Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Thomas Edmund Mooney

In memory of
Chaplain 4th Class
Thomas Edmund Mooney
September 14, 1944

Military Service:

Canadian Chaplain Service
Honours and Awards:
Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information:

Son of Michael Edmund and Anna Cecilia Mooney, of Westport, Ontario. B.A. (University of Toronto); Director of Music, Kingston Cathedral; awarded diplomas from Pius X School of Music, New York.

Commemorated on Page 397 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Grave Reference:
X. A. 8.
Adegem Canadian War Cemetery is located midway between Brugge (17 km) and Gent (26 km) on the N9 which connects the two towns. From Brugge, Adegem is approached via Sijsele and Maldegem. On reaching Adegem, the cemetery is located on the Prins Boudewijn Laan, on the right hand side of the N9. In the last week of September 1944, the Allies held the city of Antwerp, but the Germans held both shores of the Scheldt estuary, so that the port of Antwerp could not be used. The task of clearing the southern shore of the estuary was allotted to the 3rd Canadian Division, aided by the 4th Canadian Armoured Division and the 52nd Division. Their operations lasted from October until the beginning of November 1944. By 3rd November the Germans had been cleared from the north-west corner of Belgium and the south shore of the Scheldt was free. There had been fierce fighting for two weeks for the crossing of the Leopold Canal. The majority of the men buried at Adegem died during the operations for the clearance of the south bank of the Scheldt; but many Canadians who lost their lives elsewhere in Belgium were also brought here for burial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Thomas Mooney – From:  University of Toronto Memorial Book Second World War 1939-1945. 
The book was published by the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto.  
Submitted with permission, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Entrance – Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice – Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker – Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Hall of Colours – Beechwood National Military Cemetery
Hall of Colours
Military Chaplains stained glass window
  • Photo of Thomas Edmund Mooney – Father Thomas Edmund Mooney proudly displays his catch of fish
  • Photo of Thomas Edmund Mooney – Father Thomas Edmund Mooney relaxing and reading a newspaper
  • Photo of Thomas Edmund Mooney – Father Thomas E. Mooney looking dapper in his black hat
  • Temporary Grave Marker – The makeshift grave marker for Father Tom Mooney, 1944
  • Book – "A White Knight of God" was a small booklet written by Rev. D.A. Casey, Litt.D. about the life of Father Thomas Mooney
  • Newspaper Clipping – News clipping in local newspaper about the death of Father Thomas E. Mooney
  • Photo of Thomas Edmund Mooney – Portrait of Chaplain, Father Thomas E. Mooney

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