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CALGARY UNION CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
CALGARY UNION CEMETERY Print this image


Country:
Canada
Locality:
Alberta
Identified Casualties:
160
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-114.05815
Latitude:
51.02965

Location Information

The cemetery is located east of the McLeod Trail in Calgary, on the corner of 27th Avenue and Spiller Road (South East).

Visiting Information

The cemetery grounds are open daily for visitation from sunrise until sunset. The cemetery office is located at Queen's Park Cemetery and is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday the hours differ weekly, so visitors should telephone the cemetery office for weekend hours.

Historical Information

Calgary was the headquarters to No 13 Military District during the First World War, and the city had four military hospitals with 918 beds. During the Second World War, a small arms training centre, an infantry training centre and a service flying training school were set up at Calgary, the latter under the British and Commonwealth Air Training Plan. There was also an elementary flying training school at De Winton, a few miles south of the city. The Calgary Royal Air Force stations were at Lincoln Park and McCall Field.

Calgary Union Cemetery contains 154 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 3 from the Second World War.