The 1863 Lake Map. Lot 3. Source: Note Centerline Road is marked "Proposed Road"

Thursday, March 1, 2012

World War I - Roll of Honour

     At Holy Trinity Alma Anglican Church there's a framed honour roll at the front of the Church.  Below is a photo of it inscribed with the names of local men who went off to the First World War of whom one was killed in action. 
Below is the Roll of Honour list transcribed:
Corpl. Samuel Bearisto (killed)
Corp. Perley Vincent
Pte. Robert Lester Vincent
Pte. Charles Earl McNeil
Pte. David Vincent
Pte. Levi Jeffery
Pte. Clifford Evans Vincent
Pte. Ambrose Edmund Boyles
Pte. William Herbert Boyles
Pte. John Archibald Vincent

     Below: looking towards the Altar in Holy Trinity Alma Anglican Church - the Roll of Honour is to the left of the Altar.
     Below: the only photo I have of the above mentioned names is that of Levi Jeffery, veteran of WWI. He was the son of Abram and Mary Jane (Smith) Jeffery of Lauretta. Born in 1895 and died in 1940. He married Sadie Gallant - they had 13 children: Mary, Hannah, Florence, Leo, Jack, Rose, Eileen, Sophie, Alberta, Roy, Billy, Leonard, Levi Jr.
Post Script.  The men named on the Roll of Honour at Holy Trinity belonged to this congregation - there are more veterans from the community which, through my research, will be found and placed in a more comprehensive list of Veterans of WWI and WWII from Alma and Lauretta.

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