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The war memorial for Prince Edward County is in a park at 118 Picton Main Street (Hwy 33), at the intersection of Ferguson and Chapel. Erected by the County Council, it was unveiled on 21 September 1920.
The monument is dedicated “in memory of the men of Prince Edward County who fought and fell in the Great War. … Their name liveth for evermore.” The granite pedestal gives the years of the war, 1914-1919, over a laurel wreath entwined with maple leaves on the front. Cap badges of three local battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force – the 2nd, 21st and 155th – are on each side. Names from Picton on the front, while those from the townships of Ameliasburgh, Athol, Bloomfield, Hallowell, Hillier, North Marysburgh, South Marysburgh, Wellington and Sophiasburgh are on the sides. Battles are listed on the back (Passchendaele, Hooge, Arras, Sanctuary Wood, Courcelette, Amiens, St. Eloi, Mons, Vimy Ridge, Givenchy, Lens, Ypres, Festubert, Bourlon Wood, Douai, Cambrai and Somme … the same list as on the Walkerton monument, except with the last two reversed.)
The unveiling coincided with the annual fall fair in 1920, and is featured in a short film about the fair (incorrectly marked as 1919), starting at about 2:40.
Later additions to the park include a WW2 dais, a fountain, benches and flower beds.
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