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Arnold’s Cove heritage group unveils new memorial banners and sign


Heritage liaison says more planned to honour veterans

ARNOLD'S COVE, N.L.

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

CANADA

A crowd gathered together at the Arnold’s Cove war memorial on Friday, Sept. 14, to honour four men from the community killed during WWI.

The date marked the 100th anniversary of the passing of Pte. George Rose, who died of his wound son Sept. 14, 1918 and was the last man from the community killed in the war.

Rose, along with Pte. William Adams, Pte. Ambrose Guy, and Pte. William Henry Peach were honored with commemorative banners and an information sign.

Surviving family members unveiled the banners, while Arnold’s Cove eldest resident, Jessie Wareham, unveiled the information board.

Edna Penney, heritage liaison for the town, says the idea to honour the men has been floating around for a few years now, and the heritage committee thought it would be appropriate to tie it in with the 100th year anniversary of Rose’s death.

She says that she and other heritage members have been gathering information about other soldiers in the area whio have served in various wars across the years, and that the plan is to organize the information over the winter months so that it will be ready to put on display next summer in either the Drake House or tourist chalet in the municipal building.

They hope to unveil another commemorative sign board next summer.

Mark.squibb@thepacket.ca

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