Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia
27 September, 1940.
Aged 29 years.
Cause of Death -
(a) Acute Infective Endorcarditis due to
(b) Acute Rheumatic Fever.
47 Lucas Avenue, Upton Park,
London, England, UK.
Date last worked -
Length of stay -
6 weeks in province
plus 6 weeks in city,town or rural division where death occurred.
Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Section 'R', Lot 55, Division 2, West Side on September 29th (CWGC date)
30th 1940 (Canadian Listed Date)
There appears to be 2 dates mentioned, though the 29th is probably correct.
Gertrude Howes, Romford, Essex, England, UK.
Nova Scotia Undertaking Co.
The All Saints Cathedral is just off University Avenue on Tower Road (now known
as Martello Street.) The funeral cortege headed to Camp Hill Cemetery up Tower
Road (Martello Street) where the photographs were taken alongside Victoria
Park. ( The power line poles identify this area between Tower Street and South
Park Street. The next power lines run along Robie Street, and buildings would
therefore be in the background, even back in 1940. )
Then left on to Spring Garden Road, then right onto Carleton Street and through
the Carleton Street gates in to Camp Hill Cemetery. Howes grave is just through
the cemetery gates and is situated on the right hand side. Military funerals
always go left, then right.
Willie Oag photo of the funeral march. Spring Garden Road, an old Halifax tram