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Chelsea Cenotaph

The annual November 11th Remembrance Day ceremony in Chelsea is held at the Pioneer Cemetery at the grave of Private Richard Rowland Thomson. His Boer War Heroism was recognized by the "The Queen's Scarf of Honour", one of only eight in the world, crocheted by Queen Victoria herself.

Chelsea Cenotaph

The Chelsea Cenotaph at the Pioneer Cemetery honours the lives of those who were lost during active service of World War I and II. The Cenotapth displays the names and details of 11 men from Chelsea. These names were initially published in the article "The Chelsea Cenotaph Story" written by Allan Richens in Up the Gatineau!

The following are the name plaques mounted on the Cenotaph (click on a name below).


 
  Chelsea Cenotaph Richard Rowland Thomson





Chelsea Cenotaph Private Richard Gardner

Chelsea Cenotaph Private William Patrick Reynolds

 
  Chelsea Cenotaph dedication
Chelsea Cenotaph Private Stephen Thomas Dunn
Chelsea Cenotaph Private Allan Sidney Farmer
Chelsea Cenotaph Pilot Officer John Donald Bates
Chelsea Cenotaph Pilot Officer George Frazer Kingsbury
Chelsea Cenotaph Leading Aircraftman Richard Neiland Hammond
Chelsea Cenotaph Flying Officer Robert Edward Lee
Chelsea Cenotaph Flight Sergeant Erle Mayne Milks
Chelsea Cenotaph Flight Lieutenant William Joseph Bernard Murphy
Chelsea Cenotaph Gunner James Allan Reid
Chelsea Cenotaph dedication