The Dieppe Cenotaph

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Municipality/Province: Dieppe, NB

Memorial Number: 13008-004

Type: Three marble plaques, one bronze plaque, a brick mural and a granite slab

Address: 33 Acadie Avenue

Location: Town Hall

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 46.094804   Long: -64.749101

Contributor: Reginald E.B. Godsoe; A. R. Cuthbertson - Secretary & Chairman/Secrétaire et président

This memorial was unveiled in 1981 by the Dieppe Military Veterans' Association in honour of the war dead and veterans of the First and Second World War and the Korean War, particularly the Canadian losses from the Dieppe landing on 19 August 1942. The mural is embedded with 907 stones from the beaches of Dieppe, each representing a Canadian soldier who died at Dieppe during the landing. THE DIEPPE CENOTAPH - The Dieppe Military Veterans' Association met on 23 September 1979 in the "White Hall" which today houses the Dieppe Golden Age Club. The Association had one objective which was to find the necessary funding to construct a Cenotaph in memory of Service comrades killed overseas during the First and Second World Wars and Korea. The fourth meeting of the Association was held on 6 November 1979, and the creation of a Cenotaph became a priority for the Association and all efforts were focused in that direction. In the meantime Alain Gilette, a journalist in France, wrote an article on Dieppe where there was talk of a Cenotaph. The people of Dieppe, France began circulating an idea, why not send pebbles from the beaches in Dieppe, France and integrate them on a Dieppe Cenotaph in Canada to commemorate the sacrifice of Canadian soldiers and underline the relationship existing between these two communities. Let us not forget Agnes Esliger, the wife of Mathieu Esliger, who suggested the name "Dieppe" replace "Le Coin des Leger" (Leger Corner) referring to the landing in August 1942 where Francophone and Anglophone soldiers fought side by side against the common enemy, Hitler's Nazi regime. The name Dieppe was quickly accepted by everyone and on February 8th, 1946, Dieppe replaced "Leger Corner". In January 1952, Siffroi Leblanc was elected the first Mayor of Dieppe, the 21st town in New Brunswick. Dieppe became a city on January 1, 2003. The efforts of reporter Gilette would thus touch a sensitive chord. The idea of sending pebbles to Canada is welcomed with enthusiasm. When all is said and done, children from the schools in the region (Dieppe, Bernavel, Puy, Pourville, Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer) are invited to amass hundreds of pebbles and the journalist convinces Air Canada to accept shipment without cost. Mayor Clarence Cormier receives a letter on December 31, 1980 explaining the actions of the children. Clarence Cormier, when he heard that the pebbles had arrived in Dorval, arranged to have them picked up in Montreal and brought to Dieppe. These were not ordinary stones, in fact these stones would come to represent the 907 Canadian soldiers, 5 Airmen and 1 Sailor for a total of 913 Canadians who died in the "Raid on Dieppe" on August 19, 1942. The members of the Association started to meet with Jean Gaudet (Recreation & Community Services Director in Dieppe) in January 1981 to discuss the Cenotaph project. In February, Gordon Brown and Don Gould submitted sketches. The Association decided to opt for the construction of a Cenotaph with people from the region since costs by their region's craftsmen were far too expensive, exceeding $30,000.00. In April, the Lions accepted the sponsorship of the Cenotaph project that would be built by Don Gould, a mason by profession, but also an artist in his own right. This successful drawing No. 101 was approved and the cost of construction was set at $8, 950.00. Alfred Melanson accepted the appointment to Chair the project. In order to generate funds, it was proposed to sell badges, each one representing a brick of the Cenotaph, with an objective of $12,000.00. The 4,000 badges were sold at a price of $3.00 each. Publicity was carried out through church bulletins, letters of invitation and also door-to-door canvassing. Irenée Gauvin was responsible for the sale of the commemoration badges, stated that he would go to the church's doorsteps and in front of the C. N. where, in one day amassed $350.00. The Cenotaph was accepted by the members of the Dieppe Military Veterans' Association and the Dieppe Lions Club. The discussions on the site location were concluded, the veterans preferred the Cenotaph be set back and were successful on this point. The Cenotaph would be erected facing Acadia Avenue near the Town Hall. The civic administration invited the general public to the inauguration of the project on Friday May 8, 1981 at 8:00 p.m. It's a very important moment in the history of the Association. The French Consul-General Mr. Lem handed over the pebbles to the Town and the drawing of the Cenotaph was unveiled by the Town Council and the President of the Association, Ben Gallant. The sod turning took place and the evening closes with a reception at the Lions Club. The first project of the Association also serves to put the organization on solid ground and resulted in the establishment of a permanent organization and rallying of new members. The Cenotaph became a symbol of pride and on November 8, 1981 an imposing ceremony permitted all the region as well as many veterans from across Canada to see for the first time, a Cenotaph, created solely by artisan members of the Association, the only one in Canada to "speak" eloquently of the landing in Dieppe, a very controversial event in military annals. Special guest at the ceremony included Brigadier-General Owen Lockyer, Colonel J.D. Murray, Mr. Phil Howlett, a veteran from the region who had been taken prisoner in Dieppe, France and Mrs. Philomene Lavoie whose son died in the Second World War, was invited to place a wreath of flowers on the Cenotaph. The following were also in attendance: Mr. Bill Malenfant, M.L.A., Mr. Eric Lem, Mayor Clarence Cormier, Archbishop Donat Chiasson, Reverend Hamilton, Rabbi Lefkowitz, Reverend Emery Doucet, Councillor Ben Gallant, Mr. Fred Melanson and Mr. Roger Theriault representing the Lions Club. The bugle played the "Last Post" followed by a minute of silence, the wreath was placed at the Cenotaph followed by "God Save the Queen". The ceremonies were formal yet very emotional. There was a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment for the veterans and the community as a whole. The Cenotaph was designed to commemorate its citizens who had fallen on the battlefields. Following the dedication ceremony, the Dieppe Military Veterans' Association carried out a "March Past" to the music of the cadet band and joined by other Military Associations from Riverview and Moncton as well as elements from the Police and Fire Departments. In all attendance was in excess of 700. The Cenotaph is 12 inches thick, comprising 40 rows of bricks and 21 bricks wide, 10 groups of pebbles, gifts from France, are integrated in the brick scenery to represent the 10 Canadian Units who had participated in the "Dieppe Raid" in France on August 19, 1942. In the centre, and to the left a Canadian soldier (helmeted) is holding a 303 Lee-Enfield rifle, the standard weapon in the Second World War and advancing rapidly toward cliffs. The earth is of a dark brown colour and the beach is represented by rock formations. Above and slightly to the rear of the soldier is the plaque listing to the soldiers who gave their lives overseas during the Second World War, so that we may live in freedom. The inscription reads: In memory of those who left Dieppe and spilled their blood, and for the veterans who fought for our liberty. Behind the soldier is a tank, on the water a ship, and in the white sky with grey clouds placed by a bright bomb explosion (as we could hear them, so that we may remember the blood spilled) and finally an aircraft. Although the Cenotaph was illustrated with the theme of the "Dieppe Raid", it serves to commemorate the participation of its citizens in all wars. This is indicative of the dated memorials at the base of the Cenotaph which reads: 1914----1918, 1939-------1945, 1950----1953, GARDIEN DE LA PAIX/PEACEKEEPERS. The hyphens between the dates are 1 inch for each year of the war so they are all different lengths. To the veterans the participation of the children of France, who collected the pebbles from the beaches of Dieppe, Puys, Bernavel, Pourville and Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer, carried a very special meaning and considered a gift. In a letter to the veterans they wrote, "FOR AN END TO ALL WARS, FOR FRIENDSHIP AMONG CHILDREN". Another important detail is the crosses and the black border. These are similar to the letters with the black borders that the families received when informed of the death of a loved one. The crosses symbolize the rows of white crosses all over the cemeteries of Europe with the names of Canada's war dead. At the rear of the Cenotaph are the names of the deceased members of the Association, and on each plaque, "IN MEMORY OF THE DECEASED COMRADES OF THE ASSOCIATION". The official date of the unveiling of the Cenotaph by the French Consul-General was November 8, 1981. The names of Don Gould and Son for the design and construction, the Lions Club and the people of Dieppe for having built the Cenotaph. During a meeting at the Champlain Club on May 11, 1983 initiated by Mayor Bill Malenfant, who also proposed that the veterans commemorate the Sunday closest to August 19 in honour of the men who lost their lives in the "Dieppe Raid" on August 19th, 1942, 1942. The November 11th Ceremony has been held in Dieppe since 2007 and will continue to be held each year. The original illustration by Don Gould was taken to represent participation by the navy, Army and Air Force during the raid which cost the lives of many brave men as listed below in order of lives lost: The Royal Regiment of Canada 227 The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry 197 The Essex Scottish Regiment 121 Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal 119 The South Saskatchewan Regiment 84 The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada 76 The 14th Calgary Tank Regiment 13 The Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment of Canada 4 The Toronto Scottish Regiment 1 The Calgary Highlanders 0 For a total of 842 The other units participating in the landing are as follows: Royal Canadian Engineers 27 Royal Canadian Artillery 13 Royal Canadian Corps of Signals 9 Headquarters and Miscellaneous Detachments 5 Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps 4 Canadian Intelligence Corps 3 Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps 2 Royal Canadian Army Service Corps 1 Canadian Provost Corps 1 For a total of 65 Total Killed on Assault 907 Others killed on that fateful day are as follows: Royal Canadian Navy 1 Total 908 Royal Canadian Air Force Squadrons participating: 400 Army Cooperation Squadron 0 401 Fighter Squadron 1 402 Fighter Squadron 0 403 Fighter Squadron 3 411 Fighter Squadron 0 412 Fighter Squadron 1 414 Army Cooperation Squadron 0 416 Fighter Squadron 0 418 Intruder Squadron (2 aircraft) 0 Total 5 Total killed in Dieppe Raid 913 In addition to the 4,963 Canadian troops taking part in the "Dieppe Raid", were 1,075 British troops with 52 fatalities, 50 of the 1st U.S. Ranger Battalion with 1 fatality and 20 of the No.10 Inter-Allied Commando. Air and Sea support was provided mainly by British Forces. Their casualties were Royal Navy 75 killed or died of wounds, 269 missing or prisoners of war and the Royal Air Force with 62 fatalities.

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Inscription found on memorial

[front plaque/plaque devant]

VETERANS KILLED IN ACTION
1939 TO 1945

[left column/colonne de gauche]

HENRI HEBERT
CAMILLE JOSEPH ARSENAULT
FERNANDO NOWLAN
CALIXTE GAUVIN
JAMES ENGLEHART
CAMILLE GOGUEN
VALMOND LEBLANC
LIONEL DUPUIS
GEORGE TINGLEY

[right column/colonne de droite]

LEANDRE LEBLANC
DAVID MURRAY
OXIARD SAVOIE
RAYMOND LEBLANC
ALDRICE J. DAIGLE
ALYRE J. LANDRY

[bottom/en bas]

MORTS AU COMBAT

[base, bottom/base, en bas]

1914 - 1918, 1939 - 1945, 1950 - 1953, GARDIEN DE LA PAIX/PEACEKEEPERS

[back/arrière]

[left plaque/plaque de gauche]

EN MEMOIRE DES CAMARADES DEFUNTS DE L'ASSOCIATION
IN MEMORY OF ALL DEPARTED COMRADES

DIEPPE VETERANS ASSOC. VETERANS DIEPPE N.B. crest/emblème NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK

[left column/colonne de gauche]

NAME AGE YR
KENNETH MACKAY 71 1982
LOUIS BELLIVEAU 62 1983
GEORGE FAUDEL 73 1983
HECTOR CUNNINGHAM 62 1984
AURELE LEBLANC 64 1982
RAYMOND GAUDET 63 1987
CHARLES ROY 76 1988
TILMON MAILLET 65 1989
ULRIC GALLANT 69 1990
JOSEPH BOURQUE 70 1990
ALBERT LEBLANC 69 1990
ARTHUR TWOHIG 77 1991
JAMES GRAHAM 72 1991
DONALD MCISAAC 62 1992
CHARLES CURRIE 72 1992
FRED GOGUEN 75 1992
ARTHUR MONAGHAN 83 1992
CHARLES GAUDET 86 1994
PIERRE BEAULIEU 75 1994
BENOIT GALLANT 76 1996
JOHN ARESENAULT (POW) 80 1996
MARTIN HALEY 73 1996
FRED HACHEY 78 1996

[right column/colonne de droite]

NAME AGE YR
LOUIS CORMIER 69 1992
DENNIS SAULNIER 72 1996
GERALD CAIL 75 1997
GERARD DAIGLE 82 1997
ALFRED LEBLANC 89 1998
THOMAS LEBLANC 74 1998
GERARD S. LEBLANC 65 1990
ALYRE ARESENAULT 78 1994
J. D. NORMAN CORMIER 74 1998
R. (RENE) CORMIER 86 1999
JEAN PIERRE ARSENAULT 77 1999
DONALD GOULD 75 1999
ALFRED HEBERT 74 1999
EDGAR G. J. LEBLANC 78 1999
DONALD B. GOODALL 80 2000
OLIVER BLANCHARD 86 2000
ULYSSE ROY 85 2000
JOSEPH MEUNIER 84 2000
JOSEPH DUPUIS 79 2000
EUSTACHE "MAGGIE" BABIN 86 2000
LEO ST. ELMO MACDONALD 81 2002
JULIEN BELLIVEAU 83 2002

[centre plaque/plaque de centre]

[The wording in the photo is not clear./Le texte n'est pas clair sur la photo.]

[right plaque/plaque de droite]

EN MEMOIRE DES CAMARADES DEFUNTS DE L'ASSOCIATION
IN MEMORY OF ALL DEPARTED COMRADES

DIEPPE VETERANS ASSOC. VETERANS DIEPPE N.B. crest/translate NOUVEAU - BRUNSWICK

[left column/colonne de gauche]

NAME AGE YR

DAVID H. LUTES 63 1975
AMÉDÉE J. CORMIER 84 2002
LABERT LIRETTE 78 2002
EDGAR E. LEBLANC 79 2002
J. DOLPHA BRUN 80 2002
GEORGE R. MAGEE 80 2003
ALDERICE SONIER 83 2003
ELI BASTARACHE 90 2003
MARCELIN CORMIER 85 2004
JOSEPH H. BOURQUE 80 2004
HERMAN J. MELANSON 88 2005
EMERY GAUVIN 85 2005
EDGAR MAZEROLLE 84 2005
IRENÉE GAUVIN 85 2006
WILLIAM J. ALLAIN 79 2006
RENÉ LEBLANC 81 2006
JULES LAVIOLETTE 85 2006
NAZAIRE SAVOIE 86 2006
LORENZO CAISSIE 84 2007
CLETUS RICHARD 86 2007
FRANÇOIS BENOIT 82 2007
EDWARD DAIGLE (VINEGAR) 76 2007
CAMILLIEN GAUDET 75 2007
RHÉAL J. LOSIER 74 2007

[right column/colonne de doite]

ROBERT MASTERS 82 2007
MARTIN E. BRIGGS 84 2007
JEAN (JOHN) LAPLANTE 76 2007
DONALD (DON) B. MCNIGHT 84 2008
DONALD (DON) MCCLURE 85 2008
EMILE DAIGLE 83 2008
HENRY LEBLANC 80 2008

[wall, left side/mur, côté]

IN MEMORY OF DEPARTED
COMRADES DIEPPE
MILITARY VETERANS'
ASSOCIATION OF
NEW BRUNSWICK

[wall, right side/mur, côté droite]

EN MEMOIRE DES CAMARADES
DEFUNTS DE L'ASSOCIATION
VETERANS MILITAIRES
DE DIEPPE
NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK

[front, granite slab/devant, dalle en granit]

VETERANS' PLACE
DIEPPE MILITARY VETERANS' ASSOCIATION
VETERANS' CENOTAPH ERECTED IN 1981

IN HONOUR OF THE 913 CANADIANS WHO DIED ON THE BEACHES OF DIEPPE, FRANCE ON 19 AUGUST 1942. THE VILLAGE OF LEGER CORNER
CHANGED ITS NAME TO DIEPPE, ON 8 FEBRUARY 1946. DIEPPE WAS INCORPORATED AS A TOWN 1 JANUARY 1952.
THE VETERANS WANTED A CENOTAPH TO HONOUR THE BARVE MEN THAT FOUGHT AND DIED ON THE BEACHES OF DIEPPE AND ELSEWHERE
DURING ALL WARS, INVOLVING CANADIANS AND THEIR ALLIES. THE TOWN BEING NAMED AFTER THE CITY OF DIEPPE, FRANCE. THE VETERANS.
FELT THAT THE CENOTAPH SHOULD PRIMARILY DEPICT THE "DIEPPE RAID". THE CENOTAPH DEPICTS THE FOLLOWING:
THE SMALL PEBBLES THAT ARE LAID IN 10 PATCHES REPRESENT THE 10 ASSAULT REGIMENTS WHO LOST 842 MEN, THE SUPPORT UNITS LOST
65 MEN, ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY LOST 1, AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE LOST 5 MEN ON THAT FATEFUL AUGUST DAY IN 1942.
THE PEBBLES WERE PICKEDBY SCHOOL CHILDREN ON THE BEACHES OF DIEPPE AND FLOWN TO CANADA BY AIR CANADA FREE OF CHARGE. THEN
TRANSPORTED FROM DORVAL TO DIEPPE BY THEN MAYOR CLARENCE CORMIER.
THE CENOTAPH'S SKY, MADE OF RED AND WHITE BRICKS, DEPICTS THE CLOUDS AND FIRE THAT FILLED THE AIR ON THAT GREY DAY. AN R.C.A.F.
PLANE ON THE HORIZON ATTESTS TO THE AIR FORCE PARTICIPATION. THE NAVY ALSO TOOK A VITAL PART AS SHOWN BY THE SHIP ON THE
GREY BRICKED SEA. IN THE FOREGROUND A TANK REPRESENTS THE MOTORIZED INFANTRY. THE RED BRICK IS THE EARTH AND THE PEBBLES
REPRESENT BEACHES.
THE SOLDIER IS COMPLETE WITH BACK PACK, HELMET AND 303 CALIBRE RIFLE, BAYONET ATTACHED WHICH WERE THE STANDARD ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOLDIER DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
IN 2000 A GRANITE BASE WAS INSTALLED OUTLINING THE 1914----1918, 1939-------1945, 1950----1953 AND GARDIEN DE LA
PAIX/PEACEKEEPERS AND EACH HYPHEN IS ONE INCH FOR EACH YEAR OF WAR. THE NAMES OF 13 MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING WWII
ARE ON THE PLAQUE ELEVATED AT THE TOP FRONT. THE MEMBERS OF DIEPPE MILITARY VETERANS' ASSOCIATION WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY
SINCE THE FOUNDING OF THE ASSOCIATION, ARE LISTED ON PLAQUES IN THE REAR.
THE BORDER OF THE CENOTPAH IS BLACK WHICH DEPICTS THE BORDERS OF THE LETTERS THAT MOTHERS AND WIVES RECEIVED FROM THE
CASUALTY OFFICE WHEN A SON OR HUSBAND WAS KILLED IN ACTION.
IN 2001 TWO SIDE PANELS WERE ADDED, ONE IN FRENCH AND ONE IN ENGLISH. BOTH HAVE THE IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES TYPE CROSS, THE DIEPPE
MILITARY VETERANS' ASSOCIATION CREST. THE DEDICATION AND THE STAR OF DAVID AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH PANEL.
THE VETERANS FELT SINCE THE JEWISH CEMETERY IS LOCATED IN DIEPPE IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO HONOUR THEIR PRESENCE ON THE CENOTAPH.
A BASE HAS BEEN ADDED AT THE REAR WHICH READS "NOUS NOUS SOUVIENDRONS/LEST WE FORGET" WITH A POPPY ON EACH ONE.

[base, bottom/base, en bas]

DEDICATED TO P.O.W.S' JOHN A. ARSENAULT & J. LAURIE CORMIER

[rear, granite slab/arrière, dalle en granit]

PLACE DES VÉTÉRANS
ASSOCIATION DES VÉTÉANS MILITAIRES DE DIEPPE
MONUMENT AUX ANCIENS COMBATTANTS - ÉRIGÉ EN 1981

LE VILLAGE DE LEGER CORNER A PRIS LE NOM DE DIEPPE LE 8 FÉVRIER 1946 POUR HONORER LA MÉMOIRE DES 913 CANADIENS QUI SONT TOMBÉS
AU COMBAT SUR LES PLAGES, DE DIEPPE, EN FRANCE, LE 19 AOÛT 1942. DIEPPE FUT INCORPORÉE COMME VILLE LE 1 JANVIER 1952.
LES ANCIENS COMBATTANTS VOULAIENT QU'UN MONUMENT COMMÉMORATIF SOIT ÉRIGÉ POUR RENDRE HOMMAGE AUX BRAVES COMBATTANTS QUI ONT
DONNÉE LEUR VIE SUR LES PLAGES DE DIEPPE ET AILLEURS AU COURS DE TOUTES LES GUERRES AUXQUELLES ONT PARTICIPÉ LES CANADIENS ET LEURS
ALLIÉS. VU QUE LA VILLE AVAIT PRIS LE NOM DE DIEPPE. LES ANCIENS COMBATTANTS ÉTAIENT D'AVIS QUE LE MONUMENT DEVAIT COMMÉMORER
PRINCIPALEMENT LE RAID SUR DIEPPE. VOICI CE QUE REPRÉSENTE LE MONUMENT:
LES PETITS CAILLOUX DISPOSÉS EN 10 GROUPES REPRÉSENTENT LES DIX RÉGIMENTS D'ASSAULT, DON’T FAISAIENT PARTIE 842 HOMMES QUI
ONT PERDU LA VIE, LES UNITÉS D'APPUI ONT PERDU 65 HOMMES, LA MARINE ROYALE CANADIENNE, UN, ET LE CORPS D'AVIATION ROYAL DU CANADA,
CINQ. EN CE JOUR FATIDIQUE D'AOÛT 1942. LES PETITS CAILLOUX ONT ÉTÉ RECEUILLIS PAR DES ÉCOLIERS SUR LES PLAGES DE DIEPPE ET
TRANSPOTES GRATUITEMENT AU PAYS PAR AIR CANADA, PUIS APPORTÉSDE DORVAL À DIEPPE PAR LE MAIRE D'ALORS, CLARENCE CORMIER.
LE HAUT DU MONUMENT, FAIT DE BRIQUES ROUGES ET BLANCHES, REPRÉSENTE LES NUAGES ET LE FEU QUI REMPLISSAIENT L'AIR EN CE JOUR GRIS. UN AVION DU
CARC À L'HORIZON REND COMPTE DE LA PARTICIPATION DE L'AVIATION. LA MARINE A AUSSI JOUÉ UN RÔLE ESSENTIEL. COMME EN ATTESTE LE NAIVRE SUR LA
MER REPRÉSENTÉE PAR LES BRIQUES GRISES. À LA'ARRIÈRE-PLAN, UN CHAR D'AASULT REPRÉSENTE L'INFANTRIE MOTORISÉE. LA BRIQUE
ROUGE REPRÉSENTE LA TERRE ET LES PETITS CAILLOUX, LES PLAGES. LE SOLDAT EST REPRÉSENTÉ AVEC SON SAC, SON CASQUE ET UNE CARABINE, 303,
BAIONETTE AU CANON. SOIT L'ÉQUIPMENT RÉGLEMENTAIRE DES SOLDATS CANADIENS AU COURS DE LA SECONDE GUERRE MONDIALE.
EN 2000, UNE BASE DE GRANIT A ÉTÉ INSTALÉE POUR REPRÉSENTER LES GUERRES DE 1914----1918, 1939-------1945, 1950----1953, ET
LA CONTIBUTION DES CASQUES BLEUS/PEACEKEEPERS. CHAQUE TIRET D'UN POUCE REPRÉSENTE UNE ANNÉE DE GUERRE. LE NOM DES 13 HOMMES QUI ONT
PERDU LA VIE AU COURS DE LA SECONDE GUERRE MONDIALE EST INSCRIT SUR UNE PLAQUE EN AVANT, EN HAUT. LE NOM DES MEMBRES DE
L'ASSOCIATION DES ANCIENS COMBATTANTS DE DIEPPE MORTS DEPUIS LA FOUNDATION DE L'ASSOCIATION EST INSCRIT SUR DES PLAQUES À L'ARRIÈRE. LE BORD DU MONUMENT EST NOIR ET REPRÉSENTE LA BORDURE DES LETTRES QUE LES MÈRES ET LES ÉPOUSES RECEVAIENT DU BUREAU DES PERTES
LORSQUE LEUR FILS OU LEUR MARI AVAIT ÉTÉ TUÉ AU COMBAT.
EN 2001, DEUX PANNEAUS LATÉRAUX ONT ÉTÉAJOUTÉS, UN EN FRANÇAIS ET UN EN ANGLAIS. LES DEUX PORTENT UNE CROIX DU TYPE DES SÉPULTURES DE
GUERRE IMPÉRIALES. L'EMBLÈME DE L'ASSOCIATION DES ANCIENS COMBATTANTS DE DIEPPE. LA DÉDICACE ET L'ÉTOILE DE DAVID, AU BAS.
LES ANCIENS COMBATTANTS ESTIMAIENT QU'IL CONVENANT DE SIGNALER SUR LE MONUMENT LA PRÉSENCE DES JUIFS ÉTANT DONNÉE QUE LE
CIMETIÈRE JUIF EST À DIEPPE. UNE BASE ÉTÉ AJOUTÉE À L'ARRIÈRE ET PORTE L'INSCRIPTION: "NOUS NOUS SOUVIENDRONS/LEST WE FORGET"
AVEC DE CHQUE CÔTÉ, UN COQUELICOT.

DEDIE AUX PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE JOHN A.ARSENAULT ET J. LAURIE CORMIER

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