This Field recognizes the service of Argylls, past, present, and future, in peace and war, from 1903 to the present:
1,374 gave their lives, 1914-1918
285 gave their lives, 1940-1946
1 gave his life, 2014.
In November 1918, the Pipes and Drums of the 19th Battalion, CEF, played victorious Canadian troops across the Rhine River at the end of the First World War; in July 1946, the Argyll Pipes and Drums led the Canadian representation in the victory parade in Berlin. Argylls served on peacekeeping and UN missions from the 1970s on and, most recently, in Afghanistan. In October 2014 an Argyll was killed was standing ceremonial guard at the Tomb on the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa.
The poppy is the iconic symbol of remembrance and the Argyll Poppy commemorates the lives and service of Argyll fallen. In the current capital campaign of the Argyll Regimental Foundation, each poppy purchased will remember one of the 1,660 who fell and each poppy purchased will help to populate the Argyll Field of Remembrance.
Painted by Lorraine M. DeGroote
All donations, regardless of size are both welcome and appreciated. To donate, you may submit the online pledge and donation card or print it and mail it to us. Cheques should be made payable to: Argyll Regimental Foundation; if you have pledged future donations you may send post-dated cheques or we will be placed to bill you on the date(s) you indicate. Or, you may make one-time or monthly donations by our Paypal account. You may, if you wish, donate anonymously.
Pledges may be subscribed over a 40-month period. For example, a $500 pledge over 40 months is $12.50 monthly; $1,000 is $25: $5,000 is $125; $10,000 is $250; $25,000 is $625.