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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Munster Union Cemetery, Ottawa, ON

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Continuing summer travels close to home, to the many war memorials in Eastern Ontario.

Munster is a village in the former Goulbourn Township, now part of the City of Ottawa. The Munster Union Cemetery was established in 1886 as a non-denominational burial ground.

In 1925, the local Loyal Orange Lodge (LOL 917) erected a monument in the cemetery, to remember three members of Lodge families killed in WW1. Since then the monument has been the site of Remembrance Day services in the village.

Bird is buried at Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery. Falls is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery. Featherston (who attested as Featherstone) is buried at Raillencourt Communal Cemetery Extension.

Our Honored Dead, 1914-1918
Pte Edward J Bird, died at Messines, France, 10 June 1917
Pte R Lorne Falls, died at Hill 70, France, 9 April 1918
Pte Jonathan Verner Featherston, killed at Cambria, France, 29 Sept 1918

In 2005, the local Legion branch erected a sign at the cemetery gates to locate all the military veterans buried there. Twelve WW1 veterans are amongst those who served from the Fenian Raids to today’s regular forces: William Davis Bate, Harold Featherston, Elmer Garland, Robert AL Hill, George Elmer Hueston, Arthur G Neelin, Clair Rielly, Melville J Roe, Merton Nixon Roe, Robert Toombs, Leroy O Tubman and Russell Fee Tubman.

Munster Union Cemetery is at 2821 Munster Rd, Ottawa.

Some other Eastern Ontario monuments featured on Great War 100 Reads:

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