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Name: Rank: Service No:   Service:  Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Date of Death: Age at Death: Cemetery: Reference:  
HMCS Athabaskan
Alfred Thomas Cross   Ordinary Telegraphist V/25039 Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve May 19, 1917 Halifax, NS September 11, 1939 April 29, 1944 26 Halifax Memorial   Panel 11   Commemorated on page 283 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance  Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 18 Son of Alfred George and Geraldine Erminie Cross, of Halifax, Nova Scotia and  husband of Marguerite Julia Cross, of Armdale, Nova Scotia. He joined the crew of HMCS Athabaskan on February 3, 1944.
During the early hours of April 29, 1944, Athabaskan was patrolling with her sister Tribal-class destroyer Haida in support of a British mine laying operation off the coast of France. Admiralty orders were received to intercept German warships near Ile de Bas and during the subsequent engagement with German naval vessels, Athabaskan was torpedoed and sank. 128 men were lost, 44 were rescued by Haida and 83 were taken prisoner by three German minesweepers sortied from the coast after the departure of Haida.  
Nova Scotia Casualties
Name: Rank: Service No:   Service:  Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Date of Death: Age at Death: Cemetery: Reference:  
Earl Irwin Fralick   Able Seaman V/31885 Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve   January 1, 1922 Port Dufferin, Halifax Co., NS March 25, 1942 April 29, 1944 22 Halifax Memorial   Panel 11   Commemorated on page 308 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance  Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 30 Son of Charles Irwin Fralick and Mary Ada Fralick, of Port Dufferin, NS. He joined the crew of HMCS Athabaskan on December 12, 1942
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Gerald William MacAvoy   Petty Officer Cook 40500 Royal Canadian Navy   January 15, 1917 Halifax, NS May 18, 1937 April 29, 1944 27 Halifax Memorial   Panel 6   Commemorated on page 370 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance  Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 6 Son of Frank and Mary MacAvoy, of Halifax, NS, husband of Mary Margaret MacAvoy and father of Eileen Mary MacAvoy of Halifax.  He joined the crew of  HMCS Athabaskan on February 4, 1943.
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Eric Joseph  Mengoni Able Seaman 3980   Royal Canadian Navy   November 11, 1921 Dartmouth, NS December 7, 1937 April 29, 1944 23 Halifax Memorial   Panel 5   Commemorated on page 392 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance  Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 23 Son of Nina B. Mitchell, of Dartmouth, NS.  He joined the crew of  HMCS Athabaskan on February 4, 1943.
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Hilbert Joseph Peart   Able Seaman A/927 Royal Canadian Naval Reserve February 28, 1916 Canso, NS October 17, 1939 April 29, 1944 28 Halifax Memorial   Panel 7   Commemorated on page 414 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance  Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 3 Son of Roy and Elizabeth Peart, of Halifax, NS and husband of Dorothy M. Peart, of Glace Bay, NS.  He joined the crew of  HMCS Athabaskan on July 14, 1943.
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George Dennis Sigston  Commissioned Gunner Royal Canadian Navy October 15, 1912 Ottawa, Ontario   November 25, 1929 April 29, 1944 32 Halifax Memorial   Panel 5   Commemorated on page 443 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance  Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 25 Son of Edmund Thomas Sigston and Lilian Frances Sigston, of Dartmouth, NS, husband of Dorothy May Sigston, and father of Ronald Dennis and Dandra Ellen of Dartmouth, NS.  George Sigston lived in Dartmouth, NS for twenty-nine years. He joined the crew of HMCS Athabaskan on December 18, 1942.
Name: Rank: Service No: Service:  Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Date of Death: Age at Death: Cemetery: Reference:  
Allister Robertson Tupper Ordnance Artificer V/40751   Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve     April 19. 1918 Stellarton, Picto Co., NS June 23, 1942 April 29, 1944 26 Halifax Memorial   Panel 12   Commemorated on page 466 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance  Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 6 Son of John D. and Jessie Tupper, of New Glasgow, NS, husband of Helen Florence Pauline Tupper, and father of Patricia Anne of New Glasgow, NS He joined the crew of HMCS Athabaskan on September 3, 1943.
Name: Rank: Service No: Service:  Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Date of Death: Age at Death: Cemetery: Reference:  
Robert Lawrence Yeadon     Able Seaman V/272 Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve   May 31, 1920 Halifax, NS September 10, 1939 April 29, 1944 23 Ile-De-Batz Communal Cemetery, Finistere, France   Grave 3 Commemorated on page 484 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance  Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 15 Son of Andrew W. Yeadon and Florence Lillian Yeadon, of Armdale, Halifax Co., NS. He joined the crew of HMCS Athabaskan on Decembe 16, 1943.
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Laurent Joseph Lucien Bertrand Chief Petty Officer 2408   Royal Canadian Navy April 29, 1944     January 8, 1911 Montreal, Quebec August 19, 1929 April 29, 1944 33 Plouescat Communal Cemetery, Finistere, France   Row B. Grave 38.   Commemorated on page 249 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance  Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 26 Son of Adolphe and Eva Bertrand, husband of Mary Madeleine Veronica Bertrand, and father of Mary Jeanne (b. March 3, 1939), Kathleen Anne (b. January 2, 1941), and Bonita Margaret (b. January 8, 1943) of Halifax, NS.  He joined the crew of  HMCS Athabaskan on February 4, 1943.
Name: Rank: Service No: Service:  Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Death: Age at Death: Cemetery: Reference:  
Ivan Vincent Amiro Telegraphist V/26054 Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve   September 18, 1922 Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS April 29, 1944 21 Plouescat Communal Cemetery, Finistere, France   Row B. Grave 25.   Commemorated on page 236 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance  Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 19 The 6th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial
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Charles Louis Pothier Able Seaman V/4752 Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve   June 26, 1924 Yarmouth, NS March 4, 1942 April 29, 1944 21 Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery Finistere, France   Plot 46. Row 5. Grave 15   Commemorated on page 419 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance  Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 6 The 93rd name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial