Gower Remembers

On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Gower Street United Church initiated a program of commemoration that will last for approximately the next four years. On roughly every third Sunday from now through to 2018, a brief write-up on one of these individuals will appear as an insert in the Bulletin and there will be a reference to that person in the service. In this way we hope to recognize their contribution to the war effort, the many sacrifices they made, some with their very lives, and the debt of gratitude we owe to each of them.
We also hope to learn more about them from their descendants or other relatives, thereby fostering a link between our past and our present as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of this congregation. If you know of any relatives of these servicemen and woman please contact Bert Riggs at briggs@mun.ca 726-6169/864-8303.

More detail and a complete list of the men and women that we hope to remember in this way can be found in a downloadable PDF at the following link:


Visit the following links to read about those that we have remembered thus far.

1 Lt. Col. Dr. Cluny Macpherson

Major Robert Holland Tait

Private John Fielding Chaplin

Lt. Charles Frederick Garland

Lieutenant William Lloyd Woods

Mabel Atwill, VAD

Captain Charles Robert Ayre

Private Arthur Cummings

Sergeant Wilfred James Woolfrey

Private Alfred Penny Taylor

Major General Charles Philip Fenwick

Captain Eric Stanley Ayre

2nd Lieutenant Harold Wesley Janes 

Private Charles William Field

Corporal Harold Lidstone

Private George Gordon Green

Ruby Edith Ayre, VAD

Sergeant Charles Parsons

Private Harold Burt

Corporal Roy Archibald Smith

Private Wilfred C. Bradley

Private William Edward LeShana

Private Leonard Evans

Lance Corporal William Robert Butler and
Gerturde Emily English

Lieutenant-Surgeon Harold Garrett Chaplin

Jane Louise Kendall

Private Albert Pearcey

2nd Lieutenant Gerald Walter Ayre

2nd Lieutenant Harold G. Barrett

Private Frederick Donald Bastow

Lydia Gertrude Pitts Ayre

Lieutenant Fred Moore Sellars 

Lieutenant Hubert Clinton Herder 

Staff Sergeant William Frederick Cyril Hutchings 

Lieutenant Robert Palfrey Holloway

Major James St. Pierre Knight 

Private Edward Cole Peters

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