Remembering George Barkwill

Banners depict fallen soldiers

Summerland’s Remembrance Banners were one of this year’s Community Cultural Development Committee’s projects.

Summerland’s Remembrance Banners were one of this year’s Community Cultural Development Committee’s  projects.

For this year, only five banners were installed. The funding was provided by the committee and by individuals.

The cost of each banner is $175. It is hoped that businesses and more people will help support this project so that it can be expanded next year. There are approximately 35 photographs of our cenotaph soldiers that could be used for future banners.

George Barkwill came to Summerland in 1910 with his brothers Harry and Robert. George worked as a carpenter.

In the 1990s when the Banks home on Solly Road was renovated, George’s name was found written on one of the pieces of lumber.

At the age of 27, George was killed in the World War One Battle of Ypres. His brother Harry Barkwill had been killed two months earlier in trench warfare at Hargicourt, France.

 

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