Monuments such as cenotaphs or monuments to the victims of disaster or disease can be found in many cemeteries.
A cenotaph is a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered. Many municipalities have a cenotaph dedicated to those from the community who have died war. Another example of a cenotaph is a monument erected to the victims of a disaster such as a shipwreck, fire or explosion. Examples of this type of cenotaph can be found for the victims of the Halifax explosion, or shipwrecks such as the Titanic and the Noronic.
The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is a war memorial in Ypres, Belgium dedicated to the commemoration of British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown. The memorial is located at the eastern exit of the town and marks the starting point for one of the main roads out of the town that led Allied soldiers to the front line.
A fire tore through the 6,000-ton Great Lakes cruise ship Noronic like it was a cardboard box, killing more than 120 passengers, most vacationing from Cleveland and Detroit.
The Noronic had embarked from Detroit on Sept. 14, 1949, then stopped in Cleveland to pick up more than 100 passengers before sailing to Toronto, where it docked the afternoon of Sept. 16.
There are 150 Titanic Victims buried in Halifax, the largest number anywhere in the world. This list includes all victims buried in Halifax, arranged by name, with unknown victims listed at the end by number. Another 119 bodies of Titanic victims were recovered but buried at sea and 59 more were shipped home to relatives.
Sources: Coroner's Records At the Public Archives of Nova Scotia (RG 41 Vol.75,76A), US Senate Report on the Titanic Sinking; Titanic International's Guide to the Halifax Cemeteries, Titanic: Triumph and Tragedy, 2nd Edition.