Sunday, 11 February 2018

Rdgeway / Crystal Beach

 
 
Location:  Niagara Region     N 42 52.559   W 79 03.577
In the cemetery at the corner of Ridgeway Road and Farr Avenue, under the water tower.

This location in the Crystal Beach Cemetery is home to two memorials and the final resting place of several veterans.
The first memorial was originally erected in Queen's Circle, in the centre of the village of Crystal Beach, in 1921.  It was moved to this site in 1999.
The second memorial is an Honour Roll of men lost from this area in the wars of the 20th century.  It is a more modern memorial, erected by the Ridgeway Branch 230 of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Not far from this location is the National Historic Site cairn marking the 1866 Battle of Ridgeway, a key skirmish in the Fenian Raids.
 



Marker text:
Crystal Beach memorial:
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
LOCAL VETERANS WHO SERVED
CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
IN THE 20TH CENTURY

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED AT QUEEN'S CIRCLE,
VILLAGE OF CRYSTAL BEACH CIRCA 1921.
IT WAS MOVED TO ITS PRESENT SITE IN 1999

AN INITIATIVE OF THE CRYSTAL BEACH VIDEO GROUP
(CATHY HERBERT, PAUL KASSAY, JANET TRUCKENBRODT)

LEST WE FORGET
 




Honour Roll:
Front:
(legion crest)
RIDGEWAY BRANCH 230

WORLD WAR I
1914 - 1918

WORLD WAR II
1939 - 1945

KOREAN WAR

VIETNAM WAR

AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT

NATO PEACEKEEPING
MISSIONS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR
FALLEN COMRADES WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE





Back:
HONOUR ROLL

ERNEST BAKER
R. BURD
LLOYD ELSLEY
MELVIN MacKAY
OSCAR NOYES
HARRY SHISLER
HERBERT WHALEN
WALTER (RED) BAKER
W. ROSS BERTAAN
ROBERT CLIMENHAGE
E. TED HUTCHINGS
KENNETH JANSEN
RAYMOND JOHNSTON
HERBERT SCHMITT
RUSSELL SMITH
KEITH TEAL
JOHN WILHELM
ALBERT STORM

JOHN BRIGHT
WALTER DERRICK
JOHN HALAVIN
JOSEPH NEAR
LEONARD PORTER
ALFRED TIDMARSH
CARL BAKER
R. BARRETT
CHARLES BROWN
BERT MORGAN
JOE NIGH
JOHN REBSTOCK
ALBERT REICHELT
JAMES SHERK
HAROLD SMITH
ART WALKER
DENNIS BROWN

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

FREEDOM ISN'T FREE
 







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