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City to Add Names to the Wall of Honour

The City of Peterborough is in the process of updating the Veterans Wall of Honour and is asking for the public’s help.

The Wall memorializes the citizens of Peterborough City and County who served with the Canadian forces in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. When the Wall was created in 2010, the City and a group of dedicated volunteers worked diligently to ensure that all the names of those who served had been included. Over 10,000 names were collected and inscribed on the Wall.

Since the dedication, a number of names have surfaced which were missed on the original lists. In the spring of 2018 the City will add all the verified missed names to the memorial.

Anyone with information about a veteran who meets the original criteria for inclusion on the Wall is asked to contact the City’s Heritage Preservation Office. The City will accept names until January 31st, 2018. This will be the only time that names will be added to the Wall.

For inclusion on the Wall of Honour, at least one of the following criteria must be met:

  1. The enlisted person must have been born in the City of Peterborough (the “City”) or Peterborough County (the “County”); or,
  2. The person must have enlisted in the City or the County, including those who came from other communities and enlisted in the City or County; or,
  3. After discharge the person must have moved to the City or County prior to December 31st, 1970 and remained a permanent resident from that date forward.

Mayor Daryl Bennett praised the initiative to update the memorial. "The Wall of Honour is a way for our community to remember the service and sacrifice of Canadians who served our country in times of war. We have a duty to remember," he stated.

For further information or to submit a name for inclusion, please contact:
Erik Hanson, Heritage Resources Coordinator
Community Services Department
Arts, Culture and Heritage Division
City of Peterborough
210 Wolfe St.
Peterborough, Ontario
705-742-7777 ext. 1489