halifax memorial




The Halifax Memorial is one of those erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to commemorate men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth who died in both world wars and have no known grave. It commemorates particularly those Canadian sailors, merchant seamen, soldiers and nursing sisters who lost their lives at sea, and also bears the names of men of the Canadian Army stationed in Canada who have no known grave.

The memorial commemorates 272 casualties of the first world war (on panels one to three) and 2,845 from the Second World War (panels four to twenty-three). The present memorial is a replacement built in 1967. It was unveiled in November of that year, with naval ceremony, by H.P. MacKeen, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, in the presence of R, Teillet, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
  1. CANADIAN PARA Payette, Guy

    SURNAME Payette FORENAME Guy UNIT RANK Corporal NUMBER D/157000 DATE OF DEATH 14th June 1945 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia, Canada Panel 16 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 04.12.1916, Montreal, Quebec, Canada son of Joseph Benoni and Elizabeth Payette...
  2. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Bonnell, Charles Ernest

    SURNAME Bonnell FORENAME Charles Ernest UNIT R.C.N.V.R. (HMS Titania) Charioteer RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 0-7460 DATE OF DEATH 8th January 1943 AGE 33 GRAVESITE Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia, Canada Panel 9 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 04.08.1909, Toronto, Ontario, Canada...