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
HOME
 







Saturday, 14 April 2018

West Lorne

 

Location:  Elgin County     N 42 36.026   W 81 36.118
On the east side of Graham Street, in front of the West Elgin Arena.

This memorial was erected in 1967 by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 221on behalf of the citizens of West Lorne and East Aldborough.  The red marble stele features a stylized form of two angels and a cross.  The Honour Roll of names of the men from these communities who died in the two World Wars are engraved in the stone.

Marker text:
Front:
LEST WE FORGET

1914 - 1918
W. ROSS
H. LEITH
C. KELLY
G. HOBBS
C. METEER
D. METEER

J. PENROSE
W. JACQUES
R. SKILLINGS
M. FREDERICK
A. HUMPHRIES
A. TEMPLETON

W. BROCK
C. McPHEE
L. McPHEE
B. ERSKINE
L. BOLE  M.C.
A. GARLICK


1939 - 1945
D. WILTON
A. GODSMAN

H. SCHLEIHAUF
M. WATTERWORTH

L. JOHNSTON
A. BUSHENSKY

C. ROOT
K. ROOT





Back:
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF WEST LORNE AND EAST ALDBOROUGH
WHO GAVE THEIR TOMORROW FOR OUR TODAY.

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND
IN THE MORNING WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM.

ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF THE ABOVE TWO COMMUNITIES 1967

Monday, 9 April 2018

Winchester

 
Location:  United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
N 45 04.151   W 75 16.884
In front of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, 566 Louise Street.
 

This memorial was erected in 1954 by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108.  It was moved to its current location in 2009, with the opening of a new Winchester District Memorial Hospital.  The original Memorial Hospital was opened in 1948, but replaced with a new state-of-the-art hospital in 2009, which is when this memorial was moved to front of the new building.  Inside the hospital is a plaque with the names of those brave souls from this area who died in World War II.  Sadly I did not get a photo of the plaque.

Marker text:
Front:
THEIR NAME
LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE

1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945

ERECTED 1954
BY
CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 108
TO PERPETUATE THE GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF OUR FALLEN COMRADES

1950 - 1953
 











Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Watford

 

Location:  Lambton County     N 42 56.881   W 81 52.797
At the corner of Nauvoo Road and Ontario Street, beside the post office.
 

This beautiful memorial stands proudly along the main street of town.  Erected by the Royal Canadian Legion, it was originally erected to honour those lost in the First World War.  No names are found on the memorial, only the major battles of the Great War along with the dates of the two World Wars, Korea and Afghanistan.  Although simple in design, the cenotaph is striking and holds a place of honour in this small farming community.  Behind the memorial is a nice bit of history featuring the old fire hall and the old armouries, which displays murals of scenes important in the history of the village.



Marker text:
Front:
IN MEMORY
OF THOSE MEN FROM
WATFORD
WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE
AND
IN HONOUR OF THOSE
WHO SERVED IN
THE GREAT WAR

1914 - 1918

1939 - 1945

1950 - 1953

2001 - 2014
 




 
Right side:
AMIENS

ARRAS

CAMBRAI

VALENCIENNES

MONS
 





 
Left side:
YPRES

FESTUBERT

MT. SORREL

SANCTUARY
WOOD

SOMME
 




 
 
Back:
VIMY

LENS

HILL 70

PASSCHENDAELE

"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 WILL REMEMBER THEM."
 





























Sunday, 25 March 2018

Barrie - Military Heritage Park


 
Location:  Simcoe County     N 44 22.450   W 79 40.811
On Lakeshore Drive, beside the Southshore Community Centre.
 

The Military Heritage Park sits along a walking trail on the south shore of Kempenfelt Bay.  The land was dedicated as a Military Heritage Park in June of 2009, the 65th anniversary of D-Day, in recognition of the significant relationship between the City of Barrie and Canadian Forces Base Borden.  With generous contribution from the Rotary Club and Town Council, the park pays tribute to the history and involvement of the military in the community.  Home of the Grey and Simcoe Foresters Regiment, the park was visited by their Honorary Colonel-in-Chief, Princess Anne in October of 2013.  Princess Anne dedicated a three-sided memorial honoring and naming all the Canadians who have been awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross. 
The Park is an ongoing development, currentlt featuring the VC Memorial, several information placards, artistic renderings, benches and a stone erected in 1967 to mark the Centennial Year.  A walkway circles around the park leading the visitor on a short journey through history and providing an excellent story of the military contribution from this area.

Marker Text:
VC Memorial:
West side:
CRIMEA
CRIMEE

ALEXANDER DUNN


INDIAN REBELLION OF 1857
REBILLION INDIENNE DE 1857

WILLIAM HALL
HERBERT READE


BRAVERY AT SEA
BRAVOURE EN MAR

CAMPBELL DOUGLAS


BOER WAR
GUERRE DES BOERS

RAYMOND DE MONTMORENCY
HAMPDEN COCKBURN
EDWARD HOLLAND
RICHARD TURNER


SECOND BOER WAR
DEUXIEME GUERRE DES BOERS

WILLIAM NICKERSON
ARTHUR RICHARDSON


FIRST WORLD WAR
PREMIERE GUERRE MONDIALE

WALLACE ALGIE
WILLIAM BARKER
COLIN BARRON
EDWARD BELLEW
PHILIP BENT
WILLIAM BISHOP
ROWLAND BOURKE
ALEXANDER BRERETON
JEAN BRILLANT
HARRY BROWN
HUGH CAIRNS

CANADIAN VICTORIA CROSS
RECIPIENTS
BENEFICIARES DE LA CROIX
VICTORIA CANADIENNE
 




East side:
FIRST WORLD WAR
PREMIERE GUERRE MONDIALE

FREDERICK CAMPBELL
LEO CLARKE
WILLIAM CLARK-KENNEDY
ROBERT COMBE
FREDERICK COPPINS
JOHN CROAK
ROBERT CRUICKSHANK
EDMUND DeWIND
THOMAS DINESON
FREDERICK FISHER
GORDON FLOWERDEW
HERMAN GOOD
MILTON GREGG
FREDERICK HALL
ROBERT HANNA
FREDERICK HARVEY
FREDERICK HOBSON
THOMAS HOLMES
SAMUEL HONEY
BELLENDEN HUTCHESON
JOSEPH KAEBLE
GEORGE KERR
JOHN KERR
CECIL KINROSS
ARTHUR KNIGHT
FILIP KONOWAL
OKILL LEARMONTH
GRAHAM LYALL
THAIN MacDOWELL
JOHN MacGREGOR
GEORGE McKEAN
HUGH McKENZIE
ALAN McLEOD
WILLIAM MERRIFIELD
WILLIAM METCALFE
WILLIAM MILNE
HARRY MINER
COULSON MITCHELL
GEORGE MULLIN
CLAUDE NUNNEY
CHRISTOPHER O'KELLY

CANADIAN VICTORIA CROSS
RECIPIENTS
BENEFICIARES DE LA CROIX
VICTORIA CANADIENNE
 




North side:
FIRST WORLD WAR
PREMIERE GUERRE MONDIALE

MICHAEL O'LEARY
MICHAEL O'ROURKE
JOHN PATTISON
GEORGE PEARKES
CYRUS PECK
WALTER RAYFIELD
JAMES RICHARDSON
THOMAS RICKETTS
JAMES ROBERTSON
CHARLES RUTHERFORD
FRANCIS SCRIMGER
ROBERT SHANKLAND
ELLIS SIFTON
JOHN SINTON
ERNEST SMITH
ROBERT SPALL
HARCUS STRACHAN
JAMES TAIT
THOMAS WILKINSON
JOHN YOUNG
RAPHAEL ZENGEL

SECOND WORLD WAR
DEUXIEME GUERRE MONDIALE

IAN BAZALGETTE
AUBREY COUSINS
DAVID CURRIE
JOHN FOOTE
ROBERT GRAY
CHARLES HOEY
DAVID HORNELL
JOHN MAHONEY
CHARLES MERRITT
ANDREW MYNARSKI
JOHN OSBORN
FREDERICK PETERS
ERNEST SMITH
FREDERICK TILSTON
FREDERICK TOPHAM
PAUL TRIQUET

CANADIAN VICTORIA CROSS
RECIPIENTS
BENEFICIARES DE LA CROIX
VICTORIA CANADIENNE