Replacing the Cenotaph
Workers replace the statue “the Volunteer” on the Almonte Cenotaph after restoration. in time for Remembrance Day.
© Mary Lou Souter

The Cenotaph was erected in 1923 to honour those whose fell in World War I, and later augmented to include WWII and the Korean War.  It was donated in the last will of Alexander G. Rosamond of Almonte, who died in the battle of Courcelette in France on September 15th, 1916. On August 23, 2013, the statue was removed on August 23 of this year for restoration. The figure of the monument represents a Canadian volunteer and was designed by the noted sculptor, R. Tait McKenzie,a native of Almonte. You may read about the original dedication in this Millstone article.