Guelph Roll of Honour updates

The names of 43 men and women who served and died during the first and second World Wars have been added to the Guelph Roll of Honour, decades after making the ultimate sacrifice.

In 2014, the City of Guelph received inquiries from community members regarding names of military personnel they considered to be missing from the cenotaph. This prompted the City to develop a policy for identifying additional names at the cenotaph and a call to the community to submit names of members of the Canadian Forces from Guelph, who died as a result of their military service, and who were not already identified on the Roll of Honour.

The call for submissions generated 89 names submitted to Guelph Museums for further research. After reviewing military records and cross-referencing the names with those on the Roll of Honour, the Museum identified 33 of the suggested names were already included at the cenotaph, and 13 did not qualify for inclusion under the City’s cenotaph policy.  New plaques have been installed on the Roll of Honour, recognizing 33 men and women who were not previously named at the cenotaph, and ten whose names were incorrectly represented.

With assistance from Woodlawn Memorial Park and Penson Construction, the following names have been added to the Roll of Honour:

FIRST WORLD WAR

SECOND WORLD WAR

A dedication ceremony is set for Saturday, November 10 at 11 AM at the cenotaph located on Woolwich Street at Eramosa Road.  All are welcome. 

 

Posted by Sarah Ball on November 8, 2017

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