The McDiarmid Brothers of Carleton Place and World War I

McDiarmid Brothers

We are so honoured and proud to share with you this local documentary prepared in 2007 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge produced by our summer student, Emma Kinsman. The video was presented and placed at the Perth Regional Historica Fair in 2007.

The video centers on the McDiarmid brothers of Carleton Place. Four of the six McDiarmid brothers enlisted in the First World War with only 1 returning home. Harold and Victor McDiarmid were killed at Vimy Ridge, and Arthur, who returned home to die after being exposed to poisonous gas.

Following the war, Mary McDiarmid and her only surviving veteran son, Leo, unveiled the Cenotaph in Carleton Place which was created to honour the town’s fallen sons.

Please watch Emma’s video at the site below:

 

 

 

War News – Carleton Place Herald, 24 August, 1914

“Lord Kitchener’s message to the departing troops is typical of the man.  Throughout his career he has placed his belief in the policy of putting Tommy on his honor instead of hedging him about with regulations.  He urges the soldiers to be more than courteous to women, and to avoid drinking liquor to excess.”

“Just as we go to press this afternoon we learn that our local stove manufacturers – Messrs. Findlay Bros. – have received a rush order from the Militia Department for a carload of army ranges to be shipped at once by express to Valcartier.  Another illustration of how closely we are related to the present great war.”

“Major Richardson, the famous trainer of dogs for police, city and ambulance work in London has left England for Belgium, and has taken with him a number of bloodhounds specially trained for ambulance purposes.  Mr. Richardson is to be with the British Red Cross, and the dogs will help search for the wounded of the allied armies on the battlefield.

The dogs are specially valuable in rocky places, or where the ground is covered with bush and undergrowth.  They are also particularly serviceable in scenting out patients who might otherwise be overlooked by the field hospital brigade.  The French army is well provided with ambulance dogs trained to a very high degree.  Germany has several thousand dogs trained for ambulance work.”

“The King and Queen of England have ordered that their chefs shall serve only the simplest foods on the royal table.”

 

 

BRUSSELS IS TAKEN

But French Have Recaptured

Muhlhausen in Alsace

 

Two Days Hard Fighting

 

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (Excerpt):

“An official explanation of the Belgian field army’s backward movement towards Antwerp was given last night in the following cablegram from London, made public by the British embassy:

“The Belgian field army, being based on Antwerp, has fallen back in that direction in order to cover its communication with that fortress.  In anticipation that this might become necessary, the seat of government had already been transferred from Brussels to Antwerp.  As Brussels is an undefended city and no longer the seat of government, the fact that the Germans may have occupied it is not of great importance.”

 

“Britain to Buy Ontario Horses.

Ottawa, Aug. 21 – It is reported that the British Government has arranged with the Union Stock Yards of Toronto for the purchase of several thousand horses.  They will be purchased in various places, but will be collected and shipped from Toronto.”

“Great Britain and France are in control of the high seas, and seven per cent of Germany’s shipping is in their hands.”

“Official Russian despatches claim victory for the Russian forces over three German army corps.  Grand Duke Nicholas, commander-in-chief of the Russian army, describes Russian victories in East Prussia.”

 

Paris, Aug. 24 – The following official announcement was issued last night:

“A great battle is now in progress along a vast line extending from Mons to the frontier of Luxemburg, a distance of over 100 miles.  Our troops, in conjunction with the British, have assumed everywhere the offensive.  We are faced by almost the whole German army, both active and reserve.

 

“Japan At War Now –

Japan has come into the war of nations.  The emperor of Japan has declared war on Germany and the Japanese fleet and land forces are ready for the struggle around Kiao Chow, the German protectorate in China.  Late despatches from Tsing Tau say that the German preparation is complete and that the territory will be defended to the utmost.  Several German warships are lying in the harbor of Tsing Tau, and the waters have been mined.

Coincidentally with Japan’s declaration of war against Germany, the British official newspaper bureau announces that the Austro-Hungarian government has ordered the Austrian cruiser Kaiserin Elizabeth, now at Tsing Tau, to disarm, and has further instructed the crew to proceed to Tien Tsin.  This apparently eliminates Austria from the conflict in the Far East.

 

“It is announced that the Royal Military College at Kinston will be in session again this fall.  A special army class is to be organized.”

“Boycott is started.  Britain will conduct fierce trade war on Germany.

 

A bitter commercial war against Germany and Austria has been inaugurated in England.  It has the loyal support of the press and the public.The London Chamber of Commerce committee held a private meeting yesterday to discuss this anti-German trade campaign.  It calls the attention of manufacturers to the following lines which Germans sell heavily in England.  Electrical appliances and apparatus, iron and steel, wire, stone and earthenware, chinaware, cutlery, hollow ware, cotton hosiery, woolen and worsted piece goods, cotton prints, furniture, leather, gloves and boots and shoes.  It is estimated that 12,000,000 worth of German dynamo, and motors are sold annually in British territory.”

 

Summary of War News – 18 August, 2014

Summary of War News

Carleton Place Herald, 18 August, 2014

 

-Arrangements are to be made to use St. John as a winter port.

-One thousand Toronto women planned for a hospital ship to cost $100,00.

-The Royal Edward sailed from Montreal with 500 French reservists on board.

-The Panama Canal was officially opened to the traffic of the world on Saturday.

-All wireless stations, except those operated by the Government, are ordered to be dismantled.

-Fifteen German reservists in the crew of the Mount Royal, C.P.R. Line, were arrested at Montreal.

-Four Germans arrested by the Gananoque police had in their baggage several weapons, besides fuses, drugs and poison.

-Ottawa city will give aid to Britain in the form of a machine gun battery of four pieces mounted on rapid motor trucks, and costing $100,000.

 

Canadian Women’s Hospital Ship

A meeting of the women of Carleton Place was held on Sunday evening in the town hall, to discuss ways and means of raising funds to help in equipping a Hospital Ship to be given by the Women of Canada to the British Admiralty.  Dr. Sparling occupied the chair.  A motion was carried expressing the sympathy of the women of Carleton Place with the project.  It was then decided to raise funds by a house to house canvas, in order that every citizen should have an opportunity of giving.  Twenty-eight ladies promptly offered their services in making the canvas, which was begun on Monday morning.  The meeting closed with singing ‘God Save the King.’  It is intended that the canvas shall be very thorough, but it is possible that, owing to the limited time at the Committee’s disposal, someone may be overlooked, or that a house may be visited in the owner’s absence.  It is requested that anyone wishing to contribute, who has not been applied to as of Wednesday evening send the donation, (accompanied by his or her name) to Mrs. G. A. Burgess, treasurer of the fund.

WWI : First Carleton Place Volunteers

A ROYAL SEND OFF

 The Overseas Volunteers from Carleton Place Leave Saturday

Carleton Place Herald, August 18, 1914

 

Ten volunteers were asked from Company B, 42nd Reg., for the Canadian Contingent to the motherland, and fully four times that number were available. The weeding process reduced the number to twelve, who were summoned to Perth, where the Regiment is reorganizing on Saturday morning.

The men assembled in their armory and after roll call marched to the station for the 11 train to Perth, the Band headed the procession, playing like veterans, followed by a carriage with the Mayor, some members of Council and School Board, a squad of men from Company B.

 

The following is the roll-call:

Capt. W. H. Hooper, in command

Sergt. J. H. Brown

Sergt. J. McGill

Sergt. Geo. New

Privates :

R. Boreland

L. Campbell

J. Hamilton

L. Helsey

H. McLaren

N. McPhee

E. Reynolds

A. J. Simons

 

A number of prominent citizens followed in automobiles and other conveyances, whilst hundreds walked upon the pavement.

On arriving at Santiago street the procession was met by the men from the north – Pembroke, Renfrew, Arnprior and Almonte, headed by the Piper’s Band of Renfrew, and all marched to the station grounds together.

Here, Mayor Smythe addressed a few words of advice and encouragement to the departing soldiers, wishing them a pleasant journey out and a safe return.  The kind words tendered were becomingly acknowledged for the squad by Capt. Hooper.

For several minutes the Bands played alternately whilst the men were entraining, and as they passed out the strains of “Auld Lang Syne” followed them.

The greatest interest, was maintaining the proceedings, and it was quite evident that everybody fully understood the serious nature of the situation.

The men from the several companies went into camp at Perth, Col. Balderson’s headquarters, and from there will be transferred to Valcartier, Que., where the Contingent will be finally organized and prepared for the overseas voyage.

 

SUMMARY OF WAR NEWS : Carleton Place Herald, 11 August, 1914

 

The Lusitania left New York for Britain and will run the gauntlet.

The Canadian troops were ordered to protect the Welland Canal and locks.

Col. Hughes urges newspapers to exercise patriotic carefulness and reticence in news about military happenings.

Two submarines built at Seattle for Chili have been purchased by the Government of Canada and are at Esquimalt.

The C.P.R. has a guard on all the bridges along the line.  A number of men have been engaged and sworn in as special constables by the Police Magistrate.  They went on duty last Wednesday here.

The British War Office announces that the Government has accepted Canada’s offer of the cruisers Niobe and Rainbow, and that the vessels will be used to assist in the work of protecting the commerce of the Empire.  It is further officially announced that the British Government gratefully accepts Canada’s offer to send an expeditionary force of 20,000 men to the United Kingdom, and also Canada’s gift of 98,000,000 pounds of flour.

Quite a number of our young men are anxious to go to the front with the Canadian Contingent, and have offered their services.  Those attached to the 42nd Regiment are especially enthusiastic.  Carleton Place is likely to be well represented in the mobilization at Quebec.

French forces, advancing in two main columns, have reached Belgium and Luxemburg and engaged German troops.

The occupation of Liege by the Germans is confirmed.

The British cruiser Amphion was sunk with 130 men by strking a mine.

 

Fixing Up Camp:  Preparations Being Rushed For Mobilization at Valcartier

Ottawa, Aug. 10 – Col. Sam Hughes returned last evening from a flying trip to Valcartier, the mobilization centre near Quebec City, wehre he and his officers inspected the work now going on in preparation for the arrival of the 20,000 men of the first Canadian contingent.  Railway sidings are being laid by the C.N.R., whose line runs to Valcartier.  Tr4enches are being dug and a water sjupply is being provided.  Several hundred are at work, including the men who were taken down from the new Connaught ranges here with their ditching machines.

Reports from the recruiting centres, the Minister states, show that more men are offering now than can be taken for the first contingent.

The men who are being recruited now for the first Canadian contingent will now go to Valcartier, the mobilization centre near Quebec, for about two weeks, according to a statement by Col. The Hon. Sam Hughes last night.

British Forces Land on French Soil

British Force Lands

Twenty-two thousand are pushing forward to Namur

The Carleton Place Herald, 11 August, 1914

 

Paris, Aug. 10 –Official announcement was made by the War Office Saturday that English troops are landing on French soil under the direction of French officers.

It is also reported here that a large force of French troops has reached the vicinity of Liege, and that the main French army of relief is now on Belgian soil and hurrying forward by extraordinary marches.

The British troops, according to newspaper advices received here, comprise the first British expeditionary force of 22,000 men, and include some of the crack regiments of the British army.  They were brought across the Channel by a fleet of transports under the convoy of two battleships and three armored cruisers, and landings were made at Ostend, Calais and Dunkirk.

The troops, it is understood here, will be rushed to Namur to assist in the defence of that town, where it is expected the chief stand against the German invasion of Belgium will be made.

The present force is only a part of the expeditionary force which England is expected to send to the defence of Belgium, the War Office yesterday admitted.  It was said that the British Government already had completed arrangements, including the commandeering of sufficient transports, to send an army of 100,000 men into Belgium.

Although five strong British war vessels convoyed the troopships which arrived yesterday, it is reported that Great Britain is not depending entirely on these convoys, but has strung a line of British cruisers across the Channel to keep the way clear in preparation for the movement of other troopships.

 

 

World War I – Britain Declares War With Germany, August 4, 1914

WWI - One Hundred Years, 1914-2014

WWI – One Hundred Years, 1914-2014

 

Being a Dominion of Britain without any International standing Canada was automatically at war when Britain declared it on August 4, 1914.  However, the Governor General declared a war between Canada and Germany on August 5, 1914.  The Militia was not mobilized and instead an independent Canadian Expeditionary Force was raised.  Prime Minister Robert Borden offered assistance to Great Britain, which was quickly accepted.

With a population in 1914 of just under 8 million, Canada raised an army numbering over 600,000 men. By the end of the war Canada suffered 67,000 killed and over 170,000 wounded, roughly a 35% casualty rate, the highest of any of the Dominions. They fought and died in numerous battles from 1915 through to 1918. To name a few: Neuve Chapelle, Ypres, The Somme, Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele. Historians consider the battle of Vimy Ridge to be Canada’s ‘coming of age’ as a nation. The war’s greatest impact on Canada was that she emerged from the war as a “Nation” in her own right.

From The Carleton Place Herald, Tuesday, August 11th, 1914

 Canada’s Position

 

There is no difference of opinion in Canada as to the duty of the Dominion in the present crisis.  For many reasons, the people of the Dominion are hastening to the assistance of Great Britain.  The war is not one of aggression on the part of Britain but a war of defence forced upon Britain and her dominions by the German Emperor.  As a matter of self-interest Canada must do all in her power to meet successfully the possible attacks from the Empire’s foes.  Nor is this all.  Ranged side by side in the conflict are Britain and France, representative of the loftiest ideals and noblest practice in present day civilization, the nations from which the two great races making up the vast majority of the Canadian people have sprung.  Though the great accomplishments of other nations are not to be forgotten, defeat for these countries would mean a set back to what is best in civilization, victory the widening of the bounds of liberty and progress.  For these reasons, if there were no others, Canada’s duty is plain and there is no difference of opinion among Canadian leaders or the Canadian people as to prompt, whole-hearted action in its fulfilment.  Party differences fade into insignificance in the present crisis.  The Liberal leader has declared “a truce to party strife.”  Among right-thinking Canadians it is everywhere recognized that this is not the time for party divisions, party debate and party struggle.  Canadian public men and Canadian newspapers, for the most part, have recognized this fact, and are proving true to the obligation it imposes upon them to forget partisanship and remember only the needs of Canada and the Empire.

LOCAL NEWS – AUGUST 4, 1914

Carleton Place Herald

Local News From

August 4, 1914

 

“Yesterday was a Civic Holiday in most of the towns in this vicinity, including Carleton Place.  The visit of the Ottawa grocers made the town busy looking although the stores were closed.  Many of our business men spent the day out of town – either on the water or in visiting with friends in other places.”

 

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Stearne Tighe Edwards

THE TRAGEDY OF WAR: A CANADIAN WAR HERO BURIED IN TADCASTER

By Dr. Greg Lodge, Yorkshire, UK

The following story of Captain Stearne Tighe Edwards was written by Dr. Greg Lodge, Yorkshire, UK., who contacted the library in Carleton Place a couple of weeks ago looking for more information, and especially a picture of the plaque dedicated to Stearne, which hangs in St. James Anglican Church.  Dr. Lodge had just visited Stearne’s grave in Tadcaster, Yorkshire, and is busy trying to write up biographies of the WWI Canadian soldiers buried there.  He very much hopes to contact anyone who may have more information about Stearne, and may be reached at:  greglodge68@hotmail.com.  I did manage to take a picture of the plaque, and have included it in this article, but hope someone may have a better picture that can be sent to Dr. Lodge.  Some of the details of Captain Edwards’ life are from Larry Gray’s book, ‘We Are The Dead”, which he has used with Larry’s permission.

 

“The various war memorials in and around Tadcaster bear witness to the courage of those who stepped forward to enlist when war threatened. Look at the stories of those commemorated and it is clear that people of Tadcaster and villages did not hesitate – but the war heroes commemorated in Tadcaster came from much further afield. In the town cemetery there is a memorial to Captain Stearne Tighe Edwards – a Canadian air ace who came from Ontario to answer the empire’s call and who is laid to rest here.

Fig 1: Captain Stearne Tighe Edwards

Edwards, Stearne Tighe

Edwards, Stearne Tighe

 

 

 

Captain Edwards was born in Franktown, Ontario, Canada in 1893. As a youth, he was self-reliant and quite serious for his age. He regularly attended church services with his family and was an outstanding athlete at school. He graduated with honours from high school in 1912 and became a civil engineer.

 

At the start of the Great War Stearne Edwards was working at Port Nelson, Hudson Bay from where he supposedly walked 200 miles to a railway station to get a train bound for home to enlist for military service at the age of 21. He tried to enlist with the Royal Naval Air Service in Carleton Place, Ontario, in 1914, but the RNAS only accepted men who held a private pilot’s licence. His “RNAS Application from Civilian” on August 10, 1915, listed him as age 22, 5’11” tall and weighing 163 pounds. As the Curtiss School in Toronto, Ontario was full, he was accepted into the Wright Aviation School at Dayton, Ohio, USA in August, 1915.  He obtained his licence – Aero Club of America Certificate Number 350 on 13 October, 1915.

 

Though technically part of the Navy the RNAS was engaged in both fighter and bomber operations on the Western Front.Captain Edwards did both. Hetrained in Chingford and focused on the airborne art of bomb-dropping. He was very soon flying the new Sopwith One-and-a-Half Strutter with 5 Wing. The first operational flight entry in Stearne’s logbook is dated September 1, 1916. On October 12, he was part of a flight of sixty-one French and British aircraft from Luxieul and nearby fields which attacked the Mauser small arms factory at Oberndorf.In March 1917, he was posted to 11 Squadron (RNAS) to begin a new activity – as a fighter pilot. He trained on Nieuport Babys and then was posted to Naval 6 Squadron and then 9 (Naval) Squadron near Bray Dunnes in 1917 where he flew with his great friend F/Sub-Lt. Arthur Roy Brown.

 

Captain Edwards’ flying was now primarily “offensive patrols,” airborne almost every day and sometimes going on two or three patrols a day. He flew eighty-five flights and nearly 160 hours during the last half of 1917. In August 1917, he was appointed as a flight commander of 209 Squadron. That year his service was recognised with the award of the

 

Distinguished Service Cross in 1917. The citation in the Supplement to the London Gazette, dated 2 November 1917 noted the award, “in recognition of his services on the following occasions: – On the 3rd September, 1917, with his flight he attacked a two-seater Aviatik. The enemy machine was observed to go down in a vertical nose dive, and the enemy observer was seen to collapse in the cockpit. On the 21st September, 1917, he drove a two-seater enemy machine down out of control. On the 23rd September, 1917, he attacked an Albatross scout, which crashed into the sea. On the same date he attacked three Albatross scouts. One got on the tail of another officer’s machine at very close range, shooting him up very badly. Flt. Cdr. Edwards attacked him from above, and the enemy machine turned on its back and went down in a vertical dive. He followed the enemy machine down to 8,000 feet, when its wings came off, and it fell to the ground.”

The following year Captain Edwards was awarded a bar to the DSC. As the Supplement to the London Gazette, dated 21 June 1918 noted, it was “for conspicuous bravery and most brilliant leadership of fighting patrols against enemy aircraft. On 2 May 1918, whilst leading a patrol of four scouts, he encountered a hostile formation of eight enemy scouts and drove down one enemy machine completely out of control. Soon afterwards, he engaged another formation of six enemy scouts, driving down one to its destruction whilst his patrol accounted for another. He only broke off the fight owing to lack of ammunition. He has destroyed or driven down out of control many enemy machines since he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and has at all times shown the greatest gallantry and a fine offensive spirit.”

It must be said that Captain Edwards took little joy in his victories. Heregarded it as a job to be done and had a real horror of killing, even his so-called enemies. In his prayer book he once wrote a prayer asking forgiveness for taking the life an enemy, and for the safe return of himself and his men. For him, Christianity was a vital thing. His last commanding officer said of him that ‘he never judged a man by what he heard about him….he always took the part of the weak.’ Stearne Edwards had another claim to fame also. His best friend and fellow Canadian ace Arthur Roy Brown. Brown was so badly injured in a crash – the engine block of his plane smashed into his face in the crash – that he was placed in a temporary morgue to await burial. Edwards went to say goodbye but detected signs of life. Medics said he couldn’t be saved but Edwards wasn’t giving up on his friend and commandeered a motorcycle to get a civilian doctor from a nearby town. Brown survived and for many years was credited with making the most notorious “kill” of the war in shooting down the Red Baron – Count Manfred Von Richtofen. Edwards apparently acquired a piece of the Red Baron’s airplane which he sent home.

It is almost impossible for us to appreciate the courage and commitment of these early young fliers. They were virtually making up the rules and pushing themselves and their machines to, and often beyond, endurance. War took its toll on Captain Edwards. On 30 January 1918 he became a flight commander but totally exhausted he eventually suffered a nervous breakdown in May 1918, which was directly attributed to his war service, and was hospitalized. He was recommended on May 24, 1918, by his squadron commander, for promotion to the rank of major. The justification was his exceptional performance in action against the enemy in the air. But his illness, and the bureaucratic slowness of the Air Ministry, precluded the implementation of the promotion.Following his recovery he became a flight instructor and was posted to RAF Tadcaster (previously known as RFC Braham Moor – there is still an original hangar on the site, see below) where he trained pilots in Number 38 Training Squadron – notably Americans who were now in the war but suffering heavy losses in the air over the Western Front – until Armistice ended the slaughter in Europe.

Fig 2: Original Hangar

The Aerodrome

The Aerodrome

 

 

 

This is where the tragedy of war reared its head. To celebrate the end of the war Captain Edwards – who had decided to apply for a permanent commission – took up a Sopwith Pup for a celebration flight.

 

fig 3: Sopwith Pup in Flight.

Sopwith pup

Sopwith pup

 

 

 

He is reported to have flown over the airfield in a victory roll but could not pull out of a dive, hit a wing tip on the ground and crashed. He was taken to hospital in York and lingered for ten more days. His best friend Roy Brown was there trying to do for Edwards what he had done earlier for Roy Brown – coax him back to life – but to no avail. After a leg was amputated the shock was too much and Captain Edwards died in the early hours of the morning at age 25 – already an “old man” of the RAF. His personal effects including a dog-eared Bible, poker chips and a photo of an unknown girl – maybe a Tadcaster girlfriend?- were returned to his mother. He was buried in Tadcaster – though the Carleton Place Herald reported news of Captain Edwards’ death in the edition of November 26, 1918 and suggested that efforts would be made to repatriate his remains – next to Flight Cadet Charles Theobald, another Canadian who died after crashing on a training flight in October 1918.

 

 

.Fig 4: Memorial in Tadcaster Cemetery

War memorial at Tadcaster

War memorial at Tadcaster

 

 

 

In 1920 a plaque commemorating Captain Edwards was unveiled by Roy Brown at St James Anglican Church in Carleton Place, Ontario. The final words on the plaque were “Faithful even unto death”. Roy Brown was supposed to make a speech but simply cried at the loss of his best friend and the waste of war.

Stearme Edwards plaque at St. James Anlgican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario

Stearme Edwards plaque at St. James Anlgican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario

 

 

 

Fig 5: Memorials to Captain Edwards and Flight Cadet Theobald.

Monument to Captain Edwards in Tadcaster, UK

Monument to Captain Edwards in Tadcaster, UK

 

 

 

Monument to Captain Edwards-Tadcaster, UK-2

Monument to Captain Edwards-Tadcaster, UK-2

 

 

 

Notes

 

  1. I am indebted for some details of Captain Edwards’ life to Larry Gray’s book, We Are The Dead, published by General Store Publishing House, Burnstown, Ontario, Canada, K0J 1G0, in 2000. ISBN: 1894263243.
  2. I have kept the spelling Stearne which appears on the grave memorial”

 

Carleton Place War Memorial: “Our Honoured Dead”

Veteran’s Names on Left Side:

J. G. Bennett –  James Gordon Bennett, WW II

J. Borland – Joseph Borland, WW II               

D. C. Cameron – Duncan Cedric Cameron, WW II

W. A. Costello – Wilson Adison Costello, WW II

J. F. Cranston – James Francis Cranston, WW II

W. Camelon – Wilmer Camelon, WW II

F. Dray – Frederick Albert Dray (Ryan), WW II

B. H. Dunphy – Boyne Hogan Dunphy, WW II

G. A. Elliott –  G. A. Elliott, WW II

M. Fieldhouse – Maurice Fieldhouse, WW II

H. J. Findlay – Hugh John Findlay, WW II

L. G. Scott – Lloyd George Scott, WW II

M. Forbes – Harry Malcolm Forbes, WW II

A. D. Garland – Douglas Haig Armour Garland, WWII

C. G. S. Hughes – Cyril Garnet Strong Hughes, WW II

W. R. Hughes – William Robert Hughes, WW II

R. D. Irvine – Robert David Irvine, WW II

R. G. James – Russell George James, WW II

F. E. Lancaster – Earl  Franklin Lancaster, WW II

G. Lewis – Gerald Lewis, WW II                    

W. Loney – William Melville Loney, WW II

D. C. Maxwell – David Chester Maxwell, WW II

F. Cavers – Robert Franklin Cavers, WW II

H. Murfitt – Harold Murfitt, WW II

Veteran’s Names on Right Side:

G. E. Morris – George Ernest Morris, WW II

R. E. McFarlane – Ross Edward McFarlane, WW II

J. H. McKittrick  – James Herbert McKittrick, WW II

R. J. O’Leary – Robert Joseph O’Leary, WW II

K. O’Meara – Kenneth Orval O’Meara, WW II

L. Patterson – Lorne Patterson, WW II

E. E. Porteous – Earl Ernest Porteous, WW I

W. A. Porterfield – Wilbert Andrew Porterfield, WW II

A. E. Prendergast –  Albert Edward Prendergast, WW II

A. E. Prime – Arthur Esmond Prime, WW II

J. W. Pye – James William Pye, WW II

W. H. Porter – William Henry Porter, WW II

E. E. Rathwell  – Edward Earl Rathwell, WW II

W. C. J. Reynolds – William Cyril Jeffrey Reynolds, WW II

H. S. Savage – Francis Herbert Savage, WW II

R. S. Stanzel – Ross Samuel Stanzel, WW II

H. Stark – Horace Garner Stark, WW II

H. A. Stokes – Harold Allan Stokes, WW II

D. A. Turner  – Dalton Arnold Turner, WW II

W. A. Valley – William Allen Valley, WW II

J. S. Warren –  James Snedden Warren, WW II

R. W. White – Raymond Wilbert White, WW II

B. Foxton – 1952 Korea

Veteran’s Names, Middle:

L. Campbell – William Lockhard Campbell, WW I

R. Borland –  Robert John Borland, WW 1

J. Hamilton –  John (aka Joseph) Hamilton, WW 1

N. McPhee – Neil John McPhee, WW 1

A. Simons – Arthur John Simons, WW 1

T. Cummings – Thomas Cummings, WW 1

H. Eastwood – Herbert John Eastwood, WW 1

R. Flegg – Thomas Reynolds Flegg, WW 1

H. McDiarmid – Harold William McDiarmid, WW 1

V. McDiarmid – Victor Lionel McDiarmid, WW 1

A. McDiarmid – Eugene Arthur McDiarmid, WW 1

W. J. Griffith – William John Griffith, WW 1

D. O’Donovan – Daniel O’Donovan, WW 1

C. O’Donovan – Cornelius O’Donovan, WW 1

P. Moore – Percy Moore, WW 1

L. Corr – John Leo Corr, WW 1

A. Robertson – Herbert Arnold Robertson, WW 1

S. Hamilton – Sydney Hamilton, WW 1

F. Fumerton – Frank Fumerton, WW 1

G. Fanning – George Davis Fanning, WW 1

Rev. J. H. Christie – Rev. John H. H. Christie, WW 1

E. Hockenhull – Joseph Edward Hockenhull, WW 1

A. McCaw – Archibald McMorine McCaw, WW 1

A. McPhee – A. McPhee, WW 1

W. Fraser – William Fraser, WW 1

P. Hughes – Percy Grenville Hughes, WW 1

W. Lewis – Walter Lewis, WW 1

J. R. Riddell – James Ross Riddell, WW 1

N. R. McPhail – Norman McPhail, WW 1

C. Reynolds -Thomas Reynolds, WW 1

F. Trotman – Frederick Gilbert Trotman, WW 1

W. Wright – William John Wright, WW 1

Wm. Tyre – William Tyrie, WW 1

C. Bryce – Cecil Elmas Bryce, WW 1

H. Dowdall – Herbert Dowdall, WW 1

A. Tufts – Arthur Zimmerman Tufts, WW 1

S. T. Edwards – Sterne Tighe Edwards, WW 1

F. Murphy – Frances Michael Murphy, WW 1

J. H. Brown – John Horace Brown, WW 1

R. Simpson – Ralph Patterson Simpson, WW 1

W. Peever – Wesley Albert Peever, WW 1

A. Moffatt – Allan Clyde Moffatt, WW 1

R. Kellough – William Roy Kellough, WW 1

H. Utman – Henry Utman, WW 1

D. C. Humphrey – David Charles Humphrey, WW 1

A. Houston – Arthur Norman Houston, WW 1.

R. E. McEachen – Rebecca Ellen McEachen, WW 1.

Carleton Place War Memorial, 2012

Carleton Place War Memorial, 2012

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