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Memorial Number: 12006-008
Type: two granite shafts
Location: Acadia University
Address: 550 Main Street
Reference: on the university campus (GPS location: 45°05'28"N 64°22'07"W)
Wolfville, NS
Surveyor: Marilyn Gurney
Photo Credit: Marilyn Gurney

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This memorial, part of the War Memorial Gymnasium complex, is dedicated to the university's war dead of the First World War. The following is an excerpt from the Chronicle Herald, Nova Scotia, Sunday, August 14, 2005. Honouring Acadia's War Dead Some university graduates made supreme sacrifice By Anthony Cooper WOLFVILLE - Marking the Year of the Veteran and the 60th anniversary of the Second World War's end, Acadia University unveiled a monument Saturday to accompany an existing one honouring First World War dead. It was a long-held dream of the late Robbins Elliot, a 1941 graduate who served with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, to see a memorial for former Acadia students who died in the Second World War and Korean War. Mr. Elliot was working on getting the monument established when he died in November 2003 at the age of 83. Ashley Spearing of alumni affairs, the dedication organizer, said Mr. Elliot's daughter Wendy took up her father's mission and approached Acadia about the monument. Mr. Elliot, who was injured by friendly fire during his military training, served overseas in the Second World War as a press censor. "He was really passionate about remembering those who gave their lives," Wendy Elliot said Saturday. Mr. Elliot worked to establish several memorials locally, she said, and even wrote a book about soldiers from the eastern Kings Country area who had died in the two World Wars. Mr. Elliot had discussions with the university and an architect, trying to get the memorial established. "This was the one he didn't get to," his daughter said, holding a photograph of her father at Saturday's dedication ceremony. "Our family was just thrilled when Acadia said yes." Thomas (Ellie) Irvine, class of '49 and Second World War veteran, officially unveiled the monument with Ms. Elliot. "I have a very good friend's name (on the stone) - Everett Cameron," Mr. Irvine said. "His body was never found, and his mother refused to accept his death. This is the memorial to his memory and to all the servicemen who died."


[left shaft/socle de gauche]

[south side/côté sud]

UNIVERSITY

SERJT. PHILIP S. BEALS, '09
CPL. HAROLD F. BISHOP, Ex '17
GR. GEORGE W.L. BLACKADAR, Ex'16
SERJT. ROBERT C. BORDEN, Ex'17
PTE. HAROLD G. COX, Ex'16
CAPT. ERIC R. DENNIS, M.C. Ex'15
CAPT. LEON H. CURRY,'05
PTE. STEPHEN J. DICK, Ex'17
PTE. H. BURTON DEWOLFE,'16
CAPT. LEONARD G. EATON, Ex'16
PTE. VERNON C. ELDERKIN, Ex'08
LT. JOHN H. FEINDEL, Ex'16
PTE. CHARLES W. FITCH, Ex'18
PTE. HAROLD G. HARNISH, Ex'19
SPR. C. PRESTON ILLSLEY, ENG.'14
CAPT. JONATHAN L. JOHNSON, Ex'09
PTE. ARTHUR T. JONES, Ex'17
MAJOR STANLEY L. JONES,'97
GR. RUPERT M. KINNIE, Ex'14

1914 - 1918

THIS SHAFT CONTAINS THE NAMES OF GRADUATES
AND EX-STUDENTS OF ACADIA AND
AFFILIATED SCHOOLS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
DURING THE GREAT WAR AND TO WHOM THE ADJOIN-
ING GYM HAS BEEN ERECTED AS A MEMORIAL

[east side/côté est]

UNIVERSITY

CPL. WILLIAM M. MACLEAN, Ex'19
PTE. COLIN MACLEAOD, D.C.M., Ex'09
LCE.CPL. GUY L. MACPHEE, Ex'17
LT. FREDERICK C. MANNING,'16
LT. VERNE K. MASON,'14
LT. CLAUDE L. MOORE, Ex'17
LT. HERBERT F. PAUL, Ex'15
PTE. GEORGE B. PECK, M.M.,Ex'17
CAPT. HARRY H. PINEO,'12
PTE. ERNEST L. POWELL,'12
PTE. LOUIS B. SHAFFNER, Ex'17
PTE. FREDERICK L. SLEEP, Ex'10
SERJT. LEONARD SLIPP,'02
LT. WALTER C. SMITH, ENG.'14
SERJT. AUSTIN C. WEBSTER, Ex'17
PTE. JOHN L. WOOD, Ex'18
CPL. KARL D. WOODMAN, Ex'17
PTE. COLIN M.B. WRIGHT, M.M.,Ex'19

[north side/côté sud]

ACADEMY

SERJT. EARL P. BENJAMIN
PTE. HAROLD E. BENJAMIN
LT. NORMAN C. CHRISTIE
A.M.
PTE. WILLIAM ELDERKIN
CPL. WILLIAM H. ELLIS
PTE. FREDERICK L. EMMERSON
PTE. WARD S. FISHER JR.
PTE. CHARLES E. FREEMAN
PTE. EMERSON W. GATES
PTE. ALBERT L. HARLOW
PTE. MERRILL LANK
LT. ORIN L. LANTZ, C.DEG.
PTE. S MORTON LOCKE
LT. GEORGE E. MACGREGOR
CAPT. GRANT W. MACNEIL
LCE.CPL. PHILIP W. MANNING
PTE. EARL A. MOORE
LT. HENRY C. PARKS, M.C.
PTE. FRANK E. PORTER
PTE. SYDNEY W. RICHARDSON, M.M.
LT. RUTHERFORD SIMMS
LT. BERNARD F. TROTTER

THEY LOVED HONOR MORE
THAN THEY FEARED DEATH

[west side/côté ouest]

SEMINARY

JESSIE B. TAGGARD, N.S.
ADRUENNA A. TUPPER, A.R.R.C.

IN MAIOREM DEI GLORIAM

[right shaft/socle de droite]

[south side/côté sud]

ACADIA UNIVERSITY

JOHN MARSHALL ARMSTRONG
THE REV'D. CHARLES BLAKENEY
ORLAY WHITNEY BLIGH
HUNTLEY DONALD BRANDER
GORDON EVERETT CAMERON
HERBERT JAMES COOK
JOHN CAMERON EDWARDS
WILLIAM HAZEN EMBREE
DONALD SUTHERLAND FISKE
LESLIE SIDNEY FORD, DFC AND BAR
HARVEY CHAMBERS FREEMAN
BERNARD W. FULLERTON
GERALD WALOO GATES
IVAN LLOYD GEORGE GILLIS
RONALD MILFORD GODDARD
FREDERICK EUGENE GULLISON
HARRIS GORDON HAGEN
THOMAS HALIBURTON HENRY
WINSTON ERNEST HOVEY
RONALD PHILIP HUDSON
WILBUR ELLIOTT INGRAHAM

1939 - 1945

THIS MEMORIAL CONTAINS THE NAMES OF
THE GRADUATES AND STUDENTS OF ACADIA
UNIVERSITY, HORTON ACADEMY AND ACADIA
LADIES SIMINARY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
DURING WORLD WAR II AND THE KOREAN WAR

[east side/côté est]

ACADIA UNIVERSITY

LLOYD WILSON KERR
JOHN STEPHEN LAWSON
JOHN ORRELL LEVINE
CHARLES CURTIS MERRIAL MCCANN
KARL MCCORMICH MERRIAM
THOMAS MILLARD JR.
HUBERT HARVEY MILLER
DOUBLAS KEITH MOORES
JOHN HOUZEAL MORRISON
JOHN MACLEAN MURDOCK
ELMER BAGNALL MUTTART
WELDON BRAY PERRY
ERNEST WILSON ROBERTS
THE HON. NORMAN MACLEOD ROGERS
WILLIAM ALEXANDER LLOYD ROSE
HAROLD ALEXANDER SMITH
RONALD WARD SMITH
ALFRED EUGENE SPURR
LEWIS JOHNSTONE LOVETT SUTHERLAND
THE REV'D. WILLIAM HENRY TURNER
JOHN CRITTENOON WATSON

1939 - 1945

[north side/côté nord]

HORTON ACADMEY

GEORGE FRANKLIN BURDEN
FRANCIS DENNISON
BERNARD W. FULLERTON
GERALD W. GATES
WINSTON ERNEST HOVEY
WILBUR ELLIOTT INGRAHAM
B.W. KERR
J.A. KITCHEN
IAN H. MACINTOSH
ELMER BAGNALL MUTTART
CHARLES STEWART O'BRIEN
JOHN REDDEN
R. FREDERICK SEAMAN
E. SOUTHERLAND

ACADIA LADIES SEMINARY

MARY PEAKE

1939 - 1945

[west side/côté ouest]

ACADIA UNIVERSITY

CYRIL W. HARRIOTT
ARTHUR GRAHAM HERMAN
HUGH GERARD BALFOUR MEYNELL
WILLIS JAMES SMITH
GORDON WILLIAM TROKE, DFC

1950 - 1953