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Colborne First World War Cenotaph

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Municipality/Province: Colborne, ON

Memorial Number: 35027-023

Type: Statue, pedestal

Address: 1 King Street West

Location: Victoria Square Park

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 44.0049949   Long: -77.8882562

Contributor: Richard Turcotte

Photo Credit: Tim Laye, Ontario War Memorials

The Colborne First World War Cenotaph was unveiled on August 26, 1921 and included a performance by the Cobourg Citizen's Band. The Sir John Colborne chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE), under the presidency of Mrs. R. Snetsinger, led the drive to complete the First World War memorial. Mr. Corby of Brighton completed the installation of the 13-foot-high memorial on July 28, 1921.

There are 113 names engraved in the granite base of the sculpture of “The Canadian Soldier” honouring those killed in action or service as well as 90 local men who served and survived.

Community and service groups, with the support of the local municipal council, raised funds to purchase a life-sized white Italian white marble statue of a First World War soldier mounted on a grey granite base then, black granite sub-base. Details of where the actual statue originated are still unconfirmed.

In 2014, the Cenotaph Restoration Committee oversaw the cleaning and refurbishment of both the First World War and Second World War Cenotaphs. A concrete pad was placed in a rectangular shape around both monuments and paving stones, furniture, planters, and lighting were added. The fountain separating the two cenotaphs was upgraded. The new walkways are rimmed with memorial paving stones purchased by families and friends of people they wish commemorated.

The project was funded by Veterans Affairs Canada, with donations from the public and the Township of Cramahe to cover the project’s cost. The two Colborne war cenotaphs were rededicated on May 22, 2016.

 

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Inscription found on memorial

[front/devant]
IN MEMORY
OF
OUR COLBORNE BOYS
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

KILLED IN ACTION
LT LORNE CAMPBELL
W.A. SMITH
PTE L.D. COX
G.C. HATTERSON
W.R. FRAZIER
F.L. GRIFFIS
A.E. PETERS
J.W. WARD
A. WHITE

DIED ON SERVICE
FLT LT T. MANLEY
CADET N.W. ALYEA
PTE A.A. MORROW
E.S. BURLEY

THEIR NAME LIVE FOREVER
ALSO PTE. W.C. PETERS

[right side/côté droit]

ROLL OF HONOUR
SERVED IN FRANCE

MAJOR E.E. LATTA
H.A. SNETSINGER
CAPT. C.H. FOWLER
A.C. MCGLENNON
A.G. THOMPSON
F.S. DOUGLAS
K.B. EDDY
C.O'C. FENTON
D.O. MALLORY
K.K MCCALLUM
J.M. SNETSINGER, M.C.
FLT. LT G.F. HATCH
SGT. MAJ. W.H. STEER
SGT. H.T. CONNORS
W.J. COWIE, D.C.M.
THOS. CROSSMAN
R.E. IVES
V.E. IVES
C.C. PHILP
J.R. ROUTLEDGE
H. SCOTT
R.G. TERRY
CPL. T.P. ASHCROFT
CHAS. BUGG
W.G. SUTTON
A. VICKERY
H.S. WHITE
J.E. WICKS
GNR. M.N. BROWN
A. GODMUNDSON
R. HALLENBACK

[back/arreère]

ROLL OF HONOUR
SERVED IN FRANCE

GNR. J.E. HAUGHTON
THOS. JOHNSTON
V.E. PARK
L.J.L. REDFEARN
DVR. WM. MASON
R. STEN
A. SUTTON
G.M. TEASDALE
SGR. J.M. DENIKE
D.B. DOUGLAS
C.W. NUNN
PTE. H. BESTWICK
D.H. BLACK
D.F. BRIGGO
B.J. BROWN
F. CHAPIN
EDGAR CHATTERSON
M.F. COLEMAN
GEO. W. CONNORS
A.J. DUBAY
H.A. FREE
F.A. GILL, M.M.
FRED GLOYNE
A.W. HALLENBACK
M. KING, M.M.
WM. MCBAIN
A. MCGUIRE
ROY MATTHEWS
R.L. PALMER
W.G. PRATER
G.H. ROTHWELL

[left side/côté gauche]

ROLL OF HONOUR
SERVED IN FRANCE

PTE. PERCY ROUTLEY
W.B. SARGENT
S.D. SCRIPTURE
J.A. STEVENSON
GEO. W. STONE
E. VICKERY
E.C. WHITNEY
ANDREW YOUNGS
J.J. YOUNGS
PETER YOUNGS

SERVED IN ENGLAND

MAJOR W.S.R. WILSON
CAPT. W.J. TROOP
LT H.E. THOMPSON
Q.M. SGT. A. TOMS
SGT. S.D. DUDLEY
IRA EDWARDS
W. KEMP
CPL C.P. BROWN
SGR. W.H.L. GOULDING
PTE. C.R. COYLE
E.D. DUDLEY
O.H. EARL
J.A. EDWARDS
B.D. HALLENBACK
F. HODGES
J.I. MATTHEWS
W.A. MOORE
J.P.G.D. STANTON 

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