Lest We Forget
Cenotaph, Charles Hoey Park, Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Cenotaph, Charles Hoey Park, Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.

The Cenotaph is in Charles Hoey Park, on Canada Avenue in downtown Duncan.

Charles Hoey Park is named for Major Charles Ferguson Hoey, M.C., V.C. (29 March 1914 – 17 February 1944), who was born and raised in Duncan and was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his actions in leading an attack on a Japanese position in Burma (now Myanmar) on 16 February 1944.

Here are some sites with more information on Major Charles Hoey: Canadian Virtual War Memorial, CBC Digital Archive, Royal Lincolnshire Regiment,

Lest We Forget, here are the names listed on the Duncan Cenotaph. In order that these veterans may be better remembered, we will gradually add links to separate pages with information on each individual name on the Cenotaph.

World War 1 – 1914 to 1918

World War 2 – 1939 to 1945

  • I.H. ACLAND
  • W.G. ADAMSON
  • V. ALLAN
  • N.F. ALSOP
  • L.S. ANDERSON
  • G.T.A.S. ARCHBOLD
  • E.T.Y. BARKLEY
  • C. BEARISTO
  • A. BENNINGTON
  • Harold BISCHLAGER (1921-1941) died on 18 December 1941 while serving with 97 Squadron (Bomber Command) in Lincolnshire, U.K. Buried in Coningsby Cemetery, Lincolnshire, U.K.
  • W.J. BLYTH
  • N.R. BOWMAN
  • H. BRENTON
  • T.J. BREWER
  • R.J. BURNS
  • W.A. BRYDON
  • J.K.H. CALVERT
  • H.W. CALVERT
  • D.S. CAMPBELL
  • R.M.B. CHARTER
  • A. CLARK
  • James Francis CODVILLE – Pilot Officer, died 5 November 1941, aged 20, while serving with 407 Squadron R.C.A.F. in the U.K. Buried in Oldebroek General Cemetery, Netherlands.
  • T.O. CRANKO
  • R.G. DAY
  • A.K. DEAKIN
  • Grant DEUCHARS – buried in St. Mary’s Anglican Cemetery, North Cowichan, B.C. A member of Temple Lodge No. 33, Duncan.
  • R.L. DICKIE
  • A.B. DUNLOP
  • H.H. DUNNETT
  • R. DWYER
  • E.F. ELFORD
  • H. ELSE
  • J. ELSE
  • R.E. FAWCETT
  • Henry FEDUN
  • Donald Edward FILION
  • J. FIRTH
  • L.P. FRASER
  • Harold H. FROST
  • C. GABOURIE
  • Angus Frederic GALLOWAY – Captain; killed in action 31 May 1940, aged 25, at La Penne, Belgium, while serving with the Royal Engineers. Buried in La Penne Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium)
  • D. GARRISON
  • A.R. GIBSON
  • Jesse F. GIDLEY
  • O.R. GILL
  • F.P.J. GIROUX
  • Basil HALHED
  • T.A. HAVEMEYER
  • Guy K. HOBSON
  • Charles Ferguson HOEY, V.C. (died 16 February 1944 in Burma (now Myanmar). Awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross. Charles Hoey Park is named for Major Charles F. Hoey.)
  • Trevor Ferguson HOEY (died 21 July 1944 in France)
  • R.W. HORSFIELD
  • T.W. HUNTINGTON
  • J. HUTCHINSON
  • L.E. JACOBSON
  • K.M. JOYCE
  • F.A. KENNEY
  • H.T. KEMP
  • J.F. KINGSCOTE
  • W.J.H. KNIGHT
  • V.C.L. KNOX
  • C.C. LEASK
  • P.L. LEIGHTON
  • R.F. LEIGHTON
  • J.D. LEMARE
  • James Edward LEMON – (Flight Sergeant. Killed in action 25 July 1942, aged 22, while serving with the R.C.A.F. in the U.K. Buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk, U.K.)
  • C.O. LESLIE
  • J.F.M. LOGAN
  • R.H. LITTLE
  • W.L. LONG
  • P. LOUGHEED
  • A.O. COMPTON-LUNDY
  • T.J. McINTYRE
  • C.D. McIVOR
  • C.G. McGLADREY
  • C.H. McINNIS
  • R. McMILLAN
  • W. McMULLEN
  • P. MAINGUY
  • D.A. MATTHEWS
  • G.N. MATTHEWS
  • H. MERSER
  • H.M. MONK
  • R.R. MOORE
  • P.V. MORGAN
  • J. MUIR
  • P. MURPHY
  • J.M. MUTTER
  • F.R. NIXON
  • J.J. NOONE
  • R.E. OVINGTON
  • R. PARLEE
  • A. PATTERSON
  • H. PAYNE
  • A.J. PEDERSON
  • J.A. PIDDINGTON
  • R.T.N. PORTER
  • F.G. RADCLIFF
  • K.E. RADCLIFF
  • H. RAE
  • L.E. RAE
  • K.W. REILLY
  • Francis Lawrence REY – (Pilot Officer, Air Gunner, died in action over France, aged 19, on 25 June 1944. Buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France)
  • T. ROBERTSON
  • E.L. ROBINSON
  • S.R. ROSS
  • R.J. SANDERSON
  • C.D. SHELLEY
  • A.B. SLEE
  • R.A.B. SLEE
  • W.R. SLOAN
  • Richmond Douglas STARKIE-BENCE – (Sergeant – Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 September 1941, aged 25, when his plane crashed in the English Channel. No known grave. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial)
  • A.W. SMITH
  • E.O. SMTHE
  • H.E. SQUIBB
  • W.L. STEWART-MacLEOD
  • C.G. SVEINSON
  • C.E. SOUCY
  • S.G. TATER
  • J.O. THORNE
  • J.R. WALKER
  • E. WATSON
  • L.C. WENTZ
  • Lionel Harry WILLIAMS (Sergeant in R.C.A.F. Died 2 October 1942, aged 24, while serving with the R.C.A.F. 405 Squadron. Buried in Noordwijk General Cemetery, Netherlands)
  • Ernest Maurice WITT (Pilot Officer, R.C.A.F. Died 14 July 1943, while serving with the R.C.A.F. 405 Squadron. He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.)

Here are some additional names which appear in Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives records but which do not appear on the Cenotaph:

  • William Herbert BAMBRIDGE (died 19 August 1917)
  • Dr. Lewis Emerson CLARK (killed in action, 7 June 1917)
  • Geoffrey Saxton WHITE (killed in action, 27 January 1915)
  • Aucher Wilbraham TAYLOR (killed in action, 26 September 1916)
  • James William YOULE (killed in action at Vimy Ridge, 13 April 1917)

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