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Moyle Kitchener Beck

In memory of:

Leading Seaman Moyle Kitchener Beck

February 22, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

A/4521

Age:

28

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Canadian Navy Reserve

Division:

H.M.C.S. Trentonian

Additional Information


Son of James Enos and W. Ada Belle Beck, of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Husband of Bertha E. Beck, of Lunenburg.

Commemorated on Page 494 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 7.

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Roll of honor– In memory of the students of the Lunenburg Academy who went off to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Seagull YearBook– In memory of the students of the Lunenburg Academy who went off to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Moyle Beck– In memory of the students of the Lunenburg Academy who went off to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– In memory of the students of the Lunenburg Academy who went off to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Photo of ship– Source:  Readyayeready.com
  • Newspaper Clipping– Leading Seaman MOYLE KITCHENER BECK was one of six members of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve who died when the H.M.C.S. Trentonian was torpedoed near Falmouth England on February 22, 1945. 
Source:  Globe and Mail, March 26, 1945
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  Globe and Mail, April 9, 1945.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  Hamilton Spectator, March 26, 1945
  • Newspaper Clipping– An account of the lost of the Trentonian on February 22, 1945 appeared in the Globe and Mail, March 26, 1945.  Part 1
  • Newspaper Clipping– An account of the lost of the Trentonian on February 22, 1945 appeared in the Globe and Mail, March 26, 1945.  Part 2
  • Newspaper Clipping– An account of the lost of the Trentonian on February 22, 1945, appeared in the Hamilton Spectator, March 26, 1945.  Part 1
  • Newspaper Clipping– An account of the lost of the Trentonian on February 22, 1945, appeared in the Hamilton Spectator, March 26, 1945.  Part 2
  • Photo of MOYLE KITCHENER BECK– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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