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Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

Monday Monuments and Memorials – Memorial Arch, St Paul’s Church, Halifax, NS

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St Paul’s Church stands on the south side of the Grand Parade in Halifax. Founded in 1750, it is the oldest surviving Protestant church in Canada. Entering from the narthex to the nave, you pass through the Memorial Arch, in memory of 91 men of the parish who died in WW1. The names are listed by rank. Above the arch is a piece of wreckage driven into the wall of the church in the Halifax Explosion on 6 Dec 1917.

St Paul’s and the Great War (for King and Country), an exhibition at the church in summer 2015, will “recall through photographs, sketches and original documentation and excerpts from texts and personal correspondence, the character and qualities of the young soldiers who joined the war effort – and that of their families and friends, and the clergy of St. Paul’s as well.”

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