Presbyterian Cemetery - Woodstock

Vansittart Ave
Woodstock, Ontario
N4S 6G5
519-539-2382 ext. 2502

Land was granted for use as a burying ground for Presbyterians in 1849. A large memorial was erected to Malcolm McKenzie, the first person from Oxford to die in the Fenian Raids. For many years, County Council observed a silence in Malcolm McKenzie's honour, but eventually this was stopped and even the moemorial was forgotton. About 25-30 years ago, the memorial was restored, although it was forgotton again. Erected by the people of the County of Oxford in memory of Malcolm McKenzie who fell at Ridgeway June 2,1866. Age 27 years. A plaque for Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Whiteside Boyle, D.S.O. 1867-1923. Woodstock native later known as Klondyke Joe for his activities in the Yukon Gold Rush where he was a prospector and investor in timber and electric power operations. During WWI he funded and commanded his own machine gun battalion. His exploits on behalf of the people of Romania are legendary.