Friday, May 22, 2015

Winchester Township World War I Memorial

On the north side of River Road that runs east of Highway 31 (Bank Street) south of Winchester and just to the east of the Nation Valley Road Bridge a memorial to The Great War stands in front of an old white school house. What we now call World War I was then simply The Great War.






ERECTED TO
OUR HEROES
KILLED
IN THE GREAT WAR
Sgt. Harold Adam Merkley
54th BATT. C. E. F.
killed at Vimy
July 19, 1918 age 22 yrs.
Pte. W. B. C. Moodie
49th BATT. C. E. F.
killed at Vimy
Apr. 9, 1917 age 33 yrs
Pte. Ransom Howard
Hess
Princess Patricia
Light Infantry C. E. F.
killed at Battle
of Parvillers
Aug 13, 1918 age 17 yrs.
Pte. Henry Couchler
28th BATT. C. E. F.
Died of wounds
in hospital, France
Nov. 1, 1918 age 33 yrs.

(C. E. F. stands for Canadian Expeditionary Force)