Cobourg Newspaper Index
Alderville First Nation Cenotaph
Media Type
Item Type
Native War Memorial, Rice Lake, Ontario.
The Cenotaph was constructed in 1927 by Alf McKeel and Son of Campbellford who supplied the design and donated the materials for the project. Volunteers supplied the labour. The cube on the very top symbolizes the four courners of the earth. The three globes beneath the cube symbolize the Holy Trinity. the three large pillars suporting the above symbolize the three holy virtues - Faith, Hope and Charity. The square base on which the Cenotaph stands symbolizes the four freedoms - freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from fear and freedom of the press. The nine large cubes around the Cenotaph represent the nine men who were killed in World War 1. The chain that is comprised of 35 links that encircles the Cenotpah represents the 35 residents who served in World War 1 and at the same time represents Eternity. The members of the band at Alderville had one of the highest per capita enlistments in Canada in World War I.
Ontario Department Travel & Publicity
Place of Publication
Date of Original
c. 1960
Local identifier
Historical Photographs
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.18342 Longitude: -78.04951
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Alderville First Nation Cenotaph

Native War Memorial, Rice Lake, Ontario.