Bedford Cenotaph


Bedford, Nova Scotia.

The Bedford Cenotaph was constructed in 1926 initially in memory of those who died in World War I (1914-1918).

Below is a history of the Cenotaph:

In 1926, the first cenotaph was erected on a plot of land deeded to the I.O.D.E. by the G.N.R. Initially, there was one bronze plaque listing men who died in World War I (1914-1918). In 1928, through the efforts of Mr. Andrew Cobb, a lion, modeled by Mrs. Dorothy Dick and cast in bronze by Hillis & Sons, was unveiled August 5. In 1931, a second tablet was placed on the reverse side with the names of the men listed who served (1914-1918). In 1958, a third tablet was placed on the cenotaph listing names of Veterans lost in action in World War II (1939-1945). In 1989 the cenotaph was relocated at the Fish Hatchery and the lion was properly placed looking toward Bedford Basin. In 1991 a forth tablet was placed listing the years of Korean conflict (1950-1953).

The area is maintained and beautified by the Town of Bedford Horticultural Society and the branch - a most pleasant spot to spend a restful period.

Names of the War Dead

World War I

Killed in Action

Harry Boutilier

Allan Boutilier

Ashley Hobin

Thomas MacWatt

George Roache

Joesph Roache

Arthur Silver

George Tolson

Died on Duty

Howard Christie

John Hobin

Alexander Heffler

Clarence Shaffelburg

World War II

Killed in Action

Howard H. Adlinoton

Robert D. Deal

Roy R. Ellis

Edward H. Fitzmaurice

Gerald V. Geizer

Harry Hamilton

Fred W. Keyes

Peter Lowe

Rand Lugar

Gordon H. Parker

Earl Raynar

Lawrence A. Rudolph

William J.D. Sturmy

Leslie Thomas

Clifford Williams

Gordon B. Wood

Died on Duty

Henry P. Blois

Harvey R. Harlow

Donald L. Kennedy

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