Canadian Women's Army Corps Memorial Monument

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Municipality/Province: Kitchener, ON

Memorial Number: 35094-012

Type: Statue (bronze) on shaft

Address: 350 East Avenue

Location: In front of the Armoury

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 43.4481722   Long: -80.4698447

Contributor: Col André D. Gauthier, OMM, CD (CF Ret'd/ret. des FC)

Photo Credit: Tim Laye, Ontario War Memorials

The Canadian Women's Army Corps Memorial Monument honours women who served in the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) between 1941 to 1946. Names of those who died while on service are inscribed on plaques. The monument has a 6' 4" high bronze figure which depicts a young CWAC member. The figure depicts how she might have looked when "stepping out" on a pass in town during her basic training course at the wartime Kitchener Training Centre.

The monument was unveiled on May 5, 2001, by the Honourable Hillary Weston, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario and Karen Redman, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre. The unveiling was attended by some 1,500 CWAC veterans and relatives, the Mayor of Kitchener, Minister of National Defence representative, Chief of Defence Staff representative, the sculptor (André Gauthier of Orleans, Ontario) and Artcast Inc. Foundry representatives.

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Inscription found on memorial

[front/devant]

[right plaque/plaque droite]

C.W.A.C.
1941 - 1945
CENTRE D'ENTRAINMENT
DU SERVICE
FEMINEN DE L'ARMEE
CANADIENNE
ELLES SERVENT AVEC FIERTE

NAMED "STEPPING OUT"
BY
SCULPTOR/ARTIST COLONEL
ANDRE GAUTHIER

[left plaque/plaque gauche]

1941 - 1945
CANADIAN WOMEN'S
ARMY CORPS
TRAINING CENTRE
PROUDLY THEY SERVED

DEDICATION AND UNVEILING
MAY 5TH, 2001
BY
THE HONOURABLE HILARY WESTON
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF ONTARIO AND
KAREN REDMAN, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
FOR KITCHENER CENTRE

[rear/arrière]

[left plaque/plaque gauche]
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WOMEN WHO
DIED WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY
1941 - 1946

W22255  PTE  ALEXANDER, SELENA P.
W5019    PTE  BEAUCHEMIN, LEONNE
W10290  PTE  BURNEY, DORIS
W13584  L/CPL  BUCHANAN, EMILY
W22914  PTE  BAKER, LAURA M.
W15189  PTE  BREWSTER, WINIFRED L.
W11145  PTE  COONEY, PATRICIA J.
W11688  PTE  CONNOR, EVELYN C.
W2109   A/SGT  FOWLER, FLORENCE M.
W4781   PTE  GRANT, JEAN
W4844   PTE  HARKANS, MARY E.
W130615  PTE  HENRY, ROSELLA B.
W15063  PTE  HART, MARGARET V.

[right plaque/plaque droite]
 IN MEMORY OF THOSE WOMEN WHO
DIED WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY
1941 - 1946

W1333   PTE  HEAVENS, BEATRICE M.
W10965  PTE  MILLAR, MARY I.
W13800  PTE  MORE, PHYLLIS E.
W6453  PTE  MUISE, MARY M.
W3440  SGT  McBRIDE, MONA E.
W13603  PTE  PUGH, ROSEMARY E.
W20488  CPL  PASSANT, THELMA F.
W13822  PTE  RENNIE, BARBARA S.
W12377  PTE  RONEY, LILLIAN I.
W21002  PTE  STEWART, EDITH M.
W130290  PTE  TREBBLE, PHYLLIS M.
W3248  CPL  WALLACE, OLIVE M.

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