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South Dumfries War of 1812 veterans to be honoured.

A day of ceremonies will mark the installation of granite markers at the gravesites War of 1812 Veterans interred in South Dumfries.

The event will be hosted by the County of Brant Heritage Committee and members of the South Dumfries Historical Society on Nov. 9. This is a continuation of ceremonies which took place over the summer of 2014 to unveil granite markers installed beside the resting places of other War of 1812 veterans in Brant.

The veterans being honoured are: John Buckberry, Sampson Howell, Henry Kitchen at the St. George Baptist Church Cemetery; William Ronald and John Smith at the St. George Pioneer Cemetery; and Ebenezer Willson at the Clump Cemetery.

On Jun. 28, ceremonies took place at the Oakland Pioneer Cemetery, the Oakland Cemetery, and the Scotland Cemetery. On Sept. 14, additional ceremonies were held at the All Saints and Mount Pleasant pioneer cemeteries.

Unveilings will begin at 2 p.m. at the Clump Cemetery on German School Road about two kilometres west of Highway 24. The St. George Legion will honour the veterans with a colour guard, and a member of the Paris-Port Dover Pipe Band will play a bagpipe tribute. The rest of the unveilings will follow at the two remaining cemeteries. The St. George Baptist Church Cemetery is located on Burt Road about half a kilometre north of Highway 5. The St. George Pioneer Cemetery is found on Highway 5 half a kilometre west of St. George Road

Refreshments will be provided after the unveilings at the South Dumfries Historical Museum at 36 Main St. S., St. George.

If you are descended from a War of 1812 veteran and would like to attend a future plaque unveiling, call or e-mail Carol Moore at 519-442-6324 ext. 3013, e-mail, or contact the South Dumfries Historical Society at 519-448-3265 or e-mail info @ southdumfrieshistory. ca.

For more information on the Graveside Project visit http://1812veterans. ca/en/index.php.

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Publication:Paris Chronicle (Paris, Canada)
Date:Oct 31, 2014
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