Carleton Place Herald

Carleton Place Herald, Tues March 27, 1894
The Soldier Boys of More than Half a Century Ago

A few days ago, as Dr. Bell was walking through his fatheršs outbuildings, his attention was attracted to some loose sheets of paper on the floor, which he picked up, and which, on examination, turned out to be leaves torn from an old register of his father's ­- the roll call of the Loyal Village Guards, and the columns bear the dates of December 27th, 1837, and January 3,10, 17, 24, 1838.  What changes have come about during the 56 years that have elapsed since that roll was called!  And, although this gallant company was not obliged to face the smoke of battle, but a fraction of the sixty-one of that historic period are able to answer the roll-call upon earth to-day.  The older residents will probably remember most of the names in the list. Through the courtesy of Dr. Bell we have secured a copy, which is as follows:

R. Bell, Carleton Place*
S. Roche ,
J. Rosamond, Almonte*
J. McLaughlin, (carpenter)
Ed. Morphy, jr., Wellington Co*
W. B. Ramsay
Thos. Morphy
P. Cram, jr.
H. Willis
J. Bond, Almonte*
Wm. Burgess
E. Rosamond
Jas. Morphy, sr.
H. Fitzpatrick ,
Dun. McKenzie
J. Weathers,
Andrew Fitzpatrick
J. Lake
, jr.
David Morphy
H. Boulton
S. Acheson
Ewen McEwen
Wm. Fitzpatrick
Peter Comrie,
Lanark Township*


Wm. Dougherty, jr.
D. McLean, jr.
Alex. McLaren
N. Lavallee
John Morphy
John McEwen
L. Schofield
Jas. Duncan
Nich. O'Neil
D. Pattie
Jos. Dougherty, Carleton Place
J. Graham
Adam Beck
Dan Cram,
Carleton Place*
M. Nolan
J. Kerr
J. McRostie
Allan McDonald
Mich. Dunn
E. Tweedy
D. Stewart
Robt. McLaren
John Sumner
Jas. Bell, Perth*


Colin McLaren
Jos. Dougherty, sr.
Jas. Coleman, jr.
Wm. Coleman
Robt. Johnson
Geo. Willis, jr.
Geo. Willis, sr.
John Rorison
John McLean
Alex. McLean
Jacob McFadden
Nich. Tomlinson
Wm. Henry, Braeside*

Those names marked with the asterisk are the only ones living to-day, so far as we can learn and the place after the signature is their present residence.