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HMCS Alberni
On April 24,1944 HMCS Alberni sailed for the United Kingdom for duties connected with the coming invasion of France, and was still engaged in these when, on August 21, 1944, the corvette was torpedoed and sunk by U 480, south east of the Isle of Wight. Fifty-nine of her ship's company lost their lives. including four men from Nova Scotia.
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Walter Charles Barss A/2516 Engine Room Artificer Royal Canadian Naval Reserve August 21, 1944 Age 26 Halifax Memorial (Cape Breton/Halifax Counties) Walter was the son of Walter D. and Edna E. Barss, of Sydney River, NS and the husband of Mary Anita Barss, of Halifax, NS. Commemorated on Page 244 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 23 William Patrick Currie A/2925 Petty Officer Stoker Royal Canadian Naval Reserve August 21, 1944 Age 34 Halifax Memorial (Halifax County) William was the son of William Patrick and Mary Currie, of Dartmouth, NS and the husband of Margaret Jane Currie, of Dartmouth. Commemorated on Page 284 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 18 Hugh Malcolm Henderson Surgeon Lieutenant Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve August 21, 1944 Age 29 Halifax Memorial (Halifax County) Hugh was the son of Dugald R. and Ada Henderson, of Halifax, NS and the husband of Marjorie Jessie Henderson, of Hantsport, NS. Commemorated on Page 333 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 19 Nickoli Rogers V/49425 Cook HMCS Alberni, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve August 21, 1944 Age 19 Halifax Memorial (Halifax County) Nickoli was the son of Samuel Rogers, and of Annie Rogers, of East Coulee, Alberta and the husband of Kathleen E. Rogers, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Commemorated on Page 431 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 19
Nova Scotia Casualties HMCS Alberni