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Norfolk County Ontario’s Garden
Norfolk County Heritage & Culture

The Norfolk County Book of Remembrance was created to ensure all of Norfolk’s fallen are remembered and acknowledged, now and in the future and was unveiled in 2018.  The Norfolk County War Memorial Committee consisting of James Christison; Captain (R’td) G. Robin Cooke, CD; Jim Nicholls, Norfolk County Carilloneur; and Honorary Colonel The Reverend Bryan Robertson, CD worked tirelessly to bring this Book of Remembrance to fruition. Beautifully illuminated pages, by award winning Canadian War artist and photographer Silvia Pecota, acknowledges the loss and sacrifice of Norfolk’s own.

In the book’s Foreword, James Christison writes, “To this day, mentions of Dieppe, Italy, and the beaches of Normandy, along with the later battlegrounds of the Gulf, Bosnia, and Afghanistan, invoke an immense sense of indebtedness to those who serve and those who have given all.  For this reason, the Book of Remembrance will stand as a constant reminder to the citizens of Norfolk County – each name represents a person that was and a message to us of their sacrifice.  May we always remember them.”

You may view the Book of Remembrance in the lobby of the Corporate Administration, 50 Colborne St., S. Simcoe, ON or search this database for a name.  You can search by first or last name, date of death or rank.

World War 1

SurnameGiven NamesRankDate of Death
AbbottThomas DawsonPrivate19 November 1918
ActonRoy ErnestPrivate03 November 1917
AlwardClarence CecilPrivate08 October 1916
AlwardJames WilliamSergeant19 August 1917
AndrewsGeorge ArmstrongSapper04 October 1918
AshfordLevi Wm.Private03 September 1918
AtkinsonWilliamLance Corporal24 October 1918
BainJames LawrencePrivate26 September 1916
BairdWilliam RossLance Sergeant10 October 1918
BakerOsawald H.Private23 August 1916
BallFrank MiltonPrivate21 March 1917
BarberErnest ClarencePrivate03 October 1918
BarnwellFredrick WilliamSergeant06 November 1917
BennettAustinPrivate13 January 1921
BerryJohnPrivate16 September 1916
BlakeAlfred LancasterPrivate11 October 1921
BlakeAlfred LeonardPrivate02 July 1917
BlakeGeorgePrivate06 November 1917
BloreCharles RobertPrivate02 May 1917
BogardusCornelius WilliamPrivate12 April 1917
BoothHarryPrivate09 April 1917
BottomlyJohn WoodsSergeant Major23 June 1915
BoughnerLeoSapper04 January 1919
BowyerJ. LorneLance Corporal15 August 1917
BradburyWalterPrivate08 August 1918
BrierGeorge RaymondTrooper08 August 1918
BrinnFrankLance Corporal27 September 1918
BroughtonWilliamLance Corporal05 May 1917
BrownEric MuirPrivate03 October 1918
BrownHarry CarlPrivate11 August 1918
BrownRobert RaySecond Lieutenant18 June 1918
BrownWilliam Clements J.Private29 May 1917
BrownHaroldPrivate28 September 1915
BrowneJohn SandfieldFlight Lieutenant27 June 1918
BurnettFrederick EarlPrivate05 November 1917
ButlerJames RichardPrivate25 May 1917
ButlerJohn HaroldAir Mechanic12 October 1918
CadeWalterPrivate15 August 1917
CampbellEmersonPrivate23 August 1917
CampbellWilliam HenryPrivate27 August 1918
CarnahanJohn ThomasPrivate09 April 1917
CharltonClaude FraserCorporal27 April 1915
ClarkPhilip ThomasPrivate13 May 1917
CoatesLloyd CliffordPrivate12 May 1918
ColtonGeorgePrivate09 April 1917
CookGeorge Wallace MyronPrivate13 April 1917
CookG. WilliamPrivate29 September 1918
CookJohn RossPrivate02 June 1916
CowardGerald WilfredPrivate06 October 1918
CraigJamesPrivate20 October 1918
CrerarJohn StewartPrivate09 April 1917
CrippsEdward WilliamPrivateNovember 1916
CrosierJames WilliamPrivate03 May 1917
CruiseMilton GeorgeSecond Lieutenant20 September 1918
CryslerCarleton AquillaLieutenant20 May 1918
CurrierJoseph AlbertPrivate04 September 1918
CurtisNicholasLieutenant12 May 1918
DavisHarvey HenryPrivate10 April 1917
DawAlfredPrivate10 November 1917
DelineWalter Howard A.Private31 August 1917
DennisonEarle BennettSapper09 April 1917
DennyWilliamPrivate27 September 1918
DevittRoscoePrivate19 August 1917
DickMilton WilfredLance Corporal10 August 1918
DickWilliam HenryPrivate09 August 1918
DickeyWilliamPrivate28 September 1918
DickieGeorge ClarencePrivate29 May 1917
DicksonDavidPrivate13 April 1917
DicksonPatrickPrivate06 November 1918
DiverHarold FrederickPrivate15 August 1917
DolmanErnest FrancisPrivate17 June 1916
DoreyFrederick JohnPrivate18 January 1917
DoudneyJohn EdwardPrivate24 May 1915
DoughertyFranklinPrivate20 August 1917
DowneyJohn LouisPrivate27 September 1918
DugitRobert LouisMajor03 May 1917
EdmondsHarold SylvesterSecond Lieutenant20 April 1917
EmsleyWilliam HenryPrivate06 July 1916
LeaskBruce BeverlyPrivate02 December 1916
LefferMarshallPrivate16 April 1917
LewisLloyd BristolPrivate21 August 1917
LewisRobert ElginCorporal06 March 1916
LockmanLewis A.Corporal24 May 1915
LongWalter WeyburnPrivate01 November 1917
LowWalter CecilPrivate09 April 1917
LownWilliam JohnPrivate11 November 1916
MachonErnest GeorgeSergeant21 October 1917
MacKenzieNorman JohnSapper08 August 1918
MacNabCharles StevensonPrivate08 August 1918
MalcolmClifford OlaPrivate09 September 1919
MarchThomas ArthurSapper17 October 1917
MarrWallacePrivate21 August 1917
MartinLeonard ClevelandPrivate13 June 1917
MartinWilliam EdgarLance Corporal12 August 1916
MasonWilliamPrivate07 June 1916
MastersHarryPrivate21 August 1917
MathewsMichaelPrivate16 October 1918
MayJohnCorporal10 August 1918
McCallArthur EarlePrivate09 April 1917
McCallGordon JamesPrivate01 October 1915
McClenticCyrus WilliamPrivate09 April 1917
MessecarAndrewPrivate06 November 1917
MichenerLeoLieutenant02 August 1917
MillerThomasPrivate30 March 1916
MoffatMorly EverdPrivate02 June 1917
MorrisArchibald EdwardPrivate24 October 1917
MorrisDavidPrivate08 August 1918
MorrisGeorge EdwardPrivate10 April 1917
MorrowLorance Thomas B.Private09 April 1917
MosgroveThomas MarshallPrivate09 April 1917
MottJacob ErnestSecond Lieutenant23 December 1917
MurchClarence EgbertPrivate15 August 1917
MurphyFrancis LelandPrivate21 August 1917
MurphyHarry JamesLance Corporal10 August 1918
MyersRoy ErnestPrivate02 June 1917
NeillGeorge AlexanderPrivate15 August 1917
NethercottHarold VernonPrivate09 April 1917
NewhouseHenry MelvinPrivate21 June 1917
NunnRobert RussellLance Corporal12 November 1916
OlmsteadHugh I.Sapper08 October 1918
PakeJohnPrivate09 April 1917
ParrellGeorge FrederickPrivate25 October 1916
PaulinArthur HiltonCaptain13 March 1917
PearceEdgar DrummondPrivate09 May 1917
PeggHugh ClintonPrivate29 September 1918
PepperThomas WilliamSergeant25 July 1916
PlaceCharles SamuelPrivate14 August 1918
PorterWilsonSecond Lieutenant24 March 1918
PottsJamesPrivate22 December 1916
PowellCecilPrivate11 November 1918
PowellJosephPrivate17 August 1917
PrattGeorge ArthurCorporal09 July 1916
PrenticeRobertPrivate01 October 1918
QuanburyErnest ChristianPrivate16 August 1917
QuanburyJohn HenryLieutenant14 August 1916
RabbitsMarkPrivate25 October 1918
RansomeJames MaxwellPrivate16 March 1917
ReedCharlesPrivate15 August 1917
RevellHarry WilliamPrivate27 August 1917
RibbleGeorge ArthurPrivate17 October 1918
RichmondWilliam PalmerPrivate16 July 1917
RinglerWilliam JohnPrivate25 March 1916
RobinsLornePrivate25 September 1916
RobinsonThomasPrivate05 November 1917
RossGeorge Adam RussellLieutenant03 June 1916
RushClarence ClydePrivate30 September 1918
RyerseFreemanPrivate21 August 1917
SchlossLeoPrivate04 October 1916
ScottRobert LeonardPrivate09 April 1917
SearlesJoshn RisbeePrivate24 July 1917
SebringCharltonSapper10 August 1918
SellarEdwin Henry GeorgePrivate02 September 1918
SherlockGeorgePrivate28 February 1919
ShermanHarry ErnestPrivate15 August 1917
SilverthornOscarPrivate02 September 1918
SimmonsWilfred LouisPrivate04 October 1918
SlaghtJohn OnionCaptain17 March 1918
SlingerlandHugh AlexanderPrivate10 August 1918
SloatNilePrivate23 April 1915
SmallAndrew GordonPrivate21 August 1917
SmithDaniel WadePrivate18 March 1919
SmithEdwin George SamuelPrivate01 October 1918
SmithErnest WelbyPrivate15 August 1917
SmithHugh WitneySergeant09 May 1917
SmithJohn ArthurPrivate15 October 1917
SmithPercival JessePrivate09 April 1917
SmithWalterPrivate09 August 1918
SmithWilliamPrivate10 November 1917
SohierBernardPrivate11 September 1916
SouterJames MitchellLieutenant11 April 1917
SowersAbrahamSapper15 October 1919
SpainGeorgePrivate02 October 1918
SpainJohn WilliamPrivate15 August 1917
SparlingThomas VincentSergeant31 October 1917
SpellerWilliam John FrankPrivate18 November 1916
StegmireDavid EarlSapper27 September 1918
StewardsonWilliam GuyPrivate13 April 1918
StewartJohn MalcolmPrivate06 February 1917
StipeCharles Le RoyPrivate27 August 1918
StrohmFred NellesPrivate25 March 1919
ThompsonRoy BowdenPrivate04 May 1917
TowlandRobertPrivate18 August 1917
TrusdaleAlice L.Lieutenant/Nursing Sister12 September 1919
UttonEnochCorporal29 September 1918
VyseJames EdwardSapper23 October 1918
WallaceEarl PercyLance Corporal25 July 1915
WalpoleDavidPrivate24 September 1918
WalpoleLeonard EdwinPrivate12 December 1917
WaltonCyril GeldardLance Corporal28 January 1915
WatmoughJohn SnowdonPrivate14 May 1915
WattRobert SherwinSecond Lieutenant12 June 1917
WestArthurPrivate09 April 1917
WestLewis EdgarPrivate07 September 1917
WestWilliam JamesPrivate09 April 1917
WestgarthJohnPrivate16 June 1916
WhiteGilbert JamesCadet13 July 1918
WhitingWilliam LewisPrivate18 April 1920
WhitsideJames Le RoyLieutenant11 November 1916
WilsonJohnLance Corporal25 March 1917
WinegardenRoss ErvinPrivate08 August 1918
WoodArnold RalphPrivate29 June 1918
WrightHarry OrlandoPrivate26 August 1918
YoumansErnestPrivate04 May 1917
YoungJohnLance Corporal08 August 1918

World War 2

SurnameGiven NamesRankDate of Death
AdamsGeorge FrederickGunner09 October 1943
AitkenRobert ArchibaldGunner08 April 1941
AllanHughChief Engineer22 February 1942
AlmondJohn N.Pilot Officer25 May 1944
AndersonAllan JosephTrooper26 September 1944
AndersonLloyd MartinPrivate19 August 1942
AndersonRoy WellingtonPrivate31 August 1944
AtkinsonGeorge EatonLieutenant04 August 1943
BaberArthur OliverPrivate19 August 1942
BarberWesley DavidCorporal19 August 1942
BellGeorge A.Rifleman26 February 1945
BennerGeorge AlonzoSapper11 June 1944
BennettWilliam M.Gunner14 January 1944
BennettoMurray ArthurPilot Officer16 July 1942
BlackhurstCharles R.Leading Seaman25 November 1941
BowyerCharles RexSergeant21 July 1944
BrazierClendon DelosGunner30 April 1944
BridgesLawrenceGunner10 October 1944
BrockingtonStanleyFlight Sergeant12 June 1942
BroddyJames MorleyFlight Sergeant10 March 1942
BrownLorne EdwinSergeant13 August 1941
BrydenHerbertFlight Sergeant29 July 1942
BuckWilliam BrucePrivate26 February 1945
BuckleyClaude L.Medical Instructions Camp20 February 1943
BurtisMarvinSergeant09 July 1941
Campbell-RogersLeonardPilot Officer27 July 1941
ClaryThomas H.Private19 July 1944
ColeHarry Charles BeverlyOrdinary Seaman24 November 1944
CopeLeroySapper29 January 1945
CrocketAlbertPrivate26 January 1944
CronkKenneth T.SeamanJune 1944
CullifordDoyle IngramStoker14 September 1942
CulverDonald GeorgeWarrant Officer 1st Class05 March 1943
DarbonGeorge JohnPrivate14 April 1945
DoanWalter WilbertPrivate08 August 1944
EgertonLouis M.Private23 July 1943
FeereCurtis WilliamPrivate01 September 1944
FergusonRobert ChryslerFlight Sergeant14 May 1943
FeschukWilliamTrooper06 June 1944
FlewThomas CharlesPrivate04 September 1944
FosterBryce EdwinTrooper30 August 1944
GrahamWilliam HubertGunner13 February 1945
HallGrant L.Pilot Officer14 March 1943
HamiltonHarry P.Sergeant06 June 1944
HamiltonJames DouglasSecond Lieutenant17 October 1941
HammondDouglas WilliamFlying Officer31 March 1944
HaneyPercivalGunner08 August 1944
HarrisonG.E.Wing Commander21 September 1944
HaycockKeneth Albert GeorgePrivate19 August 1942
HeathGeorge AnsleyLieutenant01 October 1943
HemsleyThomas BenjaminSignaler10 August 1944
HerronAllan MarvinWarrant Officer 1st Class30 June 1942
HerronArnold RaymondFlying Officer04 July 1943
HicksMorley EdwinGunner18 May 1943
HodgsonGeorge ThomasFlight Sergeant21 July 1944
HolmesFrankRifleman06 June 1944
HooverEarlGunner01 May 1945
HunterArchieFlying Officer09 July 1942
InnesArthur GordonFlight Sergeant29 December 1943
JewissEdmond AlfredPrivate07 October 1943
JohnsonDouglas GraemeFlight Sergeant16 November 1942
JonesHarold FrancisPrivate01 May 1945
KayLouisPrivate26 June 1944
KellnerRalph PaulTrooper11 June 1944
KudrichMichaelGunner24 September 1944
LambertFrederick BruceStoker 2nd Class23 March 1943
LeatherdaleHarry CliffordWarrant Officer 2nd Class13 June 1944
LeeJohn RobertLance Corporal06 May 1945
LeeceHerbertFlying Officer23 March 1945
LesageMarvelPrivate10 April 1945
LongJeffery AlfredOrdinary Seaman07 May 1944
LuxtonJohn DavidFlight Sergeant05 August 1942
MarrLloyd WalterPrivate25 October 1944
MartinJohn GeorgeFlying Officer19 November 1944
McDanielCarsonPrivate03 March 1945
McDermottJoseph GeraldStoker Petty Officer21 August 1944
McGhieRobertPilot Officer04 October 1943
McLeodDonald GeorgePilot Officer31 January 1944
MerinukNeilFlight Lieutenant30 August 1944
MillarJames EmersonFlight Sergeant28 March 1940
MillardLeo ErnestLance Bombardier19 July 1943
MillerAllan BernardPilot Officer16 January 1945
MitchellBerkleyPrivate05 October 1944
MulliganRobert IvanPrivate13 December 1944
MurrayAlexander IvanFlight Sergeant19 January 1942
NeilCharles RayCaptain24 October 1944
NewkirkWilliam HerbertPrivate28 October 1944
OsborneLeonardSegeant08 October 1945
PalmerstonWilliam JamesCorporal04 January 1945
PamplinBevanEngineer Rm.21 August 1944
PeggRobert CampbellSergeant30 August 1944
PettitFrederick JosephLance Corporal20 September 1944
PhilipsCharles EdwardLieutenant27 August 1944
PickergillFrank Herbert DedrickCaptain14 September 1944
PierceCharles BenjaminSergeant27 December 1941
PolomarkJohn MarshallPilot Officer25 April 1944
RawcliffeCharles ReginaldPrivate26 February 1945
ReidGeorgePrivate31 December 1944
ReidWilliam CecilFlight Sergeant26 September 1943
RentonHaroldCorporal29 October 1944
RuttledgeAlfred John De LauneFlight Lieutenant15 December 1944
RyerseClinton RichardFlying Officer19 September 1944
RyerseDonald ArthurFlying Officer31 August 1944
ShawErnest AnsonPilot Officer11 June 1944
ShawGeorge LeighPilot Officer25 August 1942
ShramLeo LloydTrooper07 October 1944
SmithBasil WhitfieldGunner13 September 1944
SmokeMilton RayFlight Sergeant20 February 1944
St. LouisBruce AndersonFlying Officer28 September 1943
StackhouseWilliam ArthurPrivate15 April 1945
StewartHugh JohnPrivate10 August 1944
StewartJames AlexanderLieutenant07 March 1945
StewartJames ArthurPrivate09 June 1944
StrachanWilliam AlexanderFlight Sergeant07 July 1941
StroutAlred CarmanFlight Lieutenant29 August 1944
StuartRobert ClaireFlying Officer16 February 1944
SummerhayesJohn WilsonPilot Officer13 May 1944
TedleyFrankPrivate07 April 1945
TheakstonGlendonPrivate15 September 1944
ThorntonJark HardyPilot Officer31 March 1944
ThrallThomas W.Corporal17 October 1940
UnderhillEarl JohnFlying Officer24 March 1944
Van AckerEdmondSignalman15 July 1944
Van AckerFidelisLance Corporal27 December 1944
Van OoyenDirkSteward28 January 1944
VeitRoger WaltherFlight Sergeant24 June 1942
VertenteHectorSignalman25 December 1944
ViceRaymond JosephPrivate20 December 1944
WagnerBruce HowardPrivate31 January 1945
WagnerHarry EverettPrivate12 August 1944
WagnerIvan SamuelPrivate18 July 1944
WagnerJosephTrooper22 July 1944
WardellLeo ThompsonFlight Sergeant26 February 1944
WelshRobert AlexanderLeading Aircraftman28 April 1942
WhiteheadLloydPrivate08 August 1944
WilsonGeorge EdwardPrivate06 July 1943
WinfieldGeorge NormanLeading Aircraftman09 November 1942
WoodeyClifford EdwardPrivate19 August 1942
WyckoffCharles BeverlyFlying Officer23 May 1944

War in Afghanistan

SurnameGiven NamesRankDate of Death
BlakeDouglas CraigPetty Officer 2nd Class03 May 2010