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Isaac Maracle

In memory of:

Private Isaac Maracle

October 30, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

636881

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

July 28, 1897
Shannonville, Ontario

Enlistment:

March 21, 1916
Deseronto, Ontario

Son of Eliza Maracle of Shannonville, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 290 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Panel 10 - 58

Location:


The Menin Gate Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War. Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and erected by the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission, it consists of a Hall of Memory", 36.6 metres long by 20.1 metres wide. In the centre are broad staircases leading to the ramparts which overlook the moat, and to pillared loggias which run the whole length of the structure. On the inner walls of the Hall, on the side of the staircases and on the walls of the loggias, panels of Portland stone bear the names of the dead, inscribed by regiment and corps. Carved in stone above the central arch are the words:


TO THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO STOOD HERE FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND TO THOSE OF THEIR DEAD WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE.

Over the two staircases leading from the main Hall is the inscription:

HERE ARE RECORDED NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH.

The dead are remembered to this day in a simple ceremony that takes place every evening at 8:00 p.m. All traffic through the gateway in either direction is halted, and two buglers (on special occasions four) move to the centre of the Hall and sound the Last Post. Two silver trumpets for use in the ceremony are a gift to the Ypres Last Post Committee by an officer of the Royal Canadian Artillery, who served with the 10th Battery, of St. Catharines, Ontario, in Ypres in April 1915."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Inscription on the Menin Gate … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Inscription on Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial
  • Photo of Isaac Maracle
  • Memorial– A marble plaque at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, RR 1 Deseronto, Deseronto, ON was erected by the local Mohawk community. This memorial is dedicated to the First World War veterans and war dead from the Bay of Quinte Mohawk population.

[front/devant] 
1914 ROLL OF HONOUR 1919 

MOHAWKS OF THE BAY OF QUINTE OUR VOLUNTEERS FOR KING AND COUNTRY 

Reuben Sero; Arthur Brant; -- Maracle; Thomas Mengo; John B Maracle; David Green; Austin Green; Peter Maracle; David Green; George Maracle; Con Bernhart; Philip Maracle; Isaac Maracle; Harry Barnhart; Amos Green; Ernest Brant; Wheeler Maracle; Harold Smart; George Williams; Richard Brant; William Penn; James Barnhart


OUR HEROIC DEAD 
"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" 
OUR VALIANT LIVING 

"WE HAVE DONE THAT WHICH WAS OUR DUTY TO DO"
http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=2292 

Photo Credit: D.B. Carrington

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