Guelph Cenotaph Roll of Honour updates to be unveiled at dedication ceremony
GUELPH, ON, November 3, 2018: A dedication ceremony is set for Saturday, November 10 at 11 a.m. at Guelph’s cenotaph located on Woolwich Street at Eramosa Road to honour 43 men and women who served and died during the first and second World Wars, and whose names have just recently been added to the Guelph Roll of Honour.
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. As of this week, 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.
The list of names added to the Roll of Honour, along with biographical information, can be found at guelphmuseums.ca.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Tammy Adkin | Manager, Guelph Museums
Public Services – Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
City of Guelph
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, ON N1H 4H8
T 519-836-1221 ext 2775