Location: Hastings County N 44° 30.355 W 077° 28.139
In Thomas Thompson Memorial Park, on the south side of St. Lawrence Street East.
This beautiful memorial was erected by the Madoc Women's Institute and unveiled with full military honours in November of 1928. It pays tribute to the men of this vicinity who gave their lives in sacrifice during the Great War.
In later years the names of those lost in the Second World War where engraved in the back of the great stone. A small plaque acknowledging the Korean War was also added.
Beside the memorial are two German trench mortars and also an Ontario Historical Plaque dedicated to John Weir Foote, who bravely earned the Victoria Cross on the beaches of the failed Dieppe Raid in 1942. He is the only Chaplain to have received the highest award in WWII.
ERECTED IN HONOUR
OF THE MEN OF MADOC
AND VICINITY WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES INTHE
1950 - 1953
MILLER FREDRICK M.
MacTAVISH ROWSELL M.
NEWLAND RICHARD H.
NICKLE LESLIE W.
NICKLE ROBERT J.
RODGERS PHILLIP A.
ROSE HERBERT R.
SANDFORD JAMES W.
STORING FRANCIS N.
TAYLOR WILLIAM J.
TUFTS ARTHUR Z.
WATSON CHARLES R.
WEST EDWARD J.
ALEXANDER JOHN J.
ALLT JOHN S.
BASSETT LORNE B.
BRADY JAMES R.
BROADWORTH MALCOLM P.
BROADWORTH CARL Mc.
BROADWORTH ERNEST M.
BROAD THOS. C.
BRONSON JOHN A.
DONALDSON CHARLES H.
DOUGHTY J. CARL
FEENEY JOHN C.
GLOVER WINFRED A.
GORDON A. EDWARD
GORDON WALLACE S.
HARRIS HAROLD B.
1939 - 1945
ASH A. RUEBEN
WHYTOCK DONALD B.
Ontario Historic Plaque:
JOHN WEIR FOOTE, V.C. 1904-1988
The only chaplain in World War II to receive the Victoria
Cross, Foote was born and raised in Madoc. He entered the
Presbyterian ministry in 1934 and enlisted in the Canadian
Chaplain Service five years later. Assigned to the Royal
Hamilton Light Infantry, Foote distinguished himself during
the ill-fated Dieppe Raid on August 19, 1942. Acting "with
utter disregard for his personal safety", he ministered to
the wounded and carried injured personnel from exposed
positions on the beach to first aid posts and landing craft,
all while under heavy enemy fire.Ultimately he was taken
prisoner because he refused to abandon those who could not
be evacuated. For his courageous actions he was awarded
the Victoria Cross, the British commonwealth's highest
military decoration for valour.
Erected by the Ontairo Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Communications.