Clippings and Memories- Cullen Wright Crawford Prime and Hooper

Clippings and Memories- Cullen Wright Crawford Prime and Hooper

There was tremendous involvement, and tremendous loss, and over time it has become clear that Carleton Place, given its size, was a remarkable contributor to the war effort.” Fifty men from a pool of perhaps 300 able-bodied men in a total population of what was then 4,000 people died in the First World War. Another 50 perished in the Second World War. And each year on Nov. 11, in events that reach beyond mere ceremony to palpable grief for many relatives and friends of fallen townsfolk, residents of the picturesque town along the Mississippi River gather at Memorial Park to remember their 100 dead and more than 300 others who served and returned.  Randy Boswell—Ottawa Citizen-12 Nov 1998

Carleton Place is proud of two things. It is proud of the athletic prowess of its young men, especially on the water. It is also proud of the manner in which Its young men went to the front in the Great War. Twelve Carleton Place boys Joined the first Canadian contingent. Forty-seven Carleton Place boys sleep in Flanders Fields. The town has remembered their sacrifice by a memorial park and monument, which were bought and erected by public subscriptions.–

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada14 Jul 1928, Sat  •  Page 32

Appointment of Donald C. Cullen, of Niagara Falls, and for many years a resident of Carle-ton Place, as treasurer of War Supplies Limited, in Washington, was ratified last week. He left for Washington Sunday evening. Mr. Cullen has been head of the accounting department at North American Cyanamid Company since 1925, and was transferred in that capacity to the Welland Canal Chemical Company. He is a son of Mrs. John Cullen and the late Mr. Cullen, who lived in Carleton Place for many years.

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa JournalOttawa, Ontario, Canada24 Dec 1941, Wed  •  Page 9

 Prisoner of War CARLETON PLACE, May 4. (Special) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wright of Carleton Place have received word that their son. Flying Officer William Arnold Wright, who was reported missing overseas In March, is prisoner of war. FO. Wright enlisted in Toronto in 1941 and graduated with a commission at Malton. He went overseas in November, 1942.

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada04 May 1944, Thu  •  Page 5

Carlcton Place Flier Now Missing Overseas Sergeant Air Gunner Arthur Esmond Prime, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Prime of Carleton Place, Is reported missing on active service following’ air operations overseas, according to the latest R.C.A.F. casualty list issued last night.

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada02 Jun 1943, Wed  •  Page 23

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa JournalOttawa, Ontario, Canada04 Nov 1944, Sat  •  Page 2

CLIPPED FROMThe Kingston Whig-StandardKingston, Ontario, Canada20 Jul 1916, Thu  •  Page 6

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada16 Jan 1931, Fri  •  Page 7

Miss Tena Stewart War Heroine — Almonte Appleton and Carleton Place

War Time Homes Carleton Place 1946

James Reynolds “Were the Carleton Place Boys Safe?”

Glory Days in Carleton Place- Tom Edwards– Horrick’s and Air Raid Sirens

Stuck in Carleton Place April 8 1885

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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