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Cremation Memorial

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Municipality/Province: Ottawa, ON

Memorial Number: 35061-003

Type: Concrete structure and four metal plaques

Address: 280 Beechwood Avenue

Location: Beechwood Cemetery, National Military Cemetery, Section 27

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 45.44736   Long: -75.65844

Contributor: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates 31 War Dead of the First and Second World Wars on the Cremation Memorial at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario. The 31 War Dead commemorated on the Memorial were cremated in Canada and the United States and do not have a place of burial.

The Cremation Memorial was built in 1958 and is located in a rock garden adjacent to the Field of Honour in Section 27 where War Dead and Veterans are buried. The Cremation Memorial consists of commemoration panels set on an inside wall of a granite shelter building that was designed and built by Veterans Affairs Canada engineers. The Commission installed a Cross of Sacrifice in the centre of Section 27 in 1957 and a ceremony to dedicate the Cross of Sacrifice and Cremation Memorial was held in May 1959.

As of 1971, the Cremation Memorial has also displayed plaques to commemorate 28 Dutch War Dead whose graves are maintained by the Canadian Agency of the Commission on behalf of the Netherlands.

Canada's military community has been burying its members in Beechwood Cemetery for more than 100 years and it is the resting place of over 210 War Dead and thousands of Veterans. In 2007, Section 27, along with Section 103 and the military plots in Sections 29 and 19 were developed into Canada's National Military Cemetery.

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Inscription found on memorial

[first plaque/première plaque]

1939 - 1945

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THESE OFFICERS AND MEN WHO DIED IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND WHOSE MORTAL REMAINS WERE COMMITTED TO FIRE

[column 1/colonne 1]

ROYAL NAVY
COMMANDER (E)
WATSON E.
ROYAL MARINES
BRIGADIER
HOME F. W.
ROYAL AIR FORCE
GROUP CAPTAIN
SHEKLETON A., C.B.E., D.S.O.
FLIGHT LIEUT.
BLYTH A.
WARRANT OFFICER
HIDE D.C.
SERGEANT
STILLWELL S.H.
CORPS OF MILITARY STAFF CLERKS
CANADIAN ARMY
LIEUT.-COLONEL
CUMMINS J.F., M.S.M.
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
SQDN. LEADER
CURRY F.B.

[column 2/colonne 2]

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
SQDN. LEADER
DRURY W.H.E.
MACLEAN I.M.
FLIGHT LIEUT.
MOORE E.A.
WALKER I.P.
FLYING OFFICER
BRISTOL B.W.
PILOT OFFICER
BUCKLEY S.S.
SERGEANT
BLYTHE R.R.
UNGER B.M.E.
CORPORAL
DEWAR W.C.
GREGORY-ALLAN L.
LDG. AIRCRAFTMAN
CARVALHO P.D.
DOUGLAS W.W.
IRVINE D.G.
PROUD R.E.
MOODY J.R.
RICHARDSON R.L.
AIRCRAFTMAN II
DE LORME E.
WYAMN N.H.


[second plaque/deuxième plaque] 

1940 - 1945 

TER HERDENKING VAN DE IN CANADA GEVALLEN NEDERLANDERS 

[column 1/colonne 1]

P. VAN DEN BERG
3.3.1905
12.8.1941

D.B. HEYMANS
3.6.1924
25.10.1943

F. VAN HOOGDALEM
3.12.1892
12.5.1942

A. JANSEN
20.3.1921
28.12.1943

P. KOONING
31.10.1895
28.10.1940

B.H. VAN PELT
10.7.1892
28.3.1944

M. REMKES
25.7.1916
25.11.1940

F.H.A. THOMAS
8.8.1922
12.5.1942

[column 2/colonne 2]

J. BESIER
10.12.1908
24.3.1942

C.F.W. HILLE
21.4.1898
8.9.1943

M.A. HUIJMANS
23.4.1922
5.12.1941

W. KONING
3.9.1909
12.5.1942

A. VAN DER NEUT
29.11.1920
28.12.1940

J. PIJNACKER
18.5.1895
29.10.1943

J.L. SLUIJTER
7.9.1916
3.12.1943

H.J. VAN VLIET
6.11.1922
2.6.1944

[bottom/bas]

P.W. ZEIJLEMAKER
30.8.1913
24.3.1942

[third plaque/troisième plaque] 

[column 1/colonne 1]

J.W. AKKERMAN
1-7-99
18-3-45

D. VAN DE BIESEN BARHAM
11-4-21
13-3-44

J.R. HART
7-3-11
10-1-44

J.F. MCGOVERN
23-6-20
27-6-42

WONG ONG

19-2-44

[column 2/colonne 2]

M. BEAUCHAMP
1895
17-10-40

J. COMMANDER
11-5-12
1-3-43

A. MALIK
1896
29-5-42

A.J. MECIDI
19-10-03
18-7-42

R. ROBINSON
5-6-26
8-2-43

[coloumn 3/colonne 3]

G. ROWLANDS
1922
11-1-41 

[fourth plaque/quatrième plaque]

CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL REGISTER

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