The “Remembrance Road” Memorial
"They made the Ultimate Sacrifice."
This grove of red maple trees marks the southern entrance to a special memorial roadway which honours the members of our community who lost their lives for us during the two World Wars and the Afghanistan Conflict. Running north from Mallorytown to a similar memorial site in Athens, this roadway was named by local schoolchildren.
It has been officially designated by the Townships of Front of Yonge and Athens and by the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville as the "Remembrance Road."
Each of these young men is commemorated with his own tree and cross. These symbolise the ideals which they fought so hard to protect-a secure future for their families and friends and for their way of life. Though they may have died far from home amongst the snows of Norway or in the dust of Sicily, their memory will live here forever in the hearts of grateful Township residents for whom, it can be truly said,
World War 1 1914-1918
1. Frank BENNET · 2. Morton HODGE · 3. R.L. McGIHAM
4. Fred COOK · 5. George W. MALLORY · 6. Fred SALTER
World War II 1939-1945
8. Donald R. GARDINER - Flight Lieutenant, Royal Canadian Air Force. Killed in plane crash on Feb. 20, 1942 near Camp Borden, Canada. 23 years old.
9. Morris LAMBERT-Sergeant, Royal Canadian Artillery. Killed in action in November, 1943, in Ortona, Italy, 22 years old.
10. Charles MASSEY Jr-Corporal, Royal Canadian Artillery, Killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944, in Bayeux, Normandy, France, 22 years old.
11. William McKEE-Sergeant, Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. Killed in action on Oct 6, 1943 at Palermo, Sicily. 21 years old.
12. Wm. L.N. SIMPSON-Signalman, Royal Canadian Signal Corps. Killed in action on August 15, 1944, France. 18 years old.
13. Irvine L. DONEVAN D.F.M.-Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force. Killed when shot down on April 27, 1944 over Western France.
14. George H. HOWARD.-A.A.O.C.M.F.-Private, Loyal Edmonton Regiment. Killed in action on Feb. 25, 1944 by a sniper while on patrol in Italy. 19 years old.
15. Hugh LYNCH-Flying Officer, Royal Canadian Air Force. Killed in action when shot down in February, 1945 over Bygstad, Sunnfgord, Norway.
16. Douglas MOULTON-Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force. Killed in action on June 28/29, 1943 when shot down
17. Donald M. RUNNING-Corporal, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders. Killed in action on July 18, 1944 in Normandy, France. 32 years old.
18. Jack TENNANT-[L]eading Aircraftsman, Royal Canadian Air Force. Killed in a plane crash in 1942 in Dorval, Quebec.
19. Randy Joseph PAYNE-Corporal, Military Police. Killed in action in Afghanistan on April 22, 2006, North of Kandahar. 32 years old.
LEST WE FORGET
Erected by Royal Canadian Legion Mallorytown Branch 484, Front of Yonge Township, and Thousand Islands River Heritage Society.
Location. 44° 29.283′ N, 75° 52.177′ W. Marker is in Mallorytown, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Memorial is on County Highway 5 0.1 kilometers from County Highway 2, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mallorytown, Ontario K0E 1R0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Macdonald Cartier Freeway (approx. one kilometer away); Canada's First Glassworks (approx. one kilometer away); War Memorial (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Mallorytown Glass Works (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); Chimney Island (Bridge Island) (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); a different marker also named The Macdonald Cartier Freeway (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); The Chippewa Bay Area (approx. 7.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); Crossover Island (approx. 8.4 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mallorytown.
More about this memorial. The marker is heavily deteriorated and difficult to read.
Also see . . . Mallorytown Remembers (The Chatham Daily News, 2018). (Submitted on October 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.