Cenotaph and Memorial Park - Kamloops, BC
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N 50° 40.398 W 120° 20.190
10U E 688192 N 5616880
On Battle Street at Second Avenue is a small park which was created as a memorial to World War I soldiers who died in battle. It was dedicated in 1925, containing one of only two cenotaphs in Canada including a clock and a second cairn, as well.
Waymark Code: WMMCME
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 08/31/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Cenotaph & Memorial Park

Halfway down the eastern slope from the cenotaph is a stone cairn built in 1922 for the students of Stuart Wood Elementary School (originally Kamloops Public and High School). The cairn commemorates the students from the school who died during WW I. For many years, the students from Stuart Wood School used the cairn as the site for their own Remembrance Day services. The plaque on the cairn reads:

In memory of the boys of the Kamloops Public and High Schools who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1918.
They shall live for evermore.
Erected by the St. Clair Stobart Chapter I.O.D.E.

A second, smaller plaque was added after WW II:

To the Glory of God in loving memory of all who gave their lives that we might live,
Erected by Fort Kamloops Chapter I.O.D.E..
From the Sign at the Cenotaph
Group that erected the marker: City of Kamloops

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Battle Street at Second Avenue
Kamloops, BC Canada

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