Canadian Memorial

The Canadian Memorial  New Forest Hampshire.

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Near the memorial during the build-up to D-Day, Canadians of all denominations who were stationed in the area would meet for church services.

A plaque below the wooden cross reads:

On this site a cross was erected to the glory of God on 14th April 1944, by men of the 3rd Canadian Division RCASC’ – the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps.

On D-Day soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Division and 2nd Armoured Brigade landed on Juno Beach, suffering fourteen fatal casualties on that day and many more in the weeks and months that followed.

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Today the cross is in a poor state and the Forestry commission is trying to find support to help maintain the memorial sadly the Canadian Government has declined to help.

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