Victoria Memorial

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  • Naval Memorial in the SE corner of the Ross Bay Cemetery
  • North Face of the Naval Memorial located in the SE Area of the Ross Bay Cemetery

Municipality/Province: Victoria, BC

Memorial Number: 59032-012

Type: Shaft

Address: Dallas Road

Location: Ross Bay Cemetery

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 48.41093   Long: -123.34098

Contributor: Terry MacDonald; Ernest Barnes

Photo Credit: Terry MacDonald; Ernest Barnes

On Vancouver Island in Ross Bay Cemetery, British Columbia, is the Victoria Memorial. The cemetery holds 133 war graves and contains, in a separate plot, the Naval Memorial which consists simply of a square block of granite bearing the names of 39 officers and men who were lost or buried at sea in the Pacific Ocean. Of these, 36 were from the HMCS Galiano that went down on October 30, 1918. Behind the Memorial stands a Cross-of Sacrifice.

Directions

On Vancouver Island in Ross Bay Cemetery, British Columbia, is the Victoria Memorial. Ross Bay Cemetery is located east of the city centre of Victoria in Fairfield, at 1524 Fairfield Road.

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Inscription found on memorial

[East face][front/devant]
IN MEMORIAM
H.M.C.S. "GALIANO"
30. OCT. 1918
LIEUTENANT R.N.C.V.R. POPE, ROBERT MAYES
BOATSWAIN GILBERT, JOSEPH
CHIEF ARTIFICER ENGINEER GREENSHIELDS
WIRELESS TELEGRAPH OPERATOR
NEARY, MICHAEL JOHN

[South face][side/côté]
IN MEMORIAM
H.M.C.S. "GALIANO"
30. OCT. 1918
V.R. 5893 ABLE SEAMAN AITKIN, PETER
V.R. 7057 STOKER DOBBYN, MATTHEW
V.R. 1247 " HANBURY, CHARLES R.
V.R. 5284 ABLE SEAMAN JEWKES, ARTHUR L.
V.R. 5904 " " JONES, ALAN O.
V.R. 5921 " " KING, WILLIAM J.
V.R. 6733 STOKER MUSTY, GEORGE H.
V.R. 6159 ABLE SEAMAN ORANDO, AUSTIN R.
V.R. 6147 " " STAFFORD, WILLIAM J.
V.R. 6728 STOKER STIRRUP, HAROLD
V.R. 7020 " THERIAULT, WILLIAM G.
V.R. 974 " YOUNG, JOHN
V.R. 6194 ORDINARY SEAMAN MC GUFFIN, HUDSON J.
V.R. 6161 BOY MC LEOD, RODERICK
V.R. 6187 " NEWTON, ROY E.
V.R. 7016 “ PETERS, FREDK. G.
V.R. 6193 " WALLACE, WILLIAM

[West face/face ouest]
IN MEMORIAM

H.M.S. “VICTORY”
V.R. 2943 ORDINARY SEAMAN
DODDS, GORDON 18 MAY 1917
V.R. 3003 STOKER
LANCASTER, JAMES 6 DEC. 1917
H.M.S. “PEMBROKE”
V.R. 3269 ORDINARY SEAMAN
JONES, WILLIAM JOHN 17 JUNE 1917
V.R. 3298 ORDINARY SEAMAN
WALKER, FRED K. HENRY 21 JULY 1917
H.M. SUBMARINE “H.10”
SUB-LIEUTENANT
MAITLAND-DOUGALL, W. McKAY 15 MARCH 1918




[North face/face nord]
IN MEMORIAM

H.M.C.S. “GALIANO”
30 OCT. 1918

H.M.C.S. “GALIANO”
30 OCT. 1918

V.R. 5725 CHIEF PETTY OFFICER VINNICOMBE , JAMES
V.R. 5723 ENGINE ROOM ARTIFICER EDMONDS, PETER W.
V.R. 6418 ENGINE ROOM ARTIFICER MERCER, HAROLD
V.R. 2713 ENGINE ROOM ARTIFICER WATSON, PHILIP ALEX
V.R. 6117 SHIP’S COOK BATE, GEORGE D.S.
V.R. 6318 LEADING STOKER KANEEN, THOMAS F.
V.R. 5654 LEADING STOKER PRICE, NOEL G.
V.R. 199 COOK REEVES, ALFRED JAS.
V.R. 4785 VICTLEG. PETTY OFFICER TABONE, MICHAEL
V.R. 5416 VICTLEG. PETTY OFFICER WILLIAMSON, GEORGE
V.R. 5046 LEADING STOKER WHITEWORTH, FREDK.
V.R. 5672 LEADING SEAMAN BENTLEY, WILLIAM JAS.
V.R. 5727 LEADING SEAMAN MUNROE, ALEX E. PAUL
V.R. 5016 LEADING SEAMAN MCLEAN, NEIL
V.R. 5344 LEADING SEAMAN POERE, EDWARD C.

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