Photographs of
Chester
War Memorial

WW1     1914 – 1918
WW2     1939 – 1945
Korea     1950 – 1953
Afghanistan     2002


Monument

Chester
Lunenburg County
Nova Scotia

Located on the Parade, South Street at Central Street

GPS location:   44°32'11"N   64°14'33"W



Chester: war memorial monument, general view looking north-east

Photographed on 31 October 2002



Chester: war memorial monument, general view looking north

Photographed on 31 October 2002



Chester: war memorial monument, sculpture by Massey Rhind
Sculpture by J. Massey Rhind (1860-1936)

Photographed on 30 April 2003



Chester: war memorial monument, west face
West face

Photographed on 31 October 2002



Chester: war memorial monument, plaque on west face
Plaque on west face

Photographed on 4 November 2002



Chester: war memorial monument, north face
North face

Photographed on 30 April 2003



Chester: war memorial monument, north face upper plaque
Upper plaque on north face

Photographed on 30 April 2003



Chester: war memorial monument, north face lower plaque
Lower plaque on north face

Photographed on 31 October 2002



Chester: war memorial monument, south face
South face

Photographed on 4 November 2002



Memorial Plaque Unveiled
CBC   November 2nd, 2002

N.S. adds 'friendly fire' victim to cenotaph
by the CBC, 3 Nov. 2002

For the first time in more than half a century, a small
community in Nova Scotia has added the name of
a young soldier to the local war memorial...
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2002/11/02/memorial_021102.html

Chester: war memorial monument, upper plaque on south face
Upper plaque on south face

Photographed on 20 March 2003



Chester: war memorial monument, south face
South face

Photographed on 16 April 2010



Chester: war memorial monument, south flagpole
South flagpole

Photographed on 4 November 2002



Chester: war memorial monument, 19 Nov 2005

Photographed on 19 November 2005



Also see:   Chester Bronze Cannons





Links to Relevant Websites

Chester war memorial by the South Shore Genealogical Society
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~nslssgs/chester.htm


The National Silver (Memorial) Cross Mother for 2002, by the Royal Canadian Legion
Mrs. Doreen Coolen, the mother of the late Private Richard Anthony Green
    http://www.legion.ca/asp/docs/feature/SilverCross_e.asp

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of this document:
The National Silver (Memorial) Cross Mother for 2002
Mrs. Doreen Coolen, the mother of the late Private Richard Anthony Green
by the Royal Canadian Legion

Archived: 2002 December 26
http://web.archive.org/web/20021226013735/http://www.legion.ca/asp/docs/feature/SilverCross_e.asp

Archived: 2003 February 04
http://web.archive.org/web/20030204012316/http://www.legion.ca/asp/docs/feature/SilverCross_e.asp

Archived: 2003 April 25
http://web.archive.org/web/20030425105532/http://www.legion.ca/asp/docs/feature/SilverCross_e.asp

Archived: 2003 August 21
http://web.archive.org/web/20030821140846/http://www.legion.ca/asp/docs/feature/SilverCross_e.asp


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 20 April 2010.



Mother of soldier killed by U.S. bomb to lay wreath in Ottawa by the CBC, 11 Nov. 2002
Doreen Coolen has been invited to take part in the national Remembrance Day
ceremonies in Ottawa on Monday, but it's an honour the Nova Scotia woman
would rather not have.  The Royal Canadian Legion asked her to
represent all Canadian mothers who have lost a child in war.
She is this year's National Silver (Memorial) Cross Mother.
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2002/11/10/remembrance_mom021110.html


Canada remembers by the CBC, 12 Nov. 2002
Doreen Coolen, whose son was killed this spring in Afghanistan,
was at the memorial to lay a wreath in honour of all those
dead soldiers' mothers.  Pte. Richard Green was one of four
Canadians killed in a so-called friendly fire incident last
April near Kandahar.  Coolen followed Governor General
Adrienne Clarkson in placing her wreath.  Prime Minister
Jean Chrétien and U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci were
among other dignitaries to pay their respects with wreaths...
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2002/11/11/remem_day021111.html


Relatives press for lawsuit in friendly-fire deaths by the CBC, 22 March 2003
Relatives of a Nova Scotia soldier killed in Afghanistan last year
are pressing forward with their lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force...
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2003/03/22/lawsuit030322.html


Mrs. Doreen Coolen: 2002 Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother by Veterans Affairs Canada
    http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/clients/sub.cfm?source=collections/books/silver02


Mrs. Doreen Coolen, 2002 Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother by Veterans Affairs Canada
The National Silver Cross (Memorial) Mother for 2002 is Mrs. Doreen Coolen
of Simms Settlement in Hubbards, Nova Scotia.  She the mother of the late
Private Richard Anthony Green killed by friendly fire while on duty with
the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI)
in Afghanistan in 2002...
    http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/books/silver02

John Massey Rhind
by Wikipedia

Other Sculptures by
John Massey Rhind
(1860-1936)

New Glasgow War Memorial New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/newglaswar.html


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


National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Niles, Trumbull County, Ohio
William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States.
    http://wapedia.mobi/en/National_McKinley_Birthplace_Memorial


Grant's Tomb New York City
    http://www.grantstomb.org/ov3.html


Bust of Judge James Monroe Jackson, Sr. Parkersburg, West Virginia
    http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~hyde/jackson/JamesMJackson.html


Moses Smiting the Rock Washington Park, Albany, New York
    http://www.albany.edu/~jg7712/isp523/neighborhood.html


Statue of Crawford W. Long
National Statuary Hall Collection, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
    http://www.aoc.gov/cc/art/nsh/long_c.cfm


Corning Memorial Fountain Hartford, Connecticut
    http://www.bushnellpark.org/Content/Corning_Fountain.asp


Statue of Stephen Girard Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia's greatest philanthropist
    http://www.philart.net/images/large/girard.jpg


Statue of Tedyuscung Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    http://www.philart.net/images/large/tedy1.jpg


Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson Indiana Plaza, Washington, D.C.
    http://www.kittytours.org/thatman2/search.asp?subject=16


Apollo Fountain Georgian Court College, Lakewood, New Jersey
The Apollo Fountain, designed by John Massey Rhind, was a
birthday gift in 1902 for George Gould's wife...
    http://www.ettc.net/njarts/details.cfm?ID=347


Erskine Memorial Fountain Grant Park, Atlanta, Georgia
...Mrs. Ward commissioned New York sculptor J. Massey Rhind to
create a fountain that would serve as a public memorial to her father.
Rhind was a very distinguished artist. Commisssioned by William
Waldorf Astor, he had designed the famous memorial doors of
Trinity Church in New York in honor of Astor's deceased father.
Rhind came to Atlanta for the fountain's formal unveiling and was
on hand to receive compliments on his creation, which was then
considered to be one of Atlanta's most notable landmarks...
    http://gpconservancy.org/node/64


Statue of Peter Stuyvesant 866 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
    http://www.njcu.edu/programs/jchistory/
        Pages/S_Pages/Stuyvesant_Peter.htm


View 1: Statue of Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    http://www.gb1863.com/432.JPG

View 2: Statue of Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    http://www.gb1863.com/433.JPG


One Hundred Broadway 100 Broadway, New York City
Prominently sited at the southeast corner of Broadway and Pine Street,
opposite Trinity Church, the building stands in the heart of the
New York financial district ... Clad in Maine granite, the
twenty-four story building features a rich neo-Renaissance
decorative scheme that incorporates Greek elements such as the
Ionic entrance colonnade and the severe classical sculptural figures,
designed by J. Massey Rhind, at the third story...
    http://www.100broadway.com/history.html




Rear-Admiral Desmond Piers Times of London, 5 Dec 2005
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article745710.ece





Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



Chester bronze cannons Chester bronze cannons Chester
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/chesbronzcann.html


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


Chester firemen memorial Chester volunteer firemen memorial Chester
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/chesfire.html


Chester Legion cannons Chester Legion cannons Chester
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/cheslgn.html


New Ross war memorial New Ross war memorial New Ross
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/rossmem.html


Chester Basin war memorial Chester Basin war memorial Chester Basin
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/chbasinm.html


Western Shore war memorial Western Shore war memorial Western Shore
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/weshore.html


Military Engineers: Gold River Bridge Military Engineers Gold River Bridge
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/goldriver.html


Military Engineers: Martins River Bridge Military Engineers Martins River Bridge
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/martinsriver.html


M.R. Sabourin memorial plaque M.R. Sabourin memorial plaque Northwest Cove
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/sabourinmem.html


Hubbards war memorial Hubbards war memorial Hubbards
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/hubbmem.html


Riverport war memorial Riverport war memorial Riverport
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/riverport.html


Mosher memorial Mosher memorial Lower LaHave
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/moshermem.html


Five Houses cannon Five Houses cannon Lower LaHave
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/5housescann.html


Veterans' Memorial Bridge Veterans' Memorial Bridge Bridgewater
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/bridgelahave.html


Parkdale-Maplewood war memorial Parkdale-Maplewood war memorial Parkdale-Maplewood
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/parkmaple.html


Montbeliard monument Montbeliard monument Lunenburg
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/montbeliard.html


Blockhouse Hill cannon Blockhouse Hill cannon Lunenburg
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/blockhsecann.html


Camp Norway memorial Camp Norway memorial Lunenburg
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/norwaycmp.html


Fort Point monument Fort Point monument LaHave
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/lahavefpm.html


Riverport: John Philip Ritcey monument Ritcey monument Riverport
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/ritceymon.html


Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Bayswater Swissair Flight 111 Memorial Bayswater
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/swissbaysw.html


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First uploaded to the WWW:   2002 November 02
Better photographs installed:   2003 April 20
Additional photographs installed:   2003 May 04
Better photographs installed:   2003 May 31
New photograph installed:   2007 October 26
New photograph installed:   2010 April 20
Latest update:   2011 May 11
Bronze cannon photos moved to new location:   2003 November 16