Photographs of
New Ross
War Memorial

WW1     1914 – 1918
WW2     1939 – 1945


This is the first monument to be erected in Nova Scotia
to honour those who served their country in World War One.

The base stone was laid on 28 August 1917.




Monument

New Ross
Lunenburg County
Nova Scotia

Located at the New Ross Legion building, on the north side
of the Forties Road, about 200m west from Highway 12


GPS location:   44°44'11"N   64°27'39"W
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War memorial monument, New Ross

Photographed on 7 September 2003



New Ross war memorial monument, south face
South face

Photographed on 2 October 2002



New Ross war memorial monument, east and north faces
East and north faces

Photographed on 2 October 2002



New Ross war memorial monument, west face
West face

Photographed on 31 October 2002







New Ross war memorial monument

Photographed on 19 November 2005



New Ross war memorial monument

Photographed on 19 November 2005






At the regular meeting of the New Ross Historical Society in January 2006, the speaker for the evening, Ron Barkhouse, Historian, gave a talk on the history of the New Ross monument, which included these facts:

• The monument is the first monument to be erected in Nova Scotia to honour those who served their country in World War One.

• The monument was erected to honour ex-soldiers who settled New Ross (then Sherbrooke) as well as those who served in World War One.

• The base stone was placed at the village crossroads on 28 August 1917.

• The finished or polished stones and crown were placed on the base in the fall of 1918.

• In 1959, the Monument/Cenotaph was moved from its original site to its present location on the grounds of the New Ross Canadian Legion, Branch #79.

• What was considered phase 2 of the project, that is, the likeness of a soldier on a stone column, was placed atop the monument in the 1990s.

Thanks to Ron Barkhouse, Historian, New Ross Historical Society



New Ross war memorial monument, original location, before 1959
The New Ross war memorial monument at its original location, before 1959

Photograph thanks to Gerald Keddy






The Wayback Machine has archived copies of this document:
New Ross War Memorial

Archived: 2003 August 16
http://web.archive.org/web/20030816201303/http://www.newscotland1398.net/lunenco/rossmem.html

Archived: 2004 January 15
http://web.archive.org/web/20040115223059/http://www.newscotland1398.net/lunenco/rossmem.html

Archived: 2004 June 03
http://web.archive.org/web/20040603083633/http://www.newscotland1398.net/lunenco/rossmem.html

Archived: 2005 February 15
http://web.archive.org/web/20050215154636/http://www.newscotland1398.net/lunenco/rossmem.html

Archived: 2005 October 26
http://web.archive.org/web/20051026115148/http://newscotland1398.net/lunenco/rossmem.html

Archived: 2006 February 15
http://web.archive.org/web/20060215071049/http://www.newscotland1398.net/lunenco/rossmem.html





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First uploaded to the WWW:   2002 October 06
New photograph installed:   2003 October 07
New photographs installed:   2005 November 28
Added monument history from NRHS:   2006 January 27
NHRS photograph installed:   2006 February 09
Added Google Map link:   2007 December 09