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Lest We Forget
Those Who Served in World War I Those Who Served in World War I Those Who Died in World War I Those Who Died in World War I Those Who Died in World War II Those Who Died in World War II

Those Who Served in World War I

This is a of the members of Central who served in the First World War.

Those Who Served in World War I

This is a list of those who served in the First World War.

Those Who Died in World War I

George Stanley Batters, Alberta Regiment – Canadian Infantry June 9, 1917 (Age: 24)
Robert Pedon Bell, Canadian Machine Gun Corps October 2, 1918 (Age: 27)
William Cassels Buchanan, Canadian Engineers July 31, 1915 
Thomas Duncan Clara, Canadian Machine Gun Corps March 29, 1917 (Age: 22)
Henry Corbett, Canadian Engineers November 15, 1919 (Age: 26)
Archie McAuley Crawford, Western Ontario Regiment – Canadian Infantry October 13, 1915 (Age: 21)
Robert Alexander Goudy, Canadian Engineers September 27, 1918 (Age: 26)
Robert Murray McCheyne Gray, Saskatchewan Regiment – Canadian Infantry September 30, 1918 (Age:29)

Those Who Died in World War I

Thomas Neill, Western Ontario Regiment – Canadian Infantry August 21, 1917
James Gordon Potts, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canadian Infantry August 19, 1916 
Leonard Stanley Smith, Canadian Army Dental Corps November 26, 1917 (Age 26)
J Stewart - Date and Unit Unknown
Owen McIlwraith Turnbull, Royal Air Force September 21, 1918
Robert Weir, Canadian Engineers October 15,1918 (Age: 19)
Allan Archibald Wilson, Eastern Ontario Regiment – Canadian Infantry August 10, 1918 (Age: 27)
John Richard Wilson, Central Ontario Regiment – Canadian Infantry October 26, 1918

Those Who Died in World War II

Alexander Marshal Ballantyne, Royal Canadian Regiment May 17, 1944 (Age: 31)
John Alexander Ferguson, Highland Light Infantry of Canada May 27, 1946 (Age:36)
T.F. Forrester, (Possibly Thomas Edward Forrester) - Royal Winnipeg Rifles - July 7, 1944 (Age:21)
A Hunter, Date and Unit Unknown
George Ian Mackay, Royal Canadian Air Force – 427 Squadron March 25, 1944 (Age: 25)

Those Who Died in World War II

Robert James McCormick, Highland Light Infantry of Canada July 8, 1944 (Age: 29)
Gordon Ralph Miles, Royal Canadian Regiment – 431 Squadron July 29,1944 (Age: 22)
Paul Peters, Royal Canadian Air Force – 300 (Polish) Squadron August 26, 1944 (Age: 19)
J P Rose, Date and Unit Unknown

Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Our Remembrance Window

Two World Wars left a deep imprint on the communities of Galt, Preston and Hespeler. Two generations of young men left home to fight and often to die in the air over Europe, in the trenches of France, in the Netherlands, Belguim, Germany, Italy and elsewhere.

Sixteen young men from Central died in the battles of the first World War and nine in the Second. Many more served in battlefield units, witnessed the horrors of war and returned with scars that would haunt them for the rest of their lives.

This window is dedicated their memory.

To view the information we’ve collected so far, click on a panel containing names.

Robert McCausland created this window in 1920 to remember the soldiers that Central lost in the First World War. In 1954, his studio updated the window to remember the soldiers that Central lost in the Second World War.

This window was restored by Sunrise Stained Glass in 2019.

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