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Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Chesley Collier
Name: Service No: Rank: Service: Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Trade: Religion: Marital Status: Next of Kin: Date of Death: Age at Death: Memorial: Additional Information:
Chesley Collier A/1275 Able Seaman HMCS Ottawa, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve September 3, 1908 Foxroost, Burgeo and LaPoile, Newfoundland February 13, 1940 31 Halifax, NS Halifax, NS Canadian National Steamships Church of England Married Ethel Collier (Wife) Halifax, NS September 13, 1942 34 Halifax Memorial Halifax Panel 6 Commemorated on Page 65 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 14 Chesley Collier was the husband of Ethel May (Roberts) Collier, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. They were married in Halifax on August 11, 1938. Both parents, and two brothers were deceased at the time of his enlistment. Chesley had four sisters, living in Newfoundland. Prior to his service he lived in Halifax for thirteen years and was employed with the Canadian National Steamships. He was assigned to HMCS Ottawa on August 22, 1941 and was lost, killed in action in the sinking of HMCS Ottawa when it was torpedoed by enemy action.