Thursday, 2 June 2016
Location: Norfolk County N 42 55.979 W 80 17.416
On the west side of Main Street South (Old Highway 24), at the corner of Temperance Street.
This memorial sits in front of the old Town Hall. Originally erected to honour the men lost in World War I, it has been updated to include battle of World War II and the Korean War. No names are listed, however major battles within these wars are listed.
Near the memorial is a separate memorial telling the story of two local man about to be hanged in the War of 1812, who gave a secret Freemason signal to the American General. The men were set free and their lives spared. The stone is dedicated to the International Freemason brotherhood. Not really a war memorial, but interesting nonetheless. An Ontario Historical Plaque is located on the same grounds, telling of the story of the founding of Waterford.
The war memorial is a simple yet thoughtful way for this small town to remember its dead and those who sacrificed and returned.
IN MEMORY OF
THOSE MEN FROM
WATERFORD & TOWNSEND
IN HONOUR OF THOSE
WHO SERVED IN
THE GREAT WARS
BRITAIN AND ATLANTIC
FRANCE - GERMANY