These magnificent murals are now in place at the Fort Ostell Museum and represent the rugged battles in which our Canadian soldiers fought together in France and Belgium during the First World War from 1914-1918. The murals were made from photos that were taken by Caitlin McLaren while on a Ponoka Secondary Campus class trip to Europe in 2014 led by teacher Mr. Ron Labrie. Vivid accounts of the battles fought include: Battle of Drocourt-queant Canal on Sept. 2, 1918; Battle of Canal du Nord on Sept. 27, 1918; Battle of Passchendale on Oct. 30, 1917; Battle of Amiens on Aug. 8, 1917; Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917; and, the Battle of Arleaux, Battle of Longmarck, Battle of Hill 62 on Mount Sorrel, Battle of Flors and the Battle of Courtrai. Ponoka and district residents who gave their lives in the service of their nation were: Pvt David C. Glyde, Cpl Arthur Dubbin, Pvt William John Wilson, Pvt William Turner, Pvt Frank Amies, Pvt Charlie Aylwin, Pvt Oliver Tulk, Pvt Lawrence Wyatt, Sgt Anthony Barrett, LCpl Ivan Fisher, Pvt Herbert Shaw, Pvt Thomas Phillips, Pvt William Dearden and Pvt Wesley Smith. Photo courtesy Fort Ostell Museum

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Some murals at the local museum representing local soldiers efforts including Vimy Ridge

By Jordie Dwyer

Some murals at the local museum representing local soldiers efforts including Vimy Ridge

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