You are invited: to the Longwoods Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to arrive at 1:50 p.m. and park carefully. Wardsville United Church will serve soup afterwards.

Invitation to the Memorial of the Battle of the Longwoods

Members of the Upper Thames Military Re-enactment Society annually pay their respects to those who died in the Battle of the Longwoods near Wardsville on March 4, 1814.  After camping at Longwoods Conservation Area and marching from MacArthur Roadside Park to the Battle Hill cairn, they hold a service where local people lay down wreaths and the Royal Scots fire a musket salute.

Researchers have found all the names of those who died fighting for the British and the list of men from the 24th, 28th and 27th  U.S. Infantry in addition to the Michigan Militia who fell is almost complete.  Parks Canada has given permission to post the list on the cairn.

The Battle of the Longwoods will mark its bicentennial March 8, 2014.

On the first weekend in May, at the Longwoods Road Conservation Area, the Upper Thames Military Re-enactment Society presents the Battle of Longwoods.  For more information go to

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Posted on February 20, 2013, in 1. The George Ward Story, 8.Education, 9.Visitors and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. World premiere of the Battle of Longwoods Vignette at the Crocodile Productions studio in Wardsville following the reception at the Wardsville United Church on Sunday March 4, 2012.”

    Bring you own lawn chairs as seating is limited. Barb and Gary have created a wonderful film.

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