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Bentley
Date: August 24, 2000
Location: A new memorial is currently in the planning stages

Description: Tablets are of gray/white marble.

Construction: Tablets are of gray/white marble.

Inscription Tablet One:
THIS CENTRE IS
DEDICATED TO
THE MEN WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR DEMOCRACY

Inscription Tablet Two:
HONOUR ROLL

1914 - 1918
A. J. HANSON
C. D. POLING
R. V. POLING
J. A. VIG
P. H. WELCH

1939 - 1945
J. G. EVERNDEN
J. R. B. FERNIE
W. J. C. GIBSON
G. F. HUNTER
V. L. MILES
H. A. NEAL
L. L. PETRY
R. F. PETERSON
R. F. SOLIE
J. B. SOLIE

The original cenotaph was part of the Bentley Memorial Park. The title "Memorial" being synonymous to those who fell in the wars. As the Cenotaph deteriorated, it was decided to remove the tablets and secure them in the basement of the Town Administrative Office until such time as the new cenotaph was built. The administrative staff were kind enough to allow me into the vault to film them


Bow Island
Date: June 4, 2000
Location: In the town park behind the Royal Canadian Legion

Description: Rectangular gray granite stone set in a concrete base. A bronze plaque has been added for Korea.

Inscription:

DEDICATED
TO THE HONOR
AND SACRIFICE
OF OUR MEN
AND WOMEN
WHO SERVED
OUR COUNTRY
IN WORLD
WARS I-II

Inscription Plaque:

KOREA
1950 - 1953

No names are listed on the cenotaph. They are kept in the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 197. Gordon McCormick provided the names of those from the area who died in WWI and WWII and which are listed below.

Bow Island Roll of Honour

World War I
1914 - 1918

Annon, Francis
Abbott, Sam L.
Bradley, John
Caswell, Ernest
Caswell, Fred
Depew, Alfred
Grande, Anton L.
Holma, Henry
Love, Bob
Rushford, John
Speke, Hugh

World War II
1939 - 1945

Amlim, Arnold
Bateman, Don
Belcher, Ken
Emard, Garth
Fogderud, Terence
Galvin, Leo P.
Olson, H. Gideon
Prunkell, Robert
Thomas, Jack
Torscher, Joseph
Trebble, Phyllis
Verhaest, Fred


Burdett
Date: June 14, 2000
Location: On the north side of the railway tracks on entering the village off Highway 2

Description: Obelisk in shape and crowned with the Christian Cross. It is approximately 12 feet in height and 6 feet at the base. Painted black & white and surrounded by miniature concrete obelisks threaded with industrial chain. A single bronze plaque is mounted on the front.

Construction: Concrete.

Inscription:

LEST WE FORGET
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN GREAT WAR I
1914 - 1918

S.L. Abbot
A.L. Grande

WW2
1939 - 1945

Bdr. Garth E. Emard
L/Cpl Terrence M. Fodgernd
F.O Leo P. Gavin
LAC Hammond G. Olson
Flt. Sgt. Joseph W. Torscher

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM

The town of Burdett is very much in dereliction with only a handful of persons living there at the writing of this article. The memorial is in excellent condition and is presently maintainedby the Bow Island Legion.

Caroline
Date: August 22, 2000
Location: In front of the Royal Canadian Legion on 51st Avenue and 49th Street.

Description: Granite stone is resting on a granite baseand engraved with black highlighted lettering. A sword superimposed. "VALOUR" in large letters immediately catches the eye.

Construction: Vertical granite stone 46 inches high by 28 inches wide by 8 inches deep resting on a granite stone base 42.5 inches high by 14.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep.

Inscription:

DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THOSE WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY

VALOUR

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION CAROLINE BRANCH #177
11 NOVEMBER 1982

1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945
KOREA
U.N.
NATO
NORAD

The memorial is surrounded by a silver painted chain attached to 4 corner pipes. The base in front is garnished with poppies and geraniums.

Fort Saskatchewan
Location: The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #27, 9964 93 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan

Description: The cenotaph is approximately 14 feet in height. It consists of a base of three, foot-high, steps (eight, six, and four feet square) supporting a four-foot shaft which supports a six-foot obelisk. Five black granite plaques are affixed to the shaft and the base. The monument is set upon a foot-high concrete foundation twelve feet square. Three plaques face east, one faces north, and one faces south. A faint inscription on the east side on the top ridge of the shaft reads: "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE."

Construction: The base, shaft, and obelisk are grey granite while the five plaques are black granite. The foundation is concrete.


Innisfail
Date: August 24, 2000
Location: 50 Street and 49 Avenue on the NW corner.

Description: Obelisk, approximately 10 feet high and 5 feet at the base. Facing SE.

Construction: Split and shaped field rocks imbedded in concrete with a black granite plaque on the SE facing side.

Inscription:
IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF
INNISFAIL AND DISTRICT
WHO FELL IN
THE WORLD WARS
1914 - 1918,
1939 - 1945
AND THE
KOREAN WAR.

This is an excellent memorial and well maintained. The names of those who paid the supreme sacrifice are not displayed on the monument. They are enshrined on a plaque inside the Royal Canadian Legion premises across the street.

Innisfail Roll of Honour
World War I
1914 - 1918
Their Name Liveth For Evermore
Atkinson, G. S.
Baker, F.
Banner, R.
Barwis, S.
Baynham, J. A.
Beckett, G.
Bell, J.
Benton, R. A.
Biggs, V. Z.
Black, N.
Black, W. B.
Brewer, W.
Bryan, G.
Campbell, D. A.
Checkley, E. A.
Cummings, A. E.
Ellis, E. M.
Forshaw, A. E.
Foster, J. L.
George, D. St.C.
Gowan, W.
Grimes, R.
Gulliver, A.
Hall, A.
Hill, G.
Hodge, C. F.
Hooten, W.
Hornett, O. E.
Jensen, F.
Kelly, E. H.
Kirkham, J.
Lee, J.
Mainwaring, L.
Malcolm, F.J.
Marsden, B.
Marshall, J. M.
McAllister, A.
McAllister, R. S.
McArthur, C. A.
Michiel, F.
Miller, O.
Nicholson, A.
Peters, G. E.
Quantz, D.
Rogers, W.
Screen, H.
Sim, M.
Smallwood, J. C.
Snider, J.
Songhurst, S.
Swick, A.
Swick, C.
Walker, J. H.
Whetham, P. G.
Wormald, J. W.

World War II
1939 - 1946
Anderson, A. A.
Ball, D.
Bateman, J.
Black, R.
Brown, F.
Cameron, D.
Coles, B.
Ditchburn, K.
Freeman, J. E.
Gilliland, N.
Gislason, N.
Grant, W.
Henderson, H.
Hileman, E.
Hudson, R. D.
Jensen, A.
Lennox, A.
Lind, M. G.
MacLeod, T.
McCaw, W.
Miller, L. A.
Morton, T.
Norman, R.
Pool, W.
Quartly, G.
Scott, P.
Simpson, J.
Spankie, E.
Steadman, D.
Stiles, A.
Thompson, J. W.

Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.


Nobleford
Date: June 15, 2000
Location: Nobleford Centennial Park, corner of King Street.

Description: Pyramid shape surmounted with a Latin cross.

Construction: Field rocks embedded in concrete and set on a concrete base pad.

Inscription:
DEDICATED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
IN TIME OF WAR.

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

NOBLEFORD BRANCH #257

No names are engraved on the monument and the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is now defunct.

Olds
Date: August 2, 2000
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105 located on 46th Street between 53rd and 54th Avenues.

Description: Restored Sherman Tank Serial Number T212123, with a grey granite memorial stone measuring 72 inches by 30 inches displayed font and center of the monument. Three concrete steps lead up to the front of the display flanked on either side by replicated "tank trap" pyramids.

The right pyramid has an engraved grey granite stone reading:

DEDICATED BY BRANCH 105 OLDS, ALBERTA ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
11 NOVEMBER 1992

The left pyramid reads:

SHERMAN TANK IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY WW1, WW2, KOREA

Plaque inscription:

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

ALSHEAD, H.
AHLWARDT, A.D.
ALLISON, K.H.
ANDERSON, F.
BRIEGEL, J.
CANN, J.
CLARK, M.
CONRAD, N.L.
COUTTS, A.G.
CROMBIE, R.J.
CUTHBERT, G.
DAVIDSON, E.W.
DREW, A.
ELDER, J.W.
ERHART, G.
GRIMES, R.
GWARTNEY, C.
HARRISON, A.J.
HARTMAN, C.L.
KEOWN, L.
LINK, R.W.
MACINTYRE, H.V.
MORPHY, V.
MURRAY, J.D.
PAASCH, N.
PECK, W.
PECKHAM, J.
REIBER, D.
REID, G.
RENDEL, W.
ROGERS, R.
RUNHAM, T.
SHANKS, A.B.
SMITH, T.
STIRTON, D.
STRINGER, H.L.
ULRY, A.D.
ULRY, L.A.
WALLACE, D.
WARE, F.
WIGHAM, E.A.
WILKENSON, I.
WILLIAMS, J.E.
WILLSIE, G.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

This armoured monument is a well maintained "look and touch" memorial. There is a steel step walkway behind the tank which allows visitors to view the top of the Sherman tank and appreciate the enormity of these huge steel war machines.


Rocky Mountain House
Date: August 23, 2000
Location: SW corner of 49th Avenue and 49th Street, adjacent to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #8.

Description: The monument is engraved with a ship, tank and aircraft representing the Navy, Army and Air Force

Construction: Vertical brown granite monument 38 inches wide by 80 inches high and 8 inches deep, mounted on a base of gray granite measuring 50 inches wide by 9 inches high by 20 inches deep.

Inscription:

LEST WE FORGET

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL
REMEMBRANCE
OF THOSE FROM
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE
AND DISTRICT
WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES
OF OUR COUNTRY IN
WORLD WARS
1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945
AND THE KOREAN WAR

THEY GAVE THEIR TODAY FOR OUR TOMORROW

This monument stands beside the sidewalk and extends into the Royal Canadian Legion parking lot. There is a light in the sidewalk which shines up onto the monument which is a very nice feature.

Sundre
Date: August 22, 2000
Location: Veterans Homecoming Park corner of Hwy 22 and 5th Street SE.

Description: Obelisk shape, approximately 7.5 feet in height with a 6 foot square base. Two plaques on east facing side.

Construction: Field rocks from the local area retained in cement and set on a cement base.

Inscription:
SUNDRE AND DISTRICT
HONOUR ROLL
W.W.1
ANDERSON, J.
DAMES, J.W.
FERRIS, H.
MJOLSNESS, J.
PENDLE, A.W.
W.W.2
ALLISON, A.H.
BIRD, R.F.
GOLDEN, N.A.
GOOD, J.W.
HEWITT, M.J.

McINTYRE, H.D.
STOVEL, C.C.
WIGHAM, E.
WILLIAMS, J.E.

The Veterans Homecoming Park has been constructed with a great deal of forethought. It has a semi-circular road around the back of the monument suitable for RV traffic of any size. The park has a nice grassed area adjacent to the road with picnic tables and garbage disposal cans. It is very well maintained and well worth visiting.


Vimy



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