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Halifax Memorial

 

 

The Halifax (Sailorsí) Memorial stands in Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. It is a reminder of those who died at sea. The Royal Canadian Navy lost 24 ships and nearly 2,000 of their members in the Second World War.

 

This memorial was erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and dedicated November 11, 1967 by H.P. MacKeen, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, with R. Teillet, Minister of Veterans Affairs, in attendance.

 

Every November 11th, the Canadian Armed Forces holds Remembrance Day services at the memorial.

 

The granite Cross of Sacrifice is over 12 metres high and clearly visible to all ships entering Halifax harbour. The base of the memorial has large bronze panels upon which are the names of 3,257 Canadian men and women who gave their lives serving Canada and were buried at sea.



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Main Plaque Halifax Memorial

 

This main plaque shown reads....

1914-1918     1939-1945

In honour of the men and women of the navy army and merchant navy of Canada whose names are inscribed here. Their graves are unknown but their memory shall endure.

A la memoire des hommes et des femms de la marine de guerre de l'armie ed de la marine marchande du Canada dont les noms sont inscrits ici. Leurs tombes sont inconnues mais leur souvenir vivra.



Description Halifax Memorial

 

This plaque reads....

The Halifax Memorial
The names are arranged according to year of death rank. The names of the 1914-1918 war dead appear on panels one to three. Those of the 1939-1945 war dead on panels four to twenty-three. The register is kept at the office of the Superintendent Park Lodge Point Pleasant Park and at the library 5381 Spring Garden Road.

Le Monument Commemoratie d'Halifax
Les nomes sont donnes suivant l'annee de deces et le grade. Les noms des morts de la guerre de 1914-1918 sont donnes sur les panneaux un a trois. Ceux de la guerre de 1939-1945 sure les panneaux quatre a vingt-trois. Le registre est garde au Bureaux du Surveillant Park Lodge Point Pleasant Park et a la bibliotheque 5381 Spring Garden Road.



All of the names on these panels are indexed under
Halifax Memorial / Sailor's Memorial in the
Cemetery listings for Halifax County, Nova Scotia

A large image of each panel is available from the links in the table below.

Panels 1 through 3 commemorate 274 casualties of the First World War while the 2,847 casualties from the Second World War are honoured on panels 4 through 23.

Panel 1 Panel 2 Panel 3
Panel 4 Panel 5 Panel 6
Panel 7 Panel 8 Panel 9
Panel 10 Panel 11 Panel 12
Panel 13 Panel 14 Panel 15
Panel 16 Panel 17 Panel 18
Panel 19 Panel 20 Panel 21
Panel 22 Panel 23  

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