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Monday Monuments and Memorials – West Carleton War Memorial, Carp, ON


West Carleton hasn’t existed as a township for 20 years, having been amalgamated as part of the City of Ottawa in 2001. Nonetheless, it lives on as a community and on 18 June 2016 the community dedicated a memorial to locals who died in war. The memorial is located in Carp village, at Donald B Munro Dr and Falldown Lane, across from the Fire Hall. It is a more visible remembrance than the plaque in the nearby Memorial Hall.  

The small park includes several elements: decorative benches, a howitzer, a public water pump, a bronze statue of a soldier reading a letter from home, and a granite tablet listing names of the fallen. The pavers on the plaza spell “let us remember” and “nous nous souvenons” in Morse Code.

The memorial was designed by Vandenberg and Wildeboer Architects. The sculpture is the work of Ron Cowle.

The current tablet lists 35 names from WW1. (An earlier tablet listed 20 names from WW1, with first names instead of initials. Full names listed here are taken from that tablet. Two WW1 names on the original tablet are not on the current one.)

  • Anderson, H F
  • Armstrong, C
  • Bishop, Walter J
  • Boucher, Henry
  • Bowden, R S
  • Clanachan, Alexander
  • Davis, James L D
  • Falls, Robert L
  • Fennell, Thomas H
  • Guy, Robert B
  • Hyndman, J
  • Johnston, W R
  • Jones, Harry
  • Kedey, W M
  • King, Alexander T
  • Learmonth, S R
  • MacFarlane, W
  • McLachlin, Ewen
  • Milford, Thayer V
  • Mooney, Richard F
  • Peever, A J
  • Perrault, C H
  • Pinhey, Charles H
  • Quackenbush, C D
  • Riley, A
  • Sales, George
  • Scott, Harold A
  • Sparks, Ledger
  • Speck, D R
  • Styles, A
  • Sutherland, C L D
  • Wilson, C P
  • Wishart, James W
  • Younghusband, Francis L
  • Clark, C A

Best wishes for a healthy and peaceful 2021.

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6 thoughts on “Monday Monuments and Memorials – West Carleton War Memorial, Carp, ON

  1. Thank you, was there a John Falls of Carp who died in the War?

  2. Thank you for visiting, Edna. Robert L Falls is named on the memorial in Carp, but not John Falls. You can check the Canadian Virtual War Memorial, the registry posted by Veterans Affairs Canada. It names the more than 118,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who have died while serving in uniform.
    Here is the link:
    Best of luck with your search.

  3. Good Day, I know about Robt. L. Falls as he is also on our Stittsville Cenotaph, on which I helped with the research. My friend asked me about a John Falls of Carp. And I found this fellow – and suggested to her that he might have been called John. Went into CWGC site. Thanks so much. Edna

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