Restoration of the School's Great War Cenotaph

   

 
           

 


 

                         
Students of
MALVERN AVENUE COLLEGIATE fought and died in
the fields of foreign countries as members of the famed CANADIAN
CORPS
, the only army in the Great War never to lose a single
battle it fought. From Vimy Ridge which marked the first conclusive
offensive allied victory of the war, to The Hundred Days which ended
it, Malvern students fought and died not as British or French, but for
the first time in our history as Canadians.


On May 19, 1922 after much effort and fundraising a monument was
raised by the local community with the assistance of Veterans
Affairs in memory
of the Malvern students who fought in the Great
War 25 of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice. Several years ago it was
vandalized and severely damaged.


Begiinning in 2006, a fundraising drive commenced to restore the cenotaph
to its former glory. This culminated in the November 4, 2011 rededication of the memorial.