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Horace Garner Stark

In memory of:

Telegraphist Horace Garner Stark

October 22, 1940


North Atlantic

Military Service


Service Number:

V/6408

Age:

20

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Division:

H.M.C.S. Margaree

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, War Medal and Canadian Volonteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

March 19, 1920
Finch, Stormont County, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 15, 1939
Carleton Place, Ontario

Son of James S. and Laura B. Stark, of Carleton Place, Ontario. Brother of Bevis. Telegraphist Stark also servided on the H.M.C.S. Stadacona and H.M.C.S. Fraser.

Commemorated on the Berwick Cenotaph.

Commemorated on Page 18 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 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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  • Plaque– (obverse/avers): TEL. H.G. STARK R.C.N.V.R. DIED IN HIS COUNTRY'S SERVICE 22 OCT. 1940; (reverse/verso): BIRKS STERLING; (note): CANADA On behalf of the Government of Canada, I have the honour to forward to you this Memorial Bar to be attached to the ribbons of medals awarded to the member of the Armed Forces of Canada whose name is inscribed thereon Hugues Lapointe Minister of Veterans Affairs

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  • Photo of HORACE GARNER STARK– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of HORACE GARNER STARK– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of HORACE GARNER STARK– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 1940. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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