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Halifax in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Canadian Corps of Commissionaires

 
 
Canadian Corps of Commissionaires Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
1. Canadian Corps of Commissionaires Marker
Inscription.
The corps was formed in Nova Scotia and elsewhere across Canada in 1937, on the instigation of the Canadian Government, to find employment for worthy older veterans.
Its organization was patterned along military lines of the British Corps of Commissionaires, founded in 1859.
The Black-Binney House was acquired by the Board of Governors in 1965, and was restored as an historic building, for use as Divisional Headquarters.
It is dedicated to the service of veterans as a Centennial project for 1967.

Colonel S.C. Oland, V.D., C.D.
Chairman
Board of Directors

 
Erected 1967 by Canadian Corps of Commissionaires.
 
Location. 44° 38.606′ N, 63° 34.281′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker is on Hollis Street just from Bishop Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1472 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black-Binney House (a few steps from this marker); Why Aren’t We Americans? • Pourquoi ne sommes-nous pas des Américains? (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Burying Ground
Canadian Corps of Commissionaires Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
2. Canadian Corps of Commissionaires Marker
This marker is to the left of the entrance.
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Old Burying Ground (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Welsford Parker Monument (about 90 meters away); Mr. John Samwell (about 90 meters away); Carved in Stone (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
Also see . . .  Corps of Commissionaires. Commissionaires was founded in Canada in 1925 following the First World War when there was no social safety net of soldiers who, upon completion of their service, found themselves without employment. Commissionaires was created… to look after these men and women and provide them with transitional or permanent jobs, primarily in the security field. In the early years, these jobs most frequently involved guarding government institutions. Today there are a total of 17 divisions…. (Submitted on October 3, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on October 8, 2014, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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