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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties Ira Urban Burgess
Name: Burgess, Ira Urban Rank: Able Seaman Service Number: A/4554 Service: HMCS St Croix, Royal Canadian Navy Reserve Date of Birth: April 6, 1912 Place of Birth: Port Mouton, NS Able Seaman Burgess was the son of Thomas Burgess and Lucy Ann Burgess and husband of Florence M. Burgess of Port Mouton, NS. A fisherman by trade, he enlisted on May 9, 1941 at Halifax. He was killed when HMCS St Croix was torpedoed and sank while escorting convoy ON-202 south of Iceland. Date of Death: September 20, 1943 Age: 21 Memorial: Halifax Memorial Panel 7 Commemorated on Page 141 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 25