Arran Township, ON

The survey of Arran Township was completed in 1851, after the first settler(s) arrived around 1850. Lands opened for official occupation in July 1852.

In 1853, when the United Townships of the County of Bruce was dissolved, Arran Township became the senior township in the municipality of the United Townships of Arran and Elderslie.

Two years later, that union dissolved and Arran Township existed as an independent municipality in 1856.

In 1857, Amabel Township, to the north, united with Arran Township. In 1858, Albemarle Township also joined the union. The three townships remained united, with Arran Township as the senior township, until January 1, 1861 when Arran Township separated to become, and remain, an independent township until 1999.

Within the geographical area of Arran Township, the community of Tara grew in population and incorporated as a Village on January 1, 1881.

In January 1999, Arran Township, Tara, Elderslie Township, Chesley, and Paisley amalgamated to form the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie in January 1999.

Source:
Robertson, Norman. “The History of the County of Bruce and of the minor municipalities therein.” Toronto: William Briggs, 1906.

Soldiers

Allen, Frederick Thomas
Archer, Leonard
Arnett, Herb
Barber, Ivan Harron
Barclay, John "Jack" P.
Barclay, Orval Roy
Barclay, William Alexander
Beaton, Percy Forrest
Beattie, Louis Earle
Brunton, Linton Leonard
Brunton, Maurice Vivian
Byers, Matthew Albert
Cann, William George
Coffey, Edward Isaac
Coffey, Frederick Samuel
Coleman, Bert (Bertram)
Couper, John
Crawford, William Kenneth
Crowe, John Alexander
Dalgarno, Arthur
Daniels, Gordon Jackson Kerr
Davis, Melville Allen Duff
Dornan, William Keith
Douglass, John
Eastwood, Joseph Patrick
Eby, Bertrand Clifford
Farrow, Kenneth Henry
Fenton, William Henry
Forrester, James Caulder
Foster , William Ewart
Gammie, Gordon
Geddes, John Rowand
George, James Frederick
Gransden , Austin Douglas
Gransden, Howard M.
Hall, James Cameron
Harris, Edward A.
Harron, Alvin Eldon
Haskin, Robert
Hemstock, George Malcolm
Henderson, David Gordon
Hodgson, Harry
Hunt, William George
Hyndman, Matthew William
Hyndman, Thomas Rupert
Jacques, William Henry
Kearns, Harvey Ross
Kirkland, Francis Hugh
Legge, Joseph Howard
Legge, Robert Reginald
Love, David
MacKenzie, William
Mallard, William
Martin, Joseph Wilbert Worthington
McArthur, Colin James
McKeen, William Roy
McLean, Dugald
Merriam, Chester
Miller, Samuel "Stewart"
Miller, Walter Laverne
Mills, Frank
Monkman, Thomas Norman
Montford, Colin
Munro, Donald Bruce
Nelson, Alex
Nelson, Erwin
Nelson, James Edgar
Nelson, Keith Howard
Nelson, Lyle David
Park, Melville
Partridge, George Henry
Patchell, Orland Doyle
Patterson, Fred
Plant, Reuben R.
Plante, Charles Earl
Plaunte / Plant, Reuben
Porter, Clarence Russell
Porter, Edwin D.
Porter, Hugh E.
Potts, George Albert
Proud, Melville Douglas
Proud, Russell Fawcett
Purdy, Guy Clarke
Rae, Stuart
Reed, Norman Lloyd
Robinson, William John
Rourke, Stanley Britton
Rowe, Robert Howard
Ruff, John P.
Ruff, Percy Herbert
Scarrow, Glynn Arthur
Sparks, George Henry
Sparling, Clifford Roy
Spears, Percy Howard
Speer, Fred
Speer, Walter
Stokley, I (McDonald)
Strong, James William
Trelford, Wesley
Wain, George Elmer
Walker, Edward Emmerson
Wark, David Reinfred
Wark, Elmer Elliott
Wark, Garnet
Watson, Elmer Lorne
Watson, Jack Douglas
Wilson, Clarence Roy
Woods, John