Waterloo County Great War Memorials, part 7

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Memorials for the soldiers that fought in World War I can be found in  parks,  churches and elsewhere throughout the Region of Waterloo, incluidng Ayr, Galt, Preston, Hespeler, Kitchener-Waterloo, Elmira, and Wilmot Township. Also, a soldiers' Memorial Home used for entertainment in Galt and a soldier's house for use by the Preston Veterans' Association is located in that town. While a great many soldiers came to fight from Waterloo County, the City of Galt has the proud distinction of having sent more recruits to the war in proportion to its population than did any other municipality in Canada.
 
Title: Waterloo County Great War Memorials, part 7
Document Type: Original Document
Keywords: war memorial; war memorials; memorial home; memorial homes; veteran; veterans; soldier; soldiers; recruit; recruits; English Reservist; English Reservists
Copyright: Waterloo Historical Society
Author/Source: Miss L.M. Bruce
Transcribed Text: 1914-1919

Adams, Pte. Wm.
Albright, Capt. Solon
Barlow, Pte. F. P.
Bauer, Lieut. Wilfred R.
Beal, Pte. Alfred
Beaumont, Lieut. Geo. J.
Bish, Pte. H. Godfrey
Blumen, Pte. Bernard
Bonfonte, Pte. Andrew
Bowlby, Major G. Herbert
Bricker, Capt. Geo. G.
Brown, Cpl. Frank
Buller, Pte. Geo.
Bullock, Lt. Herbert L.
Capling, Pte. Milton
Carthew, Pte. Charles J.
Carthy, Pte. Eric
Carthy, Pte. Percy
Clemens, Lieut. W. E.
Clement, Pte. David Ward
Colquhoun, Lt. Frederick
Conrad, Pte. Franz
Craig, Pte. Geo.
Craik, Pte. James H.
Davidson, Pte. G. M.
Davis, Pte. James E.
Deal, Pte. Albert
Delion, Pte. Harry G.
Desmond, L. Cpl. Dan. J.
Diefenbecker, Pte. Ira
Dudley, Pte. Harold
Dyer, Pte. Robert W.
Eby, Pte. Alex. R.
Eby, Cpl. Elgin
English, Pte. Roland
Evans, Pte. William
Fenner, L. Cpl. Clayton
Ferguson, Pte. J.
Ferguson, Pte. Leo
Figures, Pte. Henry
Fleming, Pte. William
Flynn, Capt. Jerry
Frances, Pte. James S.
Fyfe, Pte. Frank
Garden, Pte. C. S.
Gehl, Pte. John
Gerbig, Pte. John
Gibbard, Pte. Stanley
Gorman, Pte. John
Green, Capt. Carleton C.
Grosz, Pte. Adam H.
Grosz, Dr. Herman S.
Hall, Pte. Arthur M.
Harnock, Pte. W. F.
Haskins, Cpl. William H.
Hatchman, Pte. P. J.
Hewitt, L. Cpl. A. S.
Hoyland, Pte. Charles
Hudson, Pte. Henry
Hummel, Pte. Vernie
Jansen, L. Cpl. Peter
Knechtel, Pte. Gordon
Kuehner, Pte. E.
Lembka, Pte. C. E.
Lawson, Pte. H.
Looker, Cpl. Henry J.
Lossing, Pte. Geo. W.
Marr, Sap. L. C.
McCallum, Pte. James
Messett, Pte. Ralph
Millard, Pte. Geo. W.
Milburn, Pte. Harold
Moody, Pte. William S.
Oraysek, Pte. James
Pawson, Cpl. Clifford
Pequegnat, Pte. E.
Philips, Pte. Walter D.
Purdon, Pte. Geo. R.
Raines, Pte. George T.
Ried, Hon. Col. Richard
Ried, Lieut. Douglas
Ried, Pte. Stanley
Robertson, L. Cpl. A. B.
Rosenberger, Pte. N.
Rudow, Pte. Arthur
Schierholtz, Pte. W. C.
Schreiter, Gr. Stanley
Schuler, Pte. Theo.
Simpson, Pte. John
Smith, Pte. William H.
Snyder, Lieut. Harry
Soper, Pte. Oliver
Sosnoski, Pte. Harry
Stauffer, Sgt. G. H.
Stauffer, Lieut. J. E.
Steckenreiter, Pte, L. P.
Stewart, Pte. Ross M.
Stokes, Lieut. Clifford
Strub, Pte. George A.
Stuebing, L. Cpl. Carl
Teroi, Pte. A.
Thompson, Pte. Frank
Thompson, Pte. Percy
Treusch, Pte. Henry
Uffleman, Pte. Sheldon
Underwood, Pte. G.
Van Ardenarde, Pte. P.
Voelker, Pte. Harold
Waddell, Pte. J. E.
Walker, Pte. W. H.
Washburn, Lieut. Robt. G.
Weaver, Lieut. Ralph L.
White, Pte. James A.
Willis, Pte. James
Woodward, Pte. Bernard
Zapfe, Pte. A.
Bissett, Pte. John

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR
HIS FRIENDS."
THESE ARE THE MEN FROM KITCHENER AND WATERLOO WHO AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED HARDSHIPS AND PRIVATIONS, AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF SIGHT OF MEN THROUGH THE PATH OF DUTY.
At St. John's Anglican Church a bronze memorial tablet was erected in 1919 for members and adherents who gave their lives in the war. Around the tablet is a wreath of metal maple leaves, nineteen in all, each leaf inscribed with a name. Of the nineteen names all appear on the Kitchener-Waterloo monument except that of Pte. Edgar Berwick.
Trinity Methodist Church has a bronze tablet bearing the Canadian Coat of Arms and bordered by a wreath of maple leaves commemorating the death and sacrifice of fourteen of the congregation who died in the Great War. This beautiful memorial was unveiled on Sunday evening, May 15th, 1922, by Mrs. E. P. Clement, the mother of David Ward Clement, one of the heroic dead. The names of the fourteen men are on the Kitchener-Waterloo monument.
In Zion Evangelical Church a bronze tablet, placed on the east wall near the front of the main auditorium, was unveiled on Sunday morning, February 20th, 1921, by Lieut. Oliver Voelker, brother of Harold Voelker, one of the men commemorated. The tablet bears inscription:
1914-1918
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS CHURCH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR
HIS FRIENDS."

continued in part 8
Language: English
Associated Dates: 1914; 1918
Accession Data: Eleventh Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1923, Pages 22-37.
   

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