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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Ainslie Hendry

In memory of:

Surgeon Lieutenant George Ainslie Hendry

September 13, 1942

Military Service


Age:

31

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Division:

H.M.C.S. Ottawa

Additional Information


Son of William B. Hendry, and of Elizabeth Hendry, of Toronto, Ontario; husband of Jean Isobel Hendry, of Calgary, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 81 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 8.

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 GEORGE AINSLIE HENDRY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– Entry from Torontonensis, University of Toronto's yearbook, 1935, describes Hendry's extra-curricular interests and activities. Hendry was a graduate of Medicine.
  • Composite photo of University of Toronto Athletic Directorate– Composite photo of University of Toronto Athletic Directorate shows Hendry second row from top, at right side. From Torontonensis yearbook, 1935.
  • Group Photo– Group photo of hockey players shows Hendry in front row, third from photo left. Hendry was a holder of the "T" for athletic excellence. From Torontonensis yearbook, 1935.

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