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Frederick Elmo Geddes

In memory of:

Petty Officer Stoker Frederick Elmo Geddes

March 18, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

21476

Age:

27

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Canadian Navy

Division:

H.M.C.S. Guysborough

Additional Information


Born:

June 10, 1917
South Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Elmo Raymond Geddes, and of Eleanor Anna Geddes, of Parksville, British Columbia; husband of Patricia V. Geddes, and Father of Frederick Elmo and Pamela Gloria Ann, of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

His father, Elmo Raymond Geddes, died on June 21, 1920 while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 517 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada

Grave Reference:

Panel 6.

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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  • Photo of FREDERICK ELMO GEDDES– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– This hall was built by local citizens including some First World War veterans and was dedicated in a ceremony on 11 November 1922. Mrs. Sybil Taylor, the mother of one of the dead, unveiled the plaque located inside the hall in November 1971.
  • Memorial– This hall was built by local citizens including some First World War veterans and was dedicated in a ceremony on 11 November 1922. Mrs. Sybil Taylor, the mother of one of the dead, unveiled the plaque located inside the hall in November 1971.

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