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VANCOUVER (MOUNTAIN VIEW) CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
VANCOUVER (MOUNTAIN VIEW) CEMETERY Print this image


Country:
Canada
Locality:
British Columbia
Identified Casualties:
579

Location Information

Cemetery is located on the west side of Fraser Street from 31st to 41st Avenues.

Cemetery Website : http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKEtOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW

Visiting Information

The cemetery grounds are open daily for visitation from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The on site cemetery office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Historical Information

During the Second World War, Vancouver was the port of embarkation for Canadian troops serving in the Far East. It was the headquarters of Military District No.11 and also, from December 1942, of Pacific Command. Strong coastal artillery and anti-aircraft defences were installed in the area.

The Second World War burials are located in a veterans' plot or are scattered in other parts of the cemetery. Most of the airmen buried here died while serving at the Royal Canadian Air Force base on Sea Island; some of the soldiers belonged to the Veterans Guard of Canada, who protected air force stations and performed other guard duties. Among the sailors were men from the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteeer Reserve training establishment HMCS 'Discovery'.

The cemetery also contains 319 First World War burials which lie in a special Soldiers' Plot.