October 26, 2018
Oxford County Archives commemorates local memorials and cenotaphs with new publication
Join us for the official book launch at an open house on November 8 at Oxford County Archives
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh month of 1918, the hostilities on the Western Front of WWI came to an end. After four long years of fighting, over 66,000 Canadians had given their lives to the cause, while over another 172,000 were wounded. Locally, a number of men across Oxford County rose to serve their country and crown, with a large number being killed while in action.
This November, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the Oxford County Archives is releasing a new book entitled “Honouring Oxford: The Cenotaphs and Memorials of the Great War” to commemorate our local communities, that chose to honour their fallen sons, fathers, brothers and friends through the creation of lasting memorials and monuments. The book tells the story of the erection of the monuments and cenotaphs following the war and highlights the lives and achievements of some of the fallen individuals listed upon them.
We invite the public to join us at Oxford County Archives on November 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., for the official launch of the book and to view our new WWI exhibit. For more information on the County’s memorials and cenotaphs, and how to purchase the book, please visit the Archives webpage: www.OxfordCounty.ca/Archives/HonouringOxford
“Honouring Oxford:The Cenotaphs and Memorials of the Great War”
What: Open House and WWI exhibit
When: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Oxford County Archives, 82 Light Street, Woodstock, ON
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About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 114,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community, and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.
Jenn Austin | Strategic Communication & Engagement
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