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Nursing Sisters' Memorial

Type: Document

The Nursing Sisters' Memorial is located in the Hall of Honour in the centre block on Parliament Hill. The sculptor was Mr. G.W. Hill, R.C.A., of Montréal. The completed panel was mounted in the Hall of Honour during the summer of 1926. In the Programme given at the presentation on Parliament Hill, the artist interprets the sculptured panel.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

Type: Document

Originally established in 1917 as the Imperial War Graves Commission. Over the years the Canadian War Graves Commission has retained the original principles which are discussed on this site.

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Ryes/Bazenville

Type: Document

A predominantly British cemetery, Ryes/Bazenville contains the graves of 21 Canadians of various regiments. This resource also has a link to the history of CANLOAN, an officer sharing scheme arranged between Britain and Canada.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Yokahama Commonwealth War Cemetery

Type: Document

The Yokohama British Commonwealth War Cemetery is the only British Commonwealth Cemetery in Japan. In addition to graves, it contains memorials, a shrine, and a register commemorating the fallen of Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the Netherlands.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Memorial Chamber

Type: DocumentImage

The Memorial Chamber can be found in the Peace Tower at Canada's Parliament Hill. Within the Chamber are the six Books of Remembrance honouring those who gave their lives during times of war.

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Primrose Garden of Remembrance

Type: Image

Weblink provides a picture of the cemetary and a list of soldiers who are buried within the cemetery from the South African War.

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Brookwood Memorial

Type: DocumentImage

This memorial commemorates 3,475 men and women of the land forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire who died during the Second World War and whose names could not appropriately be recorded on any of the campaign memorials in the different theatres of war. The names of 199 Canadians form the second largest total of those remembered here.

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Ranville War Cememtery

Type: Document

Ranville, near Caen, was the first village to be liberated in the D-Day landings. The cemetary there contains the graves of 76 Canadians including nine members of the RCAF, three CANLOAN officers and 57 members of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion.

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President Brand Cemetery

Type: Image

Weblink provides a picture of the cemetary and a list of soldiers who are buried within the cemetery from the South African War.

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Tomb of the Unknown Warrior

Type: Document

The tomb is a symbol of the gallantry and sacrifice of all the Commonwealth war dead. Whether the remains are those of a sailor, a soldier, or an airman and whether he fought in the forces of Great Britain, or one of the Dominions, or of a British Colony, nobody knows. How he came to be interred with Kings at Westminster Abbey is the subject of this site.

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