Victoria War Memorial

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Municipality/Province: Victoria, BC

Memorial Number: 59032-001

Type: Bronze statue and granite shaft

Address: Government Street

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 48.42054   Long: -123.36925

Contributor: Marjorie Chester

Erected by the city of Victoria, this memorial is dedicated to the memory of the war dead of the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War and the members of the Canadian Forces and Canadian civilians on peacekeeping missions.

It was unveiled Jul 12, 1925 by Lt Gov W.C. Nichol. The granite cenotaph and bronze statue were designed by Vernon and Sydney March.

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Inscription found on memorial

[front, upper plaque/devant, plaque du haut]

TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD

1914 - 1919
1939 - 1945

THEY DIED THE NOBLEST DEATH A MAN MAY DIE FIGHTING FOR GOD AND RIGHT AND LIBERTY AND SUCH A DEATH IS IMMORTALITY

[front, lower plaque/devant, plaque du bas]

KOREA
1950 - 1953

[back, plaque/arrière, plaque]

IN RECOGNITION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN FORCES AND CANADIAN CITIZENS

IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE

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