Three to be Honoured at Cenotaph Unveiling and Rededication Ceremony


On Sunday, July 28th members of the community are invited to attend a special unveiling and rededication ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Belleville City Cenotaph. Three names will be added to the First World War tablet. The individuals to be honoured are Lt. David Alwyn Forneri, his sister Nursing Sister Agnes Florien Forneri and F/Slt. Ellis Vair Reid. All died as a result of their service. Only Nursing Sister Forneri has a marked grave, located in Bramshott, England. All three were Belleville natives.

Prior to the dedication ceremony at the Cenotaph, a Learning Fair with museum displays will be held at the Belleville Armoury from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and then from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The displays will include a wide range of military exhibits and recreations, portraying history in an engaging and informative manner. The North Lakeshore Chorus will perform at the Armoury.

Arrangements have been made for three buses to transport the public to and from the Cenotaph from the Belleville Armoury at 187 Pinnacle St. The buses will be boarded at 12:15 p.m. for a 12:30 p.m. departure. The Music Training Courses at Trenton Cadet Training Centre will be playing at the Cenotaph before the 1 p.m. ceremony.

Residents are encouraged to attend the July 28th Cenotaph ceremony as tribute is paid to three individuals whose service and ultimate sacrifice during the First World War is not forgotten.

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