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Thank you for visiting oour homepage here is a little history on our branch.A branch of the Great War Veterans Association was formed in Sydney Mines in 1919.This branch served the entire Northside area for Veterans.Oscar Miles was the first president and james Guest served as secretary- treasurer.Aladies Auxilary of the G.W.V.A. was formed in the same year.Five trustees of the G.W.V.A.purchased the present building in March of 1921, from Frank B Dunlop and Wife, in which to accommodate the Association for meetings and recreation.The names of the trustees are as follows.William V Mackinnon.........Accountant,,James Hume Turnbull Nicholson.....Postmaster,,,Nathanial Macdonald.....Medical Doctor,,,,James Guest....Miner & Industrial Relations,,,, Pholip Sodero......Steel Worker, the name of the Association was changed to the British Empire Service Leaque in 1925,and agian changed to the Canadian Legion in 1958.The name [Royal] was proclaimed by Queen Elizabeth in 1960, and the Legion became the Royal Canadian Legion.After World War 11, a cenetaph was erected on the Main Street which listed the names of veterans who died during the both World Wars.In 1982, the Legion erected two Memorial Marker Stones. One in Brookside Cemetery and a second in ST. Marys Cemetery.in 1983, two more memorial marker stones were erected in ST. Joseph"s and the Anglican cemetaries.There are four principal cemeteries in the town, and each year Memorial Services are conducted at one of the Cemeteries.