Photographs of
Norwegian Memorial

WW2   1939 – 1945

In memory of members of
the Norwegian Merchant Navy,
Royal Norwegian Navy,
and Royal Norwegian Army,
who were lost at sea or were buried
in Nova Scotia during the
Second World War



Halifax
Nova Scotia

Located at Sackville Landing
Water Street at the foot of Sackville Street

GPS location:   44°38'51"N   63°34'13"W





Halifax: Norwegian Memorial, Sackville Landing

Photographed on 31 May 2005



Halifax: Norwegian Memorial, Sackville Landing

Photographed on 31 May 2005



Halifax: Norwegian Memorial, Sackville Landing

Photographed on 31 May 2005



Halifax: Norwegian Memorial, Sackville Landing

Photographed on 31 May 2005



Halifax: Norwegian Memorial, Sackville Landing

Photographed on 31 May 2005



This Norwegian Memorial Stone

The Norwegian memorial stone at Sackville Landing in Halifax commemorates members of
the Norwegian Merchant Navy, the Royal Norwegian Navy and Army buried in Nova Scotia.

It also commemorates those who sailed out of Nova Scotian ports never to return.

It was donated by Hans Petter Strandberg, of Strandberg Stein a.s., Larvik, Norway, and
brought to Halifax through the courtesy of Wilhelmsen Line.  The Government of Norway paid
for the installation.  The design on the face of the stone is copied from a monument in Larvik
and was used with the permission of the late artist's family.

The monument was unveiled on Canada's Remembrance Day, 11 November 1998,
by His Excellency Johan L. Løvald, then Norwegian Ambassador to Canada, and
Mr. Jostein Kjelsrud of Larvik.

— Source: Norwegians in Nova Scotia during the Second World War
by the Norwegian Embassy, Ottawa
http://www.emb-norway.ca/norwaycanada/campnorway/norwegians/norwegians.htm

Norwegian war graves in Nova Scotia

Norwegian war graves in Nova Scotia by the Norwegian Embassy, Ottawa
There are 35 graves of Norwegian sailors, soldiers and merchant seamen in Nova Scotia.
One grave is in Sydney, four in Lunenburg and the rest are in Halifax.

St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Fairview, is the last resting place of ten merchant seamen
whose remains occupy what is known as the Norwegian Plot while one other grave lies
not far away.  There are seventeen Norwegian war graves in Camp Hill Cemetery.
These are scattered over a wide area and some of them were unmarked until quite recently...
http://www.emb-norway.ca/norwaycanada/campnorway/wargraves/wargraves.htm






Links to Relevant Websites

Norwegians in Nova Scotia during the Second World War
by the Norwegian Embassy, Ottawa
In 1940 Norway, with a population of some 3,000,000, had the
third largest ocean going merchant fleet in the world, about 1100 ships.
When Nazi Germany invaded the country without warning on the 9th of April
that year, 1024 of those ships were at sea.  The King immediately ordered
them all to proceed to allied ports.  At the same time, the German-backed
government that had been set up in Oslo under Vidkun Quisling, was
broadcasting orders for the ships to return home.  Not a single one did so
and Norway's great merchant fleet was now at the disposal of the Allies.
This is where Nova Scotia comes in to the picture...
    http://www.emb-norway.ca/norwaycanada/campnorway/
        norwegians/norwegians.htm

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Norwegians in Nova Scotia during the Second World War


Archived: 2003 June 19
http://www.emb-norway.ca/
      Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm#Norwegians

Archived: 2003 October 05
http://www.emb-norway.ca/
      Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm#Norwegians

Archived: 2004 February 25
http://www.emb-norway.ca/
      Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm#Norwegians


Camp Norway Pilgrimage 2001 to various sites in Nova Scotia connected
with the Second World War, including Lunenburg, Camp Norway and
the Fisheries Museum...
    http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=feature/norway


Their Majesties the King and Queen of Norway visited Canada, May 2002
    http://www.emb-norway.ca/norwaycanada/statevisit02/


Camp Norway by the Canadian Nordic Society
    http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/campnorway.html


Canadian Nordic Society
    http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/


Norway and World War Two by Tor Dagre
    http://odin.dep.no/odin/engelsk/norway/history/032005-990466/


Canada and Norway: Celebrating 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations
During World War Two, Norwegian armed forces trained
in Camp Norway, Nova Scotia, and in Little Norway, Ontario...
    http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canadaeuropa/
        country_norcelebration-en.asp


Royal Norwegian Embassy by Ottawa Life.
A substantial part of Norway's merchant fleet served
in North Sea convoy traffic from Halifax to Britain...
    http://www.ottawalife.com/embassy.asp?embassyid=49


Nova Scotia Tour: Day 8 Chester to Mount Denson
...One really interesting small monument caught my attention.
When Hitler invaded Norway in 1940, a group of Norwegian fisherman
fled to Canada.  These men set up a camp near Chester...
    http://www.tomswenson.com/NSday8.htm







Photographs of Military Memorials in Nova Scotia
    /remem/military-memorials.html



Norwegian war memorial at Chester Norwegian war memorial Chester
    /lunenco/norchest.html


Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing Halifax
    /hfxrm/sailor-statue.html


Halifax war memorial, Grand Parade Halifax war memorial The Cenotaph, Grand Parade
    /hfxrm/hfxwarmem.html


Welsford-Parker monument Welsford-Parker monument, Crimean War Halifax
    /hfxrm/crimeamon.html


Plaque: Old Burying Ground Old Burying Ground plaque Halifax
    /hfxrm/oldburygnd.html


Deadman's Island, Northwest Arm Deadman's Island Northwest Arm, Halifax
    /hfxrm/deadmansnd.html


Halifax City Hall Halifax City Hall Halifax
    /hfxrm/cityhall.html


Sir William Alexander monument Sir William Alexander monument Victoria Park, Halifax
    /hfxrm/alexwill.html


Captain James Cook monument Halifax
    /hfxrm/cookjmon.html


Taylor Wood tombstone John Taylor Wood tombstone Halifax
    /hfxrm/woodtaylor.html


Joe Cracker, HMS Tribune plaque Joe Cracker, HMS Tribune plaque Herring Cove
    /hfxrm/tribuneplq.html


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