History of  Memorial:

 

 

  Picture is courtesy of

Deb Quaile,

 The Halton Compass

October 25, 2007, pgs. 8-9

Waiting for the unveiling: Rockwood held a special half holiday for families on Thursday, August 28, 1919, beginning with an unveiling of the monument to honour soldiers who fought and fell in the Great War.

 

The excitement was centred around a corner of the lot owned by St. Johnís Anglican Church, donated for the war memorial space About 50 veterans marched from Waterside Park to the cenotaph, and two bands from Guelph came to provide the music. The attendees later walked to the Agricultural Park to enjoy a luncheon, baseball, and races, with speeches from local dignitaries.  

 

Two side bars were added to the memorial after World War II, circa 2000.

 

 

Research by Deb Quaile, The Halton Compass, October 25, 2007, pgs. 8-9

My thanks to Rhonda Fisher and the Rockwood Eramosa Business Association for the superb research into the background of the people listed on the Rockwood Memorial.

 
 Rockwood, Ontario on Google Maps Map showing the location of the memorial.

 

Park View

Front View

Front Left View Transcription

1939 - 1945
J. Alfred EDWARDS
Ernest H. GERRIE
Lawrence N. GRAHAM
Jerry T. GUTHRIE
Wasley P. HARRIS
T. Edwin HAYWARD
John D. HILTS
 

GREAT HAS BEEN THEIR SACRIFICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links provided by

Rockwood Eramosa Business Association

Front Centre View Transcription

 

FOR THE CAUSE OF

LIBERTY JUSTICE

& PEACE

 

1914 - 1918
John S. COKER
Thomas EDWARDS
James GAMBLE
Henry HAMPSON
Robert J. MUTRIE
J. Wilfrid OAKES
Peter PICK
Arnold PHILLIPS
William W. SAMMON
R. John STUMPF
Gordon WINSTON
 

ERECTED BY THIS MUNICIPALITY

TO COMMEMORATE THE

SERVICE & SACRIFICE OF OUR MEN

IN THE WAR OF

1914 -- 1918

 

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Rockwood Eramosa Business Association

 

Front  Right View Transcription

1939 - 1945

Gordon E. MACK
William H. PARKINSON
Donald F. TITT
George R. WARE
Douglas W. WHEELER
Charles H. WILSON

 

THESE WELL BELOVED OF OUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rockwood Eramosa Business Association

 

Right View

Back View

Left View

Donation Plaque

   

Memorial Number :

35026-007

Location:

St. John's Anglican Church

112 Main Street South

Rockwood, Ontario N0B 2K0

Intersection:

Main Street and Guelph Street

Type :

Stele

Materials Used:

Granite

Year Built :

1919

Erected By :

 

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Dedicated On :

Thursday, August 28, 1919

 

 

Memorial Maintained By :

 

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Grounds Maintained By :

 

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35026-007 Rockwood, Ontario Military Memorial