Great War 100 Reads

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

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Monday Monuments and Memorials – War Memorial, Wheatley River, PEI

Wheatley River is a settlement in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, between Hunter River and Rustico where Routes 224, 251 and 243 meet. Like many communities, Wheatley River remembered its citizens who died in WW1 (and later WW2) on a local war memorial.

Wheatley River – Lest we forget – Built of a people’s love to the memory of our heroic dead, 1914-1918.

Twelve WW1 names are on the memorial. Six names are listed as killed in action, three died of wounds, three died from war services. Continue reading