ELWOOD A., GIFFORD DOUGLAC C., GILLESPIE ALLEN V., GRAHAM RAYMOND, + GRANT FRANK E., GRANT FRED W., + GUNNESS CECIL F., GUNNESS FRANKLIN U., HAGGART GEORGE, HAGGART JOHN, HAGGART MARY, HAGGART ROBERT, + HALL CECIL, + HALL HAROLD D., HALL KENNETH, HERBISON NEWTON, HOLLINGSWORTH HERBERT, HORTON HAROLD E., + HORTON RONALD E., HOULE RUSSELL, JACQUES LLOYD J., JARVIS GEORGE, JOHNSTON GORDON D., JOHNSTON PERCY B., JOHNSTON VICTOR C., * JOWETT W. ARTHUR, JOWETT HAROLD, KERR E. HAROLD, KILMURY ERNEST J., KING JOHN C., LADD ARNOLD W., LADD HARRY F., LEAVES HAROLD, + LEE JACK M., LEEDER FRANCIS, + LENNOX GEORGE, LOVERIN WILFRED H., LUCAS GERALD C., MACNAMARA JOHN P., MASSEY G. ALFRED, + MASSEY WILLIAM, MAUD ORVILLE R., MCCRADY DAVID R., MCINTYRE JAMES, MCKAY BRUCE, MCNISH MARGARET, MOORE GEORGE N., MOORE W. GUY, + MOORE REAMIN, + MOTT ELMER, MOTT KENNETH, O'NEIL GERALD, + PERKINS LAWRENCE B., PIKE ALLAN V., QUINN LEONARD, RACE ERNEST, + REYNOLDS HARTLEY E., DAY GWENDOLYN, * MCMANUS JOHN P., ROBERTSON ERIC A., ROWSOME ROY GERALD, ROWSOME WILLIAM ROBERT, SCOTT WILBERT W., SIMPSON W. HERBERT, SIMPSON WILLIAM H., SMITH LAWRENCE, + SMITH L. LINDSAY, SNELL LAWRENCE, STEWART JOHN, TAPLIN DONALD M., + TESKEY JOHN, THOMPSON ROBERT, VANDUSEN LAWRENCE, VELEY CHARLES, WALLACE R. HAROLD, WATSON BERNARD W., WEBSTER THOMAS B., WHITE WILMA G., WORDEN HAROLD, WORDEN HOWARD, YOUNGE FRED J.
KILMURY JOHN E., BLAKE EDWARD M.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Location: Wellington County, Centre Wellington N 43 40.999 W 080 25.850
Located on the west side of Metcalfe Street, in downtown Elora.
Located in a town square in downtown Elora, this tall memorial was first dedicated to those who died in the Great War. The Second World War and Korea inscriptions were added later. One of the interesting features of this memorial is the large outline of a maple leaf on the ground creating a border around the area.
THE GLORIOUS DEAD
1939 - 1945
E. GRANT AITCHISON
RUSSELL B. BEIRNES
GORDON G. BRICKER
WILLIAM H. BROWN
BILLIE C. DUNCAN
WILLIAM J. KAY
THOMPSON H. RENNIE
JOHN R. RUNNELLS
JOHN G. STAFFORD
THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF ELORA
WHO DIED IN
THE GREAT WAR
KOREA 1950 - 1953
THE GLORIOUS DEAD
FRED F. MacDONALD
JOHN A. MacDONALD
HAROLD I. RILEY
"MY MARKS AND SCARS I CARRY
WITH ME TO BE A WITNESS FOR
ME THAT I HAVE FOUGHT HIS
BATTLES WHO NOW WILL BE MY
REWARDER" SO HE
PASSED OVER AND ALL THE
TRUMPETS SOUNDED FOR HIM
ON THE OTHER SIDE.
THE GLORIOUS DEAD
CHARLES A. CARD
DANIEL O. CARD
ROBERT G. CARTER
F. KEITH CLARK
RICHARD H. CLARK
WILLIAM W. CUTHBURT
JAMES C. FISHER
Stone on ground in front:
TAKE TIME TO REMEMBER
THOSE WHO SERVED
DEDICATED ON 50TH
ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY
Monday, 11 June 2012
Location: Simcoe County, Essa Township N 44 16.088 W 079 54.806
Located on CFB Borden, just off Lundy's Lane, beside the airfield.
This was the birthplace of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The museum is open on weekends, houses a few planes inside along with some incredible artifacts and photos from the early days of flight. It was here that the first hangars in Canada were constructed in 1917, and some remain to this day, renovated for other uses, and two that remain in a sad state of disrepair. Unfortunately, although these are considered a National Historic Site, they may be torn down in an complete under-appreciation of their importance, and a lack of funding(or will) to keep them safe.
The museum itself is a great memorial to the early days of the Royal Flying Corps and should not be missed. A small stone memorial sits outside the front doors of the museum. along with the plaque marking the Historic Site.
1 NOVEMBER 1939 - 31 MARCH 1946
THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO
THE THOUSANDS OF
MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED AT
SERVICE FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL
AIR TRAINING PLAN
441 (HURONIA) WING R.C.A.F.A.
26 SEPTEMBER 1993
PROUDLY THEY SERVED
National Historic Plaque:
ROYAL FLYING CORPS HANGARS
The Royal Flying Corps hangars at Camp Borden are the oldest examples of this type of construction in existence in Canada. These hangars, which are an essential element of the first Canadian military aerodrome, were erected as temporary facilities in 1917, and housed various air training schools. They witnessed the birth of Canada's national air force, the Canadian Air Force in 1920, which became the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1924.