Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Gordon Barre

In memory of:

Sub-Lieutenant (E) James Gordon Barre

December 2, 1940

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Division:

H.M.S. Forfar

Additional Information


Son of Robert J. and Esther C. Barre, of Barrie, Ontario.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LIVERPOOL NAVAL MEMORIAL
Lancashire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 4, Column 1.

Location:

The Memorial is situated on the Mersey River Front at the Pier Head, Liverpool, close to and behind the Liver Buildings and the end of James Street. From the end of the M62 motorway follow the signs for the City Centre and Maritime Museum. The Liverpool Memorial consists of a circular column, faced in Portland stone, on a raised semi-circular platform; on its summit is a device of reflecting lenses, suggestive of a beacon. The platform is approached from the promenade by a flight of steps and is surrounded by a wall. At the head of the steps, at each end of the wall, there is a globe; one side being a celestial globe ornamented with the signs of the Zodiac, and the other side being a terrestrial globe showing the countries and seas of the world. Set in recesses in the wall are the bronze panels that bear the names of over 1300 casualties. At the base of the column, facing the steps and the promenade, beneath the Naval badge of the Naval Crown, wreath, and foul anchor, is carved the inscription:
THESE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE MERCHANT NAVY DIED WHILE SERVING WITH THE ROYAL NAVY AND HAVE NO GRAVE BUT THE SEA. 1939 - 1945.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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