Attractions - Memorials - Cenotaph & Sealers Memorial



War Cenotaph

Elliston has two memorials: a cenotaph for those that died during the World Wars and a second for those lost during the Seal Hunt especially those in the 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster. The war memorial in Elliston was renovated in late 2014 marking the centennial of the First World War. It is located next the Sealing Interpretation Centre that was once the site of a Memorial School.


For more information on Elliston’s participation during the World Wars Click Here.


Below you will find some photos of this site. Click to enlarge.






Statue and Granite Memorial Wall

The Sealers Memorial Statue, created by acclaimed sculptor Morgan MacDonald, depicts Reuben Crewe and his son, Albert John Crewe, from Elliston who lost their lives in the 1914 SS Newfoundland Sealing Disaster. It represents all sealers who have risked and lost their lives in their efforts to support their families and communities. Also at this site is a memorial granite wall listing the names of all 364 men and boys who were on the S.S. Newfoundland and the S.S. Southern Cross during those fateful days in the spring of 1914. Those who perished, those who were injured and those who survived against desperate odds will forever be remembered.


Below you will find some photos of the site at Porter’s Point. Click to enlarge.



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