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Memorial Number: 24022-003
Type: stone statue and shaft
Location: overlooking the scenic basin or South West Arm of Gaspé Bay
Address: Queen Street
Reference: south of the bridge, by the bay
Gaspé, QC
Surveyor: Gérard Plourde; Julie Fournier

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Erected by the Royal Canadian Legion, this memorial is dedicated to the local war dead and veterans of the First and Second World Wars. Source: Ken Annett, Spec, October 26, 1997 More than 5,000 people witnessed the unveiling of the Gaspe War Memorial by Gen. Watson on July 7th, 1921. The celebrations opened with Church Services which were followed by a March Past of the officials accompanied by a Guard of Honour and the R.C.G.A. Band which came from Quebec for the occasion. Major General Sir David Watson then reviewed the Guard who presented a fine soldierly appearance and were cheered by the assembled people. An address of Welcome was delivered by Mayor A.D. Valpy which was followed by an address by Mrs. Calhoun, President of the Ladies War Memorial Committee of six ladies who carried out the full organization and all the details of the function. In her speech, Mrs. Calhoun said: “We have had our difficulties and discouragements, as was inevitable, but the loyalty of the members of the Committee together with the generous support accorded to us by the public has made it possible for us to overcome these and bring our work to a successful conclusion.” Eloquent speeches were also delivered by the Hon. Frank Carrell, M.L.C., M. Auguste Sirois, M. Pinault, Mr. J. Leonard Apedaile, Rev. Canon Wayman and others. The sculptor of the figure of a young Canadian soldier that surmounts the Gaspe War Memorial was Emmanual Hahn.


[cross/croix]
IN FLANDER’S FIELDS

[front/devant]
IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF GASPE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR JUSTICE AND RIGHT
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

“THESE LAID THE WORLD AWAY
POURED OUT THE RED SWEET WINE OF YOUTH
GAVE UP THE YEARS TO BE OF WROK AND JOY
AND THAT UNHOPED SERENE THAT MEN CALL AGE.”

[West side/côté ouest]
ALEXANDER BEATTIE
ALEXANDER J. PATTERSON
ROBERT WEST
JOHN GUIGNION
ERSKINE J. LINDSAY
ALVAH J. COFFIN
ARTHUR LELACHEUR
WILLIAM J. PALMER
RALPH FITZPATRICK
WILLIAM RABEY
CHARLES H. PHILLIPS
ROLAND I. MORAN
GEORGE A. GARRETT
ARNOLD SIMPSON
ERIC B. EDEN
LEO B. LEBOUTILLIER D.C.M.
JOSEPH MARIN
HERBERT GUIGNION

[East side/côté est]
ARCHIBALD BRIEN
DANIEL G. MILLER
FRANCOIS FOURNIER
VICTOR ADAMS
LESLIE K. COFFIN
NORMAN H. BOYLE
RALPH H. GARRETT
ARTHUR LEGRAND
LEONARD BERTRAM
SIDNEY J. CARTER
GORDON S. ROSE
ALLAN E. ASCAH
JOHN S. MCAFEE
HAROLD R. CLARK
THOMAS HARDING
JAMES H. PALMER
MAYNARD L. EDEN
WILLIAM FITZPATRICK
RODOLPHE LEMIEUX

[plaque/plaque]
KILLED IN ACTION
1939-1945

ADAMS, JOHN
ALEXANDER, LEWIS
ANNETT, WILSON
BANNIER, WILLIAM
BEAUDOIN, ELUCIPPE
BERNIER, ARMAND
BERNATCHEZ, WILFRID
BLANCHETTE, ANGELO
BRIAND, RENE
COFFIN, HERMAN
CLARK, JOHN
CHICOINE, GASTON
COMEAU, OVILA
CURADEAU, VENERENT
DUFRESNE, ABRAHAM
FORTIN, FIDOLIN
FOURNIER, ALEXIS
GRANT, ALBERT
GUIGNON, LEEMAN
HOWELL, VICTOR
HARBOUR, WILLIAM
JACQUES, DANIEL
KENNEDY, WILLIAM
LACOUVEE, ERIC

LENFESTY, FRANCIS
MILLER, TREVOR
MILLER, MORTIMER
MORAN, DAVID
MAHAN, RALPH
MALONEY, EDGAR
MULLIN, ELMER
O’CONNOR, SAMUEL
PATTERSON, HUBBERT
PERREAULT, ARTHUR
ROBERTS, MILTON
ROBERTS, ROBERT F.
ROONEY, LEONARD
REHEL, LEO, M.M.
ROUSSEL, LEO, M.M.
SYVRET, HERBERT
SYVRET, DAVID
STE-CROIX, W. ULLIN
SUDDARD, ERNEST
TAPP, NORBERT J.
TAPP, HARRY
TAPP, ROLAND
THOMPSON, WILLIAM
URQUHART, LEONARD