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War & Military @ GCVI

This page will continue to be updated as we gather more information.  We wish to acknowledge and honour our students who have served in the military. Please contact Wendy in the Library Archives 519-824-9800 x 313 or write to the school c/o The Archives so we can update this information.

The school has several locations where we share information about our war heroes: pictures and plaques on the main floor corridor, the history hallway bricks, the Acta Nostra’s (including the Rifle Team stories from 1926 to the 1940’s), and the Wall of Fame, including: John McCrae, Kenneth Macalister, Charley Fox, and Brigadier-General Kenneth Torrance


Achim Von Weidner  Sept 2020

Major Achim von Wiedner retired from the Canadian Armed forces having served 37 years with the Canadian Military.  The Archives holds many of his personal GCVI memorabilia and are placed on display periodically.


Juno Jay Dickieson

Beginning in 2003 GCVI Student Senate and GCVI Alumni donated towards the first names of brass plaques placed at Juno Beach Centre in memory of our GCVI students who lost their lives during WWII.   This is Canada’s Second War Museum and Cultural Centre located in Normandy France.  The Grade 10 History students have continued this tradition to the present day, purchasing individual named plaques in memory of our students, and eventually want to recognize every one of our 102 students who lost their lives during this war.  Jay Dickieson, class of 2004, is seen pointing to a plaque at Juno Beach.

1932 Cadet

1932 Cadets


A close-up picture of the plaques.

History Wall Bricks

Current history students purchase a  plaque in memory of our GCVI students who lost their lives during WWII. These are the names that are displayed on the plaques at the Juno Beach Centre. They are written in calligraphy on our own bricks in the History hallway.