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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton, NB

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Christ Church Cathedral, at 168 Church St in Fredericton, New Brunswick, was built in the gothic revival style in the mid-1800s and rebuilt in 1911-1912 after lightning struck and fire gutted the spire and choir.

The memorial to the members of the congregation who fell in WW1 takes the form of a bronze tablet below a cross of stones set into the southwest tower pier. The stones were from ruined altars in the Cathedrals of Arras and Ypres, brought by the Rt Rev J A Richardson, Bishop of Fredericton at the time.

Thirteen parishioners are remembered:

  • Private Walter Geoffrey Bidlake
  • Private John W “Morris” Charnley (foster brother of Albert and Robert Morris)
  • Private Percy Winslow Grant
  • Lt Cyprian Alfred Thompson
  • Private Albert Morris (brother of Robert)
  • Private Robert Morris, Jr (brother of Albert)
  • Harry T Share
  • Corporal Lawrence Shuster Sherman
  • Lieutenant Lawrence Fitzggerald Webster
  • Gunner Allen R Wetmore
  • Lieutenant Rainsford Hannay Winslow (brother of Jasper)
  • Lieutenant Jasper A Winslow (brother of Rainsford)
  • Private Alfred James Wright

The New Brunswick Public Archives has documented the lives of Fredericton soldiers who died in WW1 in the Fredericton Soldier Biography History Initiative.


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