Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | October 30, 2016

Remembrance Day Exhibit – Cornwall Community Museum.

scan0024Painted plaster and chalk World War I commemorative plaque and veteran’s fund raiser.

The wording at the top reads:  “In Honour of Those Who Served.  1914 – 1918.

The paper tag on the back of this plaque reads:

The Sale of This Article is benefiting a Returned Soldier.”

Your kind patronage is Appreciated.  Price 25 cents.

The Cornwall Community Museum will be displaying Cornwall Remembrance Month display describing Cornwall’s and SD & G’s contribution to both the First and Second World Wars.

With the outbreak of war with the German Empire in 1914 members of the 59th Stormont and Glengarry Regiment were called out to patrol the St. Lawrence Canals.  In November of the same year, “A” Company of the 59th Regiment left for England to become part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force’s 21st Battalion, Second Division.  Throughout the conflict local men also served in the 2nd, 38th and 154th Battalions.  This last unit went on to become the SD & g Highlanders.

 

 

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