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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Cenotaph, Bancroft, ON

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A series of parks line the banks of the York River in Bancroft, ON. Cenotaph Park is on River St, just south of Station St. Nice location for a picnic.

Two memorials are incorporated into the cenotaph.

  • A marble plaque “in honor of our fallen heroes in war 1914-1918” is set in a fieldstone base. It lists the dead from Bancroft, Dungannon, Faraday, Monteagle and Herschel townships.
  • A stele on top of the base is in memoriam to veterans of WW1, WW2 and the Korean War. It was constructed in 1956. The names from the marble plaque are repeated, along with many more WW1 names.

A photo in the National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials shows the 1956 stele on a different base without the older plaque, and perhaps in another location.

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