Books of Remembrance

The Regimental Church

In the right-hand abutment of the Memorial Communion Table in St Andrews’s Church are 25 loose leaf pages with the names and rank of the dead in both World Wars: 1,818 soldiers. The book has beautiful handwriting of good-sized block script and is very legible. When the Book is opened showing two pages, about 120 names are in sight. In the left-hand abutment is the title page and dedication of the Book, all engrossed on parchment within an artistic coloured border of flowers and symbols. The dedication is:

“Their name liveth forevermore- Book of Remembrance 48th Highlanders – inscribed upon these pages are the names of those men of the 48th Highlanders of Canada who in the Great Wars gave their lives that those they left behind might be spared the ills which they themselves endured. Their comrades have placed this memorial beside The Lord’s Table in the trust that they, their wounds all healed, their sufferings overpast, may live forever in the light of His Kingdom Who gave His life a ransom for many.”

Cover of the Regimental Book of Remembrance
Sample page of the Book of Remembrance
Sample page with names of 15th Battalion members

Residing with the Active Battalion

Click or touch one of the two images below to see the contents of the book.

Book of Remembrance in the Officer’s Mess of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, Moss Park Armoury, Toronto.
Book of Remembrance in the Warrant Officers And Sergeant’s Mess of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, Moss Park Armoury, Toronto

Peace Tower Ottawa

The history of all the Books of Remembrance housed in the Peace Tower of The Centre Block of the Houses of Parliament as well as details on how to order a copy of the page on which a relative’s name appears, can found at the following link:

Books of Remembrance – Memorials – Remembrance – Veterans Affairs Canada

Click an image below to see a photo gallery of the Memorial Chamber in the Peace Tower of Parliament

One of seven Books of Remembrance
Sample page from the WW1 Book of Remembrance in Ottawa
The Peace Tower of the Parliament building

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