Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Philip Christopher Peck

In memory of
Sub-Lieutenant
James Philip Christopher Peck
December 7, 1941

Military Service:

Age:
22
Force:
Navy
Unit:
Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve
Division:
H.M.C.S. Windflower

Additional Information:

Son of Thomas E. Peck, and of Nellie M. Peck, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 41 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
HALIFAX MEMORIAL ; Nova Scotia, Canada
Grave Reference:
Panel 8.
Location:
The HALIFAX MEMORIAL in Nova Scotia's capital, erected in Point Pleasant Park, is one of the few tangible reminders of the men who died at sea. Twenty-four ships were lost by the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War and nearly 2,000 members of the RCN lost their lives. This Memorial was erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and was unveiled in November 1967 with naval ceremony by H.P. MacKeen, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, in the presence of R. Teillet, then Minister of Veterans Affairs. The monument is a great granite Cross of Sacrifice over 12 metres high, clearly visible to all ships approaching Halifax. The cross is mounted on a large podium bearing 23 bronze panels upon which are inscribed the names of over 3,000 Canadian men and women who were buried at sea. The dedicatory inscription, in French and English, reads as follows:
1914-1939
1918-1945
IN THE 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.

On June 19, 2003, the Government of Canada designated September 3rd of each year as a day to acknowledge the contribution of Merchant Navy Veterans.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Cross of Sacrifice – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2594 Sub Lieutenant James James Philip Christopher Peck (RMC 1937) served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve aboard H.M.C.S. Windflower. He died Dec 7, 1941 at 22 years of age. His name is listed on the Halifax Memorial.
  • Stained Glass Window – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2594 Sub Lieutenant James James Philip Christopher Peck (RMC 1937) served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve aboard H.M.C.S. Windflower. He died Dec 7, 1941 at 22 years of age. His name is listed on the Halifax Memorial.
  • Memorial – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2594 Sub Lieutenant James James Philip Christopher Peck (RMC 1937) served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve aboard H.M.C.S. Windflower. He died Dec 7, 1941 at 22 years of age. His name is listed on the Halifax Memorial.
  • Memorial – 2594 Sub Lieutenant James James Philip Christopher Peck (RMC 1937) served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve aboard H.M.C.S. Windflower. He died Dec 7, 1941 at 22 years of age. His name is listed on the Halifax Memorial.
  • Halifax Memorial – His name is listed on the Halifax Memorial.

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