They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe.
The number of men who volunteered for military service in the two great wars, who had ties to Golden and its surrounding communities is staggering. Over 400 men went enlisted.
Many died! Of the ones who died at least 24 were never returned back to the valley but rather lay in cemeteries scattered around the world. To help pay honour to their memory here they are and their final resting places.
Asquith, Vernon – son of Daniel and Alice Asquith is buried in Contay British Cemetery, Somme, France
Bell, William – son of William and Grace Bell is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belguim
Clark, David Donovan – son of Elizabeth Donovan Clark is buried in Hernsin Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Dunne, James Barry – son of James and Eveleen Dunne id buried in St. Pol War Cemetery, France
Fisher, John Cameron – son of Alexander and Beatrice Fisher is buried in Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Frizzelle, Robert – Son of James and Elizabeth Frizzelle is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belguim
Gordon, Thomas – son of Adam and Hannah Gordon is remembered on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Gould, William – son of Mrs. M Gould is buried in Brockwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England
Keays, William – son of Howard and Charlotte Keays is buried in Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Lotosky, William – son of Metro and Nellie Lotosky is buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands
Mather, William – son of Mabel Mather is buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands
McBeath, Douglas – son of Douglas and Margaret McBeath is buried in Reichwald Forest Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen
McGowan, Frank – son of Lydia McGowan is remembered on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Moore, Gerald – is remembered on the Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France
Mulroney, William – son of Denis Mulroney is buried in Kensal Green R.C. Cemetery, in London, UK
Nicholson, Alexander – son of Frank and Nellie Nicholson is buried in West Lake Cemetery, Ontario, Canada
Noel, A.G. – son of John and Rosina Noel is buried in Divisional Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belguim
Poland, Herbert – son of Alexander and Miriam Poland is buried in Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Parson, Gordon – son of C.H. and Gertrude Parson is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Robinson, Evert – son of Edward and Effie Robinson is buried in St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Sheppard, Richard – son of William and Mary Sheppard is buried in Cassino War Cemetery in Cassino, Frosinone, Italy
Spence, John – son of Mary Spence is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Stebbing, Charles – son of W. Stebbing is buried in Sucierie Cemetery, Ablain St-Nazaire, France
Young, C – is buried in Canadian Cemetery No 2. Neuville – St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France
Zetterquist, Martin son of Perry Zetterquist is buried in Calgary Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.