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/Embassy-and-Consulates/norwaycanada/
        Historical-ties/campnorway/norwegians/

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/Embassy-and-Consulates/norwaycanada/
        Historical-ties/campnorway/wargraves/






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/Embassy-and-Consulates/
        norwaycanada/Historical-ties/campnorway/norwegians/

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

Archived: 2003 June 19
http://web.archive.org/web/20030619042042/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
      Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm

Archived: 2003 August 03
http://web.archive.org/web/20030803035504/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
      Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm

Archived: 2004 January 09
http://web.archive.org/web/20040109231813/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
      Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm

Archived: 2004 February 25
http://web.archive.org/web/20040225141352/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 26 April 2010.


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


The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Their Majesties the King and Queen of Norway
visited Canada, May 2002

Archived: 2003 September 01
http://web.archive.org/web/20030901064330/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     Links/State+Visit+2002/Default.htm

Archived: 2004 January 24
http://web.archive.org/web/20040124133735/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     Links/State+Visit+2002/Default.htm

Archived: 2004 June 29
http://web.archive.org/web/20040629055808/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     norwaycanada/statevisit02/

Archived: 2005 March 08
http://web.archive.org/web/20050308015738/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     norwaycanada/statevisit02/

Archived: 2006 August 07
http://web.archive.org/web/20060807014308/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     norwaycanada/statevisit02/

Archived: 2007 October 23
http://web.archive.org/web/20071023150453/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     norwaycanada/statevisit02/

Archived: 2008 March 20
http://web.archive.org/web/20080320050344/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     norwaycanada/statevisit02/


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 26 April 2010.


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


The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Camp Norway, by the Canadian Nordic Society

Archived: 2002 February 01
http://web.archive.org/web/20020201213202/http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/
      campnorway.html

Archived: 2003 April 09
http://web.archive.org/web/20030409210627/http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/
      campnorway.html

Archived: 2004 October 11
http://web.archive.org/web/20041011153615/http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/
      campnorway.html

Archived: 2005 December 21
http://web.archive.org/web/20051221182808/http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/
      campnorway.html

Archived: 2006 September 07
http://web.archive.org/web/20060907050527/http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/
      campnorway.html


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 26 April 2010.


Norway and World War Two by Tor Dagre
    http://www.norway.org/aboutnorway/history/after1814/ww2/


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

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Canada and Norway: Celebrating 60 Years
of Diplomatic Relations

Archived: 2003 May 03
http://web.archive.org/web/20030503054237/http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/
      canadaeuropa/country_norcelebration-en.asp

Archived: 2003 October 30
http://web.archive.org/web/20031030163038/http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/
      canadaeuropa/country_norcelebration-en.asp

Archived: 2004 May 28
http://web.archive.org/web/20040528211019/http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/
      canadaeuropa/country_norcelebration-en.asp

Archived: 2004 November 21
http://web.archive.org/web/20041121162112/http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/
      canadaeuropa/country_norcelebration-en.asp

Archived: 2005 March 09
http://web.archive.org/web/20050309203917/http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/
      canadaeuropa/country_norcelebration-en.asp


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 26 April 2010.


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

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Royal Norwegian Embassy, by Ottawa Life

Archived: 2003 October 12
http://web.archive.org/web/20031012021716/http://ottawalife.com/
      embassy.asp?embassyid=49

Archived: 2004 August 07
http://web.archive.org/web/20040807220805/http://www.ottawalife.com/
      embassy.asp?embassyid=49

Archived: 2005 February 07
http://web.archive.org/web/20050207105238/http://ottawalife.com/
      embassy.asp?embassyid=49

Archived: 2006 March 28
http://web.archive.org/web/20060328100250/http://www.ottawalife.com/
      embassy.asp?embassyid=49


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 26 April 2010.


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
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/military-memorials.html



Norwegian war memorial at Chester Norwegian war memorial Chester
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/norchest.html


Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/sailor-statue.html


Halifax war memorial, Grand Parade Halifax war memorial The Cenotaph, Grand Parade
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/hfxwarmem.html


Welsford-Parker monument Welsford-Parker monument, Crimean War Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/crimeamon.html


Plaque: Old Burying Ground Old Burying Ground plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/oldburygnd.html


Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax Fort Massey Cemetery Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/fortmasseycem.html


Deadman's Island, Northwest Arm Deadman's Island Northwest Arm, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/deadmansnd.html


Last Post Fund veterans memorial, Halifax Last Post Fund veterans memorial Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/lastpostmem.html


Halifax City Hall Halifax City Hall Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/cityhall.html


Shannon vs. Chesapeake plaque, Halifax Shannon vs. Chesapeake plaque, 1813 Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/shannon.html


Admiral Walter Hose plaque, Halifax Admiral Walter Hose plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/admwhose.html


Sir William Alexander monument Sir William Alexander monument Victoria Park, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alexwill.html


Captain James Cook monument Captain James Cook monument Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/cookjmon.html


Taylor Wood tombstone John Taylor Wood tombstone Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/woodtaylor.html


Joe Cracker, HMS Tribune plaque Joe Cracker, HMS Tribune plaque Herring Cove
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/tribuneplq.html


Memorial, unidentified dead, Halifax Explosion, 6 December 1917 Memorial, Unidentified Dead, Halifax Explosion 1917 Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/unidentified1917.html


Military Engineers Military Engineers Alderney Landing, Dartmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alderneylanding.html


Windsor Junction war memorial Windsor Junction war memorial Windsor Junction
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/windsorjctm.html


Plaque, Duc d'Anville's 1746 Encampment at Chebucto Duc d'Anville's 1746 Encampment at Chebucto Rockingham
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/danvillemon.html


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Latest update:   2010 April 26