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Halifax (Sailors') Memorial Photo Project
The Halifax (Sailors’) 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
This memorial was erected by the Commonwealth War Graves
Commission and dedicated November 11, 1967 by H.P. MacKeen, Lieutenant-Governor
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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This main plaque shown reads....
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.
This plaque reads....
The Halifax Memorial
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
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
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