Memorial School

Memorial School

Memorial School

History: Memorial School was the first memorial built in Hamilton to remember those soldiers of the Hamilton area who were killed in the First World War. It was offically opened in 1919 by HRH Edward, Prince of Wales. Here is an article about the school's history from the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.
Location: 1175 Main Street East Hamilton, Ontario L8M1P3
GPS: 43.242937, -79.820544



School sign   Historical marker
School sign   Historical marker
 
Carving above door Detail of facade Carving above door
Carving above main door: "We gave our today for your tomorrow" Detail of facade Carving above main door: "We died that you might live"
 
  Commemorative carving  
  Commemorative tribute: General Sir Arthur Currie, KCB, KCMG  
 
Commemorative carving Commemorative carving Commemorative carving
Commemorative tribute: Major General Sir Edward M.B. Morrison, KCB, KCMG, DSO Commemorative tribute: Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae - In Flanders Fields Commemorative tribute: Lieutenant-Colonel William A. Bishop, VC, DSO, MC
 
Edward Prince of Wales Memorial Hall Commemorative bell
A photograph of HRH Edward Prince of Wales who opened the school in 1919 Memorial Hall. Commemorative bell.
 
Memorial scroll Memorial scroll Memorial scroll
Members of Memorial School who volunteered for active service in the Second World War Members of St. Andrew's Anglican Church who volunteered for active service in the Second World War Members of Memorial School who volunteered for active service in the Second World War
 
Here is a link to a slideshow of the decorative panels naming the Canadian battles. Memorial plaque Here is a link to a page showing all the memorial plaques.
  Roll of Honour - The Board of Education for the City of Hamilton  

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