Chesley, ON

Within Elderslie Township, the community of Chesley gradually developed. The village lots were surveyed in 1868, the same year in which a post office opened and the community formerly known as Sconeville was assigned the name Chesley.

Development increased in the 1870s and Chesley was incorporated as a Village pursuant to County by-law dated December 12, 1879. Chesley’s population continued to grow and it became the Town of Chesley in 1906.

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

Sources:

a) Mika,Nick and Helma Mika. “Places in Ontario: Their Name Origins and History.” Belleville: Mika Publishing Company, 1977.

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

Soldiers

Acton, Edward "Bruce"
Adolph, Russel Clifford
Agnew, George
Agnew, James
Agnew, Oscar
Aitken, Robert John ’Jack’
Allen, Reginald David
Almont, John ‘Keith’
Alpaugh, William ‘Gordon’ Eric
Anderson, Calvert J.
Anderson, Duncan Andrew
Anderson, Tracy John
Ankenmann, Alfred
Ankenmann, George Arthur
Ankenmann, Richard Douglas (Bob)
Anstead, William Austin
Armstrong, John
Armstrong, Wilfred William
Atkinson, Burton Frederick
Austin, Daniel Clifford
Austin, Merle Vivian (Hunter)
Baetz, Reuben Conrad
Baker, George Wesley
Baker, James William
Baker, Robert Frank
Bannerman, Mary Sophia
Baskerville , Isavela Janet "Vee" (Perry)
Beamish, David Earle
Becker, John Herman
Bell, Cecil William
Bell, Harvey Stewart
Bell, Henry Harold
Bell, James Stark
Bell, Joseph Wellington
Bell, Norman Percy
Bell, Reuben Lawrence
Bennett, Frederick James
Biebighauser, Benjamin Bernhardt
Biehn, John ‘Telford’
Biehn, Walter Charles
Bierworth, John Henry
Blackburn, John Robert
Blohm, Hans Christian Franz ‘Tiny’
Blue, Lauchlin (Lauchie)
Boltz, Wilburt George
Bowers, John Laishey ‘Jack’
Bowie, Barnes
Boyes, Robert MacDonald
Boynton, Clarence James
Brown, Roland Hooper
Brown, Walter ‘Clark’
Bruegeman, Cecil Baden Powell
Bruegemann, Truman Glenn
Buckley, James Wallace
Buckley, Lorne
Buckton, Roy Melville
Burden, Edward
Burgess, David
Callahan, John Edgar
Campbell, Clifford John
Campbell, Douglas Anstey
Campbell, John
Cann, Robert Alma
Cass, John Carlyle
Cavill, Joseph Alexander
Cavill, William Joseph
Christie, John Wesley
Christie, Robert Samuel Leslie
Christman, William ‘Melvin’
Clarke, Clifford Jackson
Clifton, James Jasper
Clifton, Louis
Cocklin, Daniel
Cole, Arthur James
Cole, Bert Edward
Cole, Dawson Albert
Cole, Douglas William
Cole, George Hildreth
Cole, Peter Henderson
Cole, Walter Garrett
Colwell, John James
Cox, John Percival
Crerar, James Gardiner
Crerar, Robert Hugh
Cronkwright, Harvey "Harry" Alton
Cronkwright, Herbert Edward
Cross, Errett Robert F.H.
Currie, Frank Griffith
Damm, Howard Harold Allan
Damm, John William
Davey, Ivan "Edgar"
Davey, Samuel "Ronald"
Davey, Wilfred "Arthur"
Davison, Samuel Melville
Davison, Wilfred Moran
Dawm, Gordon Arlington
Dietrich, Elroy Frederick
Dirstein, Gerald H.
Dobson, Frank
Dobson, John
Dobson, Robert William
Douglas, John Miller
Durie, Allan F.
Eason, Irwin
Eby, Bertrand Clifford
Ede, George Thomas
Elliott, George
Fenton, "Jack" John Alexander
Finn, Herbert Stewart
Fletcher, George Albert
Foster, Robert Wellington
Frost, John Arthur (Jr.)
Fry, Carl Roberts
Fry, Lester Stanley
Fry, Marvin
Gaeler, Gary O.
Gallaugher, Norman Joseph
Gallinger, Grenville (Grant) Nelson
Gardner, Harold Stanley
Garner, John Stewart
George, Walter Mervin
Glasser, David Arthur
Gooding, Lindley Colin
Gooding, Richard "Ross"
Grabb, John Edward
Grabb, Stanley Melvin
Graham, Russell G.
Graham, William Nelson
Grant, George Francis
Grant, James Albert
Grant, James H.
Graper, Peter
Gray, Robert John
Green, George Leslie
Greygoose, Alfred George
Grover, Lucius Halen
Hackett, George Arthur Henry
Hagenbach (a.k.a. Holingbeck and Hagerback), Wilfred
Halliday, Clarence Peter
Halliday, Dr. Armond Allan
Halliday, Harmon Ernest
Halliday, Keith "Bud" James
Hamilton, Henry "Mervyn"
Hamilton, John Charles
Hamilton, John Charles
Hammond, William Harold
Hammond, William Wyatt
Harvie, Russel James
Hauser, "Percy" Percival Christian
Hauser, Orville Raymond
Hauser, Rollin John
Hayter, Frank Daniel
Heinmiller, Henry Phillip
Henry, Merle Vivian
Hepburn, George David
Hepburn, George Henry
Hepburn, Samuel "Wayne"
Hepburn, Samuel James
Hetherington, David Hazelfield
Hetherington, Wilfred Hunter
Hewis, Albert ("Bert")
Hooey, Sidney Edward
Hugh Henry, Colwell
Hunter, Ernest
Irwin, David James
Jay, Douglas Pierce / Percy
Johnson, Herbert Haines
Johnson, Matthew Edward
Johnson, Thomas Percy
Johnston, Herbert A.
Jones, George Daniel
Kincaid, Robert James
Kirkwood, Allan (Bud)
Kloepfer, Gregory
Kreh, Frederick
Krohn, William Louis
Krug, Harry Braun
Krug, Stanley James
Krug, Walter Albright
Krug, William Peter
Lamont, Bert
Lamont, George Henry
Lamont, George Robert
Leeson, Kenneth
Legg, Oscar
Liebeck, Kenneth William
Liebeck, Millard Meyer
Lillico, Archie
Linge, Arthur
Lochead, Harold "Nelson"
Locheed, Thomas
Lowery, Joseph John
Lustig, Alexander
Lustig, Roy Elgin
Lustig, William Henry "Harry"
MacLean, Archibald
Mair, Harold Usborne
Manto, Harold Lawrence
Margree, William Henry Arthur
Marklevitz, Walter
Marmelstein, Peter Frederick Augustus
Marsh, George Henry
Maxwell, Roy Alexander
Maxwell, Stewart
May, Eldred Spencer Horace Alfred
McAllister, Roy Malcolm
McClement, Stanley
McCulloch, Joseph Burton
McCulloch, Mary Sophia "Effa"
McCurdy, Ross George
McCurdy, William Henry
McDonald, David
McDonald, James Hunter
McDonald, John ("Jack")
McDonald, John Cecil
McDonald, Norman R.
McDonald, Stewart
McDonald, William Moss
McGill, Samuel Clarence
McGilveary, Gordon
McIntosh, Elmer John William
McKelvie, Harvey Melvin
McKessock, Robert Russell
McKillop, Donald Neil
McKillop, Malcolm Archibald
McKinnon, John W.
McKinnon, Robert Alexander
McLaggan, Alexander James
McLaggan, Peter Elliott
McLaggan, William
McLeod, Hugh Dennis
McNeel, Harlo Franklin
McNeil / McNeel, Joseph Harold
McRorie, Charles John
McRorie, Harold Arnel "Jim"
McRorie, Peter Norman
McTavish, Alexander Fergusson
Mills, Frank
Milne, Norman Lindsay
Mink, Allan William
Mink, George Frederick
Mink, Lillian Madeline
Mink, Norman Alfred
Morlock, John Edward
Morrow, Earl Grange
Muir, Earl Austin
Muir, Roy Gavin
Murphy, Charles "Ewart"
Murphy, Douglas S.
Murphy, Harry Francis
Neale, Charles Victor
Neale, Ethel Pearl
Nelson, Earl J.
Nelson, James Thomas
Nelson, William "Erwin"
Nelson, William Edward "Robert"
Nelson, William Robert
Nickason, Elmer James
Nightingale, Clarence Wesley
Noble, "Jack" John Randall
O"Neil / ONeil, John Hewitt
O'Bright, Harry Thomas
Olthoff, Wilhelmus Johannes
Owens, William R.
Park, Roswell
Parker, Charles Hammond
Parker, Hugh John McDonald
Parsons, James Ernest
Paterson, Harold Valentine
Patterson, Arthur James Emerson
Pearce, Harold Marshall
Peterson, George Arthur
Peterson, Thomas Clayton
Phillips, Charles George
Phillips, Jasper Clifton (Babe)
Pitt, Leslie
Plasket, Gordon Joseph
Pollock, Mary Ethel
Pollock, Stewart
Poole, Neil Johnston
Pound, John Alfred
Priebe, Harold Elmer
Primmer, Kenneth Albert
Purdy, Guy Clarke
Rannie, Robert John
Ransome, Robert Edgar ‘Ted’
Redmond, Mervin Harold
Reid, John Alexander
Reid, John Aylmer
Roberts, Albert Charles
Robertson, Harold Lindsay
Robinson, Peter
Ross, Glenn Harold
Rundle, Francis William Humphrey
Ryan, Philip Michael
Ryan, Thomas Joseph
Sanderson, Arthur T.
Sanderson, Kennth "Hardie"
Sanderson, Robert Miles
Savage, Laurence Ivan
Savage, Reavely Grant
Schaak, Kenneth William
Schabb, Alvin Samuel
Schilling, Leslie August
Schmidt, Milton Frederick
Schneider, Eldon William
Schneider, Wilfred Clayton
Schwartz, Edgar Clarence
Schwartz, Melvin Henry
Scobie, David
Scott, Charles Jerry
Scott, Doris Helen
Scott, George Pinkerton
Sherk, Pearlous E
Shouldice, Graham Milton
Simpson, William John Hugh
Sloan, Archibald McNeill
Slumskie, Rendall (Ren) Emerson
Slumskie, Roy David
Small, James Maurice
Small, William George
Smith, Edward Miller
Smith, George Nelson
Smith, Ross
Smith, Thomas Maurice
Smith, Wallace Alvin
Specht, Raymond Wellington
Steeds, William Norman
Steinhoff, Albert Murray "Bert"
Stephen, John
Stephen, Walter
Stewart, James Downing
Stewart, John Malcolm
Stinson, Joseph Orr
Stoddart, Alvin Walter
Stoddart, Stewart
Streeter, "Les" Robert Leslie
Strong, William "James"
Subject, Bruce John
Sutcliffe, Thomas Raymond
Swartz, Hugh Emerson
Swartz, Kenneth David
Sweiger, Grant William
Swinghammer, Louis
Taylor, George Ross
Taylor, Robert
Thaler, John David
Thibaudeau, John Baptiste
Thomas, Robert
Thompson-Hirst, Daphne Iris
Thomson, Archie Edward
Thomson, Samuel Leslie
Thornley, Arthur Edwin
Tuckwood, Matthew Albert
Vancise, William James "Allan"
Wagner, Melville "Ross"
Walker, Norman Thomas
Walks, John David
Walks, William Goodworth
Walls, Walter
Warmington, John McDonald "Jack"
Warnock, William George
Weirmier, Ross
Weirmier, Ross Laverne
Weiss, Eddie
Wendorf, Edward
West, Victor Carling
Whitney, William
Whittmann, Herbert
Wiess, Edward
Williams, John Charles
Wilson, Gordon Edgar
Wilson, James Kenneth
Wilson, John Alexander
Wilson, Ralph Douglas
Wingfield, John
Winters, Herman
Wise / Weiss, Frank James
Witzke, Herbert Eric
Wood, Gordon C.
Wood , Lloyd
Wood, Percy
Wood, Walter
Woodbridge, Samuel Baldwin
Woods, Charles Henry
Woods, John ("Jack")
Wright, Carl Bertrum
Wright, Ernest / Ernie George
Wright, Isaac Albert
Wright, Thomas Neaven Jamieson
Yeoman, Algernon
Yeoman, Robert Nicholas
Young, John Arnold
Young, Joseph "Joe" Wilbert
Yuers, Albert