In Memoriam: Alexander Rosamond, 1873-1916

We’ve received this reminder from surviving relatives about the 100th anniversary of the death of Alexander Rosamond during World War I.

He is commemorated by the statue at the Cenotaph beside Old Town Hall.

Lt. Alexander George Rosamond (1873-1916) Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry of Almonte, Ontario who fell at Courcelette in the Battle of the Somme, 15th September 1916, leaving his wife Mary Eleanor (Cotton) Rosamond and four young daughters, Kathleen, Norah, Mary and Dorothy.

Remembered for his life and legacy by his grandchildren of the Hughes, MacCormack, Salisbury, Stavert and Weil families across Canada and the United Kingdom He joined his brothers-in-law in the ultimate sacrifice the same year:

Lt. Charles Penner Cotton (1890-1916) Canadian Field Artillery:
Killed near Sanctuary Wood, Ypres 2nd June, 1916

Capt. Ross Penner Cotton (1892-1916) Canadian Infantry Brigade:
Killed in action near Ypres 13th June 1916.