Great War 100 Reads

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Cenotaph, Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery, Chelsea QC

The Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery is at 587 Route 105, about 900 metres north of Chemin Old Chelsea in the Municipality of Chelsea. Starting as a family burial ground in the 1830s, it fell into disuse in the 1920s. The Gatineau Valley Historical Society (then the Historical Society of the Gatineau) purchased the land in 1965. The Society dedicated a cenotaph in the cemetery in 1968. In 2010, brass plaques were installed in English and French to commemorate residents who were killed in the South African War, WW1 and WW2. Ownership of the heritage cemetery was transferred to the municipality in 2019. 

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