Saturday, 6 February 2016
Location: Bruce County N 44 28.613 W 81 08.698
At the corner of Yonge Street S(County Road 10) and Main Street.
In the small village of Tara we find an attractive and fitting memorial to the men from this area who gave their lives in the World Wars. Originally erected to honour those lost in the First World War, the names from those also lost in the Second World War were added later. The memorial lists names from the village of Tara and the Township of Arran, along with the dates of their death.
The memorial is found in a triangular shaped park near the main intersection, and is also accompanied by two historical plaques which pay tribute to two of the town's famous sons. Sir William H. Hearst, seventh premier of Ontario, and "Cyclone" Taylor, one of hockey's earliest stars.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 383, located nearby, tends to the care of the memorial.
**May humblest apologies if any of the names listed below are incorrect. They are difficult to read in my photos.
OUR GALLANT UNFORGOTTEN
1939 - 1945
ORVAL E. CRAWFORD
KEITH A. HILLS
AND LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
OUR HONOURED DEAD
AND THOSE WHO CARRIED ON
IN THE GREAT WAR
JOHN COOPER, MAY 23, 1916
THOMAS NORMAN MONKMAN, JUNE 8, 1916
CLARENCE PORTER, 1916
FLT. LT. JOHN R. GEDDES, NOV. 3, 1917
HARRY HODGSON, AUG. 15, 1917
CLARENCE WILSON, APR. 17, 1918
LT. NEVILLE A.D. DAVIS, MAY 28, 1918
MELVILLE D. PROUD, AUG. 8, 1918
PERCY H. SPEARS, SEPT. 2, 1918
RUEBEN R. PLANT, NOV. 7, 1918
JOHN WOODS, JULY 11, 1918
EDWARD A. HARRIS, AUG. 18, 1916
EDWIN D. PORTER, APR. 17, 1917
GEORGE E, WAIN, NOV. 21, 1917
GEORGE A. POTTS, NOV. 25, 1917
PERCY F. BEATON, MAR. 15, 1918
HOWARD GRANDSER, AUG. 28, 1918
D. GORDON HENDERSON, SEPT. 27, 1918
ROBERT H. ASKIN, JULY 17, 1916
WILLIAM ?. DORNAN, MAY 18, 1917