Great War 100 Reads

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

Monuments and Memorials

Each Monday, Great War 100 Reads features photos of First World War tributes from my travels near and far. Monday Monuments and Memorials takes an expansive view of what belongs – statues, cenotaphs, plaques, grave markers, sculptures, war art, ephemera and many other remembrances of the war. I seek them out wherever I go. Sometimes they present themselves to me out of the blue.

All photos are by me, unless otherwise indicated. Photos and all other content on Great War 100 Reads are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  

Here’s a running list.


  1. Captain Victor McKechnie, Walkerton, Ontario
  2. Canadian Foresters in Windsor Park, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  3. Royal Bank headquarters, Montreal
  4. Bombardement par avions allemands, Paris, France
  5. War Memorial, Deseronto, Ontario
  6. Sir George Halsey Perley, Ottawa
  7. 107th Infantry Memorial, Central Park, New York
  8. War Memorials, Meaford, Ontario
  9. Royal 22e Régiment, Quebec City, Quebec
  10. Island of Ireland Peace Park, Mesen (Messines), Belgium
  11. Cenotaph, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Ontario
  12. Central United Church, Calgary
  13. Peace Tower mock up, Ottawa


  1. Currie Gymnasium, Memorial Hall and 10th Canadian Siege Battery Flagpole, Montreal
  2. Veterans Memorial Park, Mount Forest, Ontario
  3. Memorial Park, Belleville, Ontario
  4. Knox United Church, Calgary
  5. John McCrae House, Guelph, Ontario
  6. Prescott Cenotaph and William FN Sharpe, Prescott, Ontario
  7. Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial, Kingston, Ontario
  8. Cenotaph, Grand Valley, Ontario
  9. War Memorial, Holstein, Ontario
  10. Newfoundland and Merchant Navy Books of Remembrance, Peace Tower, Ottawa
  11. Memorial Cup, Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto
  12. Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver
  13. Memorial Window, St Bartholomew’s Church, Ottawa
  14. The Brooding Soldier, Vancouver Corner, St Julien, Belgium
  15. Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Vimy, France
  16. Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Wimereux, France
  17. Poppies Redux (the handmade kind)
  18. Canadian Bank of Commerce plaques, Ottawa and Montreal
  19. Badjeros and Ravenna War Memorials, Grey Country, Ontario
  20. Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
  21. Lt Jean Brillant, VC, MC, Villers Bretoneux Military Cemetery, France
  22. No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens, France
  23. No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Étaples, France
  24. Nurses Monument, Reims, France
  25. War Memorial, Beckwith Township, Ontario
  26. HMHS Llandovery Castle and Halifax Memorial, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  27. Royal Newfoundland Regiment memorials, Amiens, France
  28. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Paris, France
  29. Sun Life Assurance Company Honour Roll, Montreal
  30. Saugeen First Nation Roll of Honour and Southampton War Memorial, Bruce County, Ontario
  31. War Memorial Park, Walkerton, Ontario
  32. Prince Edward County War Memorial, Picton, Ontario
  33. Canadian Battlefield Memorial, Dury, France
  34. Nellie Spindler, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
  35. Sun Quarry Cemetery, Chérisy, France
  36. Bell Telephone, Montreal
  37. Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Ottawa
  38. Cenotaph, Arnprior, Ontario
  39. Houghton brothers, St. Mark’s Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  40. Edith Cavell figurine, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  41. Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Abbeville, France
  42. St Sever Cemeteries, Rouen, France
  43. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France
  44. National War Memorial: The Response, Ottawa
  45. Armistice Day 1918 … Remembrance Day 2018, Peace Tower, Ottawa
  46. Waterlilies – Nymphéas, Le Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris
  47. Commonwealth Memorial Tablets, France
  48. Palais des Nations/Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
  49. Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Carleton Place, Ontario
  50. Memorial Screen, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  51. Soldiers Memorial, Wiarton, Ontario
  52. Canadian Pacific Railway Memorial Tablet, Quebec City, QC
  53. Memorial Wall, Memorial Park, Kingston, Ontario


  1. Canadian Memorial Church, Vancouver … Part 1
  2. Canadian Memorial Church, Vancouver … Part 2
  3. Canadian Legion Calgary (Alberta No. 1) Branch, Calgary, Alberta
  4. Cenotaph, Acton, Ontario
  5. Col William Campbell MacDonald, St James Cathedral, Toronto
  6. Cenotaph Park, Priceville, Ontario
  7. Ernest J Saunders, St Mark’s Cemetery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  8. Harry Heffer, Cherry Valley Cemetery, Prince Edward County, Ontario
  9. War Memorial and Memorial Wall, Guelph, Ontario
  10. Ontario Military Hospital Nursing Sisters, Queen’s Park, Toronto
  11. Father Duffy, New York, NY
  12. Memorial Park, Shelburne, Ontario
  13. Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Memorial, Deseronto, Ontario
  14. Canadian Soldier Honouring the Fallen, Soldiers’ Tower, Toronto
  15. Unveiling Vimy Ridge Monument, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  16. 10th Battalion, Old City Hall, Calgary
  17. Frank Albert Symons, St Paul’s Church, Halifax
  18. Canadian Bank of Commerce, Toronto
  19. War Widow and Recording Angel, Peace Tower, Ottawa
  20. Soldiers’ Monument, Paisley, Ontario
  21. Frederick Campbell VC and Lewis Honey VC DCM MM, Mount Forest, Ontario
  22. John Gordon Wardlaw Gibson, Vimy Monument, France
  23. The Last Post, Collingwood, Ontario
  24. Victoria College Memorial Tablet, University of Toronto, Toronto
  25. Edwardsburg Township War Memorial, Spencerville, Ontario
  26. Western Canada College Cenotaph, Calgary, Alberta
  27. Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park, France
  28. War Memorial, Smiths Falls, Ontario
  29. War Memorial, Durham, Ontario
  30. Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Orillia, Ontario
  31. Calgary Soldiers’ Memorial, Calgary
  32. Honour Roll of Veterans, Portland, Rideau Lakes Township, Ontario
  33. Lennox and Addington County Cenotaph, Napanee, Ontario
  34. Hill 70 Monument, Loos-en-Gohelle, France
  35. Prince Edward Old Boys Memorial Entrance, Fairgrounds, Picton, Ontario
  36. A Moulder and Girls with a Rail, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  37. Japanese Canadian War Memorial, Vancouver
  38. Income War Tax Act 1917
  39. Trinity College, University of Toronto, Toronto
  40. Cenotaph, Norland, Ontario
  41. Edith Cavell School, Moncton, New Brunswick
  42. Lt Col George Harold Baker MP, and Morning Glory
  43. Poppies (the manufactured kind)
  44. National War Memorial, LEGO version 
  45. Peace Tower, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
  46. War Memorial, Fergus, Ontario
  47. Cambrai Monument to the Missing, Louverval, France
  48. General Sir Arthur Currie, GCMG, KCB, VD, Ottawa
  49. Halifax Harbour at Sunset and Convoy in Bedford Basin
  50. Salem Church cemetery, Minto Township, Ontario
  51. Great War Veterans Association monument, Acton, Ontario
  52. Edric Hurdman Read memorial window, allsaints, Ottawa


  1. Nassagaweya Cenotaph, Haltonville (Milton), Ontario
  2. 21st Canadian Infantry Battalion Memorial, Kingston, Ontario
  3. Rena McLean Veterans Garden, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  4. Cathedral Cross, St James Cathedral, Toronto
  5. Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
  6. Cenotaph, Gooderham, Ontario
  7. Drummer Boy, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  8. Broad Brothers, Central United Church, Calgary, Alberta
  9. Geneva Presbyterian Church, Chesley, Ontario
  10. Furnace Girl and The Rod Turner, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  11. Celtic Cross, St Matthews Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  12. Cenotaph, Kinmount, Ontario
  13. Eternal Light Flagstaff, Madison Square Park, New York, New York
  14. The Ghosts of Vimy Ridge, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
  15. Eramosa Township Cenotaph, Rockwood, Ontario
  16. Margaret MacDonald, Baileys Brook, Nova Scotia
  17. Niagara Township Memorial, Queenston, Ontario
  18. Beatrice Lennie Sculptures, Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver
  19. Mothers, Wives and Children, Hamilton, Ontario
  20. Cenotaph, Flesherton, Ontario
  21. Thomas Ricketts, Victoria Cross, Croix de Guerre, St John’s, Newfoundland
  22. Clinton War Memorial, DeWitt Clinton Park, New York, New York
  23. Calgary Cenotaph, Calgary, Alberta
  24. Memorial Window, McGill University, Montreal
  25. Elmes Pollock Henderson, St James Cathedral, Toronto
  26. National War Memorial, St John’s, Newfoundland
  27. Royal Artillery Memorial, London, England
  28. Monument aux morts français de Montréal et aux volontaires canadiens de l’armée française, Montreal
  29. Cenotaph, Tara, Ontario
  30. Frontenac Club, Kingston, Ontario
  31. Postcards of Ontario
  32. No 2 Construction Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
  33. Monument aux soldats morts au champ d’honeur, Mont Carmel, PEI
  34. Old War Memorial, Markdale, Ontario
  35. Merchant Navy Memorial, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  36. Canadian Westinghouse Company employees, Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario
  37. The Volunteer, Almonte, Ontario
  38. War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
  39. Apple Picking and Land Girls Hoeing, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  40. Nursing Sisters, Cathedral Place, Vancouver
  41. Edith Cavell and Canadian Nurses, Toronto
  42. Nursing Sister Edith May Allison, Deseronto, Ontario
  43. Major Charles Alexander Ross, St James Cathedral, Toronto
  44. Law Society of Newfoundland, Supreme Court, St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  45. Peace Tower, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
  46. Cenotaph, Renfrew, Ontario
  47. Cénotaphe (Monument des braves), Montreal
  48. Cenotaph and Veterans Memorial, Orangeville, Ontario
  49. Memorial Windows, City Hall, Kingston, Ontario … Part 1
  50. Memorial Windows, City Hall, Kingston, Ontario … Part 2
  51. Billy Bishop and William Barker, The First Meeting, Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto
  52. T Eaton Company Memorial Plaque, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa


  1. Canadian Pacific Railway monument (Angel of Victory), Vancouver
  2. Soldiers’ Tower, University of Toronto, Toronto
  3. Farm Girl and On the Land, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  4. Association des dames françaises and Croix-Rouge française poster, Geneva, Switzerland
  5. Cross of Sacrifice, Kingston, Ontario
  6. Canada’s Most Patriotic Village, Arthur, Ontario
  7. Lachlan Kingsbury, Nassagaweya, Ontario
  8. The Tunnellers’ Friends, Memorial Chamber, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
  9. Canadians awarded the Victoria Cross, Ottawa
  10. Munitions Worker and the Shell Finisher, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  11. Canadian War Art, Senate Chamber, Parliament Hill, Ottawa 
  12. International Prisoners of War Agency archives, Geneva, Switzerland
  13. Sergeants’ Memorial, St. John’s, Newfoundland
  14. Canadian Machine Gun Corps, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa
  15. War Memorial, Chesley, Ontario
  16. Memorial Window, St. Andrew’s Church, Ottawa
  17. Matron Margaret Heggie Smith, Ottawa
  18. John McCrae, In Flanders Fields, Ottawa
  19. Cenotaph, Old City Hall, Toronto
  20. Cenotaph, Pakenham, Ontario
  21. War Memorial, Harriston, Ontario
  22. Alan Brookman Beddoe, Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa
  23. Grieving Soldier, Hanover, Ontario
  24. Tommy in Greatcoat, Moncton, New Brunswick
  25. Memorial Arch, St Paul’s Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  26. Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
  27. American Red Cross poster, Geneva, Switzerland
  28. Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth, Ontario
  29. Memorial Square Cenotaph, Brampton, Ontario
  30. Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Ontario
  31. Memorial Plaques, Dominion-Chalmers Church, Ottawa
  32. Cenotaph, Grand Parade, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  33. Private Thomas Langton, Canadian Forestry Corps, Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa
  34. Memorial Drive, Calgary
  35. Poppy Plaza, Calgary
  36. Noon Hour and the Blacksmith, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  37. Clock Tower, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  38. Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario
  39. First World War Memorial, Calgary, Alberta
  40. Halifax Memorial Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  41. Edith Cavell, London, England
  42. Nursing Sisters Memorial, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
  43. Halifax Books of Remembrance, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  44. Cenotaph, Bancroft, Ontario
  45. Peace Tower, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
  46. Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto
  47. Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal
  48. War Memorial, Eugenia Falls, Ontario
  49. In Flanders Fields anniversary
  50. Angel of Victory (Canadian Pacific Railway monument), Windsor Station, Montreal
  51. American Red Cross Christmas Drive, Geneva, Switzerland
  52. Sailors’ Memorial Clock Tower, Montreal


  1. Altar of Remembrance, Memorial Chamber, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
  2. Victory Square, Vancouver
  3. Mary Katherine (Minnie) Gallaher, Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa
  4. Animals in War, Ottawa
  5. Caribou Monument, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  6. Imperial Camel Corps, London, England
  7. The Canadian Phalanx, Ottawa
  8. Noon Hour in a Munitions Plant, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  9. Sons of England Benefits Society Memorial, Toronto
  10. The Fighting Newfoundlander, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  11. Lieutenant Alexis Hannum Helmer, Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa
  12. Mount Edith Cavell, Alberta
  13. 48th Highlanders Regimental Memorial, Toronto
  14. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Ottawa
  15. Headstone of Canada’s Unknown Soldier, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
  16. Peace Tower, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
  17. Palais Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland
  18. National Aboriginal Veterans Monument, Ottawa
  19. Samuel Harding, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  20. Wreaths Across Canada, National Military Cemetery, Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa
  21. Georgina Pope, Valiants Memorial, Ottawa
  22. Terminal City Club plaque, Vancouver
  23. No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital at Doullens, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa