Pictou County Cenotaph - Pictou, NS
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N 45° 40.603 W 062° 42.902
20T E 522194 N 5058169
Quick Description: In a small park on the corner of Church and Willow Streets, the Pictou County Cenotaph was first erected during World War I.
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Posted: 12/13/2018 1:12:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMZP9C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
Many years later the Pictou County Cenotaph was formally unveiled on the 11th of July, 1935 at 2:30 p.m. It then contained the names of all the soldiers from Pictou County who died in the war. Following World War II a second inscription and a second large bronze plaque was added, containing the names of the Second World War dead. After the Korean War a third inscription was made and the names of the two who died in the Korean War added on a third bronze plaque.

The cenotaph consists of a massive granite shaft with a stepped and bevelled base, atop a concrete pad. Surmounting the shaft is a life sized bronze sculpture of a family - the husband and father in uniform, going off to war with his rifle over his shoulder; his wife, tearfully bidding him goodbye and between them their son.

Following are the inscriptions on the cenotaph.

IN PROUD UNFADING MEMORY OF THE
GALLANT SONS AND BRAVE DAUGHTERS
OF THE COUNTY OF PICTOU
WHO IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914 - 1918
DIED GLORIOUSLY
IN DEFENCE OF THE EMPIRE
AND THEIR CANADIAN HOMELAND

ETERNAL HONOUR GIVE
TO THOSE WHO DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE

1914 - WORLD WAR I - 1918
1939 - WORLD WAR II - 1945
1950 - KOREA - 1953

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Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 7/11/1935

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Pictou County

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
12 Willow Street
Pictou, NS Canada
B0K 1H0


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