Friday, July 17, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: Milton Clyde Long (#126) - Springfield, MA

Milton Clyde Long
Springfield Cemetery
Springfield, MA


N 42° 06.073 W 072° 34.398



Quick Description: 

Milton C. Long drowned during the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912. His body is buried in a family plot in Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, MA.

Long Desciption:

Milton C. Long, the only child of a Hampden County Judge and former Mayor of Springfield, Charles L. Long, was among the 1,517 passengers and crew of the RMS Titanic that died on April 15, 1912 after the ocean liner struck an iceberg and sank. Long attended both Harvard and Columbia law schools and graduated from Columbia in 1905. He was described him as a “gentleman of leisure” who was returning home from a tour of Europe, travelling alone in first-class.

Long disappeared and drowned shortly after jumping from the raised stern of the ship in an attempt to swim to one of the half-filled lifeboats near the ship. A week later, Long’s body was picked up by the cable ship MacKay-Bennett. He was brought back to Springfield, MA and buried in a family plot in Springfield Cemetery. A bronze plaque on the family grave monument identifies him as a victim of the RMS Titanic. It is inscribed:


The seas are quiet when winds give o'er;
So calm are we when passions are no more.
... John Milton

MILTON CLYDE LONG
Lost in the Titanic Disaster
April 15, 1912
Only son of Judge and Mrs. Charles L. Long of Springfield

Presented in his memory
The Titanic Historical Society, Inc., Indian Orchard, Massachusetts

The side of the monument is inscribed:


CHARLES LEONARD LONG
SEPTEMBER 16, 1851 - APRIL 29, 1930
HARRIET CLYDE LONG
AUGUST 29, 1857 - DECEMBER 9, 1952
THEIR SON
MILTON CLYDE LONG
OCTOBER 19, 1882 - APRIL 15, 1912

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: James McGrady (#330) - Halifax, NS, Canada

James McGrady
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 39.555 W 063° 37.384

Short Description: 

The last body recovered from the sinking of the RMS Titanic was that of James McGrady. He buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Long Description:

James McGrady was born in Ireland in 1885. He joined the crew of the RMS Titanic on April 6, 1912 where is served as a first class saloon steward. He died when the RMS Titanic sank after striking and iceberg east of Nova Scotia on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to NY, NY.

James McGrady's remains (#330) were recovered by the steamship Algerine June 6, 1912. His body was transferred to the Florizel and returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia on 11 June 1912 where he was buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, on June 12, 1912. He was 27 years old.

The last body to be recovered from the RMS Titanic is listed as #330 even though only 328 bodies were recovered. Numbers 324 and 325 were never used.

A granite headstone marks his grave. It is simply inscribed:

JAMES MCGRADY
DIED 
APRIL 15, 1912
330

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: Harold Reynolds (#327) - Halifax, NS, Canada

Harold Reynolds
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 39.554 W 063° 37.383

Short Description: 

Harold Reynolds is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a 3rd class passenger and drowning victim from the RMS Titanic.

Long Description:

Harold Reynolds was born in Lewisham, Kent, England in 1891. He was an unmarried baker who was travelling to Toronto, Canada in order to work with a fellow baker who had previously migrated to Toronto. He when the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank east of off Nova Scotia while on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City.

His body, #327, was recovered on May 10, 1912 by the Canadian Government Steamship Montmagny, which was chartered by the White Star Line to search for bodies in the aftermath of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. His remains were brought to Halifax, NS and buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, NS on May 22, 1912.

One of the larger headstones, erected by his family, marks the grave of Harold Reynolds. A 4' tall granite block is inscribed:


REYNOLDS

IN MEMORY OF 
OUR DEAR SON
HAROLD REYNOLDS
WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN THE 
TITANIC DISASTER
APRIL 15, 1912. AGED 21 YRS

OUT IN THAT BITTER WASTE
ALONE WITH THEE,
THOU DIDST EACH HERO SAINT 
FROM SORROW FREE. 
NO HUMAN HELP AROUND I SEE,
NEARER TO THEE.
SEE ANGEL FACES BECKON ME, 
NEARER TO THEE. 

IN THE MIDST OF LIFE WE ARE IN DEATH.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: Ernest Waldron King (#321) - Halifax, NS, Canada

Ernest Waldron King
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 39.558 W 063° 37.387




Short Description: 

Ernest Waldron King is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a crew member on the RMS Titanic who died during the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Long Description:

Ernest Waldron King was born in Gort, County Galway, Ireland in early 1884. He joined the crew of the RMS Titanic on April 9, 1912 where is served as a clerk with the victualling crew. He died when the RMS Titanic sank after striking and iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to NY, NY.

Ernest Waldron King's remains (#321) were recovered by the cable ship Minia and brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he was buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, on May 10, 1912. He was 28 years old.

A granite headstone marks his grave. It is inscribed:

KING

IN 
LOVING MEMORY OF 
ERNEST WALDRON KING 
CURRIN RECTORY 
CLONES, IRELAND 
DIED ON DUTY S.S. "TITANIC"
APRIL 15, 1912. 
AGED 28 YEARS. 

NOTHING IN MY HAND I BRING 
SIMPLY TO THY CROSS I CLING 
321

Monday, July 13, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: Everett Edward Elliott (#317) - Halifax, NS, Canada

Everett Edward Elliott
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 39.561 W 063° 37.386

Short Description:

Everett Edward Elliott is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a crew member on the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Long Description:

Everett Edward Elliott was born in Edmonton, London, England on November 15, 1888. He joined the crew of the RMS Titanic where is served in the engine room as a trimmer, a worker who delivers coal from the coal bunkers to the stokers. He died when the RMS Titanic sank after striking and iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to NY, NY.

Everett Edward Elliott's remains (#317) were recovered by the cable ship Minia and brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he was buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, on May 10, 1912. He was 24 years old.

A granite headstone marks his grave. It is inscribed:

ELLIOTT

SACRED 
TO THE MEMORY OF
EVERETT EDWARD
ELLIOTT
OF THE HEROIC CREW 
S.S. "TITANIC" DIED ON DUTY
APRIL 15, 1912
AGED 24 YEARS
___

EACH MAN STOOD AT HIS POST
WHILE ALL THE WEAKER ONES
WENT BY AND SHOWED ONCE
MORE TO ALL THE WORLD
HOW ENGLISHMEN SHOULD DIE
317 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: Luigi Gatti (#313) - Halifax, NS, Canada

Luigi Gatti
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 39.556 W 063° 37.387





Short Description: 

Luigi Gatti is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was the à la Carte Restaurant Manager on the RMS Titanic and died during the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Long Description:

Gaspare Antonino Pietro (Luigi) Gatti, 36, was born in Montalto Pavese, Italy on January 3, 1875.  He moved to Great Britain and married a British national. In London, he operated two exclusive restaurants, the Gatti's Adelphi and the Gatti's Strand. He was recruited to operate the The Ritz on the RMS Titanic. This was a  very expensive optional extra dining venue for the exclusive use of the First Class passengers.  Mr. Gatti was responsible for the complete administration of the restaurant and all restaurant employees were employed directly by him. Luigi Gatti died when the RMS Titanic sank after striking and iceberg east of Nova Scotia on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to NY, NY.

 Luigi Gatti's remains (#313) were recovered by the cable ship Minia and brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he was buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. He was 36 years old.

A small granite headstone marks his grave. It is inscribed:

LUIGI GATTI
DIED
APRIL 15, 1912
313

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: Ernest Edward Samuel Freeman (#239) - Halifax, NS, Canada

Ernest Edward Samuel Freeman
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 39.560 W 063° 37.386



Short Description: 

Ernest Edward Samuel Freeman died during the sinking of the RMS Titanic and is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Long Description:

Ernest Edward Samuel Freeman was born in Battersea, London, England, some time in the late 1860's. He was the Chief Deck Steward aboard the RMS Titanic and also served as a secretary to J. Bruce Ismay, the chairman and managing director of the White Star Line that owned the RMS Titanic. He died when the RMS Titanic struck and iceberg on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from Southampton, England to NY, NY. As Chief Deck Officer his heroic actions are credited with saving the lives of many of the passengers on the RMS Titanic, before the ship sunk and Freeman lost his life in the disaster at about age 43 to 45.

Freeman's body (#239) was recovered by the cable ship Mackay-Bennett. His remains were brought to Nova Scotia and buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. His headstone was erecting by J. Bruce Ismay. It is inscribed:


IN MEMORIAM 
ERNEST EDWARD SAMUEL 
FREEMAN
LAST SURVIVING SON OF
CAPTAIN S. W. KEARNEY FREEMAN, R.N.
HUSBAND OF 
LAURA MAY JANE FREEMAN.
LOST IN THE TITANIC DISASTER
APRIL, 15, 1912.
HE REMAINED AT HIS POST OF DUTY, 
SEEKING TO SAVE OTHERS. 
REGARDLESS OF HIS OWN LIFE 
AND WENT DOWN WITH THE SHIP. 
239

ERECTED BY 
MR J. BRUCE ISMAY
TO COMMEMORATE A LONG AND FAITHFUL SERVICE

Friday, July 10, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: Herbert Cave (#218) - Halifax, NS, Canada

Herbert Cave
Halifax, NS
Canada



N 44° 39.566 W 063° 37.381


Short Description: 

Herbert Cave is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a crew member on the RMS Titanic and died during the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Long Description:

Herbert Cave was born in Wandsworth, London, England in 1873. He joined the victualling crew of the RMS Titanic on April 4, 1912 where he worked as a 1st class saloon steward. He died when the RMS Titanic sank after striking and iceberg east of Nova Scotia on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to NY, NY.

Herbert Cave's remains (#218) were recovered by the cable ship Mackay-Bennett and brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he was buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, on May 8, 1912. He was 39 years old.

A larger granite headstone marks his grave. It is inscribed:

CAVE

IN LOVING MEMORY
HERBERT CAVE,
DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
GERTRUDE AGNES CAVE
LOST IN THE "TITANIC"
APRIL 15, 1912
AGED 39 YEARS
___

THERE LET MY WAY APPEAR
STEPS UNTO HEAVEN
ALL THAT THOU SEND'ST TO ME
IN MERCY GIVEN
ANGELS TO BECKON ME
NEARER MY GOD TO THEE
NEARER TO THEE.
218

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: Arthur Gordon McCrae (#209) - Halifax, NS, Canada

Arthur Gordon McCrae
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 39.554 W 063° 37.384

Short Description: 

Arthur Gordon McCrae is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a drowning victim of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Long Description:

Arthur Gordon McCrae was born in Adelaide, Australia on January 7, 1880 and became an engineer, earning a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Sydney. He was second class passenger on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic as it cross the Atlantic Ocean from Southampton, England to NY, NY. McCrae died in the Titanic disaster after the ship hit an iceberg east of Nova Scotia and sunk.

His body was recovered by the cable ship MacKay Bennett. He was the 209th person whose remains were recovered. His remains were brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia and he was buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery on 10 May 1912. He was 32 years old.

McCrae's Celtic cross headstone in the shortest row of five headstones is the most noticeable among the victims of the RMS Titanic buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Titanic. His headstone is inscribed:

In Loving Memory Of 
Arthur Gordon McCrae B.E.
University of Sydney, N.S. Wales
Australia 
Who lost His Life In The Wreck Of 
The Titanic, April 1912
Aged 32 years 
Faithful Unto Death

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: Alma Paulson (Pålsson) (#206) - Halifax, NS, Canada

Alma Paulson (Pålsson)
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 39.569 W 063° 37.377



Short Description: 

Alma Paulson (Pålsson) and her four young children died when the RMS Titanic struck and iceberg on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from Southampton, England to NY, NY. She is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Short Description:

Mrs. Alma Cornelia Berglund Pålsson was on August 3, 1882 in Velinge, Sweden. Her husband preceded her to Chicago where he earned enough money to secure 3rd class passage for his wife and four children to join him. They all died in the sinking of the Titanic.

Alma Pålsson's body was recovered by the cable ship Mackay-Bennett (#206) and sent on to Halifax, Nova Scotia where she is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery along with many other victims of the Titanic Disaster. Her granite headstone is engraved with the names of her four small children: Torburg Danira, 8 years old; Paul Folke, 6 years old, Stina Viola, 4 years old, and Costa Leonard, 2 years old.

Her headstone is inscribed:

PAULSON

ALMA PAULSON
AGED 29 YEARS
WIFE OF NILS PAULSON
LOST WITH FOUR CHILDREN
APRIL 12, 1912
IN THE "TITANIC"
TORBURG DANRIA AGED 8
PAUL FOLKE AGED 6
STINA VIOLA AGED 4
COSTA LEONARD AGED 2
206

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: George Frederick Charles Talbot (#150) - Halifax, NS, Canada

George Frederick Charles Talbot
Halifax, NS
Canada



N 44° 39.569 W 063° 37.379

Short Description: 

George Frederick Charles Talbot is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a crew member on the RMS Titanic and died during the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Long Description:

George Frederick Charles Talbot was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England on December 26, 1891. He joined the victualling crew of the RMS Titanic on April 6, 1912 where he worked as a 3rd class steward. He died when the RMS Titanic sank after striking and iceberg east of Nova Scotia on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to NY, NY.

George Frederick Charles Talbot's remains (#150) were recovered by the cable ship Mackay-Bennett and brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he was buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, on May 8, 1912. He was 20 years old.

A larger granite headstone with the refrain from the hymn "The Haven of Rest" (1890) by Henry L. Gilmour marks his grave. It is inscribed:


TALBOT

IN LOVING 
MEMORY OF
GEORGE FREDRICK CHARLES 
TALBOT, 
ELDEST SON OF 
GEORGE & ADA TALBOT. 
OF SOUTHAMPTON ENGLAND
LOST BY THE FOUNDERING S.S. TITANIC 
APRIL 15, 1912 AGED 20 YEARS

I'VE ANCHORED MY SOUL
IN THE HAVEN OF REST 
I'LL SAIL THE WIDE SEAS NO MORE 
THE TEMPEST MAY SWEEP
O'ER THE WIDE STORMY DEEP
IN JESUS I'M SAFE EVERMORE

Monday, July 6, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: William Henry Harrison (#110) - Halifax, NS, Canada

William Henry Harrison
Fairview Lawn Cemetery
Halifax, NS, Canada


N 44° 39.566 W 063° 37.376

Short Description: 

William Henry Harrison is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a 1st class passenger and drowning victim from the RMS Titanic.

Long Description:

William Henry Harrison was the private secretary to Mr. J. Bruce Ismay, chairman and managing director of the White Star Line of steamships, the owner of the RMS Titanic. He boarded and shared a cabin on the RMS Titanic with J. Bruce Ismay and Ismay's valet Richard Fry. He died, at age 40, when the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank east of off Nova Scotia while on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. His body, #110, was recovered by the cable ship the MacKay Bennett and his remains brought to Halifax, NS. Despite the wishes of his wife Ann Elizabeth, his body was not brought back to England. Instead, his was the first body recovered from the Titanic Disaster to be buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, NS on May 1, 1912.

One of the larger headstones marks the grave of William Henry Harrison. A 5' tall granite obelisk is inscribed:

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY
HARRISON
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANN ELIZABETH 
HARRISON
WHO LOST HIS LIFE
IN THE "TITANIC"
DISASTER
APRIL 15, 1912
---
"IN THE MIDST OF LIFE
WE ARE IN DEATH"

HARRISON

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: Sidney Leslie Goodwin (#4) - Halifax, NS, Canada

Sidney Leslie Goodwin
Fairview Lawn Cemetery
Halifax, NS, Canada 


N 44° 39.567 W 063° 37.375

Short Description: 

Sidney Leslie Goodwin - The Unknown Child - is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a drowning victim of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. His grave it the most sought after in the Fairview Lawn Cemetery.

Long Description:

Sidney Leslie Goodwin was born on September 9, 1910 in Melksham, Wiltshire, England. When he was 19 months old he, along with with his parents Frederick and Augusta and siblings Lillian, 16; Charles, 14; William, 11; Jessie, 10; and Harold, 9, was a passenger on the RMS Titanic's maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York, NY. He died when RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sunk of the coast of Nova Scotia. His unidentified body (#4) was recovered by the cable ship Mackay-Bennett, and until 2008 was known as simply The Unknown Child.

In 2008 by the Canadian Armed Forces laboratory used mitochondrial DNA analysis from DNA obtained from his shoes to discover his identity. He is the only member of his family whose body has been recovered and subsequently identified.

A small granite obelisk and a supplemental granite tablet identify his grave. They are inscribed:


ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY
OF AN
UNKNOWN CHILD
WHOSE REMAINS
WERE RECOVERED
AFTER THE
DISASTER TO
THE "TITANIC"
APRIL 15TH 1912

and

SIDNEY LESLIE 
GOODWIN
SEPT. 9, 1910
APRIL 15, 1912
4

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: George H. Dean - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

George H. Dean
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 39.564 W 063° 37.381



Short Description:

George Fox Hopkins Dean is buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a crew member on the RMS Titanic who died during the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Long Description:

George Fox Hopkins Dean was living in Southampton, England when, on 4 April 1912, he signed on as member of the victualling crew as a 2nd class saloon steward on the RMS Titanic. He died in the sinking of the Titanic and his body, #252, was recovered by the cable ship Mackay-Bennett. He was identified by his 2nd class Steward's badge No. 35. George Dean was 19 years old.



A larger granite headstone marks his grave. It is inscribed:

GEORGE H. DEAN.
LOST ON
S.S. "TITANIC."
APRIL 15, 1912,
AGED 19 YEARS.
---
VERY DEEPLY MOURNED
BY HIS SORROWING PARENTS
FRED & MARY DEAN.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: J. Dawson - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

J. Dawson
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 39.556 W 063° 37.387



Short Description: 

The grave of RMS Titanic victim J. Dawson in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia has achieved a cult following since the release of the James Cameron's epic romance and disaster film "Titanic."

Long Description:

In James Cameron's epic romance-disaster film "Titanic", Leonardo DiCaprio played the ill fated, lead, fictional character called Jack Dawson. Since the release of the film "Titanic" many people have flocked to the grave marked J. Dawson to pay homage to the man they have come to believe is the Jack Dawson character played by Leonardo DiCaprio. The grave has so many visitors that there is a conspicuous lack of grass in front of the grave.

In actually, J. Dawson was James Dawson, 23 year old coal stoker on the Titanic. His body, #227, was recovered by the cable ship MacKay-Bennett and his brought to Halifax for burial.

His grave marker is simply inscribed:


J. DAWSON 
DIED
APRIL 15, 1912
227

Poet: Robert Burns - Halifax, NS, Canada

Robert Burns
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 38.517 W 063° 34.797



Short Description: 

A monument honoring Scottish poet Robert Burns is located in the north east corner of Victoria Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Long Description:

The poet and lyricist Robert Burns was born on January 25, 1759 in Alloway, Scotland. He was mostly home schooled and wrote his first poem when he was fifteen years old. He published his first book, Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, in 1786. The book became an instant success and he became known as the great peasant poet. His interest in preserving the Scottish heritage inspired Burns to spend the last twelve years of his life collecting, editing and creating traditional folk songs for the publication Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs featuring such well known standards as "Auld Lang Syne" and "My Love is Like a Red Red Rose".

The life-size bronze sculpture of Robert Burns created by George A. Lawson was erected by The North British Society in 1919. The statue depicts the poet standing with his arms folder. He is wearing 18th century dress clothing, including a long tailed coat, vest and ascot. The sculpture rests on a 9' high granite base. The base is inscribed with the single word BURNS. Relief sculptures on each face of the base depict scenes from four of his most famous works:

On the base of the Robbie Burns statue are commemorations of the following poems:


Front: The Cotter’s Saturday Night – “From scenes like these old Scotia’s grandeur springs.”


Right: Tam O’Shanter’s Ride – “Ae spring brought off her master hale but left behind her ain grey tail.”



Left: The Jolly Baggers


Back: To a Mountain Daisy – “Wee, modest, crimson-tipped flow’r; Thou’s met me in a evil hour.”

Historic Figure: Winston Churchill Halifax, NS, Canada

Winston Churchill
Halifax, NS, Canada


N 44° 38.633 W 063° 34.461




Short Description: 

A massive statue of Winston Churchill is located outside the Spring Garden Road Memorial Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Long Description:

Sometimes the image of a person is so unique that no further identification is necessary. Such is the case of the standing statue of Winston Churchill outside the Spring Garden Road Memorial Library. The statue was created by Croatian-born sculptor Oscar Nemon and based on a photograph taken of Churchill when he visited Halifax in 1943.

The massive bronze statue depicts the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom wearing his characteristic three piece suit and bow tie. He is walking with his left foot forward and his hands behind his back. The statue is 10' tall and weighs 1.5 tons. It was unveiled on January 20, 1980.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was the son of Lord Randolph Churchill and the American socialite Jeanette Jerome. He was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst and served with distinction in the British army during the Boer War. His political careen began when became a Member of Parliament in 1900.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. From May 1940 until 1945 he was Prime Minister and Minister of Defence as inspired and led the British through World War II. In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II conferred on Knighthood on Winston Churchill and, in 1963, President Kennedy awarded him honorary United States citizenship.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Philatelic Photograph: Bandstand at the Halifax Public Gardens - Halifax, NS, Canada

Bandstand At The 
Halifax Public Gardens 
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 38.573 W 063° 34.914

Short Description: 

The Bandstand is located in the center of the formal Victorian Public Gardens in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, south and west of the Citadel.



Long Description:

Halifax Public Gardens are located in downtown Halifax, adjacent to the Citadel. It is an excellent example of a formal Victorian public garden, a valued green space in the middle of a busy city.

The bandstand is the signature feature of the gardens. The 30' high by 30' diameter, green and white circular structure stands out with its red roof with gold trim and ornate painted designs and surrounding flower beds. The gazebo is a place where concerts are often held and a brass band plays during the summer.



The stamp was issued by Canada in 1991 as part of a set of five stamps depicting public gardens throughout Canada.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Boer War Monument: South African Campaign Commemorative Fountain - Halifax, NS, Canada

South African Campaign
 Commemorative Fountain
Halifax, NS
Canada


N 44° 38.621 W 063° 34.884


Short Description: 

The South African Campaign Commemorative Fountain, containing a statue of a soldier from the Second Boer War, is located in the Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Long Description:




An elaborate fountain was commissioned by the commissioners of the beautiful Public Gardens in Halifax to commemorate the citizens of Halifax who served during the South African Campaign of 1899-1902 (the Second Boer War). At the top of the fountain a soldier in period uniform stands holding a rifle with both hands at waist level. A large plaque above the bottom of the fountain is inscribed:


ERECTED
BY THE 
COMMISSIONERS
OF THE 
PUBLIC GARDENS
IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE SERVICES
OF OUR
CITIZEN SOLDIERS
IN THE
SOUTH AFRICAN
CAMPAIGN
1899-1902