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François Painted Nose

In memory of:

Private François Painted Nose

December 26, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

1051587

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

243rd Battalion

Citation(s):

British War Medal

Additional Information


Born:

August 23, 1891
Batoche, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

January 25, 1917
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Son of Annie Painted-Nose, One Arrow Reserve, Saskatchewan. Husband of Agnes Painted-Nose and father of Stephen of Duck Lake, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 481 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada

Grave Reference:

Addenda Panel.

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.

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  • Attestation paper– Attestation Paper, page one.
Francois Painted Nose was born on 23 Aug 1891 in Batoche, Saskatchewan.  He enlisted on 2 February 1916 at Prince Albert, Sask., and was assigned to the 243rd Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.  In June 1917 he was shipped to England in the SS Olympic, and transferred to the 15th Canadian Reserve Battalion at Bramshott, England on arrival.
In September 1917 he was diagnosed with tuberculosis at Bramshott.  In October he was transferred to Canadian Military Hospital Kirkdale in Liverpool, from where he was invalided to Canada via the Hospital Ship Araguaya.  He was discharged from the Canadian Army on 10 August 1918 at Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • Attestation paper– Attestation Paper, page two.
Francois Painted Nose was born on 23 Aug 1891 in Batoche, Saskatchewan.  He enlisted on 2 February 1916 at Prince Albert, Sask., and was assigned to the 243rd Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.  In June 1917 he was shipped to England in the SS Olympic, and transferred to the 15th Canadian Reserve Battalion at Bramshott, England on arrival.
In September 1917 he was diagnosed with tuberculosis at Bramshott.  In October he was transferred to Canadian Military Hospital Kirkdale in Liverpool, from where he was invalided to Canada via the Hospital Ship Araguaya.  He was discharged from the Canadian Army on 10 August 1918 at Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • Halifax Memorial
  • Memorial– The panel on the Halifax Memorial at Point Pleasant, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on which Francois Painted Nose's name is inscribed.
Image taken February 2018 by Tom Tulloch.

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