Canadian Virtual War Memorial
In memory of
June 27, 1918
- Canadian Army Medical Corps
- 5 General Hospital, Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
- August 17, 1877 Beauly, Invernesshire, Scotland
- September 16, 1915 London, Ontario
Daughter of Alexander and Harriet Macdonald Campbell of Victoria, British Columbia. Brother of Angus Campbell. Nursing Sister Campbell was a graduate of Royal Jubilee Hospital School of Nursing, Victoria, British Columbia, Class of 1897.
- HALIFAX MEMORIAL ; Nova Scotia, Canada
- Grave Reference:
- Panel 2.
- 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:
IN THE HONOUR OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF THE NAVY
ARMY AND MERCHANT NAVY
ARE INSCRIBED HERE
THEIR GRAVES ARE UNKNOWN
BUT THEIR MEMORY
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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