Photographs of
War Memorials,
Historic Monuments
and Plaques
Halifax Regional Municipality

(formerly Halifax County)

Nova Scotia

Military EngineersDartmouth Military Engineers Alderney Landing

William Roue, Millennium Plaque Dartmouth Millennium Plaque: William Roue

Sir William Alexander monumentHalifax Sir William Alexander monument Victoria Park

Celtic Cross monument, HalifaxHalifax Celtic Cross monument

Halifax war memorial, Grand ParadeHalifax Cenotaph Halifax war memorial, Grand Parade

Halifax City HallHalifax Halifax City Hall

Vincent Coleman tombstoneHalifax Vincent Coleman tombstone

Captain James Cook monumentHalifax Captain James Cook monument

Deadman's Island, Northwest ArmHalifax Deadman's Island

Admiral Walter Hose plaque, HalifaxHalifax Admiral Walter Hose plaque

Alexander Keith monumentHalifax Alexander Keith monument Camp Hill Cemetery

Last Post Fund veterans memorial, HalifaxHalifax Last Post Fund veterans memorial

Fort Massey Cemetery, HalifaxHalifax Fort Massey Cemetery

Norwegian Memorial, Sackville LandingHalifax Norwegian Memorial, Sackville Landing

Plaque: Old Burying GroundHalifax Old Burying Ground plaque

Postal Service in Nova ScotiaHalifax Postal Service in Nova Scotia

Sailor's Statue, Sackville LandingHalifax Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing

Shannon vs. Chesapeake plaque, 1813Halifax Shannon vs. Chesapeake plaque, 1813

Sir Henry Thornton plaqueHalifax Sir Henry Thornton plaque

Unidentified dead, Halifax Explosion 1917Halifax Unidentified Dead, Halifax Explosion 1917

Welsford-Parker monumentHalifax Welsford-Parker monument, Crimean War

Sir John Wentworth plaqueHalifax Sir John Wentworth plaque

Taylor Wood tombstoneHalifax John Taylor Wood tombstone

Joe Cracker, HMS Tribune plaqueHerring Cove Joe Cracker, HMS Tribune plaque

Hubbards war memorialHubbards Hubbards war memorial

S.S. Atlantic 1873, Star of the Sea memorialLower Prospect S.S. Atlantic 1873 memorial: Star of the Sea cemetery

Moose River Gold MineMoose River Gold Mines Moose River Gold Mine collapse

Plaque, Duc d'Anville's 1746 Encampment at ChebuctoRockingham Duc d'Anville's 1746 Encampment at Chebucto

Seabright war memorialSeabright Seabright war memorial

S.S. Atlantic 1873 memorial at Sandy CoveTerence Bay S.S. Atlantic 1873 memorial: Sandy Cove

Swissair Flight 111 MemorialWhalesback Swissair Flight 111 Memorial

Windsor Junction war memorialWindsor Junction Windsor Junction war memorial

A complete list of
Markers of Distinction
located throughout
Halifax Regional Municipality

  1   Bedford, Convoy Quay Bedford Basin Place of History
  2   Sheet Harbour, Tourist Bureau Saw Milling Industry
  3   West Chezzetcook Acadian Heritage Cottage
  4   Dartmouth, Alderney Landing How Dartmouth Has Grown
  5   Dartmouth, Boardwalk North William Roue and Bluenose
  6   Dartmouth, Windmill Road Mi'kmaq Memorial
  7   Dartmouth, Victoria Park Joseph Howe Lived Here
  8   Dartmouth, Sullivan's Pond
  9   Dartmouth, Albro Lake Road Harbour Explosion
11   Dartmouth, Portland Street Ice-Skate Capital of the World
12   Dartmouth, Black Cultural Centre History of the Black Community
13   Eastern Passage, Fisherman's Cove
14   Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
15   Terence Bay, S.S. Atlantic Heritage Park Cry of the Sea
16   Halifax, Chebucto Landing Here We Began
17   Halifax, Province House
18   Halifax, Grand Parade Old Dalhousie and City Hall
19   Halifax, Downtown Commercial Heart of the Maritimes
20   Halifax, Public Gardens
21   Halifax, Brunswick Street Samuel Cunard, Great Haligonian
22   Halifax, George Dixon Centre Halifax Mosaic
23   Halifax, Almond Street Sir John S.D. Thompson
24   Halifax, Fort Needham Explosion Memorial
25   Halifax, Fleming Park - Dingle Sir Sandford Fleming

Halifax Streets and Other Landmarks
named in memory of
WW2 Military Personnel
Westmount Subdivision
(built on the site of the old Halifax Airport)

Cook Avenue

Corporal Paul Martin Cook, Royal Canadian Engineers

Doug Smith Drive

Flying Officer Doug Smith, RCAF

Edward Arab Avenue

Lieutenant Edward Arab, Royal Canadian Army

Ernst Avenue

Lt-Col. Arnold Albert Ernst, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

George Dauphinee Avenue

Flying Officer George Alfred Osborne Dauphinee, RCAF
Lieutenant George Wharton Dauphinee, RAF

Heinish Avenue

Sergeant Morton Ralph Heinish, RCAF

Jack Fergusson Avenue

John Drummond Fergusson, RCAF

Larry O'Connell Field

Flight Lieutenant Lawrence James O'Connell, RCAF DFC

Lloyd Fox Avenue

Gunner Lloyd Fox, Royal Canadian Artillery

Peter Lowe Avenue

Captain Peter Lowe, Royal Artillery

Rainne Drive

Major Gavin Fraser Rainne, Royal Canadian Artillery

Ralph Devlin Drive

Corporal Ralph William Devlin, Royal Can. Corps of Signals

Robert Murphy Drive

Pilot Officer Robert Wakely David Murphy, RCAF

Romans Avenue

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Flying Officer David Albert Romans, RAF DFC

...Last winter, I was guest speaker at a meeting
of the Historical Society of my hometown, Glace Bay,
Nova Scotia.  I asked my audience of 100 if anyone
knew who David Romans was.  None did.

David Romans was the first Nova Scotian to be awarded
the Distinguished Flying Cross.  He was the first Canadian
to pilot an RAF American Flying Fortress.  He flew thirty
bombing missions over enemy territory and 28 "gardening"
flights dropping leaflets.

David Romans was decorated by King George VI
at Buckingham Palace.

He died when his bomber was shot down over Norway.
He was on a bombing run to sink the German battleship,
Admiral Scheer in a Norwegian fjord.  He was 20 years old.

David Romans was from Glace Bay.

Canadians have never started a war but when liberty and
freedom came under attack they were always among the
first to fight the aggressor.  It is never my intention to
popularize war – the brutality, the killing and senseless
loss of life. But, from time to time, wars do break out and
Canadian men and women served above and beyond
the call of duty.

These are the heroes whose stories must be told
and perpetuated.

It isn't enough to just wear a Poppy on Remembrance Day
or stand by the Cenotaph, with head bowed, as a bugler
plays The Last Post.  Our freedom and liberty were won
because Canadian blood was spilled in France, Holland,
Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and
the Middle East...

— Pat MacAdam, "Duty to Remember"
Ottawa Sun, 6 November 2005

Saunders Park

Wing Commander Donald W. Saunders, RCAF

Ward Avenue

Private Charles Albert Vaugn Ward, Royal Canadian Infantry

William Hunt Avenue

Lieutenant William Gordon Hunt, Royal Canadian Infantry

— Source: The Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum Newsletter,
December 2001 - January 2002, page five

DFC   Distinguished Flying Cross
RAF   Royal Air Force
RCAF   Royal Canadian Air Force

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