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William John Stafford

In memory of:

Able Seaman William John Stafford

October 30, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

VR/6147

Age:

29

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

Division:

H.M.C.S. "Galiano."

Additional Information


Son of John and Elizabeth Stafford, of Letterbreen, Enniskillen, Ireland.

Commemorated on Page 505 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VICTORIA MEMORIAL
British Columbia, Canada

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

On Vancouver Island in Ross Bay Cemetery, British Columbia, is the VICTORIA MEMORIAL. The cemetery holds 133 war graves and contains, in a separate plot, the Naval Memorial which consists simply of a square block of granite bearing the names of 39 officers and men who were lost or buried at sea in the Pacific Ocean. Of these, 36 were from the HMCS Galiano which went down on October 30, 1918. Behind the VICTORIA MEMORIAL stands a Cross of Sacrifice.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • H.M.C.S. Galiano– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM JOHN STAFFORD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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