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Port Elgin Cenotaph

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Municipality/Province: Port Elgin, ON

Memorial Number: 35033-009

Type: Bust

Address: 624 Mill Street

Location: Cenotaph Park

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 44.436942   Long: -81.38733

Submitted By: Shipley

Photo Credit: Tim Laye, Ontario War Memorials

This monument was originally erected in 1903, to honour the loss of Trooper Gordon Cummings, killed on his 25th birthday in the South African War.

In 1924, the citizens of Port Elgin and Saugeen Township erected two matching memorials at the site to honour those lost in the Great War. In 1962, the stones were re-carved to add the names of those lost in the Second World War. Additional carvings were added in 1986 to commemorate the Korean War. 

The Cenotaph Park was officially opened in September of 2006, with help of local councils and Branch 340 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The memorial gardens and trees are planted in honour of our veterans. 

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Inscription found on memorial

[main memorial/monument principal]

IN MEMORY OF
TROOPER GORDON CUMMINGS

OF KITCHENER'S HORSE, KILLED AT THE
BATTLE OF NOOITGEDACHT,
SOUTH AFRICA DECEMBER 13, 1900;
WHILE GALLANTLY ATTEMPTING TO
PROCURE AMMUNITION FOR HIS COLUMN.
SON OF PATRICK AND BARBARA CUMMINGS.
BORN IN SAUGEEN, DEC. 13, 1875

[Left stone/ Stèle à gauche]

OUR HONOURED FALLEN
PORT ELGIN

1914 - 1918
CAPT. SMITH
LIEUT. R. THOMPSON
SGT.MAJ. A. CHRISTIAN
PTE. R. ATKINSON
C. CROSSWELL
M. GILBERT
J. NUNN
S. HARMAN
J. GREGG
T. JACKSON
D. McGILLIVRAY
H. McARTHUR
D. McINTYRE
W. WILLOUGHBY
C. SPARLING
M. MOULTON
J. SALEMAN

1939 - 1945
MAJ J.A. HOWE
CAPT. GEO. EATON
F/O L. ERNST
F. VAUPEL
R. VAUPEL
J. MUIR
F/SGT. N. HETTRICK
SGT. J. STURGEON
L/BDR. J. JONES
PTE. D. STODDART

1950  KOREA  1953

[right stone/pierre à droite]

OUR HONOURED FALLEN
SAUGEEN TOWNSHIP

1914 - 1918
CAPT. L. TRANTER
LIEUT. J. GEDDES
PTE. T. BULGER
G. MUIR
O. CHRISTIE
R. GOWANLOCK
H. LEEDER
E. REINHART
J. MILLER
R. REANY
C. NICKLE
W. LYNESS
G. SWITZER
L. SCHELL
W. SWITZER

1939 - 1945
SPR. R. BLACK

1950  KOREA  1953

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