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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day 2023

Each year, we gather to remember all those who served our country during times of war, conflict and peace. Western has been associated with Canada's armed forces throughout our shared history and many of our members serve in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who have served and sacrificed. Please consider donating to our local Canadian Legion's  online Poppy campaign.

Western’s Remembrance Day ceremony, hosted by the University Students’ Council, will take place in the McKellar Room (2nd floor UCC) on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a pause for moment of silence at 11 a.m.

The ceremony will include musical performances, poetry, artifacts, and remarks from the HMCS Prevost. All campus community members including students, employees and members of the public are invited to attend.

First World War postcard project connects past to present

In a project led by Western history professor Jonathan Vance, more than 400 replicas of postcards sent during the First World War are being mailed back to the original Canadian addresses that received them.

Affiliate university college virtual ceremonies on November 10:


Remembrance Day Ceremony in the Huron Chapel
November 10 (10:45 a.m.)

Lest we forget. All are invited to Huron’s annual Remembrance Day Ceremony where names of the fallen graduates are read. The ceremony centres around prayers for peace, scriptural lessons from various faiths, and the procession of the wreathe to the Memorial Tower. The choir leads our meditation through music.

First World War

A.V. Becher
J.C. Forsyth
D.G.K. Garrett
William Griffiths
T.R. Guilfoyle
L.F. Jamieson
E.F. Johnston
C.F. Jones
R.J. Kain
R.G.C. Kelly
H.A. Kingsmill
A.C. McCormack
Nursing Sister Agnes McDougall
A.E. McKay
J.R. Meredith
G.B. Patterson
Harold Payne
W.F.D. Smith
Private E. Spring
E.H. Stephenson
J.M. Young
Nursing Sister Anna Elizabeth Whitely

Second World War

J.M. Alexander
H.G. Anderson
A.D.G. Bell
N.H. Bier
G.S. Blake
W.L. Brown
J. Brunette
A.M. Burslem
B.A. Casey
E.M. Childs
G.K. Coates
J.W. Colburn
R.D. Crone
P.H. Cronyn
D.E. Derbyshire
H.A. Deviney
R.H. Douglas
H.D. Durrant
G.A. Eaton
L.A. Elliott
A.McD. Ferguson
W.L. Ferguson
F.L. Fisher
D.F. French
W.H. Fuller
J.E. Gaunt
A.U. Gilles
J.D. Gray
G.L. Hall
E.J. Hanley
W.J. Hartry
J.F. Harvey
D.G. Hilborn
L.C. Hillis
A.D. Hone
H.D. Hooper
J.B. Hunt
W.D. Irwin
S.W. Jones
W.D. Lawrence
A.O. Learmonth
J.G. Lee
P.O. Lee
H.F.L. Longworth
R.A. Luard
I. MacKenzie
K. MacLean
J.Y. Marshall
J.A.W. McKenzie
W.B. McManus
R.S. Morgan
E.G. Nelson
G.S. Oliphant
R.J. Painton
J.R. Paisley
J.G.L. Partridge
N.G. Pearce
H.C. Phillips
R.N. Pole
G.A. Ponsford
W.A. Reason
J.N. Richardson
W.A. Rider
F.V. Robinson
J.B. Ruston
S.A. Sanderson
W.J. Shapter
J.B. Smith
L.M. Spry
W.J. Stevenson
A. Stewart
D. Vail
S.L. Valeriote
E.G. Venus
H.A. Wills
R. Wilson
T.E. Woolley
C.A. Wright
F.C. Zurbrigg