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Merrickville in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Merrickville's Vimy Oak / Le chêne de Vimy du Village de Merrickville

(Quercus robur)

 
 
Merrickville's Vimy Oak / Le chêne de Vimy du Village de Merrickville Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
1. Merrickville's Vimy Oak / Le chêne de Vimy du Village de Merrickville Marker
Inscription.  

This oak tree, planted on
May 13, 2017,
descends from acorns gathered
after the Battle of Vimy Ridge,
April 9-12, 1917.

It honours the memory of those
who served including three soldiers
from Merrickville who died during
that battle:
Private Thomas John Irvine and
brothers Lance Corporal
William Graham Knowles and
Private Hugh Lloyd Knowles.

This plaque was unveiled on
July 1, 2017,
on the 150th anniversary of Canada.
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Mis en terre le 13 mai 2017
ce chêne provient de glands
cueillis après la bataille de la
Crête de Vimy,
du 9 au 12 avril 1917.

Il commémore ceux et celles qui
ont servi lors de cette bataille,
dont trois soldats de Merrickville
qui y ont perdu la vie: le Soldat
Thomas John Irvine, le Caporal
suppléant William Graham
Knowles et le Soldat Hugh Lloyd
Knowles, deux frères.

Cette plaque a été dévoilée le
1er juillet 2017, jour du
150e

Merrickville's Vimy Oak / Le chêne de Vimy du Village de Merrickville and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
2. Merrickville's Vimy Oak / Le chêne de Vimy du Village de Merrickville and Marker
anniversaire du Canada.

 
Erected 2017 by Merrickville and District Community Health Centre, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 245, and the Village of Merrickville-Wolford.
 
Location. 44° 54.824′ N, 75° 50.164′ W. Marker is in Merrickville, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Memorial is on St. Lawrence Street (Provincial Highway 15) just south of Drummond Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker and Vimy Oak are in Cenotaph Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 St Lawrence Street, Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World Wars Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Merrickville Public and Continuation School (a few steps from this marker); Mill's Furniture Showroom and Funeral Home (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mechanics Institute and Library Association (about 240 meters away); Jakes-MacLean Block (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Merrickville United Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); 1st Merrickville Scout Group (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Founding of Merrickville (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merrickville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Merrickville's Vimy Oak (The North Grenville Times, 2017). (Submitted on November 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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2. Merrickville's Vimy Oak on Facebook. (Submitted on November 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Vimy Oaks. (Submitted on November 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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