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Hantsport, Hantsport, Nova Scotia B0P , Canada
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Hantsport

Hantsport, Hantsport, Nova Scotia B0P , Canada

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On the grounds of the United Baptist Church in Hantsport you are sure to see a cairn commemorating one of Canada’s brave naval heroes—William N. Hall (1821–1904).

On the grounds of the United Baptist Church in Hantsport you are sure to see a cairn commemorating one of Canada’s brave naval heroes—William N. Hall (1821–1904). Born in Horton, Nova Scotia, William Hall was the first Canadian sailor and the first Nova Scotian to be awarded the Victoria Cross for valour. This medal is the highest honour bestowed by the Canadian Forces to those persons who have demonstrated bravery beyond the call of duty.

William Hall displayed this quality. On November 16, 1857, while serving on HMS Shannon, Hall was part of a crew that placed a 24-pounder gun near the angle of the Shah Nujjiff at Lucknow. Fighting was so intense that after some time the only two men who were able to stand their ground were the ship’s commanding officer and Hall.

With utter disregard for his own welfare, Hall kept loading and firing the gun until the wall had been breached and the “Relief of Lucknow” was assured. In 2010, the Canada Post Corporation released a commemorative stamp to honour Hall and his accomplishments.


Source:
African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide
Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)

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Hantsport, Hantsport, Nova Scotia B0P , Canada
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