Camlachie remembers


About 250 people gathered around the cenotaph Sunday to honour those from Camlachie who gave their life for our freedom.

The annual service, hosted by the Huron Shores Optimists, is held the Sunday before Remembrance Day.

Rev. Amanda Longmoore of St. John of the Wilderness in Bright’s Grove – who led some of the service, said the men “died not for war but for a world that is free and at peace…they have given their future for our freedom.

“May we never forget or take our freedom and peace for granted.”

There are eight people from the Camlachie community who died in service to their country – Sam Norwood, Thos. Powell, George Ritchie and George Gray in the First World War; Martin Anderson, Leslie Collinson and John Stewart in the Second World War and Cpl. Brent Poland in Afghanistan.