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Graveside Marker Ceremonies in Perth Area

On October 2, 2013, four veterans of the War of 1812, buried in local cemeteries, were recognised with a dedication ceremony and the placing of memorial markers at their graves.

In this first ceremony, which took place at Perth’s Old Burying Grounds, on Craig Street, plaques were unveiled for Roderick Matheson, Alexander Fraser, Michael Harris, and Alexander Thom, all of whom were buried in that ceremony. Also recognised at the event were Joshua Adams, Andrew Playfair and William Horricks, whose graves are located in other area cemeteries. The markers for these will be placed in future events. Joshua Adams is buried in the Old Methodist Burying Ground on Robinson Street (St. Pauls United Church); Andrew Playfair in Elmwood Cemetery; and William Horricks at the Prestonvale Cemetery.

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Graveside Marker Ceremony Old Burying Ground Perth October 2 2013


Marker at the Grave of Rev. Michael Harris


Marker at the Grave of Staff Surgeon Alexander Thom


Marker at the Grave of Alexander Fraser



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