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Maud Elizabeth Steane

In memory of:

Second Radio Officer Maud Elizabeth Steane

August 14, 1944

Military Service




Merchant Navy


Canadian Merchant Navy


S.S. Viggo Hansteen (of Norway)

Additional Information


July 11, 1916
Toronto, Ontario

Daughter of Frederick W. Steane and Elizabeth Amy Steane, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 233 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

VI. C. 2.


FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY stands on the right bank of the River Arno, just south of the road to Pontassieve and to Arezzo and 5 kilometres east of Florence. Take the A1 Roma to Milano road and exit at Firenze sud. Follow the road (No.67) towards Pontassieve and Arezzo. The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited outside the working hours of the local gardening staff but will be unmanned. The local gardening staff working hours are as follows:
From first Monday in April:
Monday to Thursday: 07.30 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.45
Friday: 07.30 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 15.30
From first Monday in October:
Monday to Thursday: 08.00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.00
Friday: 08.00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 15.00

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Maude Elizabeth Steane– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Maude Elizabeth Steane– Photo CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • Memorial Plaque– Second Radio Officer Steane is also commemorated on a memorial plaque affixed to a new eight sided old-fashioned bandstand  in Veteran's Park in  Langford, British Columbia.  The plaque was unveiled by ex-merchant mariner Tom Osborne and Barbara Duncan on May 19, 2002 as a bugler sounded Reveille.  It is believed to be the first war memorial anywhere in the world dedicated to women merchant mariners who died at their posts in the two world wars.
  • Grave marker

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