Community’s Help Needed to Find Names for Veterans Memorial Wall

Published on: 2011/10/24 - in Releases

The City is seeking community input to help gather the names of those who have given their lives in service to Canada since 1914 on the new Memorial Wall.

The Veterans Memorial Garden at the revitalized Memorial Centre at 303 York St. will feature a wall engraved with the names of those who died in active service during the First and Second World Wars, and other campaigns, engagements, missions and wars Canada has been involved in since 1914.

The City has a researcher working to compile a comprehensive list of names, but is seeking the help of Kingstonians to assist the accuracy of the list.  The City will add the names of individuals as they are identified and validated.

The current draft of the list is available for review at www.cityofkingston.ca/memorialwall.   It was culled from existing lists on plaques in local churches and secondary schools, current First and Second World War memorials, the Royal Military College and Veterans Affairs Canada.

Those with a relative or friend who called Kingston home and who died in active service in a conflict between 1914 and today, and who notice his or her name is not listed, should contact researcher Peter Gower at greatwar@sympatico.ca or 613-546-8538.

Be ready with the person’s full name, rank, unit of service, address, approximate date of death and any other particular knowledge regarding the omitted individual’s service with the armed forces, merchant marine or other support service.

Submitted names will be verified against all available historical and military records.

Questions about this effort can be directed to Peter Gower or to Kristine Hebert, Parks & Open Space Planning Coordinator, 613-546-4291, ext. 1256.

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