Kemptville War Memorial


Kemptville, Nova Scotia

The Kemptville War Memorial was erected on June 20, 1920 in memory of the men from Kemptville who lost their lives during World War I.

The Cenotaph was erected by the Kemptville Women's Institute. Originally the cenotaph was erected in memory of four men who died during World War I from the community of Kemptville. The Cenotaph is positioned such that the side the person's name is on is facing their home in the community.

The four names inscribed on the cenotaph are:

Frank Roy Gatess. Killed in action in France, August 10, 1918. Age 22 years

Gordon Rayford Travis. Died at Le Harve, France, February 5, 1919. Age 22 years.

Thorpe Douglas Crowell. Died in England, March 17, 1918. Age 21 years

Howard Lee Roberts. Died in Halifax, April 22, 1918. Age 30 years.

After World War II two names were added to the cenotaph.

Pte. Everett R. Gray. Died in Halifax, NS, June 7, 1944. Age 27 years.

Cpl. Arnold C. White. Killed in action in Italy, May 23, 1944. Age 23 years.

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