The town of Lumsden, Saskatchewan at section 33- township 19- range 21-West of the 2nd meridian or Latitude – Longitude : 50º 38′ 49” N, 104º 52′ 13” W erected a cenotaph to honour those fallen from their community. Lumsden can be accessed via Saskatchewan provincial highway 11, 20 or 241. The town straddles the Qu’Appelle River. Highway 641 runs through town extending from highway 20 and via a north south routing connecting highways 11 which bypasses the town to the north and 241 which bypasses Lumsden on the south.
Upon it has engraved on the front:
1914 Ypres Somme Vimy Mons 1918
The Lumsden Chapter I.O.D.E. 1922
Honour and loving memory
To those who died
Honour also and grateful tribute
to those who daring to die,
Our honoured dead.
Chas. M. Chaplin
Paul A. McPhail
Fred N. Hewer
Robt. J. Baird
Robt. G. Dunbar
and engraved on the back:
1914 Passchendale Corcelette 1918
H.V. Gore Jas. Halfpenny
Sam Cooper Alf. Wood
Arthur Porter Joe Monk
The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) is a women’s charitable organization “dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals through education support, community service, and citizenship programs”.
Also included in this book, is the poem Our “Silent City” written by T. H. Mack, which begins, There’s a pretty spot in Lumsden
Where all is quiet and still
It’s located on the north side
Tucked in among the hills
It is not very often.
One reads a verse like this.
But a word or two for those who’ve gone
Should never go amiss.
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Our mission statement I.O.D.E. Toronto, Ontario. Date accessed July 30, 2014