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 CollierA/1275Able SeamanHMCS Ottawa, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer ReserveSeptember 3, 1908Foxroost, Burgeo and LaPoile, NewfoundlandFebruary 13, 194031Halifax, NSHalifax, NSCanadian National SteamshipsChurch of EnglandMarriedEthel Collier (Wife) Halifax, NSSeptember 13, 194234Halifax MemorialHalifaxPanel 6Commemorated on Page 65 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 14Chesley 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.