Lest we forget

For nearly 30 years we have lived on Hyland Drive and Winchester Avenue. At this time of year the names Fred Hyland and Gordon Tough come to mind. Hyland Drive was named after Private Frederick John Hyland, son of Thomas and Ruby Hyland. He was killed in action in October 1918 while advancing towards the railroad line in the village of Hasnon, France. 

Photo credit: World War I Copper Cliff. Photo private collection Jason Hyland

Winchester Ave. was originally named Gordon Street after William Gordon Tough. His father, R.J. Tough, owned the south 1/2 of Lot 6 Concession 3 (the Kingsmount subdivision). Lieutenant William Gordon Tough died after suffering wounds from a high velocity shell pitched at his feet in September 1918.

Toronto Star, October 29, 1918

Gordon Street was changed to Winchester Avenue because, at the time, the latter sounded a more appropriate name for a residential street.

Paul Haynes is a local history explorer and Rainbow Routes XPLR Sudbury hike leader.

4 thoughts on “Lest we forget

  1. Thank you for putting this together. It’s great to know more about the history of the neighbourhood, and more importantly, to honour the sacrifices of those in uniform.


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