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War Casualties Commemorated in NWT Place Names

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Did you know that 316 place names in the Northwest Territories commemorate Second World War casualties?

Did you know that four Victoria Cross winners have NWT geographic features named in their honour?

Did you know that the lakes Chedabucto, Fraser, Raccoon and Weyburn commemorate Royal Canadian Navy ships sunk during the Second World War?  In fact, there are 56 lakes and two rivers named in honour of Commonwealth ships sunk or badly damaged in naval actions during World War II.

During the two world wars, more than 116,000 Canadians gave their lives while serving valiantly for their country.  It has long been a practice in many Canadian jurisdictions to name geographical features in honour of men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces who died in service of their country.  These lists of geographical features commemorating Canadian war casualties, Victoria Cross winners, military leaders, and naval actions were made official during or shortly following the Second World War. While the majority of the names commemorate Second World War casualties, a few of the VC winners and military leaders served in the First World War.

We will remember them.

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Master List of NWT Commemorative Place Names

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PURPLE – War Casualties LAVENDER – Peace Time Losses RED – Military Actions BLUE – Naval Losses and Actions GOLD – Commanders

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Breadner Lake: 65.866950, -116.751552
Currie, Cape: 71.783499, -124.519305
Ellington Lake: 65.050251, -117.301535
Keller Lake: 63.950142, -121.584942
Mount Hamilton Gault: 61.699902, -126.568369
Agira Lake: 64.633562, -119.018278
Boulogne Lake: 61.316801, -116.334716
Caen Lake: 61.650143, -116.968018
Calais Lake: 61.533476, -116.751344
Cape Sangro: 69.871920, -128.596984
Cassino Lake: 64.083536, -119.418279
Coventry Lake: 61.165412, -106.163883
Dieppe Lake: 61.616814, -116.517991
Falaise Lake: 61.450141, -116.201352
Leonforte Lake: 64.583553, -119.668307
Ortona Lake: 64.766898, -119.218300
Rome Lake: 64.316890, -118.334892
Doucet Lake: 61.683539, -111.500990
Gettis Lake: 73.538156, -120.405507
MacInnis Lake: 61.350230, -110.200927
O'Connor Lake: 61.300154, -111.867691
Acasta Lake: 65.366945, -115.551450
Achilles Lake: 64.950312, -110.901156
Afridi Lake: 64.333613, -109.317719
Ajax Lake: 64.983645, -110.584477
Alcantara Lake: 60.950165, -108.150848
Ardent Lake: 65.650287, -115.718141
Athenia Lake: 63.633549, -111.501095
Bras d'Or Lake: 62.391857, -115.738822
Brazen Lake: 60.033494, -108.084165
Calypso Lake: 65.733622, -115.834818
Chedabucto Lake: 62.387691, -115.534651
Courageous Lake: 64.166936, -111.251156
Daring Lake: 64.833633, -111.634523
Delight Lake: 60.616822, -108.234171
Duchess Lake: 64.700294, -110.134440
Dunvegan Lake: 60.133526, -107.167474
Escort Lake: 60.366823, -108.834235
Esk Lake: 60.683501, -107.617480
Exeter Lake: 64.833640, -110.834481
Exmouth Lake: 65.050264, -115.901455
Fraser Lake: 61.000211, -106.117398
Glowworm Lake: 64.633624, -109.251060
Grampus Lake: 60.633501, -109.200962
Grenville Lake: 64.916937, -114.751377
Hardy Lake: 64.866969, -109.834432
Havant Lake: 65.833628, -115.551474
Hostile Lake: 60.916871, -106.300745
Imogen Lake: 60.350156, -109.117617
Ivanhoe Lake: 60.500187, -106.417411
Levis, Lac: 62.616838, -117.968092
Mohawk Lake: 64.016930, -112.117865
Narwhal Lake: 60.983525, -107.467483
Odin Lake: 60.633527, -106.384078
Orpheus Lake: 60.966867, -106.534095
Oswald Lake: 60.500152, -108.150828
Penzance Lake: 60.483503, -107.334128
Raccoon Lake: 62.866851, -117.718105
Rawalpindi Lake: 65.033608, -114.618043
Salmon Lake: 60.783514, -109.817687
Scotstoun Lake: 65.616958, -115.101436
Seahorse Lake: 64.300275, -111.251160
Seal Lake: 64.666961, -108.967713
Shark Lake: 60.466835, -109.534376
Spearfish Lake: 60.766838, -107.617483
Starfish Lake: 64.333609, -111.584512
Sterlet Lake: 64.733627, -109.467741
Sylvan Lake: 60.916861, -106.700771
Tarpon Lake: 64.750297, -109.001049
Tarpon River: 64.900305, -108.501021
Thetis Lake: 63.716912, -113.251251
Undine Lake: 64.100267, -111.667843
Ursula Lake: 64.816970, -110.451128
Vandyck Lake: 60.216822, -109.467665
Weyburn Lake: 63.000185, -117.984794
Whirlwind Lake: 60.250152, -108.667522
Whirlwind River: 60.066829, -108.600856
Windflower Lake: 62.866833, -118.501422
Wren Lake: 60.333488, -108.700869
Bishop Lake: 65.516944, -116.134823
Cy Peck Inlet: 70.350108, -128.002679
Hornell Lake: 62.333467, -119.418124
Mahony Lake: 65.500111, -125.335127
Alexander Bay: 62.161297, -115.038789
Alexander Point: 62.146020, -115.001286
Allen Lake: 60.933555, -103.800616
Anderson Lake: 61.166839, -108.784220
Anderson Point: 61.966861, -114.751283
Andrecyk Lake: 61.116089, -105.214536
Arnot Lake: 61.300236, -103.283911
Atkinson Lake: 60.866877, -105.867379
Baker Bay: 62.054354, -114.934613
Baker Point: 62.055745, -114.884614
Barr Lake: 60.450217, -102.933891
Bean Lake: 64.100247, -114.267990
Beauvais Lake: 60.450201, -105.517354
Beirnes Lake: 63.366842, -110.034306
Berrigan Lake: 61.350264, -110.567590
Bertran Lake: 60.416869, -104.883991
Bessonette Lake: 63.666898, -114.734662
Biblowitz Lake: 62.222862, -105.227270
Birban Lake: 60.016858, -106.450770
Blake Lake: 62.116909, -106.450770
Blatchford Lake: 62.183566, -112.584475
Bliss Lake: 62.650223, -113.717938
Bober Bay: 64.433564, -117.734864
Bohonis Lakes: 60.016855, -106.567400
Boomer Lake: 61.466856, -108.284185
Booth Lake: 61.847353, -107.671501
Borrowes Lake: 61.533562, -110.384240
Bouskill Lake: 60.200203, -104.200620
Bouvier Bay: 60.100192, -106.284054
Boyer Lake: 63.116861, -117.168095
Bradford Lake: 60.028281, -103.092173
Breithaupt Lake: 62.633594, -105.384057
Briggs Lake: 60.000156, -109.917720
Broad Lake: 61.616904, -104.250632
Brophy Lake: 60.016858, -105.384009
Bryde Lake: 60.000211, -102.417192
Bull Lake: 61.400227, -105.250682
Burdick Cove: 61.933530, -114.684615
Burdick Point: 61.933531, -114.651281
Burns Lake: 71.400537, -110.001789
Burpee Lake: 61.466883, -106.667434
Burslem Lake: 60.150194, -105.534017
Cake Bay: 61.733493, -115.051265
Carle Lake: 64.650247, -116.584813
Carleton Lake: 60.283521, -106.950786
Carley Lake: 60.000143, -109.134158
Cayen Lake : 60.027069, -102.566042
Chalus Lake: 60.016823, -109.467588
Chartrand Lake: 64.450248, -115.518074
Cheropita Lake: 60.016858, -105.334006
Chesney Lake: 60.016879, -106.900801
Christison Lake: 64.566932, -114.084658
Cobb Lake: 61.916879, -108.750882
Cochrane Lake: 60.883549, -104.750658
Conley Creek : 60.000141, -109.100819
Conway Lake: 61.300349, -111.250889
Copeland Lake: 60.000191, -105.100662
Cote Lake: 60.014156, -103.790099
Cotterill Lake: 64.150245, -114.834692
Cowan Lake: 63.350216, -115.268011
Coyne Lake: 61.500230, -105.084008
Crawford Lake: 61.966920, -103.300591
Crompton Lake: 60.000202, -107.217487
Cronyn Lake: 61.424273, -107.110451
Crowe Lake: 61.335256, -104.374027
Cuming Lake: 60.000166, -108.800865
Dalgliesh Lake: 60.016813, -108.950825
Dalton Island: 60.000196, -104.617299
Danforth Lakes: 60.023000, -102.896000
Dauphinee Lake: 63.883572, -114.718004
Davis Lake: 64.400247, -115.434735
De Nevers Lake: 60.000233, -106.984176
Deering Island: 60.216877, -103.183904
Dehoux Bay: 60.416881, -103.133900
Delmage River: 60.050208, -102.950555
Deschaine Lake: 60.341785, -115.637457
Desmarais Lake: 60.616871, -105.584026
Desmarais Lake: 60.850113, -116.818072
Dessert Lake: 62.100173, -115.751299
Devreker Lake: 64.666908, -117.318187
DeVries Lake: 64.300235, -116.751474
Dinnie Lake: 60.016882, -107.134166
Dolby Lake: 61.466904, -103.800604
Dominas Lake: 60.016826, -109.550955
Donnelly Lake: 61.560024, -106.389761
Dorrell Lake: 60.000196, -106.767425
Durk Lake: 60.016858, -105.150664
Dymond Lake: 61.410150, -106.222364
Eaton Lake: 60.333532, -105.317342
Edgar Bay: 61.866858, -114.617940
Edgar Point: 61.866858, -114.617940
Edwards Lake: 61.769457, -103.844800
Erly Lake: 68.200256, -122.135383
Farrell Lake: 65.016896, -119.568318
Fenwick Lake: 65.366911, -119.118316
Foster Lake: 61.911808, -104.310209
Frampton Lake: 60.000204, -103.317242
Garceau Lake: 61.295844, -107.729673
Gardiner Lake: 60.533534, -105.917376
Garland Lake: 65.766916, -118.951648
Geeves Lake: 60.883519, -107.250802
Gifford Lake: 60.016833, -107.484119
Gilmore Lake: 68.933543, -125.202352
Glass Lake: 60.116860, -106.750758
Golby Island: 63.233528, -117.618130
Gordon Point: 65.350230, -119.851660
Goyer Lake: 60.000210, -102.550534
Gozdz Lake: 61.116883, -105.900716
Gramson Lake: 60.005024, -102.715748
Hans Lake: 60.016858, -105.300672
Hawkes Lake: 60.133467, -114.434593
Healey Lake: 64.333636, -106.750883
Hemsworth Island: 60.000197, -104.583963
Hickey Lake: 63.866907, -114.334649
Higgins Lake: 60.283467, -113.784534
Hillcoat Lake: 62.400241, -112.701176
Holyoak Lake: 60.016820, -109.384222
Hornell Lake: 62.333467, -119.418124
Huntington Lake: 60.016830, -107.667465
Ingalls Lake: 60.250199, -104.950656
Innes Island: 60.683545, -104.300635
Ives Bay: 61.933527, -114.751283
Ives Point: 61.933529, -114.701282
Jarvis Lake: 61.666903, -104.817332
Jasin Lake: 60.023107, -102.390520
Jenne Lake: 60.516880, -103.583926
Jolly Lake: 64.133602, -111.917857
Jost Lake: 61.216891, -104.583983
Kanten Lake: 60.002816, -103.590508
Ketcheson Lake: 63.866889, -116.868125
Kidder Lake: 60.933502, -109.334253
Killam Lake: 63.416869, -117.318124
Kimber Lakes: 60.016827, -108.367513
Knobovitch Lake: 61.108756, -106.846052
Knowles Lake: 61.590391, -105.055384
Korol Lake: 60.015164, -103.683803
Koropchuk Lake: 64.150231, -116.751466
Labrish Lake: 63.650221, -116.301417
Lacusta Lake: 60.033525, -105.150664
LaHaise Lake: 61.966907, -106.334094
Laing Lake: 60.883493, -108.667545
Lamarre Lake: 61.904647, -107.136835
Larance Lake: 60.033493, -108.200838
Latimer Lake: 60.633556, -102.733881
Ledingham Lake: 60.016829, -107.800810
Lehman Lake: 60.000191, -105.400676
Lenson Lakes: 60.016826, -109.684346
Lethbridge Lake: 60.010000, -103.333889
Linton Lake: 60.006917, -103.271899
Linwood Lake: 60.000163, -107.800809
Logie Lake: 62.133581, -105.750730
Lowery Lakes: 60.000189, -106.450727
Luten Lake: 60.000159, -109.534273
Mace Bight: 61.783508, -114.801269
MacInnis Lake: 61.350230, -110.200927
MacKenzie Lake: 69.966847, -127.052692
MacNaughton Lake: 63.716895, -115.318029
MacQuade Island: 64.700239, -117.734879
Majeau Lake: 60.566827, -108.717549
Manners Creek: 61.769542, -121.195930
Mansfield Lake: 61.100191, -107.267472
May Point: 61.769444, -114.790278
McArthur Lake: 61.583551, -106.834112
McBurney Lake: 60.000153, -109.400885
McCann Lake: 61.233544, -106.500758
McDonald Lake: 69.366872, -125.769134
McIver Bay: 62.125185, -115.051286

Please note that not all markers fall within the landforms that they describe.

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Name Feature Type History Approval Date Unique Key Map Latitude Longitude