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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Cenotaph, Madoc, ON

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On 28 November 1928, a grey granite cenotaph was “erected in honour of the men of Madoc and vicinity who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1918” in the village of Madoc. It stands in what is now Thomas Thompson Park at 155 St Lawrence Street East. The Madoc Women’s Institute spearheaded the project.

A sword entwined with a laurel wreath tops the monument. Battles are listed between the sword and dedication (Somme, Festubert, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele) and on each side (Ypres, Mons). Names are listed on either side:

Left side: John Alexander, Robert Alexander, John S Allt, Charles Ayrhart, John Badgley, Lorne B Bassett, George Bird, James R Brady, Malcolm B Broadworth, Carl Mc Broadworth, Ernest M Broadworth, Thos C Broad, John A Bronson, John Brown, Laurence Burns, Edward Burns, John Blair, Fred Benson, Leonard Carman, Joseph Cartwright, Joseph Crampy, Alexander Demarsh, Charles H Donaldson, J Carl Doughty, John C Feeney, Frank Genereaux, Winfred A Glover, A Edward Gordon, Wallace S Gordon, Harold B Harris, George Holland, Bruce Kellard, James B Kellard, Bert Kellard, George Kent, Ross Ketcheson, Frank Kinlogh, John Laird

Right side: Murney Lemmon, David Mackenzie, Frederick M Miller, JF Mitts, Alton Mitts, Edward Moore, Roswell M MacTavish, William MacCarly, Marshall McGhee, Richard R Newland, Leslie W Nickle, Robert J Nickle, Chas Parks, Henry Payette, Herb Phillips, Stanley Reid, William Roberts, Phillip A Rogers, Herbert R Rose, George Sager, Wellington Sample, James W Sanford, Harold Smith, Cameron Speck, Francis N Storing, William J Taylor, Harry Taylor, Earl Tumelty, Arthur Z Turts, William Vincent, Charles R Watson, Milton Weese, Edward J West, Arthur West, Roland West, Chas Wiles, William J.Wilkinson

WW2 names were later added to the back of the monument.

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