Arran Township, ON

The survey of Arran Township was completed in 1851, after the first settler(s) arrived around 1850. Lands opened for official occupation in July 1852.

In 1853, when the United Townships of the County of Bruce was dissolved, Arran Township became the senior township in the municipality of the United Townships of Arran and Elderslie.

Two years later, that union dissolved and Arran Township existed as an independent municipality in 1856.

In 1857, Amabel Township, to the north, united with Arran Township. In 1858, Albemarle Township also joined the union. The three townships remained united, with Arran Township as the senior township, until January 1, 1861 when Arran Township separated to become, and remain, an independent township until 1999.

Within the geographical area of Arran Township, the community of Tara grew in population and incorporated as a Village on January 1, 1881.

In January 1999, Arran Township, Tara, Elderslie Township, Chesley, and Paisley amalgamated to form the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie in January 1999.

Source:
Robertson, Norman. “The History of the County of Bruce and of the minor municipalities therein.” Toronto: William Briggs, 1906.

Soldiers

Adams, George William
Aiken, Harvey Hilliard
Aiken, John Ephrim / Ephraim
Aiken, Milton John
Aiken, Ross Wesley
Allen, Frederick Thomas
Archer, Leonard Alexander
Arnett, Charles Herbert ‘Herb’
Ashley, James Weston
Askin, Robert Hugh
Askin, William "Will"
Baker, Percy
Ball, Frank
Barber, Ivan Harron
Barclay, Amos ‘Orval’ Roy
Barclay, John "Jack" P.
Barclay, William Alexander
Barfoot, Stewart Leslie
Barratt, Leonard
Bartman, Garnet George
Baux, Earl Coplen
Beaton, Percy Forrest
Beattie, Louis Earle
Beatty, Russell Glenn
Bravener, William John
Brown, Matthew
Brunton, Linton Leonard
Brunton, Maurice Vivian
Byers, Cecil ‘Owen’
Byers, Matthew Albert
Byers, Robert John
Cann, Robert Alma
Cann, William George
Cann, William Russell
Carty, Frederick Joseph
Caswill, Herbert James
Chambers, James Morris
Coffey, Edward Isaac
Coffey, Frederick Samuel
Coleman, James Howard
Coleman, John ‘Donald’
Coleman, ‘Bert’ Bertram
Collard, Reuben L.
Collins, Albert Erle
Collins, Maurice Willis
Couper, John
Craig, David "Ernest"
Crawford, Ernest Baker
Crawford, Orville Everett
Crawford, William ‘Kenneth’ Atkinson
Crowe, Elden Victor
Crowe, John Alexander
Dalgarno, Arthur
Dalgarno, Ross Earl
Daniels, Gordon Jackson Kerr
Davis, Melville Allen Duff
Devine, William John
Dix, Clarence Irwin
Dobson, David Norman
Dornan, William Keith
Douglass, John
Duff, Edgar Laverne
Eastwood, Elizabeth (Hacking)
Eastwood, Joseph Patrick
Eby, Bertrand Clifford
Evans, Arthur Ephraim
Farrow, Elmer Lawrence
Farrow, Kenneth Henry
Fenton, Clarence
Fenton, Nelson Leith
Fenton, William Henry
Forrester, James Caulder
Foster, William Ewart
French, (Earl) Glidden
French, Edna
French, Mary ‘Edna’ (Broadfoot)
Galbraith, Kenneth Melville
Galbraith, William Frederick
Gammie, Gordon A.
Geddes, John Rowand
George, James Frederick
Gibbons, Leonard Garfield
Gowan, Willis Frank
Gransden, Austin Douglas
Gransden, Howard M.
Grant, Ruby Melena
Hall, James Cameron
Harris, Edward A.
Harron, Alvin Eldon
Hemstock, George Malcolm
Henderson, David Gordon
Hodgson, Harry
Hood, Jean MacKay
Humphrey, John Nelson
Hunt, William George
Hyndman, Matthew William
Hyndman, Thomas Rupert
Jacques, William Henry
Kearns, Harvey Ross
Kirkland, Francis "Hugh"
Legge, Joseph Howard
Legge, Robert Reginald "Reg"
Love, David
MacDonald, Edgar "Russell"
MacKenzie, William
MacLean / McLean, Dugald Black
Mallard, William James
Martin, Joseph Wilbert Worthington
Matches, Alvin James
McArthur, Colin James Albert
McCrabb, Robert Elgin
McCulloch, Hector
McCulloch, Stanley Allan
McCullough, Ernest Edgar "Ernie"
McCurdy, Robert "Mervin"
McCurdy, Samuel Francis "Clayton"
McDonald, Garnet William
McDougald, Harry Broadfoot
McFadden, Robert John
McKeen, William Roy
McLean, Thomas Alexander"Alex"
McMinn, Robert
McMullen, Joseph "Morrel"
McMullen, Melville "Leslie"
McNeill, Victor Edward
Merriam, Chester McLean
Merriam, Harold Henry
Miller, Eileen "Betty"
Miller, Harry
Miller, Harvey
Miller, Orace Aiken
Miller, Samuel "Stewart"
Miller, Walter Laverne
Miller, William "Earl"
Mills, Frank
Mills, George M.
Monkman, Thomas Norman
Montford, Colin
Morrow, Earl Grange
Morrow, Harvey Milton
Morrow, James William
Munro, Donald Bruce
Nelson, Alexander Wilson
Nelson, David Willard
Nelson, James Edgar
Nelson, Keith Howard
Nelson, Lyle David
Nickason, Elmer James
Nickason, Robert George
Park, Melville
Partridge, George Henry
Patchell, Orland Doyle
Patterson, Fred
Plant / Plaunte, Reuben
Plante, Charles Earl
Porter, Alvin
Porter, Clarence Russell
Porter, Edwin D.
Porter, Hugh Edwin Dick
Potts, George Albert
Prescott, John "Archie"
Prescott, Laverne
Pringle, Robert "Bob" Duncan
Proud, Melville Douglas
Proud, Russell Fawcett
Pufahl, Fred L.
Purdy, Guy Clarke
Rae, Stuart Rodger
Rathwell, Bernard John "Jack"
Redmond, Mervin Harold
Reed, Norman Lloyd
Robertson, Helen
Robinson, James
Robinson, Russell Harvey Norman
Robinson, William John
Rourke, Clyde Burton
Rourke, Lloyd George
Rourke, Stanley Britton
Rowe, Robert Howard
Ruff, John Percival
Ruff, Percy Herbert
Rusk, Walter Elmer
Scarrow, Glynn Arthur
Smith, Fred
Sparks, George Henry
Sparling, Clifford Roy
Spears, Percy Howard
Speer, Frederick Everett
Speer, Walter Hugh
Stokley, I (McDonald)
Strong, Earl Coleman
Strong, William "James"
Teschke, Harry Arthur
Thomson, Joseph Wallace "Joe"
Trelford, John "Wesley"
Virtue, Charles Wesley
Wain, George Elmer
Walker, Edward Emmerson
Walker, John George
Walpole, Peter "Reid"
Wark, David Reinfred
Wark, Elmer Elliott
Wark, Garnet
Wark, Robert Milton
Watson, Elmer Lorne
Watson, Jackson Douglas
Watson, Robert ‘Russell’
Webb, Lawrence Richard
Welsh, Keith Alexander
Wiley, Herbert "John"
Wilson, Clarence Roy
Woods, John ("Jack")