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Municipality/Province: Kimberley, BC

Memorial Number: 59009-104

Type: Stelia - granite

Address: 170 Wallinger Avenue

Location: Kimberley Veteran Memorial Park

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 49.6858478   Long: -115.9821717

Submitted By: Cindy Postnikoff

Photo Credit: Cindy Postnikoff

The Kimberley Cenotaph and Kimberley Veteran Memorial Park were unveiled on July 8, 2017. A Veterans group, Military Ames, realized the old cenotaph was in need of being replaced, as it was crumbling and had moss growing on it. They approached the City of Kimberley about a vacant lot downtown, presented their plans for a Memorial Park and cenotaph, and the City dedicated the land to them. Military Ames received several grants and assistance, including from Kimberley District Heritage Society, to construct the Park. The memorial commemorates Canada’s World Wars participation, peacekeeping efforts and Canada’s Vietnam War Veterans.

Memorial Walls are also located in the park.

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WORLD WAR I

More than 424,000 Canadians went to war
at least 60,000 did not return.

Major conflicts include, but are not limited to:
Ypres - Artois - The Somme - Arras
Vimy Ridge - Passchendaele
Hindenburg Line - Cambrai
Valenciennes - Mons
Hil 70 - Loos - Le Transloy

Previous to Confederation Canadians
participated in other major conflicts
such as the Boer War

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Peacekeeping and Other Conflicts
1945 - 2016

Over 200,000 Canadians were deployed,
more than 2,316 did not return.

Major operations to date include,
but are not limited to:
South Korea - Kasmire - Korea - Middle East - Indochina - Sinai - Lebanon
Congo - West New Guinea - Yemen - Cyprus - Dominican Republic - India
Nicaragua - Namibia - Kuwait - Haiti - El Salvador - Angola - Cambodia
Western Sahara - Golan Heights - Persian Gulf/Red Sea/Arabian Gulf - Yugoslavia
Somalia - Balkans - Uganda - Rwanda - Mozambique - CMAC
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Azerbaijan - Former Yugoslavia
Bosnia-Herzegovina - Zaire - Croatia - Guatemala - Italy - Honduras
Kosovo - Central African Republic - Turkey - East Timor - Sierra Leone
Ethiopia and Eritrea - Albania - Afghanistan - Senegal
Democratic Republic of Congo - Liberia - Sudan - Sri Lanka - Gaza
United States - West Bank-Palestine - Burma - Mali - Phillipines - Nepal

This monument is a marker in time, but it is not the end of the efforts of losses of Canadians.

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WORLD WAR II

1.1 million Canadians went to war
at least 45,000 did not return.

Major conflicts include,
but are not limited to:
Battle of the Atlantic - Hong Kong
Dieppe - Germany - Juno Beach - Sicily
Assoro - Leonforte - Centuripe - Arnhem
Normandy - Dunkirk - Anzio - Ortona
Battle of Britain - Scheldt
Battle of the Bulge - Chambois

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IN HONOUR OF ALL WHO HAVE SERVED

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KIMBERLEY AND DISTRICT
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

1939    1945

  • D.C. ALDER
  • W.R. ALDER
  • C. ALTON
  • L.L. ARMOUR
  • L.J. BARIBEAU
  • G.W. BRADFORD
  • A.R. BONNER
  • N.W.E. BURDETT
  • D.R. GILL
  • C.J.D. GREENLAND
  • H.B. GUNNARSEN
  • J.H. HALL
  • G.F. HIGGINS
  • W.H. KEAYS
  • G. LEVESQUE
  • G.W. LINDSAY
  • D.H. MANSON
  • A. ORDWAY
  • M. PATRICK
  • R.J. PRICE
  • J.O. RICE
  • S.E. RUAULT
  • S. SODERHOLM
  • R.M. WEST

D.C. ALDER
W.R. ALDER
C. ALTON
L.L. ARMOUR
L.J. BARIBEAU
G.W. BRADFORD
A.R. BONNER
N.W.E. BURDETT
D.R. GILL
C.J.D. GREENLAND
H.B. GUNNARSEN
J.H. HALL

G.F. HIGGINS
W.H. KEAYS
G. LEVESQUE
G.W. LINDSAY
D.H. MANSON
A. ORDWAY
M. PATRICK
R.J. PRICE
J.O. RICE
S.E. RUAULT
S. SODERHOLM
R.M. WEST

LEST WE FORGET
"AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING,
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"

Designed & constructed by
Military Ames Veterans Camaraderie Group
2016

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KOREA
1950 - 1953

[back/arrière]

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Lest

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We

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

VC John McCrae

(1872 - 1918 Canadian Army 

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