On July 26, 2018, the Coldwater Legion lowered its flags to honour Private Herbert James Duddy of Creighton, near Coldwater, who was killed in action 100 years ago while serving on the front lines in France. Herbert James Duddy was born on May 25, 1886, in Creighton, Ont., approximately 10 km south of Coldwater. He was the son of John and Margaret Jane (Hawke) Duddy. By the beginning of the First World War, Herbert had moved out west while his parents stayed near Coldwater. On April 3, 1916, he enlisted in Estevan, Saskatchewan, with the 152nd Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was 29 years old and single. On his Attestation Form he is described as 5 feet 8 inches


Happy Birthday Canada! On Sunday July 1st, the village of Coldwater closed its main street to traffic for the afternoon to yield space for bouncing castles, watermelon eating (and seed spitting) contest, and best of all, our Legion operated dunk tank! Although attendance was lower due to the scorching heat wave, everyone who participated had a wonderful time. This was a lot of fun, and hundreds of dollars were raised for our branch's special Armistice 100 Remembrance project, a bronze plaque featuring the names of Coldwater's 23 soldiers who were killed in action during the First World War. THANK YOU ALL WHO VOLUNTEERED AND HELPED IN ANY WAY!

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