From a Montreal newspaper c 1918?
CURRIE UNVEILS TWO WAR
Two tablets were unveiled at the Church of the Ascension yesterday afternoon by Sir Arthur Currie, one erected to the memory of the 62 members of the congregation who died during the Great War, and the other in honor of the 320 members of the church who enlisted for overseas service.
The church was crowded and many relatives and friends of those to whom the tablets were erected on either side of the memorial window situated at the entrance of the church, listened to Sir Arthur Currie pay tribute to their courage and sacrifices.
"Our first thought," he said, "is one of sympathy for those who mourn loved ones cut down in the full vigor of their manhood. But time the greater healer, has assuaged the first poignancy of grief, and now comes the remembrance that these men died on the field of honor and that their lives made the full circle of duty. Those on this roll are not dead. They are immortal and their lives and deeds are woven into the very texture of our national life for all time"
Sir Arthur Currie was accompanied by Lt-Col. R.Thackeray, A.A. and Q.M.G., representing Brig-Gen C.J. Armstrong, while the last roll call of the church's glorious dead was being read and Lt-Col. E.Gill, M.C. members of the D.Y.R.C.H. furnished the guard of honor. The ceremony, which was a marked and impressive one, was conducted by Rev. Canon Flanagan, assisted by Capt. the Rev. W.H. Moorhead.
NAMES ON TABLET
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