Carp could have its very own cenotaph by this time next year.
A group of business and community leaders has worked on establishing a memorial to men and women who died in both world wars, along with later conflicts, for more than two years now. The Carp Business Improvement Area (BIA) holds among its mandates to beautify the village core. Its plan to create a $150,000 to $200,000 cenotaph in the triangle at Falldown lane and Donald B. Munro Drive is ambitious, but according to Koallo Technology Management owner Stuart Hodge: highly doable.
“It is possible,” Hodge said. “We have (access to) $50,000 from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and a lot of BIA sponsors.”
The statue will be of a soldier reading a letter. The Department of National Defence is bringing a Howitzer cannon from Petawawa for the site. Along with landscaping, the location will have seating for residents to use year round.
Hodge insists the site is meant as a place for everyone in the village, not simply for use on Nov. 11, adding that the one-time village well will play a role.
“We want it to be something the community can use,” he said, noting that it will complement the Memorial Hall, which honours those who fell in the First World War. “I think it’ll be a good thing.”
Along with contributions from businesses, groups like the Masonic Lodge and Girl Guides are getting involved. The latter holds a pancake breakfast to raise funds for the project on Nov. 10, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church Hall in Carp.
Girl Guide organizer Kendra Shaw said the Guides have always supported troops.
“For many years, our Guide units would go to other communities to pay their respects to our fallen soldiers,” Shaw said. “So, when they heard that the BIA was trying to raise funds for a local monument, they were really enthusiastic to help. Community service is a very big part of the Guiding Program. It is not just about badges, it is about giving back and taking action for a better world.”
Cenotaph Honour Roll
This list was compiled from several sources including the Book of Remembrance kept in the Memorial Chamber located in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill.
The list may be incomplete and Hodge asks for your help in identifying any missing information. Please contact him at 613 369 5046 x 250 or email email@example.com to update the list.
First World War
Private Charles Peter Beedie – Bedfordshire Regiment
Private Walter Johnson Bishop – Quebec Regiment
Lance Corporal Henry Boucher – Central Ontario Regiment
Private Alexander Clanachan – Central Ontario Regiment
Private James Leyton Dixon Davis – Eastern Ontario Regiment
Private Robert Lorne Falls – Eastern Ontario Regiment
Lieutenant Thomas Harold Fennell – British Columbia Regiment
Private Robert Byron Guy – Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Private Harry Jones
Sergeant Alexander King – Eastern Ontario Regiment
Lieutenant Ewen McLachlin – Canadian Field Artillery
Lieutenant Thayer Vincent Milford – Western Ontario Regiment
Private Richard Franklin Mooney – 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles
Sergeant Charles Hamnett Pinhey – Eastern Ontario Regiment
Lieutenant Calvin Potters – Canadian Garrison Artillery
Private George Sales – Manitoba Regiment
Major Harold Archibald Scott – 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd Central Ontario Regiment)
Private Ledger Sparks – Canadian Expeditionary Force
Gunner James Wallace Wishart – Canadian Field Artillery
Sergeant Francis Lloyd Younghusband – Manitoba Regiment
Second World War
Corporal Maxwell James Armitage – RCAF
Flying Officer Royden Garfield Bradley – RCAF
Able Seaman Robert Ansley Cavanagh – Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve
Corporal Allan Bruce Craig – Royal Canadian Provost Corps
Trooper Frederick Forbes Dalgity – Royal Canadian Dragoons
Flying Office Howard Elfric Davis – RCAF
Rifleman William John Falls – Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
Flight Sergeant Adam Kidd Hodgins – RCAF
Flying Officer John Armstrong Johnston – RCAF
Sergeant Mona Ethelyn McBride – Canadian Women’s army Corps
Flight Sergeant Thomas Cecil Mulligan – RCAF
Warrant Officer John Milton Potter – RCAF
Lieutenant Pitman Elwood Scharfe – Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
Sergeant Raymond Reid Riddell – RCAF
Lieutenant William Gordon Thomas – Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
Warrant Office Donald Alexander Watson – RCAF
Lance Corporal Gordon Patterson Eadie USMC