Veterans remembrance ceremony to be held at Walkerton Cemetery

Service to be held Sept. 25 at 2 p.m.

WALKERTON – Thomas Alton was born in Lucknow, had just three siblings and his father died before he was born. In 1925 in Toronto, he qualified as Lieutenant, Cadet Instructor.

Elizabeth Jackson was born in Saskatchewan, came from a large family, was a nurse and a Captain, Matron Nursing Sister in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Love blossomed in Hampshire, England where the couple met during the Second World War. They married there in 1943 before moving to Walkerton, where they eventually died.

Their stone in Walkerton Cemetery lies next to that of Alberta Inglis, who was born in Brant Township and was member of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during the Second World War.

These are just three of the many names on the honour roll of those who served our country, returned to contribute to our communities and are buried in our two local cemeteries.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, there will be a short parade from the gates of Walkerton Cemetery to the cairn, where the veteran remembrance ceremony begins at 2 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to bring a chair and hear the honour roll names read aloud. A wreath will be laid on behalf of Walkerton Legion and following the ceremony, the Knights of Columbus will lay a poppy cross at the veteran flagpole in Calvary Cemetery.