CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION
HONOUR ROLL TABLETS

From a Montreal newspaper c 1918?

CURRIE UNVEILS TWO WAR HONORS
Church of Ascension Honors.

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
THE BRASS TABLETS WERE ERECTED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREATION AND BEAR
THE FOLLOWING NAMES OF THE 62 DEAD AS WELL AS THE LONG LISTS OF THOSE WHO SERVED.

 A. ALING
W.G. ALING
JAS. ARMSTRONG
A.W. BARNETT
T.G. BEAGLEY
T.H. BIRD
W.H. BROWN
T. CARTLEDGE
W.E.S. CARYER
C.W. COX
W.D. CROOKS
C.B.DENMAN
J.B. DOWNIE
R.H. DRISCOLL
F.E. ELLIOT
T.G.G. ELLIS
J.C. FERGUSON
W.H.FITSPATRICK
G.G. FROST
M. GRANT
A. GRADON
G.C. GREEN
R.M. GRIFFITH
W.E.HOAD
G.W. INRIE
A.E. JACOBS
H.J. KNIGHT
W.W.C. KNOX
H.G. LAKE
T.G. McN.LAKE
E.C.B. MALDIES
H.R.F. MANGRIN
H.E. MILKS
S. MORRIS
H.G. MCCORMACK
W.MCLURE
W. PHILLIPS
J.C. PILOT
A.G. POYNTER
H.C POYNTER
T.M. RICE
D.ROBINSON
J.A. ROOKE
D.S. ROUGH
R.R. SEARS
H.E.SHILL
J.W. SHORTLEY
A.B. STEWART
J.F. SUMPTION
A.C. TALBOT
R.F. TALBOT
W.C.TURNER
N.E. VOSBURGH
S.VOYSEY
G.R. WARD
W.A. WARD
D. WHITE
W.J. WHITTY

Thanks to Heather Wall who wrote to say:
"I have an article which my ggm saved when her two sons who died the same day Nov 18, 1916 and were honored with others of the congregation who gave their lives. The Church no longer exists, but a library is its place which is where the plaque rests  now. Thought it may be of interest to someone else as well."

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