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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Soldiers’ Memorial, St Eleanors, PEI

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St Eleanors is now a suburban neighbourhood in the northeast part of Summerside, Prince Edward Island. In the early part of the 20th century, it was a rural farming community.

A rough-cut granite memorial stands in a small park on the northeast corner of the intersection of North, South, East and West Drives, dedicated “TO OUR FALLEN HEROES 1914 – 1918.” Nine men are named (with some spelling errors).

 Private Vernon James Bryenton died of wounds at 18 Casualty Clearing Station on 28 May 1917, age 25. He is buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

John W Clark: Corporal John William Clark was killed in action on 8 March 1917, age 20. He is buried in Villers Station Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

E Francis Goldthwait: Private Edgar Francis Goldthwaite died of wounds at No 10 Stationary Hopsital (St Omer) on 25 August 1917, age 26. He is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

C Pope Howatt: Private Pope Colledge Howatt was killed in action 21 August 1917, age 27. He is remembered on the Vimy Memorial.

Roy Ireland: Air Mechanic 2nd Class Roy Ireland served in the Royal Flying Corps. He was killed on 3 February 1918, age 27. He is buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium.

Reginald C Jeffery: Private Reginald Clifford Jeffery was killed in action on 18 November 1916, age 24. He is buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Somme, France.

Archie McM Lefurgey: Lance Corporal Archie McMurdo Lefurgey was killed in action at Jussy Wood while helping to carry out the wounded on 23 March 1918, age 25. He is buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France.

J Franklin McCormick: Private Frank McCormack was killed by enemy shell fire in the attack on Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917, age 20. He is remembered on the Vimy Memorial.

Arthur E Thomas: Private Arthur Edwin Thomas was killed in action on 27 September 1918, age 21. He is remembered on the Vimy Memorial.

Two WW2 names were added later.

The monument was unveiled on 15 September 1920. It was purchased from the Thomson Monument Company, the cost of $1355.75 paid for through public subscriptions. The land was donated by Loman Adams. My August 2019 visit found the monument covered with lichens.

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