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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Memorial Gates and Cenotaph, Westport, ON

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Memorial Gates mark the George Street entrance to Lockwood Park and Field in Westport, Ontario. The four limestone posts and iron gates were built in 1919 or 1920 by stonemason HW Thake. Money for the construction was raised by the local Women’s Institute. A plaque honouring 11 local men killed in WW1 is on the right-hand post. The plaque was refurbished and rededicated in 2021.

1914 – 1919
Erected by the Women’s Institute of Westport in proud and honoured memory of the following members of this community who fell in the Great War.
Orval P. Adam
Frederick Board
Theodore Charbonneau
John Cherry
David A. Herlehy
Robert A. Kane
Terrance J. McCaffery
George Earl Wing
Edward Nixon
William Truelove
Andrew Kish
They counted not their lives dear unto themselves.

Remembrance Day ceremonies were held at the gates until a cenotaph was erected on Spring Street to honour WW1 and WW2 victims.

In honoured and lasting memory of these men who gave their lives in the defence of their country in World War I 1914-1918 and World War II 1939-1945. Forever remembered. They gave their tomorrow for our today.  

The cenotaph was moved to the park in 2017, framed by the memorial gates. In addition to the 11 WW1 names on the gate plaque, the cenotaph lists Harry Cecile Roushorn and Clayton Crawford.

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